On The Square

Paintings, Prints & Paper

By Bidsquare

Aug 28,2015 | 11:00 EDT

Bidders looking to kickstart their art collection should pencil Friday, September 4 in their dairies, when Cowans Auctions hold their annual Studio Painting, Prints and Works on Paper sale. 155 lots go under the hammer, presenting a great opportunity for both first time buyers and established collectors to snap up affordable art of the highest order.

The sale features fine paintings, prints and works on paper - late 19th Century and early 20th Century pieces by respected artists such as Reginald GroomsPaul AshbrookCharles Meurer, E.T. Hurley and others. Look now at the full catalog.

Lot 118 features three lithographs by Leonor Fini, an Argentine surrealist painter, designer, illustrator and author known for her unapologetic depictions of powerful women.

Lot 47 is a simmering autumn landscape by Harris Shelton, a Texas lawyer who began painting seriously after being badly stricken by arthritis in the 1920s.

Looking for a splash of color? Lot 15, Grilling in the City, an oil on canvas by Cincinnatis Ed Pikar, has the kind of pop that really jumps from the wall.

Drying the Hunt, Lot 105, is an oil on canvas by 19th Century Dutch painter Edourd Vanderhaegen.

Those looking for something a little different should check out Lot 142, an abstract depiction of a chalice painted on paper bag by American Jay Steensma.