Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) wood cut print of a turquoise blue tree on a gold leaf ground, 1973. The gold leaf frame measures 17.5 x 17.75 inches and the print measures 9.5 x 9.75 inches. Excellent condition. Signed and numbered. Joichi Hoshi had worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. With the end of World War II the Japanese occupation of Taiwan ended (Taiwan had come to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894/95). Joichi Hoshi returned to Japan in 1946 and began to study oil painting at Musashino College of Fine Arts. When he graduated he was nearly 50 years old. In the early 1970s the artist began to specialize in images of trees. This is what he is most famous for. Collections: Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Also: • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. • National Museum of Far Eastern Art, Berlin, Germany. • Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. • Haifa Museum, Israel. • Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA
Antique oil on board painting of a man blowing soap bubbles for a fascinated little boy. This is probably a student copy of the 1735 original work by French artist Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, who painted 3 versions of this scene. The first version hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the other two are in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the National Gallery. Canvas measures 16 x 20 inches. Frame measures 18.75 by 22.75 inches. Excellent condition circa 1910-20.
American artist A. Bross, Jr. (1922-2013) landscape oil painting on rag paper titled "Toward the Gap". Signed at lower right. The frame measures 8 x 10 inches and the painting measures 4 x 6 inches. Excellent condition. Known for his land and seascapes, Albert Bross, Jr. is a painter from New Jersey. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frank V. DuMond and George Bridgman and exhibited at the Newark Museum, the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Montclair Museum of New Jersey and the Springfield Museums, MA. He was a life member of the Art Students League and a member of the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Academy of Artists.
Charming ink and watercolor of four roosters, signed at lower right Audrey Swanson. The frame is 12.5 x 16 inches, and the image is 7.5 x 10.5 inches.
Paul Lipp oil on board painting of an interior with a shaker desk and chair by a window. The frame measures 15.5 x 13.5 inches and the painting measures 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Paul Lipp is a New Haven, Connecticut, artist working in the classic realist tradition. His paintings reflect trips throughout the small towns and boroughs of New England. Born in 1937 in West Haven, CT, Paul served 3 years in the Marine Corps, after which he attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, CT. He graduated as valedictorian of his class and was invited back for a fifth-year scholarship in advanced illustration. Paier immediately recruited the talented young student to become an assistant professor. Paul taught art for 18 years while pursuing his own fine art skills and accepting private commissions from such leading publications as Golf Digest and PGA magazine. He has exhibited his work in major shows at the Connecticut Academy, Springfield Museum, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Quinnipiac University and the Lyme Art Association, to name a few. He has received awards from the National Society of Illustrators, the Benedictine Fine Arts Competition and the Mount Carmel Art Association. In June 2008, his painting, “Peaceful Cove,” won best-in-show at the Sylvan Gallery’s exhibition, “A Sense of Place,” juried by Lou Bonamarte. Corporate clients include Bunker Ramo, Connecticut Distributors, Merrill Lynch, Conoco, Alberta Gas, Olin, IBM, Microdot, American Tobacco, Exxon, Pfizer and Pitney Bowes. Lipp’s paintings are in over 500 private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.