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Pops Hideout
"Pops Hideout" by Lewis Smith
Fred Bowerman carving
Carved "fidget stick"
by Fred Bowerman
Carving of men playing checkersCarving of fiddlerCarving of preacher
Three detailed carvings with lots of personality by Jack Eichbaum of TN
Sci-fi art
Outer Space art
by Robert E. Gilbert
Folky carving
Folky carved bust
Carved band
One of two carved bands by "Hog" Mattingly
Carved band by Mattingly
Another carved band by "Hog" Mattingly
Saxonphoto
Collage and painting by Virginia Love
Painting by Robert E. Gilbert
Portrait by Robert E. Gilbert
Robert E. Gilbert
Spaceship and astronaut
by Robert E. Gilbert
Spaceship
"Spaceship Bob" by
Robert E. Gilbert
LS116
Drawing by Lewis Smith
Tough Cowgirls
"Tough Cowgirls" by Lewis Smith
spaceship art
Outer Space art
by Robert E. Gilbert
Haitian painting
A Caribbean folk art painting
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Science fiction artOuter space artPaintings 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 a few stories.

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.

spaceshipThis is a spaceship and alien landscape, painted by REG in oil on canvas. 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.

Robert E. GilbertSpaceship and astronaut on alien planet, by Robert E. Gilbert. Crayon on colored, textured paper, dated December 26, 1982, signed Ernie Gil. It is 9 7/8" high by 12 3/4" wide, in excellent condition. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: REG66.   Image. See more of REG's other worlds.

Spaceship BobSpaceship "Bob", by Robert E. Gilbert (REG) This pen and ink on posterboard measures 11" by 14", is probably from the 70's, and is in excellent condition. The price is $400.00. Inventory Code: REG4.   Image.

Sci-fi artA spaceship flying over an eerie, cratered landscape. Drawn in wonderful color with crayons or pastels on heavy paper, like cardstock. The paper is not cut exactly square. 11" by 13 3/4", initialed and dated 1983. The condition is very good. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 84.   Sci-fi art ... Back.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertThis very vivid and detailed portrait of a woman with a wild background is painted in gouache or watercolor on heavy paper. It is signed "REG 1971", measures 18" by 24", and is in excellent condition with very faint foxing visible only on the back. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: REG 104.   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.

Painting by Robert E. GilbertThis is a very detailed scene of a barn and surrounding landscape, painted in gouache or watercolor on heavy paper. It is 18" high by 24" wide, signed "REG 1971", and is in excellent condition with faint foxing visible only on the back. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: REG 105.   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Painting by Robert E. Gilbert ... Closeup of detail, signature ... Back ... With a 12" ruler for scale.

More work by Robert E. Gilbert

Lewis Smith lived most of his life alone in the woods of Ohio; drawing, writing, and painting on paper, cardboard, and the walls of his house and buildings. His work reflects his preoccupation with muscular women (especially boxers and wrestlers), trains, time, and money. Lewis Smith passed away in 1998. He was in his mid 90's, living in a nursing home. He was reclusive, refusing to speak to almost anyone. When he left his home years ago, the only things he wanted to take were some of his drawings. He decided to let them go shortly before his death. We have over 400 pieces. Sample illustrations available by mail or on his web site.

Lewis Smith's work was included in the show and book "ABCD: A Collection of Art Brut".

Pops Hideout "Pops Hideout" is one of Lewis Smith's diners, drawn in pen, marker, and crayon on a cracker box. Crackers were a big part of his diet, and he then recycled the boxes into art. It measures about 10" by 17". The price is $1100.00. Inventory Code: LSC169.   Image ... Back.

More Lewis Smith diners on cracker boxes


LS116"Pumpkin Vine Hill", by Lewis Smith. Crayon, ballpoint, marker, and pencil on white paper, 11" by 17". The price is $875.00. Inventory Code: LS116.   Image.

More Lewis Smith drawings with animals


Drawing by Lewis Smith"Is Your Desire In Focus" "When your train moves you move with it When your brain moves your thoughts talk". This is one of many intricate combinations of drawing and writings on panels cut from brown paper grocery bags. The more you look at the detail the more impressive they become. It is approximately 12" by 17". The price is $600.00. Inventory code: LS206.   One side ... Reverse.
Some much larger photos:   One side ... Reverse.

More Lewis Smith writings on brown paper bags


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 Lewis Smith large drawings on cardboard


Lewis Smith sketchThis is a two sided drawing by Ohio artist Lewis Smith (1907 - 1998). One side has a woman and a heart, the other side has several sketches including a woman holding a sign that says "See Alliance First". It is one of a series he did in ballpoint ink on 9" by 12" sketch paper. Like the others in this series, it is slightly yellowed and has a pinhole in one side. Lewis preferred to use recycled and imperfect materials in his art - it reflected the value he saw in everyday objects that others discarded. You can see much more of his work, see some of the other sketches in this series, or find out about his life. The price is $250.00. Inventory Code: LS140.   Lewis Smith sketch ... The other side.

More Lewis Smith ink sketches


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SaxonHere is a collage by Virginia Love: a girl who lived in St.Louis, MO. in the 1940's. Most of her work was done in watercolor. Some was cutout paper collage, and some pen and ink sketches. Her work reflects her time (wartime rationing, period advertising), her surroundings (watercolor landscapes and still lifes), and her studies (Latin, geometry). You can see more of her art here. "Saxon" is onstruction paper collage after a Saxon motorcar advertisement. It measures 9" wide by 12" high, and is in generally very good condition. There are a few tiny splits and wrinkles in the border/backing paper which do not go into the image. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: VL12. Image ... Signature on back.

photo"Program for Washington's Birthday", by Virginia Love. It is watercolor and ink on paper, 9" by 12", in good condition with some edge creases, c. 1940's, from St.Louis. On the back is a pencil sketch. The price is $150.00. Inventory Code: VL16. Image ... Back ... Larger Image ... Larger Back.

 

   More art by Virginia Love

Haitian paintingHere is a folk painting from either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. It was done in water color on artists board and is in a metal frame under glass. Signed "Jack '88", it is of a local store with the name Col. Miguel over one door. The image size of the painting is 9 3/4" high by 13 1/2" wide. The frame is 16 1/4" by 20 1/4". The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: KPPC-8.   Watercolor street scene ... Closeup ... Side view ... Back.

Fred Bowerman carvingThis is a branch with a very amusing, expressive face carved into one end. The other end was cut off, the wood hollowed out, and a ball put inside. The end was then replaced carefully, so that only a thin seam shows. When the stick is tilted back and forth, the ball inside rolls with a heavy clicking sound. It's fun to fidget with. Most of the branch has a natural surface, with traces of the bark remaining; the face is painted. It measures 6 1/2" long by 1 7/8" high by 1 3/4" wide and is signed and dated "Fred Bowerman Aug. 8, 1990". The condition is very good, with a couple of small splits in the wood. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: TKSP.   Fred Bowerman carving ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... From above and below ... Video of the action [3.8 Mb].
Some much larger photos:   Fred Bowerman carving ... Another angle ... Front view ... Side view ... The other side, with a soda can for scale ... Back view ... From above and below ... Video of the action [3.8 Mb].

Carving of men playing checkersCarving of fiddlerCarving of preacherHere are three detailed carvings with lots of personality. There is a preacher, a fiddler, and two men playing checkers. Each is painted, and signed "Jack Eichbaum". Eichbaum lived in Chattanooga, TN and carved for many decades until his death in 2010. He was a member of the Southern Highlands Craft guild.   All three carvings together ... Larger photo.

The first two men are seated on crates, playing checkers on top of a barrel. Their faces and clothes are very lifelike. The carving is 5 1/4" high by 3 3/8" by 6 7/8", in excellent condition. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CCTH.   Carving of men playing checkers ... The other side ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of men playing checkers ... The other side ... Another angle ... A fourth view ... One end ... The other end ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

The fiddle player has a long mustache, and is seated with one foot propped on his chair. The whole carving, including the chair and base is made from a single piece of wood. It is 5 5/8" high by 2 1/4" side by 4 7/8" deep, in excellent condition. The price is $375.00. Inventory Code: CCTO.   Carving of fiddler ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of fiddler ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... With a soda can for scale.

The African-American preacher is caught in mid-sermon, gesturing over his Bible. He stands 5 3/8" tall by 1 7/8" wide by 3 3/4" deep. The condition is excellent except for a small chip off of his finger. The price is $300.00. Inventory Code: CCTW.   Carving of preacher ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carving of preacher ... Another angle ... Side view ... Front view ... The other side ... Back views ... From above ... Another view from above and below ... Closeup ... With a soda can for scale.
 

Carved band by MattinglyHere are four carved musicians by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly. They are coated with gesso, painted, and decorated, with beads for eyes. The women have hair made from polyurethane spray foam insulation, ribbons, fabric skirts, and plastic necklaces. The men's hair is made from glued sawdust, and they have painted clothes with felt hats and braid belts. Each is mounted on a round wood base 11" in diameter; they are unsigned. They range in size from 28 1/2" to 32" tall. They are in good condition with slight cracking and minor surface loss as seen in the photos. They woman in the floral skirt is missing one hand. Mattingly was from Kentucky, and carved from the early 1980's until his death in 2003. We have a similar, smaller group of musicians by him below. The price is $550.00 for the group. Inventory Code: CTTO.   Carved band by Mattingly ... Closeup ... The two women ... Side views of the women ... Back of the women ... The two men ... More views ... Side views of the men ... Closeups of the singer ... The singer's feet ... Closeups of the banjo player ... Closeup of the fiddler ... Two more closeups ... Side and back of the fiddler ... His legs ... The fiddler's feet ... Closeups of the guitar player ... Side and back closeups ... His legs and feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved band by Mattingly ... Closeup ... The two women ... Side views of the women ... Back of the women ... The two men ... More views ... Side views of the men ... Closeups of the singer ... The singer's feet ... Closeups of the banjo player ... Closeup of the fiddler ... Two more closeups ... Side and back of the fiddler ... His legs ... The fiddler's feet ... Closeups of the guitar player ... Side and back closeups ... His legs and feet ... With a yardstick and soda can for scale.

Folky carvingThis is a very folky and unusual carved head and bust of a man. It is painted brown and tan, with big red lips and black highlights, then covered with varnish. This strange piece is approximately 8 1/4" high and about 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" at the base. The age is unknown. It likely was made in the last quarter of the 20th c. The condition is very good with some slight paint loss. There is glue residue on the bottom. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: CHOP.   Folky carving ... Another angle ... Third view ... Side views ... Back view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Carved bandThis is a group of four carved musicians playing guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass. The men have painted clothes, cloth bandannas, felt hats, and hair made from glued on sawdust. The women have cloth skirts, ribbons, plastic necklaces, and hair made from painted polyurethane spray foam insulation. This assemblage was made by Lloyd "Hog" Mattingly of Kentucky, who carved from the early 1980's until his death in 2003. The base is signed "Hog's Hobbies L Mattingly". It measures 21 1/2" high by 33 1/2" wide by 7" deep, in very good condition. There is some slight cracking around the shoulder of the bass player, visible in the third closeup photo. The price is $450.00. Inventory Code: CCAO.   Carved band ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup of two figures ... The other two figures ... Third closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... Back, from above ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Carved band ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup of two figures ... The other two figures ... Third closeup ... Side views ... Back view ... Back, from above ... Closeup of signature ... With a soda can for scale.

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