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Collection of Northwest Art Featured at August 1st Fine Art & Antiques Auction

An eclectic collection of art by Northwest artists to be featured in our Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. With over fifty paintings and nearly 20 listed artists represented, this collection includes a piece which will appeal to any collector.

The collection includes Northwest Impressionism, landscapes, abstract, and some interesting aspects of the still life. Paintings span in age from the early 1900s to Mid-Century and exemplify a variety of subjects. The artists featured include Clyde Leon Keller, Charles C McKim, Eliza Barchus, Cyrus Fulton, David McCosh, Myra Higgins, Albert Runquist, Nellie Star, Josephine Jayne Hayne and many more.

Charles C McKim Seascape Oil Painting

Charles C McKim’s gorgeous seascape is a wonderful painting representing the Northwest. McKim (Maine, Oregon 1862-1939) was an accomplished plein air impressionist who lived on both coasts and was known for painting both Pacific and Atlantic coastal scenes. This seascape is one of his first paintings of the Pacific coast after relocating to Portland, Oregon in 1911 and opening a gallery there. Charles spent the last 30 years of his career in Oregon, where he is best known.

1918 Clyde Leon Kelly Oil Painting

One of the more intriguing pieces is an early Clyde Leon Keller (Oregon, 1872-1972) dated 1918 and titled verso “Landscape – Clackamas River”. A prolific artist who produced over 4,500 paintings in his lifetime, Keller won several prizes in his career and counted presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt among his prestigious clients. This wonderful example of Northwest Impressionism depicts the lovely Clackamas River and at a diminutive 8-1/2” tall x 10-3/4” wide, it will easily grace the walls of any gallery.

For those who prefer a more abstract form of art, there are two abstract gouaches by David McCosh from the latter part of his career. McCosh (Iowa, Oregon 1903-1981) both painted and taught at several universities including Davenport School of Art, Chicago's Art Institute, and the University of Oregon where he finished his career. His art was widely exhibited all over the country including The Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum, Walker Gallery NYC, The Seattle Art Museum, 1939 New York World’s Fair, Golden Gate Museum, Portland Art Museum and many more. The paintings included in this auction are titled “San Miguel de Allende” and “Donkey and Cactus” and appear to be influenced by his time spent in Mexico and New Mexico.

In addition to the preeminent collection of Northwest art, many other pieces of art and antiques will be featured. Items of note include four circa 1940s authenticated Walt Disney pencil drawings with Mickey Mouse and Bambi, Oscar Bach console set, Erte “Triumph” bronze sculpture, antique furniture including a Simon Loscertales Bona desk, Persian rugs, Asian antiquities, Parabelle Glass artist proof paperweights, disc music boxes and much more.

Auction will be posted online and open for pre-bidding by Friday, July 26th. If you would like to be notified when the auction is online, sign up here. (Get a sneak peek visiting our current auction page). Live preview will begin on Wednesday, July 31st from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and again on Thursday, August 1st from 1:00 pm until the auction begins at 6:30 pm. If you have never been to one of our auction before, you definitely don't want to miss this one!

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