Ina Annette, Rock Candy Mountain, Utah

Ina Agnes Annett (1901 - 1990)

Rock Candy Mountain, Utah, 1931

watercolor

9 x 13 inches

Retail Price $2,000

Sale Price $1,250

 

Influenced by her association with Georgia O’Keefe, Ina Annett (Annette)  (1901 – 1990) embraced modernism in her portrayals of the American Southwest.  She is listed in many publications, including Women Artists of the American West.  In this depiction of the southern Utah geological feature made famous by Wallace Stegner’s autobiographical novel Big Rock Candy Mountain, Annett employs semi-abstraction and deft brushwork to create a flowing, almost sinuous portrayal.

Wulf Barsch, utah artists, utah prints, David Dee Fine Arts

Wulf Barsch (1943 - )

untitled, 1986

lithograph

22 x 20 inches

Retail Price $400

Sale Price $250

Hopi Katzinas, woodblock print

Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971)

Hopi Katzinas, 1925

color woodblock print, 38/120, First Printing

12.25 x 13.25 inches

signed in pencil and titled with artist's hand in heart ink stamp

Retail Price $19,500

Holiday Sale Price $18,500

 

The first woodcut representing Baumann's budding doll collection was Strangers from Hopi Land created around 1920. Judging from the number of times he submitted it for exhibition, he was proud of this print. A more ambitious piece, Hopi Katzina suggests how extensive the artist's collection of dolls had become by about 1925, and how the artist delighted in their every detail. The composition is simple and uncluttered, so as not to detract from the dolls' splendid ornamentation. The technical complexity of this print is outstanding, with its myriad colors and intricate designs. This woodcut precisely reproduces the artist's oil painting, now at the Museum of New Mexico, which is titled on the canvas "Pasatiempo." Source: Guatave Baumann, Nearer to Art

Conrad Buff, California artist, David Dee Fine Arts

Conrad Buff (1886 - 1975)

Zion, 1931

lithograph

12.50 x 17.25 inches

Retail Price $5,000

Holiday Sale Price $4,250

 

Conrad Buff, Deep Canyon, undated, 27 x 26 inches, Oil and canvas, Signed lower center

Conrad Buff  (1886 - 1975)

Deep Canyon, undated
27 x 26 inches
Oil and canvas
Signed lower center

Retail Price $9,000

Holiday Sale Price $5,000

Conrad Buff, Utah, mountain landscape,

Conrad Buff (1886 - 1975)

Utah, undated
11 x 15 inches
Oil on Canvas
Signed and dated lower right

Retail Price $4,000

Holiday Sale Price $2,500

 

In Utah, Buff uses his broad, pointillist-style technique to suggest the contours of the Virgin River coursing through Zion National Park.  His dynamic and bold use of alternating colors and broad, energetic brush strokes creates a vivid image of the Three Sisters formation in Zion.

John F. Carlson

John Fabian Carlson (1874 - 1945) 

Brookside Quiet

25 x 30 inches

oil on canvas

signed lower right

Retail Price $20,000

Holiday Sale Price $12,500

 

John Fabian Carlson is widely recognized as a prominent member of the Pennsylvania impressionist painters.  He has particular importance to Utahns as an influential instructor to LeConte Stewart at the Arts Students League in Woodstock, New York in 1913 and 1914  There, Carlson taught tonalist philosophies of impressionism along with Birge Harrison. Brookside Quiet exemplifies Carlson’s quiet, contemplative winter scenes for which he is justly famous.

G. Russell Case, utah landscape

G. Russell Case (1966 - )

untitled (red rock landscape with cattle)

Watercolor

22 x 29.50 inches

Retail Price $5,000

Holiday Sale Price $2,500

Lee Deffebach, utah women artists, utah artists, David Dee Fine Arts

Helen Lee Deffebach (1928 - 2005)

Thoughts of Cario #2, 1999

acrylic on canvas

30 x 24 inches

Retail Price $5,000

Holiday Sale Price $4,000

 

A 1960 review in The Village Voice praised the works in Lee Deffebach's one-woman show, saying that "The best thing happening on 10th Street now is Lee Deffebach's work at Camino.  The colors are lyric, jazzy, loud.  It's a deep breath of fresth air after the conscious naivete, the Oh-shucks earnestness filling most of the galleries."  Deffebach, trained at the University of Utah, joined Alice Neel, Elaine deKooning, and others in the vibrant 10th Street gallery community that thrived in the late 1950s and early 60s.  

Lee Deffebach, Utah artists, abstract, modernism

Helen "Lee" Deffebach 1928 - 2005

Stripe Series, 1980

acrylic on canvas

42 x 52 inches

signed and dated bottom right

Retail Price $15,000

Holiday Sale Price $7,500

Helen Lee Deffebach, utah artist, utah art, collage,

Helen "Lee" Deffebach (1928 - 2005)

Untitled, 1965

Collage

18 x 23 inches

Retail Price $1,500

Holiday Sale Price $800

 

The Volkswagen bug and bus were not only ubiquitous in American marketing but they are now iconic symbols of the 1960s.  Deffebach staggers the vehicles to create the illusion of space in the composition but she leaves her own mark by incorporating oil paint.  Her swatches of color are limited but serve to give the work balance and focus the viewer’s eye on the vehicles.

 

Deffebach’s collages coincide with the Pop art work of Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among others.  Springing to life just as the robust economy of the 1950s intersected with the burgeoning consumer culture of the 1960s, Pop art rejected the masculine work of the Abstract Expressionists, and instead included marketing schemes and advertisements.  Unlike its process-driven predecessor, Pop art could be made quickly and it shadowed America’s demand for novelty and convenience.   

 

 

Lee Deffebach, collage, utah artist, utah art

Helen "Lee" Deffebach (1928 - 2005)

Odd-Lot System, 1964

27.75 x 32.5 inches

Newsprint, ink on paper

Signed upper center

Retail Price $ 1,500

Holiday Sale Price $800

 

Odd-lot System echos national trends in mixed-media works, combining seemingly disprate elements of newsprint and line to creat vibrant composition rooted in a consciousness of time.  

 

 

George Dibble (1904 - 1992)

Home Port

Watercolor

22 x 30 inches

sighed lower right

Retail Price $1,800

Holiday Sale Price $900

George Dibble (1904 - 1992)

WP Oiler

Watercolor

30 x 22 inches

Signed lower right

Retail Price $1,800

Holiday Sale Price $800

George Dibble (1904 - 1992)

Liberty Park Series #1

Watercolor

28.50 x 31 inches

SOLD

Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946)

Sod Roofed House
Skull Springs Ore., Aug 1901

pencil on paper

8 x 11.25 inches

Retail Price $8,000

Holiday Sale Price $2,500

Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946)

untitled (cowboy on horseback with mountains in distance)

Pen and ink

4 7/8 x 7 inches

Retail Price $7,000

Holiday Sale Price $3,000

Maynard Dixon, native american, western art

Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946)

untitled (Indian on horseback against angular mesas)

pencil on paper

3 x 3 inches

Retail Price $5,000

Holiday Sale Price $3,000

Maynard Dixon

Maynard Dixon (1875 - 1946)

untitled (Cowboy on horse)

Pen and ink

2 1/8 x 3 11/16 inches

Retail Price $5,000

Retail Sale Price $2,500

Krause, Northwest coast

LaVerne Erickson Krause (1924 - 1987)

Moving Fog on Morning Sea

48 x 72 inches

oil on board

Retail Price $3,000

Holiday Sale Price $1,500

 

LaVerne Krause (1924-1987) was a member of the faculty of the University of Oregon Department of Fine and Applied Arts from 1966 to 1986. The department is now called the Department of Art.  Krause has been recognized for her outstanding contributions as an educator, studio artist, and arts activist.  As a teacher, she developed an excellent printmaking program at the UO, along with colleague Ken Paul, that has attracted students from throughout the world. Krause received her bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Oregon in 1946 and studied with Jack Wilkinson.

 

Krause had a pronounced influence upon a great many people, organizations, and institutions on local, regional, and national levels. She served as national president of the then-new Artists Equity organization and was a staunch advocate of younger, nascent artists, many of whom had been her students. The Smithsonian Institution included her in its “Archives of American Art”. She was honored as a recipient of the 1980 Governor’s Arts Award for excellence and service to the arts in Oregon and as a recipient of the University of Oregon Distinguished Service Award. Her works are included in important private and public collections and her numerous awards, exhibitions, and contributions make her one of the most honored of the Pacific Northwest artists.

Source: University of Oregon

Albert Looking Elk (1999 - 1940)

untitled (Taos pueblo snow scene)

oil on board

7 x 10 inches

signed lower right

Retail Price $2,000

Holiday Sale Price $1,500

Layne Meacham, abstract art, utah artist

Layne Meacham (1948 - )

Ambivilant Crane

Oil on board

32 x 49 inches

Retail Price $ 2,000

Holiday Sale Price $1,750

Richard Misrach, Utah
Richard Misrach (1949 - )
Unnamed Playa (Exposure by Moonlight Utah), 1994
20 x 24 inches
Chromogenic Print
Number 11 of a series of 25
Retail Price $6,500
Holiday Sale Price $5,000
 

Cornelius Salisbury (1882 - 1970)

untitled (mountain with haystacks), 1952

Oil on board

10.50 x 13 inches

SOLD

Salisbury, Utah Artist, historical art

Cornelius Salisbury (1882 - 1970)

Cottonwoods, Utah, 1835

Oil on board

16 x 12 inches

Retail Price $1500

Holiday Sale Price $800

Cornelius Salisbury (1882 - 1970)

Silver Lake, Brighton Utah, 1937

Oil on board

13 x 18 inches

Retail Price $1,000

Holiday Sale Price $800

Rose Howard Salisbury, utah women artist

Rose Howard Salisbury (1887 - 1975)

June Blooms

Oil on board

12.50 x 18 inches

SOLD

Fritz Scholder, Modern native american art

Fritz Scholder (1937 - 2005)

Snake Dancer, 1979

color lithograph, 81/150

30 x 22 inches

Retail Price $4,800

Holiday Sale Price $3,000

 

One of the most celebrated Native American artists, Scholder created powerful images that defied stereotypes and had significant aesthetic appeal.  Scholder says "...it is my intention not only to set up graphically a new visual experience for the viewer, but also to make a statement in regard to the society and land in which we, the descendants of the American Indian, live. I am well aware that my paintings are not literal, for to me some ideas require unique statements. I try to capture not only the physical, but the inner and even spiritual."

Tony Smith, utah artist

Frank Anthony (Tony) Smith (1939 - 

Scarecrow, 1983

43 x 55 inches

acrylic on canvas

Retail Price $10,000

Holiday Sale Price $4,800

 

One art curator wrote that, "Tony Smith’s paintings are works in motion…abundant in visual and psychological intrigue…imbued with magic, possibility, and surprise.”  A professor at the U of U from 1966 - 2001, uses illusionism, light, and color to create magical moments.  Smith remarked that, “What is important to me is magic, literal magic, a sense that the world is changeable, surprising, that it’s more than you think."

 

 

Doug Snow

V. Douglas Snow (1927 - 2009)

Cove Form I, April 1994

Watercolor

16 x 12 inches (site)

Retail Price $ 2,500

Holiday Sale Price $2,000

Doug Snow, utah artist, utah landscape

V. Douglas Snow (1927 - 2009)

Cockscomb, March 1986

Watercolor

9 x 12 inches (image)

Retail Price $ 2,500

Holiday Sale Price $2,000

LeConte Stewart (1891 - 1990)

West Ogden, January 1929

pencil drawing

8 x 11 inches

Retail Price $4,000

Holiday Sale Price $2,500

James Everett Stuart, Yellowstone, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, western art, 1885

James Everett Stuart (1852 - 1941)

The Grand Geyser -  Upper Geyser Basin Yellowstone, July 1885

18 1/4 x 30 inches

Oil on canvas

Retail Price $9,000

Holiday Sale Price $ 7,500

 

Stuart first traveled to Yellowstone in 1885, and camped for several weeks, supplying himself with fish for food, climbing steep cliffs including Electric Peak, and filling his sketchbook for studio paintings.  He had studied art with Virgil Williams, Raymond Yelland, Thomas Hill, and William Keith at the San Francisco School of Design, and hungry to paint the untrammeled West, set out with his paints, easel and tent, from which he sold his paintings near tourist sites in Yellowstone.  In this scene, Stuart captures the power, drama, and scale of the great curiosity that were Yellowstone’s geysers.

James Everett Stuart, western art,

James Everett Stuart (1852 - 1941)

Looking Across the Top of Shoshone Falls, Idaho, June 21, 1885

18 x 30 inches

oil on canvas

Signed "J.E. Stuart" lower left, dated, titleds and numbered

Retail Price $9,000

Holiday Sale Price $7,500

 

One month prior to painting his energetic scene of geysers in Yellowstone, Stuart visited Shoshone Falls near Boise, Idaho.  He deftly created a sense of motion, grandeur, and drama, depicting the mist from the falls rising hundreds of feet in the air.  It was one of the many wonders that easterners were anxious to learn about through the art of painters like Stuart.  There is a wonderful immediacy and spontaneity to this painting.

Mahonri Macintosh Young (1877 - 1957)

Rolling His Own

bronze

13 x 3.75 x 3 inches

Retail Price $18,000

Holiday Sale Price $9,000

japanese woodblock print, woodblock print, Azechi

Umetaro Azechi (1902 - 1999)

Recollections of Tokyo - Sengaku Temple, 1945

Woodblock Print

7.75 x 10.35 inches

Retail Price $600

Holiday Sale Price $500

 

Description

From the series "Tokyo Kaiko Zue" (Recollection of Tokyo), with all together 15 designs by various famous Sosaku Hanga artists.  This image depicts Sengaku-ji Temple, the graveyard of the 47 Ronin. 

 

Signature

Artist's seal (Ume)

japanese woodblock print, Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase 

Amagasaki, 1940

Woodblock Print

Retail Price $750

Sale Price $650

 

Evening scene at Amagasaki in Daimotsu Bay.

Biography

Hasui Kawase is one of the best known artists of the "Shin Hanga" (new prints) movement. His prints, landscapes and townviews, were created in traditional Japanese style with Western elements. Hasui had a very close cooperation with the publisher Watanabe. In the fires following the devastating earthquake in 1923, over a hundred blocks produced so far, were destroyed. In 1956, one year before his death, the artist was declared a Living National Treasure.

SIGNATURE

Signed Hasui, artist seal, SUI, publisher Watanab

japanese woodblock print, Yoshida, Mt. Rainier

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876 - 1950) 

Mt. Rainier, 1925

16 x 21.25 inches

woodblock print

Retail Price $4,500

Holiday Sale Price $4,200