Loading Spinner

Mathias Joseph Alten Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, b. 1871 - d. 1938

See Artist Details

0 Lots

Sort By:

Categories

      Auction Date

      Seller

      Seller Location

      Price Range

      to
      • Mathias Alten (American, 1871-1938) Oil on Wood Panel "Portrait of a Lady", H 13.25" W 9"
        Jan. 19, 2024

        Mathias Alten (American, 1871-1938) Oil on Wood Panel "Portrait of a Lady", H 13.25" W 9"

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Signed upper right. Elaborate Art Nouveau giltwood frame Measuring H 20", W 16". Alten is celebrated for his ability to capture an individual’s essence—an evident quality within "Portrait of a Lady," where not only her exterior beauty but also her reflective demeanor are rendered with nuance. Provenance: Private Collection, Harbor Springs, Michigan; DuMouchelles, Detroit, Michigan, September 14, 2008, Lot 2001; Acquired from above by a Private Collector, South Lyon, Michigan.

        DuMouchelles
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sailing Boats Off Shore 12 x 16 in. framed 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.
        Nov. 08, 2023

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sailing Boats Off Shore 12 x 16 in. framed 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sailing Boats Off Shore signed 'M. Alten' (lower right) oil on canvas laid to panel 12 x 16 in. framed 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

        Bonhams
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) The Courtyard at Mission San Juan Capistrano 16 x 20 in. framed 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.
        Nov. 08, 2023

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) The Courtyard at Mission San Juan Capistrano 16 x 20 in. framed 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) The Courtyard at Mission San Juan Capistrano signed 'M. Alten' (lower left) oil on canvas laid to Masonite 16 x 20 in. framed 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.

        Bonhams
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Cabañal Fisherman (Valencia, Spain) 28 x 36 in. framed 32 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.
        Nov. 08, 2023

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Cabañal Fisherman (Valencia, Spain) 28 x 36 in. framed 32 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Cabañal Fisherman (Valencia, Spain) signed and inscribed 'M. Alten / Cabañal' (lower right) and titled (on the stretcher bar) oil on canvas 28 x 36 in. framed 32 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.

        Bonhams
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sweeping the Porch 24 x 30 in. framed 29 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.
        Nov. 07, 2023

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sweeping the Porch 24 x 30 in. framed 29 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Sweeping the Porch signed and inscribed 'M. Alten / Taos' (lower right) oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. framed 29 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.

        Bonhams
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (GERMAN-AMERICAN, 1871-1938)
        Oct. 14, 2023

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (GERMAN-AMERICAN, 1871-1938)

        Est: $3,000 - $6,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten German-American, 1871-1938 Valencia, 1912 Oil on board, signed, dated, and titled lower right Oxen and drivers with a boat in the Mediterranean surf, framed. Proclaimed a "Second Generation-Impressionist" by William H. Gerdts, preeminent authority on American regional painting, Alten's range and prolificity - having produced over 3,000 works in a wealth of subject and style - spoke of the nomadic German's drive for traditional success in an artistic world on the brink of evolution. Alten's education in the craft began at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi - his first accolade a gold medal awarded by the school for the best figure drawing. As early as 1905, Alten was fielding invitations from museum exhibits, among these, the National Academy in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Detroit Institute of Art. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure…to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." Alten spent the first years of the century conquering Europe by ship, train, carriage, and sometimes mule: Paris in 1899, then the Hague School of Dutch artists, then the Netherlandic realms of the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, van Gogh, and Piet Mondriaan, before touring Spain in the pursuit of the influence of Joaquín Sorolla. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12th, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of Alten's Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. The esteem of his national recognition in tow, Alten never ceased to frequent noted art colonies such as Étaples, France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California; and Tarpon Springs, Florida, though never settling in colony nor school or style. Fastidiously retained was a freedom of subject and influence, from still lifes to animals, portrait commission to southwestern scenes such as Valencia. Alten never succumbed to the encroaching Modernist fervor of his peers, and this conviction paid him handsomely, earning him gallery space alongside the likes of Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, Oscar E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase, and William Wendt.

        Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • Mathias Alten (American, 1871-1938) Oil On Canvas Portrait Of A Woman, H 35" W 27"
        Jul. 28, 2023

        Mathias Alten (American, 1871-1938) Oil On Canvas Portrait Of A Woman, H 35" W 27"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Seated portrait of a woman. Signed upper right and framed 40.5" x 30.25".

        DuMouchelles
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos, New Mexico Oil on canvas laid o
        Mar. 03, 2023

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos, New Mexico Oil on canvas laid o

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos, New Mexico Oil on canvas laid on board 14-3/4 x 18-7/8 inches (37.5 x 47.9 cm) Signed and titled lower right: M Alten / Taos HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Bathers, Laguna Beach 32 x 40 in. framed 43 x 51 in.
        Nov. 21, 2022

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Bathers, Laguna Beach 32 x 40 in. framed 43 x 51 in.

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) Bathers, Laguna Beach signed 'M. Alten' (lower right) and titled (on the stretcher bar) oil on canvas 32 x 40 in. framed 43 x 51 in.

        Bonhams
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Dappled Creek in Mid-Summer Oil on ca
        Nov. 04, 2022

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Dappled Creek in Mid-Summer Oil on ca

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Dappled Creek in Mid-Summer Oil on canvas 24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower right: M. Alten PROVENANCE: Private collection, Porter Ranch, California. HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI, CA, 1871 - 1938)
        Oct. 02, 2022

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI, CA, 1871 - 1938)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, 1871 - 1938) Still life of mixed fruit. Oil on Canvas. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 16 x 20 in. Overall Framed Size: 25.5 x 29.5 in.

        Helmuth Stone
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (AMERICAN, 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS ON BOARD, 1912, H 8" W 9.75" SHEEP IN LANDSCAPE (HOLLAND)
        Mar. 25, 2022

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (AMERICAN, 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS ON BOARD, 1912, H 8" W 9.75" SHEEP IN LANDSCAPE (HOLLAND)

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        Signed M Alten in the lower right. Pencil notations verso: painted by M J Alten; Ryswyk, Holland (written twice); February 23 1912 (written twice). We would like to thank Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Grand Valley State University, for confirming the authenticity of this work. The present lot will be recorded in the online catalogue raisonné of Mathis J. Alten's work by James A. Straub. The online catalogue raisonné is available at www.mathiasalten.com. Provenance: Private Collection, Traverse City, MI Frame Measurements H 11.25" W13.25"

        DuMouchelles
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS
        Feb. 21, 2022

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS

        Est: $400 - $600

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (Michigan/California, 1871-1938) oil on canvas, portrait of Godfry Von Platen, 1922. Signed lower right and dated 1922. Written on verso, "#4 Godfry Von Platen/Painted from Life by M. Alten/Grand Rapids, Mich./Feb. 1922." Image measures 30" x 24". In a gilt wood and gesso frame; 37" x 31" overall. Mr. Von Platen (1867-1924) was a successful lumberman in Boyne City, MI and in the State of Washington.

        O'Gallerie
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        Feb. 06, 2022

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $3,900 - $5,000

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting
        Feb. 06, 2022

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting

        Est: $3,000 - $3,900

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Sunset Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas board CONDITION: Good. Minor paint losses mostly along left edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 10 inches / 20 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 11 x 13 inches / 27 x 33 cm SIGNATURE: lower right SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117773 US Shipping $42 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Mathias Alten (1871-1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre- eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Academie Julian and at the Academie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israils, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • ***Catalog should read attributed to*** Painting, Attributed to Mathias Joseph Alten
        Jan. 16, 2022

        ***Catalog should read attributed to*** Painting, Attributed to Mathias Joseph Alten

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        ***Catalog should read attributed to...*** Attributed to Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938), "The Boat Pond," oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, canvas: 11"h x 15"w, overall (with frame): 17.25"h x 21.25"w

        Clars Auctions
      • MATHIAS ALTEN (AMERICAN 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS, H 32" W 63" RUINS IN AN IDYLLIC LANDSCAPE
        Dec. 17, 2021

        MATHIAS ALTEN (AMERICAN 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS, H 32" W 63" RUINS IN AN IDYLLIC LANDSCAPE

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Commissioned in 1913 by Harry F. Robinson for the Adolf Brandt Home at 639 Plymouth Road SE, East Grand Rapids, MI. The residence has been renovated. Prior to the renovation, this work was removed from the residence and framed. Unsigned. We would like to thank Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at GVUS Art Gallery, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI for confirming the authenticity of this work and its inclusion in the artist's catalogue raisonne by James A. Straub. Link to Mathias J. Alten : A Catalogue Raisonne. [Online] http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/index.php/catalogue-raisonn%C3%A9 Frame Measurements H 39.5" W 70.25"

        DuMouchelles
      • GREAT AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING M. ALTEN
        Dec. 15, 2021

        GREAT AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING M. ALTEN

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (American 1871-1938) Oxen and Handler on the Beach, Cabañal - circa 1922 Oil on canvas unstretched Signed lower right M. ALTEN CABANAL 16 inches x 20 inches Provenance: Received directly through the artist’s family as a donation from the artist's grand-daughter Anita M. Gilleo to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan to benefit the Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation.. Note: The offered lot is listed as Catalogue Raisonné #SPBE2050 SHIPPING NOTICE: Jackson's is your sole and only source for one stop packing and shipping. With over 50 years of experience, our professional, affordable and efficient in-house shipping department will be happy to provide you a fair and reasonable shipping quote on this lot. Simply email us before the auction for a quick quote: [email protected] or call 1-800-665-6743. Jackson's can expertly pack and ship to meet any of your needs. To ensure quality control Jackson's DOES NOT release to third party shippers.

        Jackson's International
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting
        Nov. 14, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting

        Est: $3,200 - $4,000

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Sunset Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas board CONDITION: Good. Minor paint losses mostly along left edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 10 inches / 20 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 11 x 13 inches / 27 x 33 cm SIGNATURE: lower right SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117773 US Shipping $42 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Mathias Alten (1871-1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre- eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Academie Julian and at the Academie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israils, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        Nov. 14, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,250 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS
        Oct. 26, 2021

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS

        Est: $700 - $900

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (Michigan/California, 1871-1938) oil on canvas, portrait of Godfry Von Platen, 1922. Signed lower right and dated 1922. Written on verso, "#4 Godfry Von Platen/Painted from Life by M. Alten/Grand Rapids, Mich./Feb. 1922." Image measures 30" x 24". In a gilt wood and gesso frame; 37" x 31" overall. Mr. Von Platen (1867-1924) was a successful lumberman in Boyne City, MI and in the State of Washington. Provenance: From the Collection of Nancy Moore (Grand Rapids/San Diego). A nearly identical portrait by Altman is listed in the artist's catalog raisonne by James A. Straub and is marked "#2."

        O'Gallerie
      • MATHIAS ALTEN, AMER 1871 - 38, OIL ON ACADEMY BOARD H 10.2" W 13.5" AUTUMN
        Oct. 08, 2021

        MATHIAS ALTEN, AMER 1871 - 38, OIL ON ACADEMY BOARD H 10.2" W 13.5" AUTUMN

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Signed M. Alten lower right. Wood frame 13" x 16". Purchased from the artist circa 1920. Provenance: a Brooklyn, MI private collection.

        DuMouchelles
      • MATHIAS ALTEN (AMERICAN 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS, H 32" W 63" RUINS IN AN IDYLLIC LANDSCAPE
        Sep. 10, 2021

        MATHIAS ALTEN (AMERICAN 1871-1938) OIL ON CANVAS, H 32" W 63" RUINS IN AN IDYLLIC LANDSCAPE

        Est: $12,000 - $16,000

        Commissioned in 1913 by Harry F. Robinson for the Adolf Brandt Home at 639 Plymouth Road SE, East Grand Rapids, MI. The residence has been renovated. Prior to the renovation, this work was removed from the residence and framed. Unsigned. We would like to thank Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at GVUS Art Gallery, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI for confirming the authenticity of this work and its inclusion in the artist's catalogue raisonne by James A. Straub. Link to Mathias J. Alten : A Catalogue Raisonne. [Online] http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/index.php/catalogue-raisonn%C3%A9 Frame Measurements H 39.5" W 70.25"

        DuMouchelles
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        Aug. 07, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,500 - $5,500

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting
        Aug. 07, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting

        Est: $3,500 - $4,250

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Sunset Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas board CONDITION: Good. Minor paint losses mostly along left edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 10 inches / 20 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 11 x 13 inches / 27 x 33 cm SIGNATURE: lower right SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117773 US Shipping $42 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Mathias Alten (1871-1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre- eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Academie Julian and at the Academie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israils, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        May. 09, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,500 - $6,000

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting
        May. 09, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting

        Est: $3,500 - $4,250

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Sunset Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas board CONDITION: Good. Minor paint losses mostly along left edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 10 inches / 20 x 25 cm FRAME SIZE: 11 x 13 inches / 27 x 33 cm SIGNATURE: lower right SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117773 US Shipping $42 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Mathias Alten (1871-1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre- eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Academie Julian and at the Academie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israils, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos Woman in Flowers, 1927 Oil on ca
        May. 07, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos Woman in Flowers, 1927 Oil on ca

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (American, 1871-1938) Taos Woman in Flowers, 1927 Oil on canvas 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm) Signed and inscribed upper right: M. Alten / TAOS PROVENANCE: [With]Perception Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Private collection; Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Private collection, Texas, acquired from the above. EXHIBITED: Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, "Mathias Alten Memorial Exhibition," October 4-31, 1938; Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, "Mathias J. Alten (1871-1938)," 1979. LITERATURE: The Grand Rapids Press, December 2, 1927, n.p.; Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Catalogue of the Mathias Alten Memorial Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1938; "Distinguished Artist...Favorite Subjects," Grand Rapids Mirror Magazine, December 1941-January 1942, p. 37, illustrated; J.G. Sweeney, Mathias J. Alten (1871 -1938), exhibition catalogue, 1979; Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), "Alten, Mathias Joseph 1871-1938," online database. This painting is recorded in the online Mathias J. Alten Catalogue Raisonné under NMF119. Indian Girl, Taos, alternatively titled Taos Woman in Flowers and Indian Girl Tending Garden, is listed as painting number A-27 in the Alten family inventory. HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • MATHIAS ALTEN, USA 1871 - 38, OIL ON BOARD 1919, H 9" W 6" BOY WITH KITE
        Mar. 26, 2021

        MATHIAS ALTEN, USA 1871 - 38, OIL ON BOARD 1919, H 9" W 6" BOY WITH KITE

        Est: $300 - $800

        Signed.Original frame 13" x 9.5".

        DuMouchelles
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        Feb. 07, 2021

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,250 - $4,750

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Alten, (German/American, 1871-1938), Chickens in the Yard, oil on canvas laid to board, 12 3/8" x 17 1/8"
        Dec. 06, 2020

        Mathias Alten, (German/American, 1871-1938), Chickens in the Yard, oil on canvas laid to board, 12 3/8" x 17 1/8"

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        signed lower right

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • MATHAIS JOSEPH ALTEN, (American, 1871-1938), Valencia Coastline, oil on canvas laid on artist's board, 13 1/2 x 18 in., frame: 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.
        Nov. 15, 2020

        MATHAIS JOSEPH ALTEN, (American, 1871-1938), Valencia Coastline, oil on canvas laid on artist's board, 13 1/2 x 18 in., frame: 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        MATHAIS JOSEPH ALTEN (American, 1871-1938) Valencia Coastline oil on canvas laid on artist's board signed Alten and located Cabanal lower right 13 1/2 x 18 in., frame: 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.

        Grogan & Company
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique
        Nov. 08, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,500 - $5,000

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) watercolor painting antique
        Nov. 08, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) watercolor painting antique

        Est: $2,900 - $3,200

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan, California, German, 1871 - 1938) NAME: Nude in an Outdoor Setting YEAR: 1907 MEDIUM: watercolor on paper CONDITION: Very good. Some age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 13 1/2 inches / 50 x 35 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: The painting was authenficated by James A. Straub, Mathias Alten's work expert since 1982 and developer of Catalogue Raisonne, catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #MINU1785 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/nude-outdoor-setting) PROVENANCE: Clars Auction Gallery, Date 2009-11-07, Lot 6306 SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 117067 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Mathias Alten (1871-1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre- eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Academie Julian and at the Academie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israils, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)
        Oct. 30, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938) oil on board. Signed lower right. Measures 15 1/4 inches high x 18 7/8 inches wide + 2 1/4 inches frame.

        Joshua Kodner
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)
        Oct. 30, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938) oil on board. Signed Lower Right. Measures 16 inches high x 19 1/2 inches wide + 2 1/2 inch frame

        Joshua Kodner
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)
        Oct. 30, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938)

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Mathias Joseph Alten (AMERICAN, 1871–1938) oil on board. Measures 15 3/4 inches high x 20 inches wide + 2 inch frame. Signed lower right.

        Joshua Kodner
      • Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique
        Aug. 09, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,750 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $60 + insurance. Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN: "HARVEST TIME"
        Jun. 14, 2020

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN: "HARVEST TIME"

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        circa 1920 oil on canvas signed and dated lower right Provenance: The Estate of DeWitt McCall III De Ru's Fine Arts, Bellflower, CA Bonhams--Los Angeles: August 2, 2016 [Lot 103] 32 x 42 inches

        Abell Auction
      • Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique
        Jun. 07, 2020

        Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $5,750 - $6,500

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, Germany, 1871–1938) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1916 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 17 inches / 30 x 43 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 24 inches / 47 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: Lower right NOTE: The painting was authenficated by James A. Straub, Mathias Alten's work expert since 1982 and developer of Catalogue Raisonne (MathiasAlten.com). SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116051 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $60 + insurance. Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique
        May. 03, 2020

        Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871-1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $4,750 - $5,250

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) NAME: Seascape - Rocks at Laguna YEAR: circa 1929 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 13 x 15 inches / 33 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 21 inches / 48 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left NOTE: Catalogued on alten.gvsuartgallery.org #CASS1289 (http://alten.gvsuartgallery.org/catalogue-raisonne/rocks-laguna-0) PROVENANCE: Bergsma Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso); Hefner's Art Shop, Grand Rapids, MI (has label on verso) SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116411 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $60 + insurance. Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique
        Apr. 05, 2020

        Mathias Alten (MI,CA,1871–1938) oil painting antique

        Est: $5,750 - $6,500

        ARTIST: Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, Germany, 1871–1938) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1916 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 17 inches / 30 x 43 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 24 inches / 47 x 60 cm SIGNATURE: Lower right NOTE: The painting was authenficated by James A. Straub, Mathias Alten's work expert since 1982 and developer of Catalogue Raisonne (MathiasAlten.com). SIMILAR ARTISTS: William Merritt Chase, Aaron Draper Shattuck, Edouard Leon Cortes, Carducius Ream, Marcel Dyf, James Gale Tyler, Gustave Adolph Wiegand, Joseph Henry Sharp, William Trost Richards, Albert Bierstadt, William Keith, Charles Green Shaw, Reginald Marsh, Jane Peterson, William Horton, Eric Sloane. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116051 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $60 + insurance. Mathias Joseph Alten (California, Michigan, German, 1871–1938) Mathias Alten (1871–1938) was a German - American impressionist painter active in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mathias Alten worked as an artist between 1890 and 1938. Although best known for his land- and seascapes he was also an accomplished portrait, floral, and animal painter. William H. Gerdts, a pre-eminent authority on American regional painting, describes Alten's style as that of a "second-generation Impressionist." Alten studied at the acclaimed Académie Julian and at the Académie Colarossi where he won a gold medal for the best figure drawing. As early in his career as 1905, Alten was being invited to show his paintings in museum exhibits. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited at the National Academy in New York, The Chicago Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Art and other smaller venues. As catalogs from those aforementioned exhibits show, Alten's paintings hung among the works of acclaimed artists such as Childe Hassam, Edward Henry Potthast, Charles Russell, H.O. Tanner, Frederic Remington, O.E. Berninghaus, George Bellows, J.S. Sargent, E.L. Blumenschein, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and William Wendt – as well as those of his similarly distinguished friends - H.R. Poore of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and E.I. Couse of Taos, New Mexico. According to Gerdts, "By 1898 Alten appears to have felt the need for greater professional training and exposure … to more cosmopolitan experience in artistic craftsmanship and association." He made a number of voyages to Europe; first to study his craft in Paris (with the help of wealthy patrons) in 1899. Then, attracted to the Hague School of Dutch artists, he spent 1910-11 working in the Netherlands amidst the settings favored by the Maris brothers, Jozef Israëls, Willem Roelofs, and even Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondriaan's (Eng. "Mondrian") early work. Later, Alten fell under the influence of the work of Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla. Several working trips to Spain followed. An exhibit of Alten's sun-drenched canvasses from the 1920s was held at the Holt Galleries in New York City. The Literary Digest for October 12, 1929, featured the showing with an article and a reproduction of one of the Spanish marine scenes on its front cover. This was perhaps the high point of Alten's national recognition. Alten's career entailed an astounding amount of travel; especially given the conditions at the time – sea voyages, less than luxurious trains, horse-drawn carriages … even donkeys. He frequently visited noted art colonies such as Étaples in France; Old Lyme, Connecticut; Taos, New Mexico; Laguna Beach, California and Tarpon Springs, Florida. But, although Alten painted alongside fellow artists, he never became a resident member of any artists' colony. Nor did he formally, by designation or choice, become a follower of specific "schools" such as the Fauves in France or the Ashcan School of the Depression era. Alten continued his working trips within the US well into the 1930s, traveling to both coasts, Florida, Taos and always within his beloved West Michigan. His subject matter was notably diverse; landscapes, still lifes, seascapes, animals and portraits - often of judges throughout Michigan, as well as other notables as far afield as California and Oregon. His style evolved in accordance with both the tastes of the times and his own preferences. He never felt pressure to veer into the overtly "modernist" style which artists of the generation after his frequently embraced. Over the years, various local (West Michigan) arts-affiliated organizations named Alten as an honorary member. Regional and national organizations sought his membership as well. By 1904, he had joined the pioneering Society of Western Artists, one of the era's most influential art organizations. And, in 1916, he was invited to become a member of the National Arts Club in New York. In addition, Alten was a longtime member of Detroit's prestigious Scarab Club by which he was awarded a Gold Medal for his art in 1920. According to James A. Straub, the compiler of his Catalogue Raisonne, Alten is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters." Alten died, at age 67, in March 1938 at 1593 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That home is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Mathias Joseph Alten Portrait of a Lady
        Feb. 29, 2020

        Mathias Joseph Alten Portrait of a Lady

        Est: $500 - $700

        Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan/California, 1871-1938) oil on panel portrait of a lady, signed and dated upper right 'M. Alten 1915' 22.5"H x 19"W" sight size

        Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
      • ALTEN PAINTING SOROLLA STYLE BEACH SCENE
        Jan. 26, 2020

        ALTEN PAINTING SOROLLA STYLE BEACH SCENE

        Est: $10,000 - $12,000

        ALTEN, Mathias, (American, 1871-1938): ''Valencia'', Beach Scene with Cows Pulling Fishing Boat, Oil/Canvas/Board, 12'' x 17'', signed and titled lower right, period frame, 19.5'' x 25''. A strong Sorolla influence is obvious in this picture, acquired directly from the artist, descending in this Michigan family.

        Burchard Galleries Inc
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS, 1816
        Jan. 19, 2020

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS, 1816

        Est: $600 - $800

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN (AMER, 1871-1938), OIL ON CANVAS, 1816, H 8.5", L 11", THREE-HORSE WAGON An oil on canvas by Mathias Joseph Alten. Depicting three horses pulling a wagon. Artist's signature and date to the lower left. Frame measures H 12.5" x L 15".

        DuMouchelles
      • MATHIAS ALTEN OIL ON PANEL, 1919, STILL LIFE
        Jan. 19, 2020

        MATHIAS ALTEN OIL ON PANEL, 1919, STILL LIFE

        Est: $700 - $900

        MATHIAS ALTEN (AMER, MICH, 1871-1938), OIL ON PANEL, 1919, H 17", L 21", FLORAL STILL LIFE An oil on panel by Mathias Alten. Depicting a floral still life. Artist's signature and date to the lower left. Frame measures H 23" x L 27".

        DuMouchelles
      • MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN PORTRAIT OF A LADY
        Nov. 30, 2019

        MATHIAS JOSEPH ALTEN PORTRAIT OF A LADY

        Est: $600 - $900

        Mathias Joseph Alten (Michigan / California, 1871 - 1938) oil on panel portrait of a lady, signed and dated upper right "M. Alten 1915," sight 22 1/2"h x 19"w; artist considered the Dean of Michigan Painters

        Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
      • MATHIAS ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS ROSES IN CERAMIC VASE
        Oct. 20, 2019

        MATHIAS ALTEN OIL ON CANVAS ROSES IN CERAMIC VASE

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        MATHIAS ALTEN (USA 1871-1938), OIL ON CANVAS, H 28", W 22", ROSES IN CERAMIC VASE Framed and signed.

        DuMouchelles
      Lots Per Page:

      Auction Houses Selling Works by Mathias Joseph Alten