Turner Auctions + Appraisals is very pleased to present The John Pence Collection of Academic Realists & Abstract Art, Part II, on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Featuring artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, this sale offers over 200 lots of diverse subject matter – works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, crayon, pencil, egg tempura and mixed media; as well as etchings, lithographs and sculpture.
Artists from the 19th century include Raymond Nott, Jacques Maroger, Walter Engelhardt, Robert Hallowell, Michael von Meyer, Frank Herrmann and Carroll Thayer Berry. Works from the 20th century were created by Will Wilson, Randall Lake, Robert Maione, Douglas Fenn Wilson, Jason Gaillard, Robert LaVigne, Michael Bergt, John Koenig, Daniel Phill, Steve Armstrong and Gary Viviano, among others. Women artists represented in the auction include Mary Foote, Iola Lorie Benton, Marguerite Takvorian-Holmes, Maria Alquilar, Judith Clancy and Yvonne Muinde. Two Audubon prints, Havell Edition, complete the sale.
John Pence was founder and owner of the largest art gallery in San Francisco, which was also one of the premier academic realist galleries in the U.S. He retired last year from his eponymous firm after 44 years in business. This online auction, Part II of his sale, features artworks from Mr. Pence’s personal collection, supplemented with works from his gallery. The focus of Mr. Pence’s own assemblage and his gallery is on academic realists, abstract works, and significant works from the 19th and early 20th centuries that inspired them.