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Born in San Leandro, California, Edward Borein became one of the most popular artists of western scene painting, equally adept at ink drawing, watercolor, and etching.

 

Carl Oscar Borg, <i>California Coastal</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $22,000 (est: $10,000-$15,000) on 2/12/02
California Coastal by Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947)
12" x 24", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Left
Est.: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $22,000 on 2/12/2002

 


Cornelis Botke was primarily a landscape painter but was also known as a skilled etcher and block-printer.  He was born in Leewarden, Holland in 1887 and studied there at the School of Applied Design in Haarlem.

Born in Chicago, Jessie Botke (1883-1971) is known for her exotic, highly decorated bird studies, especially elegant plumages of peacocks.

Jesse Arms Botke, <i>Javanese Peacocks</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $90,400 (est: $40,000-$60,000) on 2/15/05
Javanese Peacocks by Jesse Arms Botke (1883-1971)
45" x 32", Oil/Board, Signed Lower Right
Est.: $40,000 - $60,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $90,400 on 02/15/2005
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Bradbury, Bennett (1914-1991)

Bennett Bradbury, <i>Mendocino Coast</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $17,250 (est: $7000-$9000) on 10/25/05
Mendocino Coast by Bennett Bradbury (1914-1991)
40" x 80", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Left
Est.: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $17,250 on 10/25/2005
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Born in 1890, in Millville, New Jersey, George Brandriff moved to California in 1914 and enrolled in the University of Southern California's dental school.

Born in San Diego, Rex Brandt (1914-2000) was a painter of broad, splashy, cubist watercolors and became a foremost leader of California artists who brought national attention to California artists in the 1930s and 1940s.

Rex Brandt, <i>Skiing About Yosemite</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $12,430 (est: $8000-$10,000) on 10/26/04
Skiing About Yosemite by Rex Brandt (1914-2000)
13.25" x 22.5", Watercolor/Paper, Signed Lower Right
Est.: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $12,430 on 10/26/2004

Braun, Maurice (1877-1941).

Maurice Braun, <i>Evening Light</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $180,800 (est: $100,000-$150,000) on 10/26/04
Evening Light by Maurice Braun (1877-1941)
36" x 42", Oil/Canvas, Signed
Est.: $100,000 - $150,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $180,800 on 10/26/2004
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Breuer, Henry Joseph (1860-1932).

Henry Joseph Breuer, <i>Southern Sierras</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $37,380(est: $20,000-$30,000) on 2/20/07
Southern Sierras by Henry Joseph Breuer (1860-1932)
36" x 42", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Right
Est.: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $37,380 on 2/20/2007
ARTIST WORLD RECORD HAMMER PRICE

A California modernist focused on the subconscious and intuition, Nicholas Brigante is often confused with late 19th-century New Bedford painter, Nicholas Briganti.

  

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