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Harry Curieux Adamson (1816-2012) Autumn Along the Oxbow-Mallards

Harry Curieux Adamson (1816-2012) Autumn Along the Oxbow-Mallards

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Harry Curieux Adamson (1816-2012)
Autumn Along the Oxbow-Mallards, 1969
signed "Harry Curieux Adamson" lower left
oil on board, 26 by 40 in.

Harry Adamson was one of the premier waterfowl painters of the last fifty years. Born in Seattle in 1916, he studied under Paul J. Fair who is best known for his wildlife photography. He began painting after serving in World War II, selling a painting to the president of Mexico within the first decade of his career. His success continued and he was given the honor of being the first California Waterfowl Association Artist of the Year, as well as the 1979 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. His works have been included in shows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the British Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Admired by his fellow artists, Adamson had a knack for capturing birds in their natural habitats. His thoroughly detailed landscapes are the perfect backdrop for his accurately painted waterfowl.

"Autumn Along the Oxbow-Mallards" stands as one of the artist's masterworks with confident brushwork and strong colors.

Provenance: Private Southern Collection

Collection of Jim and Diane Cook, acquired from Copley Fine Art Auctions, The Sporting Sale, July 22-23, 2010, lot 128

Literature: Diane K. Inman, “From Marsh to Mountain: The Art of Harry Curieux Adamson,” San Francisco, CA, 1999, pp. 96-97, illustrated.


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$ 20,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 18 in The Sporting Sale 2019
AUCTION DATE: Jul 25, 2019 at 10:00am EDT


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