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b. 1922 - d. 2011

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      • ROBERT BERKS LINCOLN BUST
        Dec. 15, 2023

        ROBERT BERKS LINCOLN BUST

        Est: $200 - $400

        ROBERT BERKS LINCOLN BUST American, 1958, heavy plaster, signed with copyright and dated. The head and neck of Abraham Lincoln with bronze finish, mounted to a stone socle.

        Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • ROBERT BERKS AMERICAN BUFFALO SCULPTURE
        Dec. 14, 2023

        ROBERT BERKS AMERICAN BUFFALO SCULPTURE

        Est: $300,000 - $400,000

        Robert Berks American Buffalo Sculpture, 1992 Renowned sculptor Robert Berks crafted this unique tribute to the American Buffalo of heavy, 11-gauge copper sheet which has developed a handsome, weathered patina. 80” high (plus 10” iron base) x 122” wide. The Buffalo In a project never realized, Berks envisioned a herd of as many as 1,000 American buffalo, made of copper, roaming the Oregon Train in Wyoming. As reported in Newsweek at the time, Berks’ copper herd was to serve as a "monument for the ages, lasting a thousand years." The project was in recognition of the great herds lost forever. This singular sculpture resulted from that effort. This important sculptural work stands on the grounds of the Robert Berks estate on eastern Long Island, NY. The Buffalo is supported on its own stand; it is not, nor does it need to be, anchored into the ground. It is being sold F.O.B. that location. Although Guernsey’s is not a shipper, should prospective bidders wish assistance with shipping, please contact Guernsey’s, 212-794–2280. Robert Berks, 1922 - 2011 The headline of a New York Times article about sculptor Robert Berks called him the “Capital’s Michelangelo.” Although Berks is probably best known for his heroic eight-foot-high head of President John F. Kennedy that presides over Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, there are at least eight other large public works by Berks in that city, and numerous others scattered across the United States. A number of sculptured busts by Robert Berks are part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery; several others are on display in the White House. Berks’ tableau in bronze pays tribute to Mary McLeod Bethune, and is the first monument to honor a Black woman to be erected on public land in the nation’s capital. Situated on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences, Robert Berks’ twelve-foot seated figure of Albert Einstein welcomes all who wish to learn. And Chicago’s Botanic Garden is home to Berks’ monumental work depicting Carl Linneaus. Berks gained international recognition in 1952, when his sculptural bust of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president, was chosen as the definitive portrait of the late statesman-scientist. In the course of his career, Robert Berks created more than 300 hundred sculptural portraits of individuals in public and private life – American presidents and statesman (Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy), international leaders (Golda Meir, Abba Eban, Pope Paul VI), industrialists (John Paul Getty), Civil Rights leaders (Martin Luther King, Mary McLeod Bethune), scientists (Albert Einstein, Mathide Krim), jurists (Louis Brandeis, Ramsey Clark), and personalities from the arts (Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Hope, Alastair Cooke, Ernest Hemingway and Johnny Carson). Robert Berks was the first sculptor to have his work appear on the cover of Time Magazine. Coincidental with preparations for the auction of this important sculptural work is the release of Ken Burns’ 4-hour documentary about the American Buffalo.

        Guernsey's
      • Robert S. Berks (1922 - 2011): Albert Einstein
        Dec. 13, 2023

        Robert S. Berks (1922 - 2011): Albert Einstein

        Est: $100 - $200

        Robert S. Berks (1922 - 2011): Albert Einstein 1996; painted plaster, mounted to plinth; signed, dated and inscribed to plinth "For Dr. David Levinson / Both you and Einstein had great patience"

        Abell Auction
      • ROBERT BERKS (AMERICA, 1922-2011) - BUST OF CHAIM WEIZMANN, COMPOSITE SCULPTURE, 1953.
        Nov. 13, 2023

        ROBERT BERKS (AMERICA, 1922-2011) - BUST OF CHAIM WEIZMANN, COMPOSITE SCULPTURE, 1953.

        Est: $300 - $600

        Robert Berks (America, 1922-2011) - Bust of Israel First President Dr. Chaim Weizmann, Composite Sculpture, 1953. Made for Weizmann Foundation. Signed and dated. Height: 27cm. Breakage to the corners of the base.

        Pasarel
      • Büste John F. Kennedy
        Sep. 02, 2023

        Büste John F. Kennedy

        Est: -

        Büste John F. Kennedy Robert Berks (1922 Boston - 2011 New York). Keramikguss in Bronzeoptik. Portraitbüste von John F. Kennedy auf quadratischem Sockel. Unter dem Boden mit Klebeetikett Copyrighted by Alva Museum Replicas ... New York. Größe ca. 8,5 x 11 cm, Höhe ca. 21 cm, Gewicht ca. 1,5 kg. Seltenes Sammlerstück. Bust John F. Kennedy Robert Berks (1922 Boston - 2011 New York). Ceramic casting in bronze look. Portrait bust of John F. Kennedy on square base. Under the base with adhesive label Copyrighted by Alva Museum Replicas ... New York. Size approx. 8,5 x 11 cm, height approx. 21 cm, weight approx. 1,5 kg. Rare collector's item.

        Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
      • Berks, Robert
        Jun. 17, 2023

        Berks, Robert

        Est: -

        Berks, Robert 1922 Boston - 2011 New York. Kennedy Büste. Keramikguss in Bronzeoptik. Portraitbüste von John F. Kennedy auf quadratischem Sockel. Unter dem Boden mit Klebeetikett Copyrighted by Alva Museum Replicas ... New York. Größe ca. 8,5 x 11 cm, Höhe ca. 21 cm, Gewicht ca. 1,5 kg. Zustand wie abgebildet. Berks, Robert 1922 Boston - 2011 New York. Bust of Kennedy. Ceramic casting in bronze optics. Portrait bust of John F. Kennedy on a square base. Under the base with adhesive label Copyrighted by Alva Museum Replicas ... New York. Size approx. 8.5 x 11 cm, height approx. 21 cm, weight approx. 1.5 kg. Condition as shown.

        Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
      • Robert S. Berks (1922 - 2011) Head of Lincoln
        Apr. 16, 2023

        Robert S. Berks (1922 - 2011) Head of Lincoln

        Est: $100 - $500

        A plaster head of Abraham Lincoln with applied bronze patina. Signed and dated for 1958 as pictured.

        Locati LLC
      • BERKS, ROBERT (1922-2011), Bust "John F. Kennedy",
        Mar. 25, 2023

        BERKS, ROBERT (1922-2011), Bust "John F. Kennedy",

        Est: -

        BERKS, ROBERT (1922-2011), 'Bust of John F. Kennedy', Portrait bust of John F. Kennedy with base, copyright notice with artist's name on the neck, bronze-style terracotta, HxW: approx. 22x12 cm, signs of age and wear (partly damaged). VERSO brass plaque inscribed and dated `A representation of 65th anniversary convention I.L.G.W.U., Miami Beach,May 1965´.

        Auktionshaus Eppli
      • ROBERT BERKS (AMERICAN, 1922-2011) - JOHN F. KENNEDY BUST, PLASTER.
        Nov. 17, 2022

        ROBERT BERKS (AMERICAN, 1922-2011) - JOHN F. KENNEDY BUST, PLASTER.

        Est: $400 - $800

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) - John F. Kennedy Bust, Plaster. With bronze patina. Signed. Height: 21cm (including the base).

        Pasarel
      • Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln
        Sep. 29, 2022

        Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln

        Est: $600 - $900

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011), bronzed clay or plaster bust depicting Abraham Lincoln. Signed BERKS and dated "58". Mounted on brown stone like base. Overall approx. 17" tall. There are a few tiny chipped areas and some chipping to the baseedge/corners.

        Weiss Auctions
      • Robert Berks, American (1922-2011) Bust of John F. Kennedy
        Jul. 30, 2022

        Robert Berks, American (1922-2011) Bust of John F. Kennedy

        Est: $250 - $350

        Robert Berks, American (1922-2011) Bust of John F. Kennedy Signed lower portion, unique bust of John F. Kennedy mounted on black marble base; plaster cast with verdigras patina. Note: Robert Berks work can be seen throughout the White House

        Link Auction Galleries
      • (After) Berks | Bust of John F. Kennedy
        May. 21, 2022

        (After) Berks | Bust of John F. Kennedy

        Est: $250 - $350

        Alva Museum Replica after the "Inaugural Head" bust by Robert Berks, which he began on the night of Kennedy's assassination. Mounted on cubic marble base. Very good plus. Very small (0.1 in) chip to finish of hair; somewhat dusty. Artist: (After) Berks, Robert (American, 1922-2011) Medium: Patinated Clay Date: Late 20th Century Measurements: w 3.75 in x h 8.25 in x d 4.75 in

        Second Story Books
      • Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011)
        Apr. 20, 2022

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011)

        Est: $400 - $800

        Sculpture of John F. Kennedy. Plaster cast with verdigras patina, signed to the lower portion, atop wooden stand. 12" ht.

        Caza Sikes
      • Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln
        Jan. 30, 2022

        Robert Berks Bust Sculpture of Abraham Lincoln

        Est: $200 - $250

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) bronzed clay or plaster bust depicting President Abraham Lincoln. Signed BERKS (with copyright) and dated "58". Mounted onto a brown stone base. Bust measures 11 1/2" H x approx. 6" W. Overall: 16 1/2" H. Note: Robert Berks was known for his highly textured sculptures of American political figures including John and Robert Kennedy. He created the Lincoln bust in the Kentucky Capitol dome in Frankfort.

        Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
      • Robert Berks (American 1922-2011), Sculpture, The Presidential Series, Abraham Lincoln, Gold Painted Plaster, Height: 18 in
        Aug. 18, 2020

        Robert Berks (American 1922-2011), Sculpture, The Presidential Series, Abraham Lincoln, Gold Painted Plaster, Height: 18 in

        Est: $75 - $150

        Robert Berks (American 1922-2011), Sculpture, The Presidential Series, Abraham Lincoln, Gold Painted Plaster, Height: 18 in

        Weschler's
      • Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) - John F. Kennedy Bust, Plaster.
        Apr. 13, 2020

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) - John F. Kennedy Bust, Plaster.

        Est: $700 - $1,400

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) - John F. Kennedy Bust, Plaster. With bronze patina Signed. Height: 21cm (including the base).

        Pasarel
      • Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) 
        Jul. 18, 2019

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) 

        Est: $400 - $600

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011) Bust of Ernest Hemingway, 1959 signed and dated Height of bronze 16 inches.

        Hindman
      • Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) JFK Bust.
        Jan. 24, 2019

        Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) JFK Bust.

        Est: $200 - $400

        6" tall without base. Signed on base of neck.

        Weiss Auctions
      • UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR
        Aug. 25, 2018

        UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR

        Est: $50 - $100

        UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR, comprising a patinated plaster bust of John F. Kennedy after Robert Berks (1922-2011) with plaque for the 65th Anniversary Convention, I.L.G.W.U., Miami Beach, May 1965, a patinated plaster bust of Lyndon B. Johnson after Jimilu Mason (20th C.) dated 1966, a bronze Johnson medallion dated 1963, and a 1964 Kennedy silver half dollar encased in Lucite.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR
        Jun. 23, 2018

        UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR

        Est: $50 - $100

        UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA, LOT OF FOUR, comprising a patinated plaster bust of John F. Kennedy after Robert Berks (1922-2011) with plaque for the 65th Anniversary Convention, I.L.G.W.U., Miami Beach, May 1965, a patinated plaster bust of Lyndon B. Johnson after Jimilu Mason (20th C.) dated 1966, a bronze Johnson medallion dated 1963, and a 1964 Kennedy silver half dollar encased in lucite.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011)
        Mar. 12, 2018

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011)

        Est: $80 - $100

        Robert Berks (American, 1922-2011), Portrait of Louis Brandeis, 1955, Plaster cast on a wooden base, height: 12.5 cm, signed and dated.

        Ishtar Auctions Ltd
      • Robert S Berks, American (1922 - 2011) Plaster with Copper Green Patina Bust of John F
        Jan. 24, 2018

        Robert S Berks, American (1922 - 2011) Plaster with Copper Green Patina Bust of John F

        Est: $200 - $400

        Robert S Berks, American (1922 - 2011) Plaster with Copper Green Patina Bust of John F. Kennedy on Wooden Base. Signed. Good condition. Measures 11-3/4" H (with base). Shipping $68.00 (estimate $200-$400)

        Kodner Galleries
      • Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) Terracotta Bust of JFK
        Oct. 16, 2017

        Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) Terracotta Bust of JFK

        Est: $250 - $350

        The plinth marked "A Presentation of 65th Anniversary Convention I.L.G.W.U. (The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union) Miami Beach , May 1965". Signed as pictured.

        Locati LLC
      • Robert Berks, Am., Hemingway Portrait Bust, 1959
        Oct. 14, 2017

        Robert Berks, Am., Hemingway Portrait Bust, 1959

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Robert S Berks, American, 1922 - 2011, Portrait Bust of Ernest Hemingway, signed and dated 1959, bronze patinated plaster oversized portrait bust on wooden plinth. NOTE: this piece was sculpted in 1959 before the 1960 suicide of the writer, possibly resulting in this piece being an original and the only extant example, contrasted with the sculptor's numerous editions of JFK and others. Art Cooper was a serious Hemingway fan as evidenced by books and art related to the writer elsewhere in this auction. NOTE: This lot is being re-auctioned due to non-paying bidder Don Rexrode from Fairfax, VA. [ACGQ7010] (TC)

        Litchfield Auctions
      • Robert Berks Heroic Bust of John F. Kennedy & Lithograph
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Heroic Bust of John F. Kennedy & Lithograph

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        Heroic Clay Bust of John F. Kennedy, Robert Berks, 1964. 15'' clay bust on vintage wood base, verdigris patina, overall height 20'' including base. The 8' bust of the President at The Kennedy Center (Washington) dedicated in 1971 was derived from this modeling. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural ikenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Also included in this lot is a 20 x 16'' green and black duotone photolithograph printed in 1963, the year of Kennedy's death. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert Berks Heroic Bust of Albert Einstein
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Heroic Bust of Albert Einstein

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Heroic Bust of Albert Einstein, Robert Berks, 1953. 13.5" clay on vintage wood base, overall height 17", bronze patina, side section of lower neck missing. Believed to be the clay model for Berks' monumental sculpture of Lincoln in front of The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural likenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert Berks Bust of Abraham Lincoln
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Bust of Abraham Lincoln

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Bust of Abraham Lincoln, Robert Berks, 1958. 12" clay bust on polished stone base, overall height 16"; bronze patina. The Oval Office of Bill Clinton contained a Berks bust of Lincoln virtually identical to this one. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural likenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert Berks Bust of JFK
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Bust of JFK

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Bust of John F. Kennedy, Robert Berks, 1964. 6” cast plaster on vintage marble base, overall height 8"; verdigris patina, some very slight wear on Kennedy's head. Alva Museum replica, authentic reproduction produced in collaboration with the Robert Berks studio. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural likenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert Berks Bust of JFK
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Bust of JFK

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Bust of John F. Kennedy, Robert Berks, 1964. 10.5" cast plaster on vintage wood base, overall height 12"; bronze patina. Whereas an undocumented number of the 6" bust of President Kennedy became widely available to the public (one of that size is being offered in this auction), this 10.5" casting was far rarer. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural likenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert Berks Heroic Bronze Bust of JFK
        Oct. 07, 2017

        Robert Berks Heroic Bronze Bust of JFK

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        Heroic Bronze Bust of John F. Kennedy, Robert Berks, 1964. 14" bronze on vintage wood base, overall height 18"; verdigris patina. Believed to be one of six heroic-sized bronzes of the late President produced by the artist. The 8' bust of the President at The Kennedy Center (Washington) dedicated in 1971 was derived from this modeling. Robert Berks (1922-2011) was a highly respected, multi-award winning sculptor whose distinctive work can be found in many prominent pubic monuments, museums and universities. In fact, there are more Berks' monuments in Washington, D.C. than any other sculptor. In 1996, The New York Times published a lengthy interview with the artist entitled "Encounters; A sculptor Whose Model is History." The article points to the fact that it was Berks' bust of Kennedy that was featured in Life magazine when the President was shot. Similarly, it was his bust of Dr. Martin Luther King which appeared in Time magazine following Dr. King's assassination. In 1953, Albert Einstein posed for Mr. Berks. The resulting sculpture now stands opposite Washington's Lincoln Memorial inviting visitors into the National Academy of Sciences. The artist created sculptural likenesses of Israeli leaders, including Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir and Abba Eban during that young nation's earliest days. Late in the artist's career, he created important works of noteworthy African Americans including Mother Hale (for the Hale House in Harlem) and Mary McLeod Bethune. Likenesses of cultural icons including Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein and Frank Sinatra were also sculpted by Berks. Atwater Bradley Collection Acquired from the Artist

        Guernsey's
      • Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) Terracotta Bust of JFK
        Sep. 18, 2017

        Robert S Berks (1922 - 2011) Terracotta Bust of JFK

        Est: $250 - $350

        The plinth marked "A Presentation of 65th Anniversary Convention I.L.G.W.U. (The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union) Miami Beach , May 1965". Signed as pictured.

        Locati LLC
      • Robert Berks Abraham Lincoln Bust
        Sep. 17, 2017

        Robert Berks Abraham Lincoln Bust

        Est: -

        Century: 20th Approx Measurements: 17" x 6" x 9" Approx. Weight: 14lbs. Notes: fair used condition, with some chips on the left side and back, please see pictures of damages. The sculpture is signed by the artist on the back. Made of resin. Keywords: Art

        J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
      • Robert Berks, Am., Hemingway Portrait Bust, 1959
        Sep. 16, 2017

        Robert Berks, Am., Hemingway Portrait Bust, 1959

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Robert S Berks, American, 1922 - 2011, Portrait Bust of Ernest Hemingway, signed and dated 1959, bronze patinated plaster oversized portrait bust on wooden plinth. NOTE: this piece was sculpted in 1959 before the 1960 suicide of the writer, possibly resulting in this piece being an original and the only extant example, contrasted with the sculptor's numerous editions of JFK and others. Art Cooper was a serious Hemingway fan as evidenced by books and art related to the writer elsewhere in this auction. {ACGQ7010} (TC )

        Litchfield Auctions
      • Robert Berks Robert F. Kennedy Sculpture
        Nov. 23, 2013

        Robert Berks Robert F. Kennedy Sculpture

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        (1) Robert Berks (1922-2011) "Robert F. Kennedy", plaster cast with applied verdigris patina, on base, 14 1/2 inches including base, (34) color photographs of Robert Berks sculpting the original bust at the home in Hyannis Port with friends and family of Robert F. Kennedy including, Ethel Kennedy, Pat Kennedy Lawford, Steve Smith, and others, 3 1/2 x 5 inches, with (35) negatives, (1) Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy booklet, (1) Robert F. Kennedy Mass card. *Provenance: Wilhelm Josef "Willy" Schaeffler (1915-1988). A German-American skiing champion, winning coach and ski resort developer. He is best known to the public for his intensive training programs that led the US ski team to gold and bronze medals in the 1972 Winter Olympics. In development circles, he is known for his role in the development of Vail and Whistler Blackcomb.

        John McInnis Auctioneers
      • Robert Berks Bust Of John F. Kennedy
        Nov. 23, 2013

        Robert Berks Bust Of John F. Kennedy

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        (1) Sculpture of John F. Kennedy, cast plaster with applied verdigras patina, a larger scale example appeared in the dedication opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the original was sculpted in 1964 and on exhibit in Coral Gables FL., signed Robert Berks (1922-2011), 12 inches including base. (small chips).

        John McInnis Auctioneers
      • Robert Berks American, 1922-2011 John F. Kennedy, 1992
        Sep. 10, 2013

        Robert Berks American, 1922-2011 John F. Kennedy, 1992

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Robert Berks American, 1922-2011 John F. Kennedy, 1992 Signed © Berks, dated 92 and numbered 82/300 Bronze with brown patina on a stone base Height without base 26 1/4 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • Robert Berks (American, b.1922)
        Nov. 16, 2010

        Robert Berks (American, b.1922)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Robert Berks (American, b.1922) John F. Kennedy signed, dated and numbered 'Berks 92 85/300' (beside the right foot) bronze with brown patina 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high, including base

        Christie's
      • ROBERT BERKS BRONZED BUST OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1958
        Jan. 24, 2010

        ROBERT BERKS BRONZED BUST OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1958

        Est: $300 - $500

        BERKS, Robert, (American, 1922-): Bronzed bust of Abraham Lincoln, dated 1958. Affixed to red marble plinth. 12'' h., 17'' h. overall on plinth x 6'' x 7 1/2''.

        Burchard Galleries Inc
      • ROBERT BERKS John F. Kennedy, Heroic Head.
        Nov. 20, 2009

        ROBERT BERKS John F. Kennedy, Heroic Head.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ROBERT BERKS John F. Kennedy, Heroic Head. Bronze, 1964. 138 mm; 5 1/2 inches (height excluding base). Signed and dated in the cast.

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • ROBERT BERKS (American, 1922-) BUST OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
        May. 13, 2006

        ROBERT BERKS (American, 1922-) BUST OF JOHN F. KENNEDY

        Est: $150 - $300

        Red clay bust with green patina marked on plinth "A presentation of 65 Anniversary Convention I. L. G. W. U. Miami Beach, May 1965". Signed in casting. SIZE: 8-1/2" h. CONDITION: Some chips to hair, minor roughness. Otherwise good. 9-29561

        James D. Julia
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