Turner Auctions + Appraisals Presents Artworks From The Estate Of Eleen Auvil, Noted California Artist

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Over 120 Lots – Sculpture, Paintings & More – To Be Sold on Saturday, September 17

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 29, 2022 – Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present The Art of Eleen Auvil (1927-1922), a noted California artist, on September 17, 2022, at 10:30 am PDT. Featuring over 120 lots from the artist’s estate, the auction includes a diverse selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, copper and bronze wall art, and more. Auction proceeds go to the Spirals Benefit Store in Pacific Grove, California, serving local seniors thru the Alliance on Aging.

Lot 41:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 - 2022). Title/Subject: Profile mask. Size: 9in. x 7 1/2in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Cast bronze. Condition good, patina. Estimate $200-$400.
Lot 41:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Profile mask. Size: 9in. x 7 1/2in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Cast bronze. Condition good, patina. Estimate $200-$400.

Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items are available for preview and bidding now. The auction will be featured live on multiple platforms:  LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare, iCollector, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”). All are easily accessed through ‘Upcoming Auctions’ at the company’s website:  www.turnerauctionsonline.com/upcoming-auctions/.

Eleen Auvil’s career as an artist and teacher spanned nearly six decades. During her long and prolific career, she trained and taught widely, received numerous awards, exhibited across the United States, and is represented in private and museum collections. She attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, earning degrees in textiles and sculpture. Ms. Auvil later taught there, as well as the Chicago Art Institute, Wayne State University, and Flint Institute of Art. 

After a successful career in textiles designing and hand weaving, her focus shifted to sculpture, which she continued for over 30 years – first in three-dimensional works, then wall pieces. Ms. Auvil is also well-known for her abstract monotype prints. Her works incorporated an array of subjects, techniques, and materials, including in copper, bronze, mixed media, and handmade paper. She was past President of the Board of Directors of the Carmel Art Association, founded in 1927, dedicated to presenting the finest work for sale by artists living on the Northern California’s Monterey Peninsula. Ms. Auvil held a rare dual Artist Member status in the organization, having juried into the Carmel Art Association for both two- and three-dimensional works.

Here is information on the upcoming sale (see auction and lot details in the online catalog):  

Lot 19:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: “#110 Short Journey.” Size: 48in. x 24in. Year Created: 2002. Signature: Signed, dated, titled on stretcher. Medium/Ground: Patinas and brass on copper panel. Condition: Light surface scratches. NOTE: Large/heavy for shipping. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

Lot 35:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Long-beaked bird. Size: 4 1/4in. x 8 3/4in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: On base. Medium/Ground: Cast bronze. Condition good, patina. Estimate $200-$400. 

Lot 1:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927-2022). Title/Subject: Abstract with yellow. Size: 16in. x 16in. Year Created: Undated (c. 2022). Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Oil on canvas. Good condition. Estimate $200-$300. 

Lot 4:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Work gloves. Size: 11in. x 14 3/4in.; 19 1/4in. x 25 1/4in. (frame). Year Created: 1999. Signature: Signed, dated in pencil upper left. Medium/Ground: Watercolor on paper. Condition good. Estimate $300-$500. 

Lot 7:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: “Shape III.” Size: 12in. x 9 1/8in.; 13 5/8in. x 10 7/8in. (frame). Year Created: Undated. Signature: Lower right; and signed, titled verso. Medium/Ground: Patinas on copper/wood panel. Condition good. Estimate $200-$400. 

Lot 34:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Standing figure. Size: 10in. x 3in. Year Created: 2000. Signature: Signed, dated on base. Medium/Ground: Cast bronze. Condition good. Estimate $200-$300. 

Lot 23:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: “Birds of a Feather Dance Together.” Size: 24 3/8in. x 19in. (sight); 31 3/8in. x 26in. (frame). Year Created: 1996. Signature: Titled, signed, dated in pencil at bottom. Medium/Ground: Monoprint/mixed media on paper. Condition good. Estimate $500-$700. 

Lot 8:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: “Summer Bloom.” Size: 17in. x 17in. (sight); 27 1/4in. x 27 1/4in. (frame). Year Created: 2012. Signature: Signed, dated, titled in pencil at bottom. Medium/Ground: Monoprint on paper. Condition good. Estimate $400-$600.

Lot 16:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Abstract with flame shapes. Size: 38 3/4in. x 46 1/2in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Patinas on copper panel. Condition: Light surface rubbing. NOTE: Large/heavy for shipping. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

Lot 41:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Profile mask. Size: 9in. x 7 1/2in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Cast bronze. Condition good, patina. Estimate $200-$400. 

Lot 67:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: “Red Egg.” Size: 13in. x 10in. (sight); 25in. x 21in. (frame). Year Created: 2003. Signature: Titled, signed, dated in pencil at bottom, and matte verso. Medium/Ground: Monoprint on paper. Condition good. Estimate $300-$500. 

Lot 73:  Artist: Eleen Auvil (1927 – 2022). Title/Subject: Abstract with applied forms. Size: 42in. x 36 1/4in. Year Created: Undated. Signature: Unsigned. Medium/Ground: Brass on patinated copper panel. Condition: Light surface scratches. Note: Large/heavy for shipping. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

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