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Benson, Ritchie A. (1941-1996)

Ritchie A. Benson, <i>The fishing trawler Dolphin</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $3,673 (est: $2000-$3000) on 2/28/06
The fishing trawler Dolphin by Ritchie A. Benson (1941-1996)
17.5" x 23.5", Watercolor/Paper, Signed Lower Right
Est.: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $3,673 on 02/28/2006
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Thomas Hart Benton was born in Neosho, Missouri on April 15, 1889.  Even as a boy, he was no stranger to the "art of the deal" or to the smoke-filled rooms in which such deals were often consummated.


A founder in 1898 of the Taos Society of Artists, Oscar Berninghaus excelled at drawing animals and figures in contemporary garb in Southwestern landscapes.

Oscar Berninghaus, <i>Horses at a Nocturnal Adobe</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $82,500 (est: $50,000-$70,000) on 11/18/03
Horses at a Nocturnal Adobe by Oscar Berninghaus (1874-1952)
16" x 20", Oil/Canvas, Signed
Est.: $50,000 - $70,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $82,500 on 11/18/2003

Born in Mount Pleasant near Petersboro, Canada, Harry Cassie Best became a noted painter of Yosemite National Park landscapes.

Louis Betts was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.  His art instruction came primarily from his father who was also a painter.

Bickford, Nelson Norris (1846-1943)

Nelson Norris Bickford, <i>Seated Monkey</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $3,300 (est: $1200-$1700) on 2/13/01
Seated Monkey by Nelson Norris Bickford (1846-1943)
11.5" x 9" x 7", Bronze, Signed
Est.: $1,200 - $1,700
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $3,300 on 2/13/2001
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Likely the most famous and financially successful late 19th-century painter of the American western landscape, Albert Bierstadt created grandiose, dramatic scenes of the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevadas that lured many people to visit those sites. He was also one of the first artists to use a camera to record landscape views.

Born in Augusta County, Virginia in the Shenandoah River Valley, George Caleb Bingham became known for classically rendered western genre, especially Missouri and Mississippi River scenes of boatmen bringing cargo to the American West and politicians seeking to influence frontier life.

A key figure in the California Bay Area abstract and figurative movement following World War II, Elmer Bischoff graduated in 1939 from the University of California. As an art student there, he had been strongly influenced by Margaret Peterson, and spent about ten years painting in the style of Picasso.

Born in Bomen, Austria, Franz Bischoff became known as "King of the Rose Painters," one of the most respected ceramic decorators of his time. He was also a leading Southern California plein-air landscape painter of the early 20th century.

Franz Bischoff, <i>Wild Roses</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $126,500 (est: $90,000-$120,000) on 10/25/05
Wild Roses by Franz Bischoff (1864-1929)
34" x 24", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Left
Est.: $90,000 - $120,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $126,500 on 10/25/2005

  

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