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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
  2024-05-21 11:00:00 2024-05-21 11:00:00 America/New_York Revere Auctions Revere Auctions : Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History https://live.revereauctions.com/auctions/revere-auctions/visions-of-the-north-minnesotan-art-history-13709
Revere Auctions is proud to host our third annual Minnesota art and history sale. "Visions of the North" showcases art across time ranging from antique photographs showing the early years of Minnesota's history to recent works by contemporary artists such as Cameron Booth, George Morrison, and Warren MacKenzie. Also available is a broad collection of archival photography from the archives of the Star Tribune depicting notable personalities such as: past and present Presidents, musicians like NSYNC and The Beatles, cinema icons from Elizabeth Taylor to John Wayne, and much more!
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Lot 14

Lester Johnson Charcoal Figural Drawing

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Starting Bid
$800

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Lester Johnson (American, 1919-2010). Charcoal on paper drawing depicting a crowd of figures wearing bowler hats depicted in loose abstract white lines. Signed along the lower center.

Lester Johnson, a prominent American artist and educator known for his figurative expressionist style, was born in Minneapolis in 1919. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Art under Alexander Masley and later moved to New York City, where he became associated with the Second Generation of the New York School, sharing spaces with artists like Larry Rivers and Wolf Kahn. Johnson's career included teaching positions at Ohio State University and Yale, where he served as Director of Studies Graduate Painting from 1969 to 1974, before retiring in 1989.

Sight; height: 39 1/4 in x width: 29 1/2 in. Framed; height: 40 1/4 in x width: 30 1/4 in x depth: 1 1/2 in. The colors are bold and deep. There are no visible tears, creases, losses, or restorations. Some wear to the extreme edges of the work where the frame rubs against the surface. Framed under glass; light wear to the frame. There is some dust gathered along the interior of the frame. Not inspected out of frame. Some light wear to the frame.

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