logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
placeholder

ORIGINAL R. JOHN HOLMGREN FLORENCE ITALY

Discover Similar Items

placeholder
Est. $2506 days Left
The Magic of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee [1919] 1923 edition. Illustrated with 12 color plates and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. Original dark
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$80
1 bid
placeholder
Est. $3006 days Left
Grandpa in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee 1924 1st edition. Illustrated with 12 color plates and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. Original brow
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$80
1 bid
placeholder
Est. $1506 days Left
Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee [1922] post 1935 edition with black & white illustrations by John R. Neill. Original blue-green cloth, color pictorial
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$50
placeholder
Est. $3006 days Left
The Purple Prince of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee 1932 1st edition. Illustrated with 12 color plates by John R. Neill. Original dark purple cloth, pictorial c
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
placeholder
Est. $8006 hrs Left
451/500 mint in box, original felt doll, by R. John Wright, Cambridge NY, molded felt, fully jointed, includes original box and tags, 19.5" height *Private collection of a Los Angeles collector.
placeholder
Est. $3006 days Left
The Cowardly Lion of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee [1923] 1st edition, later printing with standard ampersand. Illustrated with 12 color plates and numerous bl
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$70
1 bid
placeholder
Est. $3006 days Left
Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee [1922] 1923 1st edition, 2nd state, with picture of Kabumpo on page 299. 12 color plates and numerous black & white il
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$80
placeholder
Est. $2006 days Left
The Royal Book of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Thompson's first Oz book accredited to Baum edited by Thompson. Reilly & Lee Reilly & Lee 1921 first edition, first state wi
Turner Auctions + AppraisalsSouth San Francisco, CA, US
6 days Left
$50
1 bid
placeholder
Est. £500Sep 30
Wan Fung Art Gallery Twentieth Century Masterworks of Chinese Painting. Hong Kong, 2001. Folio, dust-jacket and slipcase; John, W.D. Nantgarw Porcelain. Newport: R.H. Johns Ltd., 1948. 4to, original r
Lyon & TurnbullEdinburgh, , UK
placeholder
Est. $8006 hrs Left
91/250, dated April 3, 1996, mint in box, original felt doll, includes Gepetto and chair, made of molded felt, fully jointed, chair is made of wood, comes with original box and tags, 17" tallest *Priv
placeholder
Est. $1,5006 hrs Left
Circa 1987, two Disney Snow White dolls and the seven dwarves by R. John Wright, Cambridge NY, molded felt, fully jointed, includes Snow White in rags 573/1000, Snow White as a princess 535/2500, the
placeholder
Est. $500Oct 07
Walt Disney's GEPPETTO & PINOCCHIO. 17 1/2" Geppetto # 130/250. 9" Pinocchio # 130/250. Set comes with Geppetto's wooden work box and wooden chair #130/500 (with a sticker on bottom ITALY). Condition:
Alderfer AuctionHatfield, PA, US
Oct 07
$190
2 bids

Lot 0066 Details

Description
Original Gouache Painting by R. John Holmgren (1897- 1963) American Illustrator and Artist during the Golden Age of Illustration. From Uffizzi Roof, Florence Italy c. 1920s. Measures 17.5x14x.75 Weight 3 pds. PROVENANCE: The Estate of R. John Holmgren. A wonderful investment opportunity for the collector of American Golden Age of Illustration Art and a rarely seen at auction illustrator. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he attended the St. Paul Art Institute. He moved to NYC in 1919 and attended Columbia University and the Art Students League. He married Emilie Pope in 1923 and she worked as his model for many of the illustrations and art that he did for the next 30 years. In 1941, Holmgren was elected as the president of Society of Illustrators, after Harold Von Schmidt and served until 1944. As a Society member during World War II he participated in its massive poster campaigns, and created the Loose Talk Can Cost Lives, a poster in which a man resembling Hitler reading a newspaper with the headline War Moves and with a big ear is listening to a serviceman, bragging about his mission to girlfriend. His artwork was quite exquisite with a mixture of art deco, 1920s flapper, and Japonisme.He did covers and illustration for most of the major magazines of the day including Life, Judge, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Colliers, American, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Readers Digest, Saturday Evening Post, This Week and many major newspapers. His advertising clients included Ford, Chevrolet, Maxwell House Coffee, American Airlines, Pacific Mills, Fleischmans Yeast, Fleischmans Castoria, Webster Cigars, International Sterling, Revere Copper & Brass, Celanese Corporation of America, American Express, the Cunard Lines and White Rock Sparkling Water series featuring Psyche, the popular water nymph. Mr. Holmgren was a popular and well known illustrator in his day. Walt Reed in "The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000" notes: "His illustrations appeared in most of the national magazines and for many advertisers, including Chevrolet, Ford, Alcoa, White Rock and Cunard Lines. A long time member of the Society of Illustrators, Holmgren was its president from 1941 to 1944". REFERENCES: 1984- Reed, Walt and Roger- The Illustrator in America 1880-1980, A Century of Illustration; 2005- Davenport, Ray- Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition 242; 2001- Reed, Walt-The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000, The Society of Illustrators; 1995- Heller, Steven/Seymour Chwast-Jackets Required, A Illustrated History of Book Jacket Design 1920-1950; 1991- Gilbert Anne-American Illustrator Art, Official Price Guide 1991; 1978- Perlman, Bernard B, Golden Age of American Illustration, F R Gruger and His Circle; 1986- Opitz, Glenn B (editor), Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers; 2005- Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor) - The Artists Bluebook, 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005. " rch 2005.
Condition
good, light wear to frame
Buyer's Premium
  • 15% up to $50,000
  • 10% up to $1,000,000
  • 5% above $1,000,000

ORIGINAL R. JOHN HOLMGREN FLORENCE ITALY

Estimate $500 - $800Dec 06, 2015
Starting Price $5
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromMt. Pleasant, SC, United States
placeholder

Charleston Estate Auctions

badge TOP RATED
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
4,812 Followers
placeholderplaceholder
Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.
placeholderplaceholder
As Seen On
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
placeholder