Indiana Art Auctions

Jackson's Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices January 12th, 2014

Indianapolis, In. January 12th, 2014 - The first auction of 2014 contained a wide variety of notable past and present Indiana artists available to the highest bidder.  With 140 lots offered for sale their was enough variety and price ranges that anyone interested in purchasing, had the opportunity to walk out the door with a nice piece of art. The auction was held by Jackson Auction and Real Estate Company at their location in downtown Indianapolis Indiana.

Adolph Shulz Painting Reaches $9,500

Adolph ShulzAdolph R. Shulz is considered to be the founder of the Brown County Art Colony. After first visiting the rural area in 1900, he started spending summers there painting until permanently moving to Nashville, In. in 1914.  Adolph studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with William Merritt Chase at the New York Art Students League. He was one of the founding members that established the Brown County Art Gallery in 1926. An exceptional painting by the artist was one of the center pieces of the auction and created a lot of interest from several buyers. The oil painting on canvas was titled "The Abandoned Road", measured 30 x 34, was signed lower right and received a final bid of $9,500.

Ada Walter Shulz the first wife of Adolph, was friends with the son and daughter of T. C. Steele and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for 4 years. Ada did not do much painting until 1906 when her family was older and fewer obligations allowed her to dedicate more time to her art.  Paintings by Ada do not come up for sale often, and when they do, they typically command high prices. Although not reaching the low estimate of $15,000, a painting depicting a landscape with oxen, and possibly Grandma Barnes Cabin, reached a respectable bid of $9,500. The painting was Oil on board, measured 17.5 x 20, and was signed by Ada in the lower left.

George Herbert BakerGeorge Herbert Baker studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Boothbay Art School in Maine and under the Richmond group artist John Elwood Bundy.  He was a charter member and president of the Richmond Palette Club and was know for his landscape paintings in and around Wayne County Indiana. A 16 x 20  oil on canvas winter scene with stream was offered to bidders who collect his work and received a final bid of $350. Also for sale was a Pastel measuring 8 x 10 and signed lower right, went to the buyer for $150.

Indiana Art Values

January 12, 2014 auction values provided by Indiana Art Online

James Eccles, 20x24, O/C, SLL, "The Old Road" sold for $450
Frank Hoenberger 10x8, Colored Photo, SLR, sold for $150
Frank Vietor, 8x12, Acrylic, SLR, "Monon, Winter of 95" sold for $400
Hallie prow, 16x20, O/B, SLL, "Sunlight and Shadows" sold for $5,000
Leota Loop, 20x26, O/C, SLL, Wooded Autumn Landscape" sold for $600
Claude Curry Bohm, 11x15, O/B, SLL, The Early Snow" sold for $900


Jackson's Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices November 17th, 2013

Glen Cooper Henshaw - "Boats against the Sunset"November 18th, 2013 – The November Indiana Art Auction contained a wide array of exceptional works of art for the Indiana art collector to choose from. The auction began with rare large oil painting by artist Glen Cooper Henshaw (b. 08-08-1880 – d. 04-05-1946). Glen was one of the first students of the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis In. and studied in Munich Germany for more than a year. Feeling that his instructors were to structured he spent the next 10 years in Paris and Italy creating works of art in the impressionist style. With the pending threat of World War I he moved back to the US setting up a studio in New Your City. After marrying his second wife he moved to Baltimore, but with the onset of World War II they became worried about the threat of the east coast being bombed. They decided to move to Nashville, In where he lived for the remainder of his life. Titled "Boats against the Sunset" the Henshaw painting measured 40x30 and was signed lower left and reached a final bid of $13,000.

Homer G. DavissonSix paintings from the Fort Wayne Indiana artist Homer G. Davisson (1866-1957) were offered with a 22x28 signed lower right landscape with sheep reaching the highest price of $2,000. Davisson graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  Also at the Art Students League in New York City, Corcoran School of Arts in Washington, D.C. and in Munich Germany. In the 1920s Homer began visiting Brown County to paint and became a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery. Other paintings of Davisson included a 15x18 Oil on Board titled "Polk St. Station" brought $1,200 and a 18 x 24 watercolor reached a price of $450.

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Jackson's Indiana Art Auction Results & Prices June 16th, 2013

June 16th, 2013  -  The signature painting at the June 16th Jackson auction held at 617 E. North St. Indianapolis, In., was a 1947 Hoosier Salon entry by artist Edward K. Williams (1870 - 1950).  Born in Greensburg Pennsylvania Williams studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. In his early years he stayed at the Pittman Inn along with fellow artists while painting Brown County. Eventually Williams moved to Nashville In. in 1926 and was a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery Association.  Wanting to paint snow scenes out of doors all winter he would leave Brown County for painting the snowy landscape of Door County Wisconsin. The painting titled "The Bridge" measured 34x40 SLL/SLR and sold to the highest bidder for $15,000.

L. W. Bonsib "Morning Light" A very well executed Louis W. Bonsib (1892 - 1979) oil on canvas titled "Morning Light"  measured 25x30, signed lower right and sold in its period gold frame for $1,300.  After graduating from Indiana University Louis took a position with the Indianapolis Engraving Company providing him with the experience needed to open his own advertising agency business in 1923. He set up his own shop in Peru, Ind. and then moved it to Fort Wayne In where it continued to grow and became one of the most successful and highly regarded agencies in the state. Essentially a self taught artist he used Oils and Watercolors to capture scenes of his favorite places including Brown County Indiana 

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