March 31, 2018 - Ongoing  

The artists featured in this exhibition include:

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Rare WPA Mural Studies by California Modernist Otis Oldfield

We are pleased to present four rare WPA mural studies created by Otis Oldfield, one of the leaders of the Bay Area Modernist movement.  These mural studies were submitted in competition for the position of muralist in three different Federal buildings: the Stockton Post Office, the Modesto Post Office and the Rincon Annex Post Office in San Francisco.  

There has been a resurgence of interest in the Depression-era murals in Federal buildings.  Many that were in storage or in disrepair are being conserved and brought back to their former grandeur for a new generation to appreciate.  Similarly, the mural studies submitted by artists have become highly prized among collectors, and we are excited to be able to offer these detailed artworks to our clients.

 

 

Stockton Post Office
Mural Study

Rare WPA Mural Studies by California Modernist Otis Oldfield

Stockton Post Office
Mural Study

Modesto Post Office
Mural Study

Rincon Annex Post Office, San Francisco, Mural Study

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
Ongoing  

The artists featured in this exhibition include:

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Winter 2018 - New Acquisitions

Here are some of our newest art acquisitions. They are diverse and of both historical and aesthetic value. Please take a look...

Some of you may remember Helen Clark Oldfield’s 1926 Triangulated Still Life and Otis Oldfield’s 1930 Telegraph Hill Kids from our Holiday Gift List. These artworks have been drastically reduced in price and represent significant value, in addition to their obvious artistic merit.

Victor Arnautoff followed his conscience in creating paintings of great social and political value. Such is the case with Study for Cable Men, depicting workers engaged in laying cable under a public street in late 1940s San Francisco. Note that the Caucasian and African-American laborers are working side by side. 

Then there is Jerre H. Murry’s Portrait of a Woman. Murry was a highly regarded WPA artist who created a diverse body of work. Portrait of a Woman is a revealing look at a contemplative woman painted in stark, vibrant colors.

Finally, we have found a rare watercolor and ink drawing by Henry Sugimoto, a Japanese-born artist who worked in California until interned during World War II and who then settled in New York. During his career this well-exhibited artist studied from 1929 to 1931 at the Académie Colarossi in Paris, which is where he created the serene Pont Chartres, France watercolor and ink artwork.

As you can see, we strive to find artworks of great historical value and beauty, and we hope we have done so this time.

 

 

Victor Arnautoff

Gift Ideas for Now and Later

Jerre H. Murry

Helen Clark Oldfield

Otis Oldfield

Henry (Yuzuru) Sugimoto