Art from Collection of Senator William Benton Will Be Auctioned May 7 at Treadway-Toomey Galleries Reginald Marsh’s “Gypsy Rose Lee, The Star and Garter,” a painting from the collection of Senator William Benton that drew fire in the McCarthyism era, is among the works that will be auctioned.
of the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Art Institute of Chicago. Provenance: The collection of Senator William Benton. Estimated at $6000-8000.
Lot No. 616. Siegfried Gerhard Reinhardt (German/American, 1925-1984 ), “The Family,” c. 1958; oil and wax, with applied gold leaf/masonite, 48” x 36”, signed and dated; labels verso. Reinhardt studied at Washington University in St Louis (St Louis School of Fine Art). In the 1940s, Reinhardt designed stained glass for Emil Frei, and worked as an illustrator for the Shanghai edition of Stars and Stripes .He exhibited at the Whitney Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, St Louis Art Museum, and Midtown Galleries. In 1952, Life magazine hailed him as one of the most important young artists working in the United States. He executed numerous murals in St. Louis, including, “The History of Flight,” at Lambert International Airport. He taught at Washington University from 1955-1970. Exhibited: Midtown Gallery; Columbus Gallery Museum of Art; University of Connecticut; Whitney Museum of Art. Provenance: The collection of Senator William Benton. Estimated at $6000-8000.
Lot No. 617. Robert Remsen Vickrey (American, b. 1926), “Snow and Rocks,” c. 1955; tempera/board, 18” x 30”, signed, labels verso. Vickrey studied at Yale, and with Reginald Marsh and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League. Vickrey was one of the few realist painters who commanded the attention and respect of the New York art scene in the 1950s, when the Abstract Expressionists were so popular. Exhibited: Midtown Metropolitan Museum Centennial Exhibition of the AWS, Wadsworth Pathenium. Provenance: The collection of Senator William Benton. Estimated at $7000-9000.
Lot No. 618. Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954), “Girl Bicyclist”, c. 1951; tempera/masonite, 40” x 16”, signed and dated; labels verso (sketch painted on verso). Exhibited: Whitney Museum, University of Connecticut, University of Arizona. Provenance: The collection of Senator William Benton. Estimated at $15,000-25,000.
Lot No. 619. Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954), “Fun in the Dark,” c. 1950; watercolor and ink/paper, (double-sided), 21” x 29.5”, signed and dated. Provenance: The collection of Senator William Benton. Estimated at $20,000-30,000.
The preview for this auction is April 29 to May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time) at John Toomey Gallery. Bidding options include in-person, by phone or via absentee bids, as well as live bidding via Live Auctioneers/Ebay Live Auctions.
Treadway-Toomey Galleries’ proprietors are always seeking consignments. As specialists in 20th Century Design, both Don Treadway and John Toomey offer appraisal services, private consultations, as well as purchasing and acquisition services. In addition, Treadway Gallery now handles estate sales services.
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