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            • Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) American
              Dec. 14, 2023

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) American

              Est: $1,500 - $3,500

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) Oil in Board, Signed bottom left corner, Measures ( 16 x 24 inches ) w/frame ( 19 x 27 ) Born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers

              Cutler Bay Auctions
            • VIVIAN AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 27, 2023

              VIVIAN AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              A Pair of Miniature Swiss Landscapes, one with castle, the other with farm, oil on prepared panels, unsigned, with integral gilt frames, both 5" x 5 1/2", one vertical, the other horizontal format. Losses to gilding. Includes handwritten note that reads: "This is to advise that the owner, Mrs. Lucia Stevens, owns two pictures with gold frames (all wooden) which were painted by Vivian Akers & given to my Aunt Gertrude Gardner and to me in 1939. Signed, Charlotte J Moore".

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) American
              Jul. 01, 2023

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) American

              Est: $2,000 - $3,500

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886-1966) Oil in Board, Signed bottom left corner, Measures ( 16 x 24 inches ) w/frame ( 19 x 27 ) Born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers

              Cutler Bay Auctions
            • Vivian Milner Akers - Oil on Board
              May. 06, 2023

              Vivian Milner Akers - Oil on Board

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Signed Vivian Milner Akers 1960 - Milk Tekat and Coca-Mocha Oil on Board. Dimensions 26x31

              Regency Auction House
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (1886-1966)
              May. 05, 2023

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (1886-1966)

              Est: $200 - $400

              "Hillside Landscape" oil on panel 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Signed Faintly verso Vivian Milner Akers, Norway,

              John McInnis Auctioneers
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)
              Feb. 26, 2023

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              "Pennesseewasse Lake, Norway, Maine", oil on canvasboard, signed lower right and dated 1943, titled in gold on the original oak frame, OS: 22 1/4" x 19 1/2", SS: 16 1/2" x 13 3/4". Good condition.

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • VIVIAN AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)
              Feb. 26, 2023

              VIVIAN AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              A Pair of Miniature Swiss Landscapes, one with castle, the other with farm, oil on prepared panels, unsigned, with integral gilt frames, both 5" x 5 1/2", one vertical, the other horizontal format. Losses to gilding. Includes handwritten note that reads: "This is to advise that the owner, Mrs. Lucia Stevens, owns two pictures with gold frames (all wooden) which were painted by Vivian Akers & given to my Aunt Gertrude Gardner and to me in 1939. Signed, Charlotte J Moore".

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Feb. 12, 2023

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,000 - $1,300

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Edge of the Forest". 1936. Autumn landscape
              Dec. 04, 2022

              Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Edge of the Forest". 1936. Autumn landscape

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Edge of the Forest". 1936. Autumn landscape by river. Oil on board. Inscribed dedication lower left, faintly inscribed signature and date lower right. Framed in original Vivian Akers frame. Titled on reverse. Sight size 8 x 8 in, overall size 16.75 x 15 in.

              Tremont Auctions
            • Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Fir Spires". 1936. Winter snow landscape. Oil on panel. Framed in original Vivian Akers frame. Signed lower right. Titled on reverse. Sight size 8 x 8 in, overall size 16.75 x 15 in.
              Dec. 04, 2022

              Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Fir Spires". 1936. Winter snow landscape. Oil on panel. Framed in original Vivian Akers frame. Signed lower right. Titled on reverse. Sight size 8 x 8 in, overall size 16.75 x 15 in.

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              Vivian M. Akers. Maine. "Fir Spires". 1936. Winter snow landscape. Oil on panel. Framed in original Vivian Akers frame. Signed lower right. Titled on reverse. Sight size 8 x 8 in, overall size 16.75 x 15 in.

              Tremont Auctions
            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Seated Nude, 1945, Oil on panel, unframed, 13 1/4" x 8 1/4" actual
              Dec. 03, 2022

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Seated Nude, 1945, Oil on panel, unframed, 13 1/4" x 8 1/4" actual

              Est: $300 - $500

              Vivian Akers Am., 1886-1966 Seated Nude, 1945 Oil on panel, unframed Signed l.r., signed, dated and inscribed "To Arthur, V-Milner Akers, 1947" verso

              Barridoff Auctions
            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Carved Wooden Frame, Wood, 19 3/4" x 15 1/4" sight, 20" x 16" opening, 24 5/16" x 20 3/8" actual
              Dec. 03, 2022

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Carved Wooden Frame, Wood, 19 3/4" x 15 1/4" sight, 20" x 16" opening, 24 5/16" x 20 3/8" actual

              Est: $500 - $700

              Vivian Akers Am., 1886-1966 Carved Wooden Frame Wood Signature "Akers" incised on frame verso, painting by Ray S[?] (20th Century) enclosed, painting signed l.r.

              Barridoff Auctions
            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              Nov. 13, 2022

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $425 - $525

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Nov. 13, 2022

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,050 - $1,350

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • Vivian Milner Akers (1886 - 1966) American
              Oct. 30, 2022

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886 - 1966) American

              Est: $800 - $1,500

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886 - 1966) Oil on canvas , Signed , measures 13.5" x 17.5" , w/frame 16" x 20"

              Cutler Bay Auctions
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 28, 2022

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              "Afternoon Sunlight, Coles Pasture", miniature oil on panel, titled verso and with inscription "Coles Pasture, Pleasant Street, Norway, Maine, showing gable of Greenlaw house by Vivian Milner Akers, 1943", mitered gilt integral border, OS: 6" x 5 1/4".

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 28, 2022

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Winter Woodland Scene with Brook, miniature oil on panel, marked verso "To Mary and Harry Martin, Christmas 1945" also marked "December 17, 1945", integral cove edge gilt border, OS: 6 1/4" x 5".

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 28, 2022

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)

              Est: $1,200 - $1,600

              "Bird Brook, Winter, Norway, Maine", miniature oil on panel, titled verso and marked "To Mary and Harry Martin, May 20th - 1945", with integral gilt border, OS: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".

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            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 28, 2022

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (MAINE, 1886-1966)

              Est: $1,500 - $2,000

              Pair of Winter Landscapes, 1944, miniature oil on wood panels, each with artist's name and date label verso, having integral gilt border. SS: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" each. Labels read "Afternoon Sunlight, Winter", Pleasant Street, Maine. Painted for E.S. Cummings, Esq, Norway, Maine, Vivian Milner Akers, Sept 25, 1944; PLUS "Ski Fields at Adelbaden, Switzerland, Afernoon Light" Painted for E.S. Cummings, Esq. Norway, Maine, Vivian Milner Akers, Sept 25, 1944.

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            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              Aug. 21, 2022

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $425 - $550

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Aug. 21, 2022

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,100 - $1,400

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Milner Akers (1886 - 1966). Birches.
              Aug. 13, 2022

              Vivian Milner Akers (1886 - 1966). Birches.

              Est: $300 - $500

              Oil on board, 14 x 12 inches, signed and dated 1911 lower left. Framed.

              Casco Bay Auctions
            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              May. 08, 2022

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $450 - $600

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              May. 08, 2022

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,150 - $1,500

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Stormy Sky, Mt. Katahdin, 1920, Oil on canvas on board, framed, 23 3/4” x 20 1/16” actual, 30 1/2" x 26 1/2" framed
              Mar. 19, 2022

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Stormy Sky, Mt. Katahdin, 1920, Oil on canvas on board, framed, 23 3/4” x 20 1/16” actual, 30 1/2" x 26 1/2" framed

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Vivian Akers Am., 1886-1966 Stormy Sky, Mt. Katahdin, 1920 Oil on canvas on board, framed Signed and dated l.r.

              Barridoff Auctions
            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              Feb. 06, 2022

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $475 - $625

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Feb. 06, 2022

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,200 - $1,500

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              Nov. 14, 2021

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $500 - $650

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Nov. 14, 2021

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,300 - $1,600

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • VIVIAN AKERS (MAINE/NORWAY, 1886-1966)
              Nov. 14, 2021

              VIVIAN AKERS (MAINE/NORWAY, 1886-1966)

              Est: $500 - $700

              Ancient Pines in the Mountains, oil on panel with integral gilt frame, initialed on back, 5 1/2" x 5". Good condition.

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            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)
              Aug. 27, 2021

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME, 1886-1966)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              "Pennesseewasse Lake, Norway, Maine", oil on canvasboard, signed lower right and dated 1943, titled in gold on the original oak frame, OS: 22 1/4" x 19 1/2", SS: 16 1/2" x 13 3/4". Good condition.

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            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              Aug. 07, 2021

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $525 - $675

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              Aug. 07, 2021

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,400 - $1,800

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • VIVIAN MILNAR AKERS (American 1886-1966)
              Jun. 26, 2021

              VIVIAN MILNAR AKERS (American 1886-1966)

              Est: $300 - $600

              "French Girl" oil on paper board, 13 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches. Signed and dated lower left, "Akers 1945", inscribed verso, "To Mr. provost September 15, 1947 Vivian Milnar Akers/French Girl". unframed. The Postar Collection

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            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (AMERICAN, 1886-1966) POOL AT UPPER DAM Oil on canvas: 25 1/4 x 30 in., 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. (framed)
              Jun. 09, 2021

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (AMERICAN, 1886-1966) POOL AT UPPER DAM Oil on canvas: 25 1/4 x 30 in., 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. (framed)

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (AMERICAN, 1886-1966) POOL AT UPPER DAM Oil on canvas: 25 1/4 x 30 in., 29 3/4 x 34 3/4 in. (framed) Framed; lower right signed and dated: . VIVIAN. MILNER. AKERS. 1938.; verso label

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            • Vivian Milner Akers, "October, Newry Maine"
              Jun. 08, 2021

              Vivian Milner Akers, "October, Newry Maine"

              Est: $400 - $600

              Vivian Milner Akers (American, 1886-1966) oil on canvas Maine landscape, titled and signed verso, signed l.r. "Vivian Milner Akers, 1937" 12" x 16" canvas, unframed.

              Old Kinderhook Auction Company
            • Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting
              May. 09, 2021

              Vivian Akers (Maine,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $525 - $675

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Autumn Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 4 1/2 inches / 12 x 12 cm FRAME SIZE: 5 1/2 x 5 inches / 15 x 12 cm SIGNATURE: artist's monogram on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117910 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

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            • Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting
              May. 09, 2021

              Vivian Akers (ME,1886-1966) oil painting

              Est: $1,400 - $1,800

              ARTIST: Vivian Milner Akers (Maine, 1886 - 1966) NAME: Town Farm Medow Brook, Norway ME - Landscape (titled on verso) YEAR: 1950 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 6 inches / 20 x 15 cm FRAME SIZE: 9 x 7 inches / 22 x 17 cm SIGNATURE: on verso SIMILAR ARTISTS: Alfred Russel Fuller, Walter Lansil, Eric Hudson, David Ject-Key, Don Stone, James Edward Fitzgerald, Charles Martin, Daniel Santry, Charles Chase Emerson, Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott, James Crawford Thom, Bernard Langlais, William Jurian Kaula, Philip Little, Jay Connaway, Charles Henry Ebert, Carl Nelson, Carl Sprinchorn CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117911 US Shipping $29 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Vivian Milner Akers was born in Norway, Maine. His education was obtained at local schools and Hebron (Maine) Academy, then available without tuition to students of Oxford County. It is told he drew from an early age, and was influenced by nearby local "Summer" artists Douglas Volk, of Sweden, ME, Charles Fox and Curtis Perry of North Bridgton, ME, who ran an artists Colony with scholarships to such young men as Akers (also Marsden Hartley, among others). He was also influenced by visiting artists there: George DeForest Brush, Josephine Bradstreet, George Corcoran Lambdin, John Joseph Enneking, etc.He taught Art in the local schools and also supported himself doing "Art Photography." He was able to purchase the Wiggins Merrill Photography Studio at the corner of Main and Deering Streets in Norway, his studio for the rest of his life. He married Edith Verrill of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of professor Addison Verrill of Yale University and native of nearby Greenwood, Maine. The marriage was presumably of short duration and there were no offspring. When I in the 1960's as a child knew Akers my grandmother, Josephine Roy Twitchell, who took lessons from and was friends with Akers, never mentioned the marriage nor did he.Akers attended the Art Students League in New York City and likely found friends through John Enneking who had a summer residence in nearby Greenwood, Maine. Akers as well as Douglas Volk visited there and the artists at that time shared an interest in pointillism.Akers later studied in Paris and travelled Europe, I cannot be sure of who he studied with except Lefebvre. His earliest known work is a watercolor wash on paper titled "Lone Pine on the Intervale" dated October 5th 1912 (private Bridgton, ME collection), much in the style of contemporaryworks by Demuth, using washes. It is signed and titled in the lower margin using brown watercolor in a beaux arts type script. The early signature is found on both his photography and paintings. In later years he developed a very bold elongated block letter signature usually using his full name on larger works.When he visited California in the early 1940's, he experimented in an expressionist style using heavy brushwork and applying multiple glazes. His best work is found in a plein-aire impressionist style works much in the style of Enneking, but more finely finished. He used many small straight brushstrokes to accomplish this technique. pointillism is another style he experimented in, with good results, but to him it didn't convey the air of Maine, and was abandoned. His greatest strength as an artist was conveying the unique skies and shadows found in Western Maine, painting morning, afternoon and night with equal aplomb.Akers also was one of the original founders and carvers of the Harer frame makers, and at least one painting of a snowy brook dating from the 1920's is housed in an original Harer frame (private, Sebago, ME collection). He, however, did not like to be under pressure to make a number of frames a day because it made his time for creating art in short supply. So he returned to Maine, and carved his own frames, some being sent to Harer, but in his distinctive incised carved script. He usually just carved for his own work, and some of his works still retain their signed incised carved "V.AKERS" frames. He painted, glazed or gilded them according to the customer's ability to pay for each one. He sold them to other local artists, including my Grandmother named above. The usual ones consist of a two and a half inch stock, with a flat channel in the middle effectively recessing about two thirds of the face. He would then either carve (usually reeded chevrons or rusticated panels, or, earlier, carved corner gilt arts and crafts style) and do sgrafitto decoration in the gesso. He didn't sign most of them, so it is rare to find a signed one now, especially housing it's original painting.He did commissioned portraits of such good quality he was called upon by the Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall to paint his likeness, still hanging in the Supreme court in Washington, D.C. In later years, as he became less social and drank more, he usually did his major works to pay for clothing and shoes.His studio was a small (10'X10') once fishing shack put up on 4X4's and was on the site of the aforementioned photographic studio. The exterior was covered in red roofing shingles and the door and trim were painted orange. He lined the studio with lininfold type carved panels of his own creation, and painted them bright orange and lavender. It was a bright place to enter, with unfinished full size paintings on the left as you came in the door, carved frames and lumber hanging on projecting brackets around a window from which he could look out and see Main Street, or, from the door, Deering St. On the right hung the many "plank" paintings of 5"x7" and 8"X10" size made for sale at nearby Woodman's Sporting Goods, Longley's Hardware Store, and Barjos Restaurant.The prices of his paintings ranged from two dollars and fifty cents to five dollars apiece, depending on size. He could finish one of these paintings in about 20 minutes, and produced them factory style. Many are little gems, and some are less successful. They were bought for souvenirs and usually pictured scenes of nearby Penneseewassee Lake or Paris Hill.He died quietly in 1966, in Norway, Maine, where he is buried.His fame faded but for locally, but is being resurrected as of late, and in Maine his pictures sell into the multiple thousands, even the small panels consistently bring a thousand dollars or more.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (1886-1966)
              Mar. 20, 2021

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (1886-1966)

              Est: $1,500 - $3,000

              Morning after the Snowfall 25 x 30 inches. signed and dated 1940. presented in a silver gilt frame hand carved by the artist. Condition: Scattered paint loss Temp No 6090

              John McInnis Auctioneers
            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Lake Through the Trees, 1931, Oil on canvas, framed, 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" actual, 15 3/8" x 12 3/8" framed
              Feb. 13, 2021

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Lake Through the Trees, 1931, Oil on canvas, framed, 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" actual, 15 3/8" x 12 3/8" framed

              Est: $600 - $800

              Vivian Akers Am. 1886-1966 Lake Through the Trees, 1931 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r., dated on stretcher 11 3/4" x 8 3/4" actual, 15 3/8" x 12 3/8" framed Provenance: Private Collection Marion, Massachusetts

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            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "Bridge over Wild River Winter, Gilead, Maine May 12, 1949" 2] "Fir Trees Winter, Norway, Ma
              Feb. 13, 2021

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "Bridge over Wild River Winter, Gilead, Maine May 12, 1949" 2] "Fir Trees Winter, Norway, Ma

              Est: $600 - $800

              Vivian Akers Am. 1886-1966 Group Lot: 1] "Bridge over Wild River Winter, Gilead, Maine May 12, 1949" 2] "Fir Trees Winter, Norway, Maine, Sept. 14, 1947" 1] Oil on panel 2] Oil on panel 1] Signed, titled and dated on verso 2] Signed, titled and dated on verso 1] 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" 2] 7" x 6" Provenance: Private Collection Marion, Massachusetts

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            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "The Watchman" 1941 2] "Hiltenfingen in Thunersee" 1938, Oil on panel, 1] 6" x 5 1/4" actual
              Oct. 17, 2020

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "The Watchman" 1941 2] "Hiltenfingen in Thunersee" 1938, Oil on panel, 1] 6" x 5 1/4" actual

              Est: $400 - $600

              Vivian Akers Am. 1886-1966 Group Lot: 1] "The Watchman" 1941 2] "Hiltenfingen in Thunersee" 1938 Oil on panel 1] Signed, titled and dated on verso, "Near Salsburg; Austria" inscribed on verso 2] Signed titled and dated on verso 1] 6" x 5 1/4" actual 2] 5 1/8" x 4 1/2" actual Provenance: Private Collection Norway, Maine

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            • Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "Bird Brook" 1944 2] "Afternoon Sunlight" 1949, Oil on panel, 1] 6 1/8" x 5 7/8" actual 2] 6
              Aug. 15, 2020

              Vivian Akers, Am. 1886-1966, Group Lot: 1] "Bird Brook" 1944 2] "Afternoon Sunlight" 1949, Oil on panel, 1] 6 1/8" x 5 7/8" actual 2] 6

              Est: $400 - $600

              Vivian Akers Am. 1886-1966 Group Lot: 1] "Bird Brook" 1944 2] "Afternoon Sunlight" 1949 Oil on panel 1] Signed, titled and dated on verso, illegible inscription on verso 2] signed, titled and dated on verso, "Ordways Grove - Norway Maine" and date inscribed on verso 1] 6 1/8" x 5 7/8" actual 2] 6" x 5" actual Provenance: Private Collection Norway, Maine

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            • Vivian Milner Akers Landscape with Birches Oil
              Jul. 26, 2020

              Vivian Milner Akers Landscape with Birches Oil

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              Vivian Milner Akers (American, 1886-1966) "Landscape with birch trees," oil on canvas, signed with indecipherable date lower right, c. 1920. Image: 31.5" H x 35.5" W; frame: 35.5" H x 39.5" W. Minor flaking lower right quadrant.

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            • Oil on Board, VIvian Milner Akers, Maine Lake
              Jan. 15, 2020

              Oil on Board, VIvian Milner Akers, Maine Lake

              Est: $400 - $600

              (Norway, Maine 1886-1966) Entitled, "Lake Pennesseewassee from Shepard's Camps , 1951". Purchased in 1990 at Morrill's Auctions. 6"h x 8"w

              Nye & Company
            • Oil on Board, Vivian Milner Akers, Landscape
              Jan. 15, 2020

              Oil on Board, Vivian Milner Akers, Landscape

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Maine/Norway (1886-1966) Signed ll, "V. Akers 1940". Depicting a snowy landscape.

              Nye & Company
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966)
              Sep. 12, 2019

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966)

              Est: $300 - $500

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966) Empty Artist Made and Painted Frame, signed, for a 12" x 16" painting, 16 1/2" x 20 1/2" overall.

              Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
            • VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966)
              Sep. 12, 2019

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966)

              Est: $500 - $700

              VIVIAN MILNER AKERS (ME/NORWAY, 1886-1966) "Little Geranium", oil on mahogany panel, signed and titled verso, marked "Norway, Maine, Jan 1952". Unframed, but set up for his artist-made interchangeable frames, with the typical gilt cove edge, 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". Good condition.

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