Gray's Aug. 28th auction in Cleveland will feature artworks by Harold Newton, Grant Wood, Widliczkas
Fine art, furniture and decorative art from estates across the country will be on full display at an auction planned for Wednesday, August 28th, by Gray's Auctioneers, online and in the Cleveland, Ohio gallery located at 10717 Detroit Avenue.
By: Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers
All lots can be viewed now, at GraysAuctioneers.com (https://auctions.graysauctioneers.com/
"Highlights from this remarkable sale will include a Floridian coastline by Harold Newton, one of the founding members of the Florida Highwaymen, and a collection of paintings from three generations of the artistic Widlicka (Widlizcka) family - Anton, Leopold and Frederick," said Serena Harragin of Gray's Auctioneers. "The Newton painting is one of the finest Highwaymen works I have ever seen."
Harold Newton (1934-1994) was a founding member of the Florida Highwaymen, a group of African American landscape painters. His work in the sale, titled Beach Scene, is an oil on canvas board nicely housed in a 28 inch by 34 inch frame. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000 and was acquired directly from Mr. Newton by the consignor.
The Widliczka collection includes a 19th century ink and gouache on paper by Anton Widliczka, titled Crucifixion of Jesus, signed and dated ("1898") lower center and presented in an 11 inch by 8 ¼ inch frame (est. $800-$1,200);
A 1940 lithograph titled Approaching Storm from an edition of 250, signed by Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), famous for his iconic work American Gothic, 11 ¾ inches by 8 ¾ inches, has an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. Also, an oil on canvas signed front and back by Walter C. Hartson (American, 1866-1946), Wassaic, New York, Early Spring, in a 42 inch by 48 inch frame, should sell for $1,500-$2,5000.