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VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) NY Painting

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VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) NY Painting

Lot 0075 Details

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VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) New York "Fraunces Tavern" - Pearl Street Lower Manhattan Financial District. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right VESTIE E. DAVIS 1968. Good condition, light craquelure. Painting measures 16" x 36". Frame measures 19" x 39".

From Askart: "Born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 10, 1903, he went to New York City in 1928 and worked as a circus barker, newsstand manager and undertaker. Completely unschooled in the arts, he began painting after seeing a gallery painting on 57th Street. He said, "I can paint like that" and went to the paint store. Within a few days, he completed a work which sold. He is referred to as the city primitive. Discovered by a collector, he was featured at the Museum of American Folk Art. At first he painted only buildings but found that more popular were scenes with people. None of them are ever in a hurry. There is a sense of peace and joy and civility."
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VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) NY Painting

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Apr 07, 2013
Starting Price $1,000
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0075: VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) NY Painting

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
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Lot 0075 Details

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VESTIE E. DAVIS (American, 1903-1978) New York "Fraunces Tavern" - Pearl Street Lower Manhattan Financial District. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right VESTIE E. DAVIS 1968. Good condition, light craquelure. Painting measures 16" x 36". Frame measures 19" x 39".

From Askart: "Born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 10, 1903, he went to New York City in 1928 and worked as a circus barker, newsstand manager and undertaker. Completely unschooled in the arts, he began painting after seeing a gallery painting on 57th Street. He said, "I can paint like that" and went to the paint store. Within a few days, he completed a work which sold. He is referred to as the city primitive. Discovered by a collector, he was featured at the Museum of American Folk Art. At first he painted only buildings but found that more popular were scenes with people. None of them are ever in a hurry. There is a sense of peace and joy and civility."

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