Illinois artist George Colin was known for his rural farm scenes and landscapes, each piece painted with vibrant colors. Retired from his day job as a flour mill worker, he dedicated the rest of his life to art. Working on paintings and drawings, he assembled a collection of over 7,000 art pieces and was later “discovered” by a Chicago photographer in the mid-1980s. Eventually, Colin’s works found their way to galleries across the country, including the Smithsonian and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. A number of his works, including four woodblock prints, will be available in the Four Artists Auction presented by Material Culture. This auction will display artworks of four American artists—George Colin, Sybil Gibson, Jim Bloom, and Jack Gerber.
Another highlight of the sale is a set of twelve paintings titled Twelve Pastels by Sybil Gibson. Her works mainly include figurative images of dream-like faces, young girls, birds, and florals. Also featured in the auction are seven paintings by Pennsylvanian artist, Jim Bloom. He incorporates expressionism into his artworks, mostly relating them to his own experiences with human interaction, relationships, and society. To browse the complete catalog of this auction and register to bid, visit Invaluable.
# of Lots:218
Price Range:$100 - $1,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Sybil Gibson (American, 1908-1995) Twelve (12) Pastels||
|George Colin (American, 1929-2014) Four (4) Works||
|George Colin (American, 1929-2014) Four (4) Woodblock Prints||
|Jack Gerber (American, b. 1927) Oil Painting||
|Jim Bloom (b. 1968) Seven (7) Works||
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