Paintings & Prints

Cowan's Auctions holds four annual auctions that include American and Continential paintings, sculpture & works on Paper, with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century works. These sales feature a fine selection of Cincinnati artists and other varieties of American and European fine art that commands impressive prices. Because of our thorough research, internationally focused marketing, and exceptional catalogs, Cowan's is quickly becoming one of the premier houses sophisticated collectors depend on to enhance or market great works of fine art.

Department Director

Graydon Sikes
Specialist

Contact Information
Contact Graydon at 513.871.1670 x 225 or email decarts@cowans.com

Graydon Sikes' areas of expertise include 19th and 20th century American paintings, with an emphasis on artists of the American West. In addition, Sikes manages the department of Asian Art at Cowan's, which has averaged $1 million in sales over the last 5 years. He is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and is a licensed auctioneer in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.

Sikes has managed the sale of numerous important Collections of Western Art in the last 9 years, totaling over $10 million in sales.  He presides over 5 auctions annually in the categories of Fine Art and Asian Art. 

Sikes is a featured appraiser on the popular KET television series, Kentucky Collectibles, and well as PBS's Antiques Roadshow, beginning in 2015.  He is also a featured appraiser on Cash in the Attic, US edition. He has given numerous talks and conducted appraisal events at regional institutions.  


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John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953)
Lot # 80 - John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953)
Abside de la Cathédrale. Troyes.
etching
signed in margin l.r.
edition 100 l.l.
framed
12.5 x 5.25 in. (sight)
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[Flat Mount] [Italy] Large Group of Italy Stereoviews by Local and Foreign Publishers
Lot # 1157 - [Flat Mount] [Italy] Large Group of Italy Stereoviews by Local and Foreign Publishers
Lot of 200+ flat mount stereoviews of Italy, ca 1860-1880s, published by Italian, British, French, American, and anonymous makers.  20+ by Enrico Verzaschi of Rome, also views by E. Lamy, Giacomo Brogi of Florence, Emilia of Bologna, D'Alessandri Brothers of Rome, anonymous views of Venice, PLUS copy stereoviews.
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Romantic School (American, mid 19th century)
Lot # 86 - Romantic School (American, mid 19th century)
Nocturnal Dance Scene of Two Figures in Red Dress
oil on canvas
unsigned
housed in carved gilt frame
5.75 x 7.75 in. (sight)
 
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George W. Headley (American, 1908-1985)
Lot # 118 - George W. Headley (American, 1908-1985)
Portugal
oil on board
signed, titled, and dated '57 l.r.
framed
11.5 x 15.5 in. (sight)
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E. Horley (English, 19th-20th century)
Lot # 71 - E. Horley (English, 19th-20th century)
Sailboat
etching
signed in margin l.r.
framed
9.75 x 7.25 in. (plate size)
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[Curved Mount] [Expos] Miscellaneous Exposition Stereoviews, Including Buffalo, San Francisco, & Jamestown
Lot # 1316 - [Curved Mount] [Expos] Miscellaneous Exposition Stereoviews, Including Buffalo, San Francisco, & Jamestown
Lot of 18, including:

Eight views of the 1907 Jamestown Exposition in Virginia (5 Underwood, 3 Keystone, 1 Griffith).

Four views of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, all featuring electric light (2 Kilburn, 1 Whiting, 1 anonymous).

Four views of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco (all Keystone).

One view of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon (International Stereograph Co.)

One view of a prize-winning stallion at the 1908 West Michigan State Fair.
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Aldo Pagliacci (Italian, b. 1913)
Lot # 20 - Aldo Pagliacci (Italian, b. 1913)
Easel
oil on canvas
signed on center of canvas and dated 1957
16 x 11 in. (sight)
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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (British, 1890-1978)
Lot # 40 - Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (British, 1890-1978)
James McBey
engraving 
signed and dated 1931 l.r.
titled l.l. 
framed 
7.5 x 10.5 in. (print size) 


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Elmer Ellsworth Garnsey (American, 1862-1946)
Lot # 61 - Elmer Ellsworth Garnsey (American, 1862-1946)
Coast of Capri
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1906 l.l.
framed
16 x 22 in. (sight)
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Douglas W. Turner (American, b. 1941), Seaside Scenes
Lot # 232 - Douglas W. Turner (American, b. 1941), Seaside Scenes
Oil on board, four paintings, with one having a painting on the front and verso, two signed l.r., two signed l.l.; 5 x 7 in.
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Birds in Tree by Emily Burling Waite, Watercolor
Lot # 219 - Birds in Tree by Emily Burling Waite, Watercolor
Emily Burling Waite (American, 1887-1980), signed l.l.; 13.25 x 9.5 in.
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[Curved Mount] [Switzerland & Austria] Switzerland, Austria, and Alpine Views by Keystone, et al.
Lot # 1166 - [Curved Mount] [Switzerland & Austria] Switzerland, Austria, and Alpine Views by Keystone, et al.
Lot of approximately 300 stereoviews of Switzerland, Austria, and the Alps, published by Keystone, et al.
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[Flat Mount] [New Mexico & Arizona] Stereoviews by Henry Brown, Anthony, and Continent Stereoscopic Co.
Lot # 1100 - [Flat Mount] [New Mexico & Arizona] Stereoviews by Henry Brown, Anthony, and Continent Stereoscopic Co.
Lot of 8, including: four views of Santa Fe by Henry Brown, titled No. 13 San Miguel Church, No. 25 Indian Pottery, No. 30 North view of the City, and No. 42 Old House, San Miguel Church & College; two Anthony views from the Views In The Cañons Of The Colorado River And Among The Aztec Cities Of Arizona series, titled No. 15 Barrel Cactus Over 6 Feet High and No. 60 Distant View of Moqui; and two views by Continent Stereoscopic Co., titled 619 - Apache Canon, New Mexico and 667 - Galinas Canon, New Mexico
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Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920)
Lot # 57 - Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920)
Dal Karl
original etching
signed l.r. and u.l. within plate
framed
late 19th-early 20th century
4.25 x 6 in. (print size)
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Abstract Serigraph by Sister Mary Corita
Lot # 197 - Abstract Serigraph by Sister Mary Corita
Silkscreen on paper, signed in graphite l.r., with identifying label on verso.  Purchased at Closson Galleries, Cincinnati; 14.5 x 38.5 in.
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Emile Boulard (French, 1863-1943)
Lot # 72 - Emile Boulard (French, 1863-1943)
Cows in a Summer Landscape
oil on board
signed l.l.
framed
4.5 x 6.75 in. (sight)
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[Curved Mount] [Latin America] Keystone Stereoviews of Mexico, Central America, and South America
Lot # 1145 - [Curved Mount] [Latin America] Keystone Stereoviews of Mexico, Central America, and South America
Lot of 222 curved mount stereoviews, almost all by Keystone.  104 views feature Mexico, while the remainder show Central American and South American countries, including Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina.
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[Curved Mount] [Famous People - Presidents] Presidents Taft, Wilson, & Coolidge Stereoviews
Lot # 1209 - [Curved Mount] [Famous People - Presidents] Presidents Taft, Wilson, & Coolidge Stereoviews
Lot of 12, including: President Taft & Secretary Vorys, 1908, by C.H. Graves; Taft inauguration parade, 1909, by H.C. White; Taft at his desk in the War Dept., 1908, by H.C. White; President Wilson, by Underwood; WIlson & Mrs. Wilson with the King & Queen of Belgium, by Keystone (2 copies); Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress regarding entry into World War I, by Keystone (2 copies); two of President Coolidge's nomination, including seconding by Florence C. Porter, the first woman to do so, by Keytstone; Coolidge in the reviewing stand at his inauguration, by Keystone; and Coolidge and his cabinet, by Keystone.
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[Curved Mount] [Africa] Africa Stereoviews by Keystone, et al.
Lot # 1169 - [Curved Mount] [Africa] Africa Stereoviews by Keystone, et al.
Lot of 160+ curved mount stereoviews by Keystone and Underwood, showing various African nations NOT INCLUDING Egypt.  Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Congo, Kenya, South Africa, and more are represented.
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Charley Harper (American, 1922-2007)
Lot # 46 - Charley Harper (American, 1922-2007)
Serengeti Spaghetti
silkscreen
signed l.r.
numbered 2236/2500 l.l.
17.25 x 24 in. (plate size)
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