An auction of California and Western art headlined by Granville Redmond, C.M. Russell, and Colin Campbell Cooper arrives just in time for Turkey Day.
A biannual sale at Bonhams‘ auction house in Los Angeles has become an essential collecting event in the world of California and Western art. Bonhams’ latest California & Western Paintings & Sculpture sale will be held November 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Featuring 175 lots valued between $5,000 and $250,000, the auction once again shows that Bonhams is an important hub for these genres.

Colin Campbell Cooper, “The Rustic Gate,” 1918, oil on canvas, 46 x 36 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

William Wendt, “Sermons in Stone,” 1934, oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

Thomas Hill, “Yosemite Valley,” 1890, oil on canvas, 34 1/2 x 50 1/2 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

The auction features a host of familiar names in California and American Impressionism, includingGranville Redmond, William Wendt, Colin Campbell Cooper, Benjamin Chambers Brown, Marion and Elmer Wachtel, Franz Arthur Bischoff, Hanson Puthuff, Edgar Payne, Carl Oscar Borg, Millard Sheets, Alfred R. Mitchell, Jessie Arms Botke, John Marshall Gamble, Maurice Braun, Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, Joseph Kleitsch, Thomas Hill, Armin Hansen, Percy Gray, William Frederick Ritschel, and Birger Sandzen. Works by C.M. Russell, Maynard Dixon, Bert Geer Phillips, Joseph Henry Sharp, Charlie Dye, and respected living painter Ed Mell highlight the Western portion of the offerings.

Granville Redmond, “California Wildflowers,” oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

Maynard Dixon, “The Lone Trail,” 1912, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in. Digital image courtesy Bonhams

Visit Bonhams’ website to view the full catalogue.


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