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MODERNIST JEWELRY, 1930-1960
The Wearable Art Movement

FORM & FUNCTION
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
 
Shipping may be extra. Please email mschonmodern@gmail.com for more information.
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DANCERS, MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER BY DAVID SINCLAIR NIXON (American/New Orleans, 1904 to 1967)

"Dancers," mixed media on paper--gouache and pencil--by David Sinclair Nixon, c. 1944; about 11" x 10"; signed: "David Nixon, May, 44, For Honóre, and titled "Dancers;" mounted and glued down at the corners; matted to approximately 23" x 21."

$850.00 + shipping, (item #TA002)

DONALD MACKEY MODERNIST DRAWING

Modernist pen and ink with wash drawing of two dancers by mid-20th century New Orleans artist, Donald J. Mackey; drawing size about 8-3/4" x 7-1/2", trimmed to 9-3/4" x 8"; a few stains around the edges, paper is a bit yellowed and a soft crease lower right corner; otherwise good condition; "signed on reverse: "Donald J. Mackey."

$350.00 (item #SP003)

ERNEST TROVA INK & CRAYON DRAWING

Rare, original ink and crayon drawing by Ernest Trova, c. 1949; framed and matted with linen matte and gold tone over wood frame; signed "T.T." and dated, 1949, lower left; approximately 10" x 7-1/2" framed to about 14" x 16-1/2"; fine condition.

Ernest Tino Trova was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 19th, 1927. His father was an industrial designer, an influence that was ultimately to play a significant role in Trova's art. Trova attended no art schools, teaching himself, learning intuitively. Referring to his rejection of academic training, he has said- "Every kid draws but I became serious when I was about seventeen . . . . Art study had nothing to do with it. I haven't studied, and I don't think it's even necessary today. To paint a picture you don't have to have anybody tell you what to do. There's a combination of how people work. Half of it is instinct, and half of it is the thing you've acquired along the way, experience."

Trova was represented by Pace Gallery from 1963 to 1985 holding his first one man show in April 1963. Trova became one of the most sought-after sculptors of the 20th century breaking new ground with his "Falling Man" series. (taken directly from http://www.friedlandart.com/ernesttrovabio.html)

$1,200.00 (item #SP001)

ERNEST TROVA INK & CRAYON DRAWING

Rare, original ink and crayon drawing by Ernest Trova, c. 1949; framed and matted with linen matte and gold tone over wood frame; signed "Tino Trova" and dated, 1949, lower left; approximately 10-1/4" x 7" framed to about  16-1/2" x 13-1/2"; fine condition.

Ernest Tino Trova was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 19th, 1927. His father was an industrial designer, an influence that was ultimately to play a significant role in Trova's art. Trova attended no art schools, teaching himself, learning intuitively. Referring to his rejection of academic training, he has said- "Every kid draws but I became serious when I was about seventeen . . . . Art study had nothing to do with it. I haven't studied, and I don't think it's even necessary today. To paint a picture you don't have to have anybody tell you what to do. There's a combination of how people work. Half of it is instinct, and half of it is the thing you've acquired along the way, experience."

Trova was represented by Pace Gallery from 1963 to 1985 holding his first one man show in April 1963. Trova became one of the most sought-after sculptors of the 20th century breaking new ground with his "Falling Man" series. (taken directly from http://www.friedlandart.com/ernesttrovabio.html)
 

$1,200.00 (item #SP002)

MARJORIE NICHOLS & DALE NICHOLS, ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

A beautiful, original watercolor of a woman carrying a basket of fruit on her head; probably a collaboration between Marjorie Nichols and Dale Nichols when they were in Guatemala; approximately 21" x 10" (sight), professionally matted and framed to about 32" x 20-1/4"; signed lower left with "MARJORIE  + NICHOLS" (the "M" from Marjorie and the "N" from Nichols are inside of what appears to be a large "D"); paper may have yellowed a bit and the is a slight bit of soft wrinkling of the paper, otherwise fine condition.

Dale Nichols was born in David City, Nebraska on July 13, 1904. At twenty, Nichols went to study at Chicago's Acadmey of Fine Arts. He remained in Chicago for approximately fifteen years, spending one year as the Carnegie Professor in Art at the University of Illinois. In 1943 he became the Art Editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Nichols spent the remainder of his life moving between Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Guatemala, and Alaska. He died in Sedona, Arizona on October 19, 1995 at 91.

Marjorie Tolkin Nichols, originally a student of Dale Nichols, became his fourth wife.  They may have met in Tubac, Arizona where, in 1945, Nichols began an art school that was to be modeled after Frank Loyd Wright's Taliesen West in Scottsdale.  The school did not fulfill his dreams, however, and he left in 1949.  Marjorie Nichols returned to Tubac in 1959, where she managed a gallery housed in one of the adobe buildings that her husband had used for his school. In 1964 she arranged for a national juried art fair in Tubac.  She continued to live and work in a studio next to the gallery in Tubac.  Dale Nichols returned to Tubac in 1989 at the age of 89. (information taken from Google Books and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Nichols)

Dale Nichols painted a lovely portrait of Marjorie in the mid 1950s that was recently offered for auction in New Orleans.

SOLD (item #PT003)

HAND WOVEN WALL HANGING BY MASTER WEAVER ALLYN DEVRIES

Beautiful, multicolored hand woven wall hanging by Allyn DeVries; about 23" x 19-1/2"; fine condition.

Allyn DeVries is a current resident of Natchez, Mississippi.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Akron in 1972.  She shows and sells her work through many fine galleries throughout the Southern U.S.

$395.00 (item #DA001)

S C U L P T U R E

CHER FOX HANDWROUGHT STEEL BIRD SCULPTURE

Steel sculpture by Cher Fox, completely handwrought; about 18-1/2" high x  14" long--beak to tail (an excellent size for display in a home); Cher makes steel come to life in her amazing one-of-a-kind bird sculptures.  See http://www.modernsilver.com/CHERFOX.htm  and http://www.modernsilver.com/CHERFOX2.htm

SOLD (item #CFBI001)

CHER FOX HANDWROUGHT STEEL MOUSE SCULPTURES

These mice have personality!  Two handwrought steel mice by Cher Fox; mouse standing up is 3/1/2" high-- tail end to end is 9"; nose to butt is 3/1/2"; mouse on all fours is 1" high--tail end to end is 6", nose to butt is 3/1/2"; fine condition--a great addition to any art collection!

$275.00 for the pair (item #CFS001)

CHER FOX HANDWROUGHT STEEL LAMP

Another exceptional, steel sculpture by Cher Fox, completely handwrought, footed lamp;  about 31" high; makes an exquisite statement as a piece of sculpture and is beautiful when lit. See http://www.modernsilver.com/CHERFOX.htm  and http://www.modernsilver.com/CHERFOX2.htm

$750.00 + shipping  (item #CFMM002)

P H O T O G R A P H Y

"SPENCER LAWLESS," VINTAGE SOFT FOCUS PHOTOGRAPH BY JOSEPH WOODSON "POPS" WHITESELL

Beautiful, soft focus photograph by Pops Whitesell; probably cc. 1930s; titled: "Spencer Lawless;" image size about 13" x 9-3/4," framed to approximately 25" x 19"; titled: "Spencer Lawless" lower left and signed: "Whitesell" lower right; fine condition.

$1200.00 (item #MSPW001) NEW!
ARNOLD GENTHE, ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

Arnold Genthe original photograph, "Abbot and Deacons of the Mt. Athos Monastery of Zographou," c. 1930s; image size about 12-3/4" x 9-1/8", signed on mount left: "Arnold Genthe, N.Y." and on mount right: "Monks of Zographou, Mt. Athos Monastery;" very light wrinkling on the edges and a bit of silvering around the edges, otherwise fine condition.

$1,250.00 (item #SMP100)

FRANTISEK DRTIKOL STAMPED PHOTOGRAPH

Stamped photograph by Frantisek Drtikol, c. 1996; posthumously printed on original paper stored in a Prague museum; image is approximately 9" x 11" (sight only), matted to 15-1/2" x 19"; stamped lower right: "ODEPHIL EDITIONS, PRAGUE;" fine condition.

$1,800.00 (item #PH059)

FRANTISEK DRTIKOL STAMPED PHOTOGRAPH

Stamped photograph by Frantisek Drtikol, c. 1996; posthumously printed on original paper stored in a Prague museum; image is approximately 11-1/2" x 9-1/2" (sight only), matted to about 19" x 15-1/2"; stamped lower right: "ODEPHIL EDITIONS, PRAGUE;" fine condition.

$1,800.00 (item #PH060)

D.F. RUZICKA, "BOYS FISHING"

D.F. Ruzicka; "Boys Fishing;" photogravure; written on verso: "Gravure from Photographique, ca. 1906, Berlin;" printed on margin lower left: "D.F.Ruzicka, New York;" printed lower right: "Photogr. Vertagages, m. b. Halle, a/s;" upper right margin: "Mezzotinto, Bruckmann;" approximately 7" x 8-1/2"; excellent condition.

$750.00 (item #PH035)

 "PORTRAIT LADY H." , VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY EDUARD J. STEICHEN

Framed vintage photograph of "Lady H." by Eduard Steichen; c. 1908; four-color halftone, approximately 8" x 6"; professionally matted and framed to 18" x 15"; fine condition.

$1,100.00 (item #PH002)

"PIEGAN WAR-BONNET AND COUP-STICK," VINTAGE PHOTOGRAVURE BY EDWARD S. CURTIS

Original photogravure by Edward S. Curtis, "Piegan War-Bonnet and Coup-Stick," ca. 1909; image size approximately 7-3/8" x 4-5/8"; matted to about 14" x 11"; some soft wrinkling of the paper, otherwise fine condition.

$1,250.00 (item #PH054)

"SLOW BULL'S WIFE, " VINTAGE PHOTOGRAVURE BY EDWARD S. CURTIS

Original photogravure by Edward S. Curtis, "Slow Bull's Wife," ca. 1907; image size approximately 7-3/8" x 4-1/2"; matted to about 14" x 11"; fine condition.

$600.00 (item #PH055)

"FLATHEAD WARRIOR, " VINTAGE PHOTOGRAVURE BY EDWARD S. CURTIS

Original photogravure by Edward S. Curtis, "Flathead Warrior," ca. 1910; image size approximately 7-1/8" x 5-1/4"; matted to about 14" x 9-3/8"; fine condition.

$950.00 (item #PH053)

"NAGASAKI PARK BENCH," GICLEE PRINT BY MIKE KEHOE

Giclee montage print by Mike Kehoe, "Nagasaki Park Bench;" c. 2006; printed on Epson photographic paper; 8-1/2" x 11"; marked "MK" in the print and titled on reverse: "NAGASAKI PARK BENCH, 7/40, M. Kehoe, '06"; fine condition.

Mike Kehoe is a very talented artist who, a few years ago, began creating giclee prints by combining images, including many of his original photographs, using his computer. Most of the montages he creates are beautiful and emotionally evocative.  Mike lives and works in West Branch, Iowa and is the owner of Tombo Gallery.

$65.00 (item #PT004)

"ESTHER'S STUDIO" FROM ESTHER'S STUDIO SERIES BY SHIRLEY BYRNE

Original black and white photograph by Mississippi contemporary photographer Shirley Byrne; "Esther's Studio" from Esther's Studio series, with soft white archival matt.

8" x 10" print, $220.00 (item #PH075A)
5" x 7" print, $195.00  (item #PH075B)

"WINDOW" FROM ESTHER'S STUDIO SERIES BY SHIRLEY BYRNE

Original black and white photograph by Mississippi contemporary photographer Shirley Byrne; "Window" from Esther's Studio series, with soft white archival matt.

8" x 10" print, $220.00(item #PH076A)
5" x 7" print, $195.00  (item #PH076B)

"OAK TREE, BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI," PHOTOGRAPH BY KEITH KARLSON

Black and white photograph by Keith Karlson; "Oak Tree, Bay Saint Louis;" approximately 19" square, matted to about 29" square; fine condition.

$395.00  (item #PH041)

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