The American Indian and Western Art Auction is Almost Here!
Cowan's annual Spring American Indian and Western Art Auction is right around the corner!
There are several great paintings in the auction, Friday, March 26, 2010.
One, by Donald Teague, depicts several men on horseback who appear to be posing for a picture. It is the illustration for the story, "Saddle by Starlight," that appeared in "Collier's Weekly" June 28, 1952. The painting is watercolor and signed.
Teague (American 1897-1991), was a painter and illustrator. He preferred to use watercolors for realistic subject matter that he termed synthesis. Unlike photographic realism, Teague painted what he saw and expressed his emotions in his art.
This painting was exhibited in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame: "The Pulps and the Slicks: The Golden Age of Western Illustration." November 22, 1991 - March 15, 1992.
A painting by Alice Schille is also set to hit the block on Friday. Entitled "Hillside Workers," the painting displays beautiful, bright colors. Workers appear in the foreground, with hills and mountains behind them.
Schille (American, 1869-1955), was born in Columbus, Ohio and painted mostly watercolors.
Kenneth Riley's "The Delegates" is another great painting featured in the auction. Oil on board, it is signed and dated "77." The painting depicts men on horseback, arms raised in the air, with onlookers in the background.
Riley (American, b 1919), studied under Thomas Hart Benton and began as an illustrator. Since the 1970s, Riley has focused on historical events surrounding initial contact among the settlers, the U.S. military, and Plains Indians.
You can browse the entire auction catalogue online, or visit Cowan's during two exhibition times, Thursday, March 25, 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M and Friday, March 26, 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.