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Acrobat painting initialled CV
"Acrobat" painting
Abstract painting initialled CV
Abstract painting initialled CV
Painting by Marge Canfield
Painting of woman with cup
by Marge Canfield
Nollichuckey River, by Robert E. Gilbert
"Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting
Expressive portrait painting
Drawing by Lewis Smith
Drawing by Lewis Smith
photo
"First Flight"
by Robert E. Gilbert
Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye
Large abstract painting by Aboriginal
artist Kudditji Kngwarreye
spaceship art
Outer Space art
by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Mountain scene by Robert E. Gilbert
Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert
Pen and ink seascape
by Robert E. Gilbert
watercolor of a sunset, with a poem
Watercolor of a sunset, with a poem
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Tough Cowgirls
"Tough Cowgirls" by Lewis Smith
Taras Tiger Temple by Lewis Smith
"Taras Tiger Temple" by Lewis Smith

Two sided drawing on
cardboard shirt insert by Lewis Smith
Stamp picture
Postage stamps and watercolor painting
VL10
Night landscape, by Virginia Love
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Intricate veneer decorated table top
Carved and decorated frame with print
Carved and decorated nautical
frame with print
Painting
Ink and watercolor drawing
of people with sea animals

"Democrat Alley" by Lewis Smith
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Acrobat painting initialled CVThis is a large painting titled "Acrobat", signed with initials that appear to be "CV". It appears to be done in acrylic and pen and ink, matted and framed under plexiglass. The image area is about 28" high by 18" wide. The dimensions of the frame are 39" by 30". It is in excellent condition. We have no indication of the age, but it was probably done in the late 20th c. or early 2000's. We have a second painting by the same artist below. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: CHPR.   "Acrobat" ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Acrobat" ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Abstract painting initialled CVThis is a large abstract painting titled "reflection blue" and initialled "CV". We are not sure what type of paints were used, however the brush strokes are clearly visible. It is in excellent condition, matted and framed under plexiglass. The image area is 31" by 25", and the frame is 38" by 33". The age is unknown, but likely from the late 20th c. or early 2000's. The initials are the same as the piece above. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: CHAS.   Abstract painting ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Abstract painting ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Marge CanfieldThis is a striking, large painting of a woman holding a cup. It is signed Marge Canfield and appears to be tempera or acrylic on textured paper, highlighted with applied gold leaf. The white area visible is the entire painted sheet, which is mounted on top of the colored backing and framed under plexiglass. The painting is 30" high by 22" wide, and the frame is 35 1/2" high by 28" wide. The age is unknown, but probably late 20th c. or early 2000's. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CHPK.   Painting by Marge Canfield ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Marge Canfield ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.

"Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert, is a painting in acrylic on artists board, mounted in a wood frame. It is signed and dated "REG 1963". The title is written on the back, along with an address label. It is in very good condition with some minor scuffs on the frame. The frame measures 19" high by 23" wide. The title refers to the Nolichucky River, which runs near Gilbert's home town of Jonesboro, Tennessee. REG was a Tennessee artist who worked mainly from the 1940's through the 80's, experimenting with traditional and non-traditional styles. You can read more about him and see much more of his art here. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: REG 116.   "Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back view ... Closeup of title ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   "Nollichuckey River", by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back view ... Closeup of title ... With a soda can for scale.

VL10Watercolor, night landscape, painted by Virginia Love in the 1940's. It is 9" by 6", signed on the back in pencil. You can see residue on the back where it was glued to another paper. We have more art by Virginia Love. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL10. With a 12" ruler for scale ... Back ... Larger image.

watercolor of a sunset, with a poemA watercolor of a sunset, with a poem, by Virginia Love. It measures 9" by 12", c. 1940's, and is signed on the reverse. The paper is slightly yellowed, and there are two small tears and some minor creasing in the right hand margin. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: APRW. Image.

PaintingThis is an expressive portrait. It appears to be painted in tempera. We can't make out the signature. It has been professionally framed with UV protective plexiglass. The frame measures 13" wide by 16 1/2" high by 2" deep. There are a few nicks and dents on the frame, and the backing paper is torn, but the overall condition is excellent. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHPW.   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Side angle ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

We have a selection of works by Lewis Smith, who was a reclusive, eccentric artist from Ohio. He lived alone most of his life in a house in the woods, drawing and painting on paper, cardboard, and his walls, and passed away in 1998. The two themes of most of his work are trains (his father worked for a railroad) and lady wrestlers. These pieces were done some years ago.

See more of his work and life or visit his home page. Some samples of what we have are:

Drawing by Lewis SmithThis is a drawing by Lewis Smith in pencil, crayon, marker, and ballpoint on white paper. It measures 11" by 17", likely from the early 1980's, and is in excellent condition with slight bends at two corners. The price is $850.00. Inventory Code: LS223.   Drawing by Lewis Smith ... With a 12" ruler for scale ... Much larger image.

More on white paper


Taras Tiger Temple by Lewis Smith"Taras Tiger Temple", one of a series of diners drawn on cracker boxes. Crackers were a big part of his diet, and he then recycled the boxes into art. It is approximately 10" by 17". The edges of the box was cut unevenly, and the original crease lines of the boxes are visible. The price is $1000.00. Inventory code: LSC236.   "Taras Tiger Temple" ... Reverse.
Some much larger photos:   "Taras Tiger Temple" ... Reverse.

 

More drawings of diners


Tough Cowgirls "Tough Cowgirls", by Lewis Smith. Crayon, ink, and marker on the separated top layer of corrugated cardboard, 27" by 27". This was pulled out of Smith's collapsed house - the condition is fair, with some creasing, dirt, and a few small punctures. He did very few large drawings. The price is $2500.00. Inventory Code: 67LS. Image ... Close-up ... Another close-up.

More on cardboard


Democrat Alley by Lewis Smith"Democrat Alley" "Let" "Us" "Fight" "City" "Hall", by Lewis Smith. The reverse has tracings of pocket knives and pennants. This is one of a series of two sided drawings of alleys. They are on brown paper bags and measure approximately 12" by 17". The price is $1100.00. Inventory code: LS204.   "Democrat Alley" ... Knives and pennants.
Some much larger photos:   "Democrat Alley" ... Knives and pennants.

More alleys


In line with Lewis Smith's usual use of recycled materials, this was drawn on an irregularly-shaped piece of heavy card stock, probably the insert from a shirt package. One side of the cardboard is gray, and has two of his muscular women drawn in crayon and ballpoint pen, with smaller faces around the edges looking at the women. The other side of the cardboard is white, with an oddly detailed building in perspective, faces in the windows, drawn in ballpoint pen. It measures about 11" high by 16". The price is $800.00. Inventory code: LS176.   Two women ... House and women, in ink.
Some much larger photos:   Two women ... House and women, in ink.

More of Lewis Smith's art

Intricate veneer decorated table topNot a painting, but this incredible piece of folk art is a table top decorated with layers upon layers of finely cut and appliqued veneer woods. The effect is something like painting or inlay, but the individual pieces are glued over each other instead of being set in. All the colors are from the various shades of wood used. The design includes the words "Bless This House O Lord We Pray Amen". The surface has a clear, glossy finish with slight texture from the layers of veneer. It is 36" in diameter by 1" thick, with screw eyes on the back for hanging.

The table top itself is probably from the early 1900's, with a partial label on the back from a New York City shop. The age of the decoration is unknown, but looks to be approximately mid-20th c. There is a signature that appears to have been applied with a rubber stamp. There are a few very small places where bits of veneer are loose or chipped, and one piece where the finish is lost, as seen in the closeup photos. Overall, the condition is excellent and it is a striking and unique piece. The price is $1800.00. Inventory Code: CCOA.   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on back ... With a yardstick for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Intricate veneer decorated table top ... Closeup of the center ... "Bless This House" ... "O Lord We Pray" ... Closeup with signature ... Closeup of loss ... Side views ... Back view ... Label on back ... With a yardstick for scale.

Aboriginal painting by Kudditji KngwarreyeThis is a large abstract painting in bold colors by Australian Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye. The artist is well known in Australia and participated in a number of international exhibitions. He began painting in 1986, and retired in early 2015. It measures 42" by 82", painted in acrylic on unstretched linen, and signed on the back. It will be shipped rolled, unmounted. The price is $4000.00. Inventory Code: CHSP.   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).
Some much larger photos:   Aboriginal painting by Kudditji Kngwarreye ... Closeup of top ... Closeup of middle ... Closeup of bottom ... Closer view ... Back view ... Signature on back ... With a yardstick for scale ... Information sheet about the artist: large file (1.1Mb).

Paintings and drawings by the late Robert E. Gilbert (REG) of Jonesboro, TN. In the 1950's through the 70's REG was a prolific producer and contributor of art to science fiction fan magazines (fanzines); in addition to publishing at least one story in a SF pulp.

The work for the fanzines were pen and ink, but he also did a large number of sci-fi and outer space paintings in oil, pastels, and water color. In addition, from the 1940's through the 80's he experimented and painted in many other more traditional and non-traditional styles. He died in 1993. We have acquired the full remaining body of his work, over 400 pieces, from his estate. You can also see more of REG's work on his home page.

Space scene 

This is a spaceship and alien landscape, painted in oil on canvas, by the late Robert E. Gilbert. It is very detailed, with thickly textured paint built up in dots. A "G" signature is almost hidden in one corner. The condition is excellent, and it measures 12" by 18", in a frame 14 1/2" by 18 3/4". The price is $750.00. Inventory Code: REG 10.   Overall image ... Close-up.

Alien painting 

"First Flight, by Robert E. Gilbert. This very detailed watercolor illustrates some of his ongoing themes. 10 1/4" by 13 1/2", in a mat 18" by 24", watercolor and pencil. The price is $500.00. Inventory Code: REG7. Image.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertHere is an abstract oil on canvas with wooden stretchers, unframed. It measures 28" high by 16" wide by 3/4" deep. The paint is applied with strong, textured brush strokes. It is signed "REG 1959". There is some slight wear on the corners and a few tiny flakes missing on the right hand edge. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: REG 101.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Side view ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertA mountain landscape, with birds in a stormy sky, and the small figure of an old man in the lower corner, signed "REG 1968". It is painted in acrylics on hardboard and mounted in a wooden frame. The painting measures 18" by 24", in very good condition with foxing visible on the back. The frame is 21 1/2" by 27 1/2" by 1 3/4" deep, with minor surface wear. The price is $295.00. Inventory Code: REG 107.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Drawing by Robert E. GilbertThis is a pen and ink seascape with a small woman standing in the waves, signed "REG 1971". It is framed and matted under glass. The visible part of the drawing measures 9" by 13". The frame is 21 1/2" by 17 1/2" by 3/4" deep. Condition appears to be excellent, but we did not remove the drawing from the frame. The price is $195.00. Inventory Code: REG 108.   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Drawing by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertNext is a tower of stone silhouetted against the sky, with the small figure of a woman in red near the base. It is painted in oil on hardboard, and signed "REG 1969". It is 16" wide by 20" high, in very good condition. There are a few small blotches in the paint on the top edge, but they look to be original. There is some glare in the photos that over emphasizes the texture of the paint. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 106.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

More Outer Space Art by Robert E. Gilbert.

Stamp pictureHere is a very nice little framed postage stamp and watercolor painting. The scene is of the ocean with a large rock made out of stamps, while the rest - shoreline, birds, people, sea, and sky are painted. It is signed F. M. M. and dated 1938. On the back is written, in French, details of where it was made, in Quebec, and apparently at an abbey or monastery. This was probably sold to make some money for it. The condition of the frame and painting are excellent. There is a tear in the backing paper. The frame is 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" high. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: ATAP.   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.
Some much larger photos:   Postage stamp painting ... Back view ... Side view.

Carved and decorated frame with printThis is a large carved frame decorated with a nautical theme and holding a nautical print. It is inscribed "A Helping Hand" in incised letters highlighted with gold paint. There is a carved, painted anchor applied to the lower left, with rope wrapping around two edges to a coil in the upper right. The inner border is also outlined with rope. The print is based on a famous painting from 1881 by French artist Emile Renouf. The frame measures 21" high by 25 3/4" wide, with an opening 11 1/2" by 16 1/4". It is in very good condition with some minor wear, from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The price is $575.00. Inventory Code: CHSA.   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved and decorated frame with print ... Side views ... Closeup, lower left ... Lower right ... Upper right ... Upper left ... Back view ... With a soda can for scale.

PaintingThis is a drawing in ink and watercolor, with a series of images of people with sea animals. There are whales, seals, and a large beast that looks like a combination of a lion and a seal (a sea lion?). All the images have a dreamlike quality. We cannot see a signature. It has been framed in a reddish-brown frame with a soft yellow matt. The back of the frame has the notation "14-2003". The frame measures 16 1/2" wide by 19 1/2" high by 1/2" deep. The condition is very good. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CHPO.   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back ... With a soda can for scale.

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