“sunflowers” by herman raymond

May 24, 2018. 01:35 UTC
“Sunflowers” by Herman Raymond
United States of America


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Sunflowers original oil painting by Herman Raymond Jan 1998. Highly textured painting. The Gallery in Burlingame California 1998 Valued certificate $3800.


Sei Bella Consignment https://www.seibellaboutique.com/ Roseville California May 2018. Purchased through estate sale same month in Granite Bay through private art collector.

Answered within 1 day
May 25, 18:09 UTC
By Klaus

Fair Market Value

$800 - $2,000 USD

Insurance Value

$2,800 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a painting by Herman RAYMOND (1924), depicting sunflowers in an impressionist manner. The painting is signed lower left "Herman Raymond". Few paintings by the artist were offered and sold at auction. The painting in your possession is very attractive due to the pleasant subject matter. The estimate is based on few results. "Asking prices" in the trade can be higher and vary.

Viskerartstudio&designs visker May 25, 20:42 UTC

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(American 1924 - )

Herman Raymond was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. After the end of WW II Raymond had to choose between a career as an artist or as a musician (he played the trumpet). Raymond says he received more encouragement and recognition as an artist so that is the career he chose. That choice being made, Raymond has devoted his life to painting since completing his studies at the Art Students League in New York City. Raymond looks back fondly at the days he shared a studio in Greenwich Village for $12 a month with three other aspiring artists. After being awarded a one-person show at the Artists’ Gallery in New York City, Raymond decided to move to Colorado. He says he was in search of a quieter place to live and paint.

From 1951 - 1954 Raymond taught, studied, and painted at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.He has made Colorado his home since that time, where he paints and does occasional stage design work.

In 1955 the national Art Quarterly "Art In America" selected Mr. Raymond for its "New Talent In America" Contest. Since that time Mr. Raymond has participated in many national exhibitions including museum shows in New York City; Tallahasee, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; and in Oakland and San Francisco, California.

In the initial phases of his artistic career, Mr. Raymond allied himself with the Abstract Style which was so dominant in the art world at that time, especially in New York City. He eventually moved away from that style into a mature Impressionistic Style whose subject matter consisted of gardens, landscapes, city and genre scenes. His work seems to dissolve into many colored dots as the viewer looks at his paintings up close. Mr. Raymond’s paintings are built on tonal values rather than on color. Mr. Raymond has stated that "Color is optional......I work more by values." He has further stated that "Artists aren’t decorators." A prominent art critic has stated that when looking at Mr. Raymond’s work one comes away with the sense of "a single artistic personality behind his painting".

The American Federation of Fine Arts has voted Mr. Raymond as "One of the top fifteen Artists in the United States". The Pikes Peak Art Council has recently awarded Mr. Raymond their "Lifetime Achievement Award".

Mr. Raymond’s work is collected around the world, and is included in many prestigious private and public collections.

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