Gertrude Fiske was the first female artist appointed to the Massachusetts State Art Commission in 1929. A Boston native, she was a local leader who encouraged creativity and regular practice. In her works, women were portrayed in a more powerful way than they were socially perceived. Her landscape and still life paintings are notable as well. A piece titled The Carpenter won her the Thomas B. Clarke prize from the National Academy of Design. Fiske’s landscape works often took inspiration from the coastal areas where she resided. Among these is a painting titled Turbat’s Creek, which is featured in Barridoff Galleries’ upcoming Summer International Fine Art Auction.
Another artist inspired by the coastal life was Amos Ferguson. One of his cardboard works titled Man in Sailboat, Woman Fishing will be featured in this summer sale. The painting uses the color and imagery of tropical Bahamian surroundings. Ferguson often claimed, “I paint by faith, not by sight.” His paintings have recently begun increasing in popularity. Interested collectors can find 212 lots in this auction, including a cast bronze Gemini sculpture from William Zorach and John Bisbee’s Bouquet sculpture of flowers and welded steel nails. To view more and place a bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (211), Drawings & Watercolors (59), Paintings (130), Posters, Prints & Multiples (8), Sculptures & Carvings (9)
# of Lots:212
Price Range:$500- $14000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Gertrude Fiske (Am. 1879-1961) - Turbat's Creek - Oil on canvas||
|Amos Ferguson (Bahamian 1920-2009) - Man in Sailboat, Woman Fishing - Enamel on cardboard laid to foamcore, framed||
|Dahlov Ipcar (Am. 1917-2017) -||
|William Zorach (Am. 1887-1966) -||
|Georges Braque (Fr. 1882-1963) - The Bird - Lithograph on paper, framed under glass||
- Decorative Arts
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Fine Art
- Mixed Media
- Posters, Prints & Multiples
- Sculptures & Carvings
- Works on Paper
- Gertrude Fiske Amos Ferguson
- John Bisbee
- Massachusetts State Art Commission
- National Academy of Design
- Thomas B. Clarke
- William Zorach
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