A Collection of Paintings and Watercolors by Wells Moses Sawyer (American, 1863-1961) De-accessioned from a Florida Museum
A Collection of Paintings and Watercolors by Wells Moses Sawyer (American, 1863-1961) De-accessioned from a Florida Museum

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A Collection of Paintings and Watercolors by Wells Moses Sawyer (American, 1863-1961) De-accessioned from a Florida Museum

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Elder's Antiques
October
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October 29, 2006
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The painter Wells Moses Sawyer was active in Sarasota, Florida, from 1944 until his death in 1961. His daughter, Helen Sawyer Farnsworth (1900-1999) and his son-in-law Jerry Farnsworth (1895-1983) were renowned painters and art instructors in Sarasota where they ran the Farnsworth School of Art.

While studying law in Chicago, Wells Sawyer pursued art courses under John Vanderpoel at the Art Institute of Chicago. In order to support himself, he worked as an illustrator for leading newspapers such as the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune. In 1891, Sawyer moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked as an illustrator for the Geological Survey office and enrolled in courses at the Corcoran School of Art (1891-1892) and the Washington Art Students League (1893-1897). During these early years, Sawyer exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute from 1889-1892 and had a one-man show at the Fischer Galleries in Washington in 1894. His early landscape paintings of Washington, executed in the 1890s, are reminiscent of the French Barbizon School.

In 1896-1897, Sawyer traveled to Key Marco, Florida, where he worked as artist and photographer for an archaeological expedition. He also surveyed and made topographical maps for the expedition. Upon his return to Washington in 1897, Sawyer became head of the Illustrations Department at the Bureau of Ethnology and later worked at the Treasury Department where he served as inspector of furniture for federal buildings and designed furniture for government use. In 1907, he moved to New York City where he worked in advertising and sales for the Trustee Security Company and in public relations at the National City Bank of New York. During this period, Sawyer continued to paint in his spare time and to exhibit his work in numerous New York City galleries. He also studied art briefly in Paris from 1899-1900.

By the 1920s, his Barbizon-inspired style had given way to a more impressionistic style. Due to illness, Sawyer retired in 1926 and dedicated his time increasingly to his artwork. He lived in Spain from 1926-1934, in Mexico from 1934-1944, and finally Sarasota, Florida, from 1944 until his death in 1961. He continued to show his work in Spain, Mexico, England, and the United States (such as the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian) and was a member of the Art Students League, Salmagundi Club and the American Watercolor Society.

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Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.  

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 Amanda and Chris Everard

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This auction features property from several well known Savannahians including the Collection of Preston Russell, a Savannah painter, historian, and writer. Several of his paintings are included in the auction as well as some of his historical figural models and ship models and art by other Savannah artists including a photograph by Jack Leigh and painting by Marcus Kenny.  His collection reflects his many interests including sporting art, folk art, military paintings, medals and busts and items from his extensive travels.

Other collections include the Estate of Emily Coxe Winburn from her Beaufort residence with many decorative paintings, prints, bronzes and garden items as well as Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years.  As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.

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