Elder's to hold huge online art and antiques sale Elder's Fine Arts & Antiques, already a powerhouse in the world of online auctions dedicated to Asian, American and European antiques, will hold its largest art sale of the year February 21 to March
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - ELDER'S FINE ARTS & ANTIQUES TO HOLD ITS LARGEST ONLINE ART AND ANTIQUES SALE OF THE YEAR, FROM FEB. 21-MAR. 7
(Nokomis, Fla.) - Elder's Fine Arts & Antiques, already a powerhouse in the world of online auctions dedicated to fine Asian, American and European antiques and fine art, will hold its largest art sale of the year February 21 to March 7. Headlining the event will be about 25 works by the social realist and abstract expressionist Ben Wilson (American, 1913-2001).
“Ben Wilson is a little known gem, an individual style reminiscent of Brice Marden,” said Don Elder of Elder's Fine Arts & Antiques. “Ben retained a large body of his own work and now there is an opportunity to collect this important American artist.” To view many of the paintings to be sold, plus other items, click on www.eldersantiques.com.
Ben Wilson was born in Philadelphia and lived in Florida, New Jersey and New York. He studied at the National Academy of Design (1931-33) and later the Academie Julien in Paris (1953-54). He was instructed by Karl Anderson and Leon Kroll, and was a member of the Art League of America and the Society of Independent Artists. He also served as vice president of the Modern Artists Guild.
“Mr. Wilson was a real artist and intellectual, enormously talented and ahead of his time,” Elder said. “He and his wife, Evelyn, a sculptor, produced art every single day.” The original oil paintings to be offered span 50 years of Mr. Wilson's work, from 1935-85. They are on various surfaces, mainly canvas, board and Masonite.
Elder's will also be offering ten paintings by Eli Cantor, the noted author and musician. Additional items from Mr. Cantor's estate – to include fine mid-century furniture and a large-scale marble sculpture by the American artist Doug Hyde – will also be sold. Cantor was a philanthropist and writer, as well as a gifted musician and painter.
Other works of art to be sold include:
*Two oil-on-canvas paintings by the Russian abstract modernist Michel Chimiakine (1908-90). Both are large-scale works, the largest measuring 76” x 53”. “The Russian market is very strong right now,” Mr. Elder said, “and Michel Chimiakine is an up-and-comer with huge potential to be a top-tier name in the field. Now would a good time for collectors to acquire his work.”
*Two oil-on-canvas works by the important Spanish-born Puerto Rican figurative post-modernist Angel Botello (1913-86). One depicts the three kings as described in the Bible; the other work is figural. Both are large-scale; the smaller of the two measures 36” x 48”. Mr. Botello was dubbed “The Caribbean Gauguin” for his use of bold colors and depictions of island life.
*An original oil-on-canvas painting of George Washington, attributed to Edward Savage (1761-1817). The painting, measuring 24” x 32”, has a plaque that mentions Mr. Savage by name, and he was known to have painted Washington. Savage was a self-taught painter and engraver who became proprietor of a paintings gallery and natural history