Friday, January 24, 2020

Norman Rockwell Original Art


Saying Grace by Norman Rockwell Original Painting Sold by Sotheby's Auction
Doctor Examining Sick Doll for Little Girl Norman Rockwell Original Drawing Sold by J Watson Fine Art
Mighty Proud Norman Rockwell Original Oil Study Sold by J Watson Fine Art

If you would like to add a one of a kind piece of American art and history to your art collection by Norman Rockwell, we would be happy to be of assistance.

We can help with the acquisition (or sale) of original Norman Rockwell paintings, drawings and studies.

Although the record auction price for a Norman Rockwell painting to date is over 46 Million for Freedom from Want, there are original Normal Rockwell works of art in a wide range of prices starting from a few thousand and up into the 8 figures.

We have been fortunate to help collectors acquire a number of his works over the years, and have some rare original Norman Rockwell art we can offer to collectors.

Contact the gallery at 661 476-7558 or e-mail us here for more information about buying or selling Norman Rockwell original works of art.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Artist G. Harvey--A Great Legacy

 

 G. Harvey 1933-2017

Artist G. Harvey was a true American Treasure. He has blessed so many with his wonderful paintings of Western cowboy and Native American Scenes and his American turn of the century street scenes.

Many of his paintings were used to raise funds for Focus on the Family, a cause that was dear to his heart, through auctions of original paintings and sales of limited edition prints, and those gifts will continue to create positive effects into the future.

Collectors and art admirers have enjoyed his work for many years, and his paintings will continue to bring joy and inspiration to countless people all over the world. G. Harvey artwork can be found in the collections of museums, corporations and private collectors, and select artwork is available through galleries.

His appreciation of the simple times and the accomplishments of those who built America comes through in his work.

Patriotism is a strong theme in paintings such as A Nation Blessed, Dreams of a Nation and An Evening with the President.

The rugged life of the American Cowboy is shown in his paintings like Men of the Great Northwest and Trailing the Canyon Light.

And his abiding faith was portrayed in his iconic Light Unto the World featuring the large Christmas tree outside the White House in Washington DC, among other paintings..

We are so thankful for the life and contributions of G. Harvey and the wonderful legacy he left for us.

J Watson Fine Art carries a selection of rare G.Harvey original paintings as well as many of his sold out at the publisher limited edition prints. You can contact the gallery at 661 476-7558 or e-mail info@jwatsonfineart.com or visit the website at www.jwatsonfineart.com for more information.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Rare Norman Rockwell Original Paintings Available from J Watson Fine Art

Norman Rockwell Original 
Mighty Proud Study

Norman Rockwell paintings have been on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, Look magazine, the Boy Scouts of America Calendars and more, and his work has a prominent place in American art.

Family values, nostalgia and simpler times are often depicted in Norman Rockwell's art.

His original paintings, studies and drawings have been highly valued by collectors.

Generally Norman Rockwell painted several studies prior to the final paintings, some more detailed than others. 

J Watson Fine Art has several rare Norman Rockwell original paintings and Norman Rockwell original studies available. Most of these are discreet sales and are not on the website, but collectors may contact the gallery at 661 476-7558 or e-mail info@jwatsonfineart.com for more information on available works of art.




Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cowboy Art by John Bye--Masters of the American West Artist

Just for the Fun of It, Original painting by John Bye
Cloud Watching Over the Kaibab Plateau, Original Painting by John Bye

John Bye portrays the modern cowboy in his highly detailed original paintings.
John was recently invited to participate in theAnnual Masters of the American West show at the Autry Western Heritage Museum, as his talent was recognized by the late John Geraghty of the Autry.
J Watson Fine Art represents John for his original paintings, and his limited editions are published by The Greenwhich Workshop.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Western Still Life Paintings by Museum Artist J. E. Weston

Civil War Relic 24 x 36 by J. E. Weston 

The Under Sheriff's Spurs 30 x 24 by J. E. Weston 

The Ceremony 24 x 30 by J E. Weston

These Western still life paintings by J. E. Weston have great lighting, composition, and detail. J. E. is the artist in residence at the Jackson Hole Historical Museum and his paintings often incorporate artifacts from the museum collection in the compositions.

He has painted for many museums in the US and Canada before entering the gallery market and has a promising future.

For more information about the artist or to inquire about one of his original paintings contact the gallery at 661 476-7558 or e-mail info@jwatsonfineart.com, or visit the website www.jwatsonfineart.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Masters of the American West Highlights


Longing for Home by Kyle Polzin
Family Traditions by Morgan Weistling
Capturing the Captain's Coat by Howard Terpning

As supporters of the Autry, we wanted to share some of the highlights of the Masters of the American West show this year.

This was the first year that selected works were offered in an open live bid format, rather than silent bid.  There were paintings in the live bid auction by Howard Terpning,  ZS Liang,, Mian Situ, and Kyle Polzin.

The rest of the available paintings in the show were sold by ballot box draw as usual.

Howard Terpning was close to 2 Million with the sale of his painting Capturing the Chief's Coat 40 x 50 which sold for 1.9 Million to the highest bidder. Limited Edition giclee canvases of the piece were produced by his publisher The Greenwich Workshop, and have already sold out at the publisher. Contact us if you are interested in adding one of Howard Terpning's original paintings or sold-out at publisher limited editions to your art collection.

We are also fortunate to have some of Howard's double signed Artist Proofs direct from the family vault that we can offer our collectors.

Morgan Weistling won the Purchase Award for his wonderful painting Family Traditions, which is now part of the Autry permanent collection.  We are very happy for Morgan's well deserved win, although it would hae been nice to be able to buy the painting for one of our collectors : )

Kyle Polzin exceeded expectations yet again with his painting Longing for Home 17 x 36 which sold for 60.000.

Overall it was a good night for Western art.

You can browse more Western art on our website, and we have more art available that is not on the website. Contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail info@jwatsonfineart.com and let us know if there is something on your wish list for art we can assist you with.

Monday, September 23, 2013

G. Harvey Art Reaches New High Price and Great Demand at Auction

Winter's Gold 24 x 36 by G. Harvery
Land of No Fences 24 x 36 by G. Harvey
New York, New York 40 x 30 by G. Harvey
Manhattan Showers 12 x 9 by G. Harvey  available from J Watson Fine Art

G. Harvey is truly an American treasure and collectors have been showing their appreciation of his beautiful original paintings with fierce bidding at auction recently.

Several (but not all) auction lots have closed with sales prices way over auction estimates. Notably at Jackson Hole Art Auction this September, Winter Gold (Western) sold for almost 170,000 with auction estimates of 60,000-90,000, Land of No Fences (Western) sold for over 140,000 with auction estimates of 70,000-90,000, and in April, the wonderful city scene New York, New York sold for over 281,000 despite auction estimates of 120,000-180,000, setting a new record for a G. Harvey painting at auction (so far).

Though rare, there are still some small G. Harvey original paintings at modest prices that can be acquired in the teens and twenties that we can offer to collectors wanting a one of a kind treasure from this talented artist, and some larger paintings as well.

As with any fine art, there are no guarantees about what will happen with prices in the future, so my advice is always to buy art that you love, rather than just for investment only.

Whatever the prices, G. Harvey's original paintings are beautiful and have wonderful impressionistic technique, and they bring joy to collectors and those who view them. They also bring to the world an appreciation for the simple things and good values that are part of the spirit of America.

You can view G. Harvey originals available from J Watson Fine Art  at the G. Harvey exhibit on our website, and for information or photos of additional originals contact us at 661 476-7558 or e-mail info@jwatsonfineart.com.