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Painter, b. 1891 - d. 1948

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          • George Copeland Ault, Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922
            Mar. 13, 2024

            George Copeland Ault, Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922 graphite on paper signed and dated lower right: G. C. Ault '22.

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • GEORGE COPELAND AULT (1891-1948) "WINTER LANDSCAPE".
            Mar. 07, 2024

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (1891-1948) "WINTER LANDSCAPE".

            Est: $800 - $1,600

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (1891-1948) "WINTER LANDSCAPE". American (New York or Ohio), 1917. Oil on canvas in a period frame. Signed and dated on lower left. View of a river running through a winter forest. 28.5"h. 26.5"w. (sight). Frame, 33.5"h. 31.5"w.

            Amelia Jeffers
          • GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)
            Jan. 27, 2024

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948) Landscape Composition, 1939 gouache on paper 38 x 55.5 cm (15 x 21 7/8 in.)[sight]; framed dimensions: 63 x 79.5 cm (24 3/4 x 31 1/4 in.) signed and dated lower right, titled and dated on verso LOT NOTES Ault was known for his realistic and unadorned representations of architecture and urban landscapes of American cities. In his lifetime, his works were displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art and others. He was always loosely associated with the Precisionist movement and other artists like Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford. But at the end of his life Ault was experimenting with his style. Castellane wrote in 2011 "...it almost appears that he was trying to get into a more modern swing, perhaps abandoning his usual precisionist/surrealist bent." CONDITION Observed in frame under glass, the painting is in good condition, some minor overall scattered craquelure, some scratches along the upper edge, tape marks along the lower edge. Not inspected under UV light, to request inspection, please email [email protected] N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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          • COPELAND Five 'Frog' series tiles, circa 1880
            Dec. 05, 2023

            COPELAND Five 'Frog' series tiles, circa 1880

            Est: £1,200 - £1,800

            COPELAND Five 'Frog' series tiles, circa 1880 Ceramic, decorated underglaze in shades of blue with humorous scenes with frogs: 'Frog diving underwater', 'Frog with exploding ball', 'Frog fishing' with inscription top right Edible Frog, 'Frog on a penny farthing' and a Minton Hollins tile similarly decorated with a 'Frog with Snail standing on a hill'. Framed. Each: 15 cm x 15 cm (6 x 6 in) Each with frame: 18.2 cm x 18.2 cm Four tiles with impressed Copeland with crown mark, one tile marked Minton Hollins. (5)

            Bonhams
          • Wastelands: Winter
            Nov. 14, 2023

            Wastelands: Winter

            Est: $60,000 - $80,000

            Property from a Private New York Collection George Copeland Ault 1891 - 1948 Wastelands: Winter signed G.C. Ault and dated ’40 (lower right) oil on canvas 14 by 22 in. 35.6 by 55.9 cm. Executed in 1940.

            Sotheby's
          • GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)
            Jun. 15, 2023

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948) 42 Street at Night, 1948 oil on canvas 63 x 91 cm (24 3/4 x 35 7/8 in.) framed dimensions: 71 x 98 cm (28 x 38 5/8 in.) PROVENANCE Collection of the artist Gift of the artist's widow, Louise Ault, to Richard Castellane circa 1965 LITERATURE The painting is mentioned in the records of Louise Ault Archives at the Smithsonian. LOT NOTES Ault was known for his realistic and unadorned representations of architecture and urban landscapes of American cities. In his lifetime, his works were displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art and others.†He was always loosely associated with the Precisionist movement and other artists like Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford. But at the end of his life Ault was experimenting with his style. Castellane wrote in 2011 "...it almost appears that he was trying to get into a more modern swing, perhaps abandoning his usual precisionist/surrealist bent."

            Shapiro Auctions LLC
          • George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) New York, Ohio / England
            May. 25, 2023

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) New York, Ohio / England

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) Watercolor and pencil on paper, Signed , measures 12.5" x 19" , w/frame 21" x 26.5"A precisionist and surrealist painter, especially noted for nocturnes, George Ault had the ability to depict lonely, everyday beauty of the world in a moment of absolute stillness. He also experimented with more traditional styles of realism, but was relatively untouched by modernist abstraction. His paintings were based on what he saw around him, many of them architectural subjects, and rendered in a quietly controlled manner. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1899 moved to London with his family and attended the Slade School and St. John's Wood Art School. He traveled extensively on the Continent, which exposed him to avant-garde art movements. In 1911, he returned to the United States, and by 1937 was settled in Woodstock, New York where he freely explored his passion for the play of light at a favorite spot called Russell's Corners. He did numerous scenes that are almost entirely black, illuminated by a light high on an electrical pole. Although his childhood had been a happy one, from his mid 20s, he experienced mounting tragedy. His family lost their fortune; his mother died in a mental hospital; all three of his brothers committed suicide; he had a losing battle with alcoholism; and he lost his eyesight. He and his wife lived a reclusive, impoverished existence in Woodstock, without electricity or plumbing and his studio was exceedingly spartan. His own death in 1948 appeared to be suicide. In his work he explored a variety of modern styles, but about 1920 settled on architectural, urban themes rendered carefully and geometrically, with a great sense of design and careful paint application. The paintings had a romantic, poetic quality, and, perhaps reflecting his own personal sadnesses, often depicted isolated objects in spare settings as well as many nocturnes. By 1946, he turned to primarily abstract subjects, a world of random shapes and imaginary landscapes. He was a great admirer of Giorgio de Chirico, Italian surrealist, and Ault's later work showed more and more of this influence.

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • A New York Skyline
            May. 17, 2023

            A New York Skyline

            Est: $150,000 - $250,000

            Property from the Estate of Angela Gross Folk George Copeland Ault 1891 - 1948 A New York Skyline signed G.C. Ault and dated '21. (lower left) oil on canvas 18 by 24 in. 45.7 by 61 cm. Executed in 1921.

            Sotheby's
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Hunters in the Catskills, 1940 Oil on
            May. 12, 2023

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Hunters in the Catskills, 1940 Oil on

            Est: $200,000 - $300,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Hunters in the Catskills, 1940 Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault ‘40 Property of an Important Midwestern Collector PROVENANCE: The artist; Rudolph Galleries, Woodstock, New York, circa 1945; Private collection, Woodstock, New York, until 1975; Private collection, by descent from the above; Steve Turner Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, 2001; Private collection, New Jersey; Godel & Co, Inc., New York; Acquired by the present owner from the above. EXHIBITED: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, "Artists for Victory," 1942; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, "54th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture," 1943, no. 26. LITERATURE: L. Ault, Artist in Woodstock, George Ault: The Independent Years, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978, pp. 36-37, 134; Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, New York, George Ault: The Woodstock Years, exhibition catalogue, 2001, no. 13. George Ault's hauntingly beautiful Hunters in the Catskills captures the essence of the rural American landscape through the lens of one of America's most important yet often overlooked Modernists. The present work reflects the artist's distinctive vision and style that comingled Precisionism, Surrealism, and American folk painting, focusing not only on geometry, structure and abstraction, but also on the looming emotional sense of isolation and alienation Ault embraced at the culmination of his career. Ault moved to New York City from England in 1911 and shortly thereafter began painting urban cityscapes in a Precisionist style. While his reductive aesthetic and highly controlled manner of execution is often associated with artists like Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford, Ault did not observe beauty in the effects of industrialization and the growth of the American city, once referring to New York City as "the Inferno without the fire." While in New York, Ault was an active participant in the avant-garde art scene of the 1920s, where his brand of genius was instantly recognized. He remained active through the 1920s and was regularly included in group shows featuring the ‘new art' of the time at places like J.B. Neumann's New Art Circle, Edith Halpert's The Downtown Gallery, and The Whitney Studio Club. His canvases hung alongside works by Oscar Bluemner and Georgia O'Keeffe, attracting favorable press notice. In the early 1930s, however, the artist appeared to sink into a depression, drinking more heavily, breaking with art visionary and patron Edith Halpert, and alienating his circle of friends at the Whitney. Ault sought solace and peace following the untimely deaths of his father and two brothers by escaping New York for the summer months in Woodstock around this time. Ault moved permanently to Woodstock in 1937 with his wife, Louise, after shunning the suggestion of psychotherapy in the city. Once settled into the Catskills, George and Louise avoided the artist's community and instead lived modestly in solitude. The Woodstock vicinity provided inspiration for a new burst of creativity, and this period reflects a flowering of the surrealist, primitive, and romantic influences that had earlier distinguished Ault from the more straightforward Precisionists. During the Woodstock period, Ault occasionally endeavored without success to establish a relationship with a New York gallery; nonetheless, he was not forgotten. He was invited to participate in prestigious national exhibitions, including the 1942 "Artists for Victory" show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Hunters in a Landscape was exhibited. He also exhibited at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1944), The Newark Museum (1944), The National Acade

            Heritage Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) American
            Apr. 15, 2023

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) American

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) Watercolor and pencil on paper, Signed , measures 12.5" x 19" , w/frame 21" x 26.5"

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)
            Apr. 08, 2023

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948)

            Est: $50,000 - $70,000

            GEORGE COPELAND AULT (AMERICAN 1891-1948) 42 Street at Night, 1948 oil on canvas 63 x 91 cm (24 3/4 x 35 7/8 in.) framed dimensions: 71 x 98 cm (28 x 38 5/8 in.) PROVENANCE Collection of the artist Gift of the artist's widow, Louise Ault, to Richard Castellane circa 1965 LITERATURE The painting is mentioned in the records of Louise Ault Archives at the Smithsonian. LOT NOTES Ault was known for his realistic and unadorned representations of architecture and urban landscapes of American cities. In his lifetime, his works were displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art and others.†He was always loosely associated with the Precisionist movement and other artists like Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford. But at the end of his life Ault was experimenting with his style. Castellane wrote in 2011 "...it almost appears that he was trying to get into a more modern swing, perhaps abandoning his usual precisionist/surrealist bent."

            Shapiro Auctions LLC
          • GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948
            Nov. 12, 2022

            GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948

            Est: $6,000 - $9,000

            Winter, oil on canvas lad on masonite, 19 x 28 in (48.3 x 71.1 cm), framed 24 x 34 in (60.9 x 86.3 cm), signed lower left , PROVENANCE: Private collection Long Island, NY

            Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
          • GEORGE C. AULT, LUMBERWHARF, PROVINCETOWN W/C
            Oct. 18, 2022

            GEORGE C. AULT, LUMBERWHARF, PROVINCETOWN W/C

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            George Copeland Ault (American 1891-1948). Watercolor and graphite on paper. Signed G.C. Ault and dated '21 in graphite LL. Also signed, titled, dated G.C. Ault, On The Lumberwharf, Provincetown MASS July 1921, in graphite verso UL of paper.

            Litchfield Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1
            Sep. 08, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1

            Est: $400 - $600

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1/2 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Signed lower left: G.C. Ault '33 Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Title: Tired Lady / By: George C. Ault / 1933 HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • George C. Ault, Oil on Masonite, Winter Scene
            Sep. 07, 2022

            George C. Ault, Oil on Masonite, Winter Scene

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948), signed l.r. "G.C. Ault '30" Overall: 9-1/4"h x 11-1/4"w Sight: 7-1/8"h x 9-1/8"w

            Nye & Company
          • George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) (Painted in 1916.)
            Aug. 24, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) (Painted in 1916.)

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut signed and dated 'G. C. Ault '16' (lower left) and titled, signed and dated again (on a label affixed to the reverse) oil on canvasboard 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) Painted in 1916. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman in a Chair (Bea Ault), 1
            Aug. 11, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman in a Chair (Bea Ault), 1

            Est: $400 - $600

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman in a Chair (Bea Ault), 1923 Pencil on paper 10-5/8 x 8-1/4 inches (27.0 x 21.0 cm) (sight) Signed and dated lower center: J.C. Ault '23 PROVENANCE: [with]Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., New York; Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Pencil on paper
            Jul. 14, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Pencil on paper

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Pencil on paper 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower left: G.C. Ault '22 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman by a Desk (Bea Ault), 19
            Jul. 14, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman by a Desk (Bea Ault), 19

            Est: $300 - $500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Seated Woman by a Desk (Bea Ault), 1925 Pencil on paper 12-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches (32.1 x 24.1 cm) (sight) Signed and dated lower left: G.C. Ault '25 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • GEORGE AULT A Country House.
            Jun. 30, 2022

            GEORGE AULT A Country House.

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            GEORGE AULT A Country House. Pencil on wove paper, 1921. 200x230 mm; 8x9 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. Provenance: Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; private collection, Chicago. Ault (1891-1948) was a talented though troubled American artist. Born in Cleveland, he spent his youth in London and studied art there before returning to New York in 1911. During the 1920s, following the death of his mother, Ault became an alcoholic, each of his three brothers committed suicide, and his family fortune was lost following the 1929 stock market crash. He moved with his second wife to Woodstock, New York, in 1937, and worked there the remainder of his career. He and his wife lived in a small rented cottage that had no electricity or indoor plumbing. Though he created many of his finest works during this challenging period in Woodstock, he had difficulty selling them and failed to gain critical success until after his untimely death in December 1948. Ault is often grouped with Precisionist painters such as Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) and Ralston Crawford (1906-1978) because of his unadorned representations of architecture and urban landscapes. However, the ideological aspects of Precisionism are not so apparent in his work. Much like Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Ault was more of a solitary artist. He painted what he saw around him, simplifying detail slightly into flat shapes and planes, and portraying the underlying geometric patterns of structures, in this way developing an individual modernist style that prefigured Ellsworth Kelly on other Minimalist artists of the later 20th century.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • GEORGE C. AULT Tulips.
            Jun. 30, 2022

            GEORGE C. AULT Tulips.

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            GEORGE C. AULT Tulips. Pencil on cream wove paper, 1933. 375x250 mm; 15x10 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower left recto. Provenance: Conner Rosenkranz, New York, with the label on the frame back; private collection, New York. Exhibited: Salons of America, Inc., Forum Galleries, Rockefeller Center, April 9-May 6, 1934. The Salons of America organized no-jury exhibitions featuring American artists, the 1934 exhibition at Rockefeller Center included over 5,000 works of art with established and unknown artists.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman with a Cap, 1917 Penc
            Jun. 09, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman with a Cap, 1917 Penc

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman with a Cap, 1917 Pencil on paper 9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches (24.8 x 17.1 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower left: G.C. Ault '17 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Still life with Lamp (sketch), 1927 P
            Jun. 09, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Still life with Lamp (sketch), 1927 P

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Still life with Lamp (sketch), 1927 Pencil on paper 10-1/8 x 6-1/8 inches (25.7 x 15.6 cm) (sight) Initialed and dated lower center: G.C.A. '27 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948
            May. 28, 2022

            GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948

            Est: $6,000 - $9,000

            Winter, oil on canvas lad on masonite, 19 x 28 in (48.3 x 71.1 cm), framed 24 x 34 in (60.9 x 86.3 cm), signed lower left, PROVENANCE: Private collection Long Island, NY

            Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) House and Barn, 1921 Pencil on paper
            May. 12, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) House and Barn, 1921 Pencil on paper

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) House and Barn, 1921 Pencil on paper 7-3/4 x 9 inches (19.7 x 22.9 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault '21 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Untitled Oil on canvasboard 12 x 9 in
            May. 12, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Untitled Oil on canvasboard 12 x 9 in

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Untitled Oil on canvasboard 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) Bears inscription on the reverse: GA128 PROVENANCE: Personal collection of Suzanne and Maurice Vanderwoude, New York; By descent to the present owner. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1
            Feb. 10, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1

            Est: $400 - $600

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1/2 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Signed lower left: G.C. Ault '33 Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Title: Tired Lady / By: George C. Ault / 1933 HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on
            Jan. 13, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on paper 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault '27 PROVENANCE: Private collection, New York. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) St. Luke's Chapel, Winter, 1924 Penci
            Jan. 13, 2022

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) St. Luke's Chapel, Winter, 1924 Penci

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) St. Luke's Chapel, Winter, 1924 Pencil on paper 8-3/8 x 10-5/8 inches (21.3 x 27.0 cm) (sight) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault '24 PROVENANCE: Private collection, New York. HID01801242017

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          • GEORGE AULT (1891 - 1948, AMERICAN) Provincetown, Mass. Boats.
            Dec. 02, 2021

            GEORGE AULT (1891 - 1948, AMERICAN) Provincetown, Mass. Boats.

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            GEORGE AULT (1891 - 1948, AMERICAN) Provincetown, Mass. Boats. Pencil on paper, 1921. Signed, G.C. Ault, and dated, '21, lower left. Inscribed with artist's mark, dated, Aug. 1921, and inscribed as titled on verso. 197x229 mm; 7 3/4x9 inches. Provenance: Zabriskie Gallery, NY; Private collection.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) The Plough and the Moon signed and dated '
            Nov. 18, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) The Plough and the Moon signed and dated '

            Est: $120,000 - $180,000

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) The Plough and the Moon signed and dated 'G.C. Ault '40.' (lower left) oil on canvas 22 x 30 in. (55.8 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1940.

            Christie's
          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Machinery Study, 1922 Pencil on paper
            Nov. 11, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Machinery Study, 1922 Pencil on paper

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Machinery Study, 1922 Pencil on paper 8 x 5-1/4 inches (20.3 x 13.3 cm) Initialed and dated lower right: G.C.A. '22 PROVENANCE: Jill Newhosue, New York; Zabriskie Gallery, New York; Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York; Private collection. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Road to Stony Clove, 1940 Gouache on
            Nov. 11, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Road to Stony Clove, 1940 Gouache on

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Road to Stony Clove, 1940 Gouache on paper 13 x 19-3/4 inches (33.0 x 50.2 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower left: G.C. Ault '40 PROVENANCE: Louise Ault, the artist's widow; Private collection. EXHIBITED: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America," March 11-September 5, 2011. LITERATURE: Smithsonian American Art Museum, To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 111-14, fig. 68, illustrated. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1
            Nov. 11, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Tired Lady, 1933 Pencil on paper 14-1/2 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Signed lower left: G.C. Ault '33 Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Title: Tired Lady / By: George C. Ault / 1933 HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Sketch Note, 1940 Pencil on paper 14
            Nov. 11, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Sketch Note, 1940 Pencil on paper 14

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Sketch Note, 1940 Pencil on paper 14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault '40 Signed, dated, and titled on the reverse: Title: Sketch Note / By: George C. Ault / 1940. HID01801242017

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          • GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948
            Nov. 06, 2021

            GEORGE AULT AMERICAN 1891-1948

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            Views of Manhattan Skyline From Across the River, watercolor, 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in (33.7 x 24.1 cm), framed 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in (54.6 x 44.4 cm), signed lower right, dated 1937, PROVENANCE: Private collection New York

            Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
          • George Copeland Ault, Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922
            Nov. 05, 2021

            George Copeland Ault, Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948) Untitled (Seaside Docks), 1922 graphite on paper signed and dated lower right: G. C. Ault '22.

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Kitchen Table.
            Sep. 21, 2021

            GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Kitchen Table.

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Kitchen Table. Pencil on cream wove paper. 380x255 mm; 15x10 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto, and signed, titled and dated in pencil, verso. 1931.

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          • GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Landscape with Tall Tree.
            Sep. 21, 2021

            GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Landscape with Tall Tree.

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            GEORGE C. AULT (1891-1948) Landscape with Tall Tree. Watercolor on paper. 354x173 mm; 14x6 3/4 inches. Initialed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. 1931.

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          • George C Ault (1891 - 1948) Woodstock NY W/C
            Aug. 01, 2021

            George C Ault (1891 - 1948) Woodstock NY W/C

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (New York, Ohio / England, 1891 - 1948) Watercolor painting of a Woodstock New York landscape. Signed and dated ('22) lower right. Sight size: 15 x 11 in. Overall framed size: 23 x 19 in. Framed behind glass.

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          • George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut 10 x 14in (25.4 x 35.6cm) (Painted in 1916.)
            May. 20, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut 10 x 14in (25.4 x 35.6cm) (Painted in 1916.)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Near East Killingly, Connecticut signed and dated 'G. C. Ault '16' (lower left) and titled, signed and dated again (on a label affixed to the reverse) oil on canvasboard 10 x 14in (25.4 x 35.6cm) Painted in 1916. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on
            May. 14, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Classic Landscape #2, 1927 Pencil on paper 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault '27 PROVENANCE: Private collection, New York. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Woodstock Road, 1940 Pencil on paper
            May. 14, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Woodstock Road, 1940 Pencil on paper

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Woodstock Road, 1940 Pencil on paper 10 x 13-7/8 inches (25.4 x 35.2 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower right: G.C. Ault 40 Signed, dated, titled, and inscribed on the reverse: Title: Woodstock Road / By: George C. Ault / Price: $ / 1940 PROVENANCE: Zabriskie Gallery, New York; Private collection. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Near Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1915 Oil
            May. 14, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Near Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1915 Oil

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Near Old Bridge, New Jersey, 1915 Oil on panel 9-1/4 x 14 inches (23.5 x 35.6 cm) Signed and dated lower left: G.C. Ault / 1915 PROVENANCE: [sale]Stair, Hudson, October 26, 2019, New York, lot 407; Private collection. HID01801242017

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          • Small Landscape on Panel, Attributed George Ault.
            May. 08, 2021

            Small Landscape on Panel, Attributed George Ault.

            Est: $400 - $600

            George Copeland Ault (1891-1906). Oil on wood panel, 8 x 5 inches. Signed G. Ault and dated 1906 on verso. Believed to be an painted by Ault when he was a student at St. John's Wood Art School.

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Japanese Iris, 1930
            May. 03, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Japanese Iris, 1930

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Japanese Iris, 1930 watercolor on paper signed G. C. Ault and dated (lower left); inscribed Wood Gaylor (lower left); inscribed (verso) 18 x 11 ¾ inches. Provenance: Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York Private Collection, New York Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., New York Acquired directly from the above, 2002 Exhibited: Huntington, New York, The Heckscher Museum, A Point of View, 20th Century American Art from a Long Island Collection, September 8 - November 4, 1990, no. 1, p. 24, illus. Wood Gaylor was an artist who might have been given Japanese Iris by Ault. Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Charcoal on lai
            Jan. 14, 2021

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Charcoal on lai

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Head of a Woman, 1922 Charcoal on laid paper 12-3/8 x 9-3/8 inches (31.4 x 23.8 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated lower left: G.C.Ault '22. HID01801242017

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          • George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Miss Hollywood, 1948 Oil on canvas 36
            Dec. 03, 2020

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Miss Hollywood, 1948 Oil on canvas 36

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948) Miss Hollywood, 1948 Oil on canvas 36 x 26 inches (91.4 x 66.0 cm) Bears signature, date, and inscription lower right: G.C. Ault '48 / by L.A. his wife Titled on stretcher: Miss Hollywood Property From A Distinguished New York Collection PROVENANCE: The artist; Mrs. Louise Ault, wife of the above; Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, Ltd., New York; Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, April 27, 1982; Estate of the above. A Precisionist and Surrealist painter, George Ault had the ability to encapsulate the everyday beauty of the world in a moment of absolute stillness, in varying styles throughout his oeuvre. His paintings were based on what he saw around him, many of them architectural subjects, and rendered in a quietly controlled manner. By 1946, he turned to primarily abstract subjects, a world of random shapes and imaginary landscapes. He was a great admirer of Giorgio de Chirico, the Italian Surrealist, and Ault's later work showed more and more of this influence, as evidenced by Miss Hollywood from 1948. Ault was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1899 he moved to London with his family and attended the Slade School and St. John's Wood Art School. He traveled extensively in Europe, which exposed him to the avant-garde art movements. In 1911, he returned to the United States, and by 1937 was settled in Woodstock, New York, where he freely explored his passion for the play of light at a favorite spot called Russell's Corners. He did numerous scenes that are almost entirely black, illuminated by a light high on an electrical pole. As Ault's work matured, he began to widen his artistic influences. He showed interest in the work of the Surrealists, particularly de Chirico. From him, Ault borrowed mysterious and improbable environments, where the habitual is transformed into strangeness. Both the architecture of the modern city and rural landscapes and seascapes are marked down in clear, communicative terms that suggest unfamiliarity as much as wonder at their beings. In the present work, Ault portrays the fabulous Miss Hollywood, resplendent in her nakedness, seated at the beach with nothing but a stiletto by her side. Miss Hollywood and her stiletto echo the angles and forms of the boats and sails in the distance. The figure's flat, unmodulated form appears almost unfinished. Whether an intentional artistic device or not, this contradictory effect serves to press the figure against the background, vivifying the interplay of dimensional space. These "unfinished" areas dually function to show his allegiance to drawing, whereby he probes the limits of form, its edge, where one color meets another. In 1948, the year in which he painted the present work, Ault was discovered dead five days after drowning in the Sawkill Brook on December 30, when he had taken a solitary walk in stormy and dark weather. The death was deemed a suicide by the coroner, though it was contested by his wife Louise as a fall caused by missing guardrails and ill health. Memorial exhibitions followed at the Woodstock Art Gallery and Milch Galleries. Miss Hollywood is one of the last oil paintings completed by Ault prior to his untimely death. HID01801242017

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