Lot 123

Original Oil Robert Wesley Amick (1879-1969) RARE

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,500

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This is an outstanding authentic original oil painting titled "Cherry Pie" canvas from renowned historic artist Robert Wesley Amick (1879-1969). Robert Wesley Amick (1879-1969) was a prominent American painter was born in1879 in Colorado in a log homesteaders cabin and spent his formative years in the cattle country. After his graduation from The Art Students League in New York City in 1909, he published illustrations in contemporary popular periodicals. However, his childhood influences soon began to dominate his artwork. Robert Wesley Amick's paintings and prints depict Western American themes and were reprinted and used in U.S. schools in the 1920s, cementing his artistic reputation. Eventually, he moved to Connecticut where he painted landscapes of the countryside. The painting features a wonderful scene of a farmhouse treat the iconic American cherry pie with three serving dishes, a serving bowl full of green and purple grapes, and a teacup with wonderful shading that accentuates the scene, giving the painting a pop and life-like quality. The piece is signed lower right in the artwork. R.W. Amick pieces regularly sell at auction in excess of nearly $15,000 with a high demand due to his desirable subject matter drawn from his real-life experiences during childhood. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and acquired by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman which was both part museum and gallery. The condition of this framed oil on canvas painting is good for its age with some crazing and cracking to the oil along with a repair at the center which was expertly preserved. The measurements of this framed artwork are 23 1/2" x 27 1/2" and the visible art measures 15 1/2" x 19 1/2".