A three-quarters profile portrait of Reverend Cushing Eells standing in front of a small table with red tablecloth holding a book and glasses He is wearing a black suit with white collar and has a white beard. The background is a dark lavender. The piece is signed and dated in the lower left. The piece is also inside a good example of a period frame. Framed: 60 1/2" x 42 1/2", Sight: 48" x 28". For more about Reverend Cushing Eells see: http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=Eells+Cushing+1810-1893-cr.xml
A stylized man in a black cape and hat stands in the lower left while another figure sits inside a blue sphere in the middle ground. A white and orange road runs from the foreground to the background, connecting the two figures in the front of the image to the surrealist background in blue and green colors. Framed: 40 1/8" x 31 1/8", Sight: 27 3/8" 20 7/8". http://www.biography.com/articles/Salvador-Dal%C3%AD-40389
A golden and white lioness sits upright, looking back over her shoulder tot he left. The piece is signed and dated in the lower right. The artist, "Elizabeth Norton is an important California printmaker, painter and sculptor. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students' League of New York and at the National Academy of Design. She moved to California in 1915 and was a founding member of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League). She was also a full member of the California Society of Etchers, California Print Makers, Prairie Print Makers, the Woodcut Society and the Federation of American Arts. During her career, Norton exhibited with these institutions as well as at the Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco (1939), California State Library (1942), the National Academy of Design (1942), and at Stanford University (1950). Her prints are now included in such major collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Yale University, the Fogg Museum of Art, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Natural History Museum of New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Whether in sculpture, painting or printmaking, Elizabeth Norton was equally accomplished in landscape, figure studies, portraits and still-lifes. One of her greatest passions, however, was in the field of animal art. As a young girl in Chicago, Elizabeth Norton spent many hours sketching at the zoo in Lincoln Park. As a mature artist some of her finest original prints lovingly portray birds, cats, various primates and, most especially, dogs and horses." (http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/norton_elizabeth_please.htm) Sight: 3 1/8" x 5 7/8".
Four, white faces with eyes closed enclosed in a white outlined rectangle. The background is black with script text on the right, above and below the image. Framed: 20" x 15". http://academics.keene.edu/art/faculty_bernardi.html,
A three-quarters profile portrait of Dr. Stephen B.L. Penrose seated in a chair. Dr. Penrose has short, white hair and thin glasses, wearing dark three piece suit, crimson tie and white collared shirt. Framed: 42" x 34 1/8", Sight: 41 3/8 x 33 3/8". Norling, "born Pasco, WA on Sept. 26, 1892, studied at Whitman College and the AIC. By 1937 he was a resident of Los Angeles where he authored 'Perspective Made Easy' (MacMillan, 1939). By 1949 he had returned to Washington where he remained until his death in Seattle on March 23, 1974. He was the brother of artist Lily N. Hardwick. His work includes oils, watercolors, dry points, woodcuts, pen-and-ink drawings, and lithographs. His exhibitions include: SFAA, 1932; Seattle Museum, 1934-35; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1937. In: Prosser (WA) Post Office; Bremerton (WA) Post Office; White House (Washington, DC); Seattle Museum." (Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art 1947).
A man's face in black, white, red and yellow on a mustard yellow background. The man's left eye is missing and he has a large fish dangling from his mouth. The piece is signed and dated on the plate. Framed: 15" x 20". http://www.edwmartinez.com/