(African American, 1891-1978)
Still Life, c. 1960, oil on canvas, signed.
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Paintings and Prints Featuring African American and Chicago Artists: Walt Kuhn, H.W. Watrous, Medard Klein, Sylvia Fein, J. Harold Noecker, Rowena Fry, M. Vern Brieitmayer, Tunis Ponsen, Emil Armin, Frank Perri, Gerald Bernstein, Purvis Young, Charles Hawes, Carolyn Gertrude Bradley, Romare Bearden, William Tolliver, Arbon Lane, Clementine Hunter, Alma Thomas, Andre Richardson King, Fritz Scholder, Jean Visly, Silvio Giovenetti, Stephen Stoller, James Spencer Russell, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Serusier, Felix-Hilaire Buhot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Elie Nadelman, John French Sloan, Stanley William Hayter, Will Barnet and sculpture by Harry Andrew Jackson, Waylande Gregory, Edgar Britton, Gert Olsen.
Native American arts, Navajo weavings, pottery, jewelry, Kachinas, baskets. Mexican modernist art and traditional folk art. African tribal art. Chinese Art, Antiques, and Antiquities including Roman Glass. Orientalist Meerschaum pipe collection.
Modern Furniture, Lighting, & Design: Le Corbusier, Gio Ponti, Frederic Weinberg, Thos. Moser Cabinet Made, Herman Miller Aluminum Group, Charles Eames, Renzo Rutilli Johnson Furniture Co, Bruno Mathsson, Warren McArthur, Ben Siebel, Francisco Rebajes, Los Castillo, Isamu Noguchi for Akari, George Nelson, Pier Giuseppe Ramella for Flos, Rita Sargen, George Kovacs, Meda & Rizatto for Luceplan, Alberto Giacometti (attr), Sterling Silver: Tiffany, Gio Ponti, Georg Jensen, Allan Adler, Gonzalo Moreno, Art Smith.
Modern Glass, Porcelain, & Pottery: Rene Deniel, Hilton McConnico for Daum France, Jean Cocteau and Paul Scheurich 1937 for Rosenthal, antique Delft, African figural Majolica, De Vegh for Lenox, Piero Fornasetti, Dorothy Hafner Rosenthal Flash, Pierrefonds, Roseville, James Lovera, Russel Wright Bauer, Shearwater, Harris G. Strong, Ingeborg and Bruno Asshof, Mark Peiser, Scandinavian pottery & glass: Stig Lindberg, Bertil Vallien, Marianne Starck, Nils Thorsson, Upsala Ekeby, Oiva Toikka, Kaj Franck, Tapio Wirkkala, Holmegaard, Bengt Edenfalk, Kosta, Heikki Orvola for Nuutajarvi Notsjo. Italian Glass: Carlo Moretti, Anzolo Fuga for AVEM, Luciano Gaspari, Archimede Seguso, Dino Martens, Barovier & Toso, Livio Seguso, Alfredo Barbini, A.V. Mazzega, Napoleone Martinuzzi / Venini.
Ramon Shiva Art Collection: Ripley Auctions will offer a collection of nearly one hundred pieces of fine art collected by artist Ramon Shiva (1883-1963) and his wife Lee Anna. Ramon and Lee Anna’s heir and namesake, Lee Anna Halley and her husband Philip, have carefully stored the collection since Shiva’s death. These works have not been viewed in decades and most have never been offered for sale. The collection, as a whole, tells the story of a transition to Modernism in the 1920s and 1930s.
Born in Spain, Shiva moved to Chicago in 1913. He credited the New York Armory Show Exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute for redirecting his work toward a modernist, abstract style incorporating richly colored geometric shapes. Out of necessity during WW1, Ramon developed his own process for making pigments that lead to the creation of Shiva Artists Colors, the premier paint for artists of his era. Ramon’s vivid paints were chosen above worldwide applicants for the color palette on buildings at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, A Century of Progress. Artists would often trade their work for his paints which lead to his large collection of fine art. Many of these paintings are being offered in Ripley Auctions’ July 20th auction. Artists include Copeland Burg, Rudolph Weisenborn, Francis Chapin, Kathleen Gemberling Adkison, Arthur and Ernestine Osver, Edgar Rupprecht, Claude Bentley, Julio De Diego, Randall Davey, Alexander Katz, Karl Mattern,Ted Schuyler, Edgar Britton, Briggs and Kay Dyer, Francis Blackbear Bosin, Enrico Faugno, Michael San Fratello.
Shiva moved to Santa Fe in 1946 where he joined a new and vibrant artist community. Additional fine art from this era is included in Ripley Auctions July 20th auction, along with personal items from his home; Navajo rugs, kachina dolls, Southwest and Native American art and sculpture.