The American Art Fair Kicks Off Its 13th Edition Online With 24 Top-Tier Galleries

  • October 09, 2020 17:25

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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Torrente – The Dora Riverbed in Purtud, (Bed of the Dura, Il letto della Dora al Purtud), c. 1907. Watercolor on paper, 14 1/4 x 20 5/8 inches. $450,000. Gerald Peters Gallery.

The American Art Fair celebrates its thirteenth year with an online only fair that runs through October 18 opens at Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works. This year, each of the 24 exhibiting galleries is featuring two new to market works including paintings and sculpture.


Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) Gray Abstract, 1940. Oil on canvasboard, 16 x 11 7/8 inches. Signed and dated on the reverse: Charles G. Shaw / 1940. $35,000. Thomas Colville Fine Art.

Fair Founder Tom Colville notes “Each dealer is offering two works accessible on our website that have not been offered by them before this event. All works are priced and shown here exclusively for a limited period. The American Art Fair continues its tradition of exhibiting historical American art by nonliving artists. We are excited to be introducing major works by important American artists in high demand, who are included in the collections of the leading museums throughout the country.”

Artists represented include Romare Bearden, Will Barnet, Stuart Davis, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Marsden Hartley, Martin Johnson Heade, Doris Lee, Jacob Lawrence, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, George Rickey, Norman Rockwell, Charles Sheeler, John Singer Sargent, John Sloan, Andrew Wyeth, William Zorach, and two dozen more 19th ad 20th c. American artists.

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Crashing Wave, Vinalhaven, 1938. Oil on board, 18 x 24 inches. $ 1,750,000. Meredith Ward Fine Art.

Exhibitors are Alexandre Gallery, American Illustrators Gallery, Avery Galleries, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, Conner • Rosenkranz, D. Wigmore Fine Art , DC Moore Gallery, Debra Force Fine Art, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Forum Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery, Godel & Co., Inc., Graham Shay 1857, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, James Reinish & Associates, John H. Surovek Gallery, Jonathan Boos, Kraushaar Galleries, Menconi + Schoelkopf, Meredith Ward Fine Art, Questroyal Fine Art, Taylor | Graham, Thomas Colville Fine Art, and Vose Galleries.

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Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) Makeup (Dressing Room), 1952. Egg tempera on hardboard, 20 x 24 inches. Signed and dated lower right: Jacob Lawrence 52. $3,500,000. Jonathan Boos.
John Millard Ferren (1905-1970) Untitled, 1936. Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 45 3/4 inches. $500,000. D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc.
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) Black History, c. 1979. Collage of various papers mounted on illustration board, 9 x 26 inches. $285,000. D C Moore Gallery.
Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) Home Sweet Home, 1931. Conte crayon and watercolor, 11 x 9 inches. Signed and dated at lower right: Sheeler 1931. $485,000. James Reinish & Associates.
Ralston Crawford (1906-1977) Lifeboat Davit, 1940. Oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 32 1/8 inches. Signed lower left: Crawford. Signed, dated and titled on stretcher: RALSTON CRAWFORD, 1940, LIFEBOAT DAVIT. Estate stamp on stretcher: #40.1. $195,000. Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Carl Paul Jennewein (1890-1978) Cupid and Crane, Modeled 1923. Bronze, 21 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 7 inches. Signed top front of self base: C.P. Jennewein / © / 1931. Marked, edge of self base: PRIESSMANN BAUER & Co MUNCHEN. $125,000. Conner • Rosenkranz LLC.
Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904) Twilight in the Tropics, 1876. Oil on paper laid down on board, 6¾ x 13⅞ inches. Initialed and dated lower left: M.J.H. 76 $ 275,000. Questroyal Fine Art, LLC.

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