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Painter, b. 1859 - d. 1935

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        • Painting, Attributed to Arthur William Best
          Feb. 17, 2024

          Painting, Attributed to Arthur William Best

          Est: $100 - $200

          Attributed to Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Lake with Snow Capped Mountain in the Distance, oil on canvas, unsigned, canvas: 14"h x 24"w, overall (with frame): 17.75"h x 28"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Painting, Arnold William Best
          Feb. 16, 2024

          Painting, Arnold William Best

          Est: $600 - $900

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1939), Two Trees, Red and White, oil on canvas, signed lower left, gallery label (Hammer Galleries, New York, NY) affixed verso, canvas: 14"h x 18"w, overall (with frame): 18.75"h x 22.5"w

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        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Dec. 15, 2023

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $600 - $900

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Lake with Snow Capped Mountain in the Distance, oil on canvas, unsigned, canvas: 14"h x 24"w, overall (with frame): 17.75"h x 28"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Arthur W Best (1859-1935), Native Americans crossing the mountains on horseback, Oil on canvas laid to board, 13" H x 19" W
          Nov. 15, 2023

          Arthur W Best (1859-1935), Native Americans crossing the mountains on horseback, Oil on canvas laid to board, 13" H x 19" W

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935) Native Americans crossing the mountains on horseback Oil on canvas laid to board Signed lower right: A W Best

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Arthur William Best (1859-1935), "Grand Canyon," circa 1925, Oil on canvas laid to board, 10" H x 14" W
          Nov. 15, 2023

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935), "Grand Canyon," circa 1925, Oil on canvas laid to board, 10" H x 14" W

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935) "Grand Canyon," circa 1925 Oil on canvas laid to board Signed lower right: A W Best; signed again, titled, and inscribed in pencil faintly, verso: 4270 Piedmont Ave. / Oakland

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Arthur William Best (1859-1935) Small California Painting c1910s
          Sep. 17, 2023

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935) Small California Painting c1910s

          Est: $400 - $600

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935) Small California Painting c1910s. Oil painting on board. Signed. Excellent condition. 4"h x 4.75"w. Frame 7 1/8"h x 7 7/8"w. Spend $7500 or more at our two day auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $500-$600 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910
          Sep. 17, 2023

          Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910

          Est: $3,500 - $4,500

          Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910. In 1905, Arthur Best was hired by the Southern Pacific Railroad to paint pictures of the Southwest and Mexico. Signed. Excellent condition. 16"h x 24"w. Original frame 22.75"h x 30.5"w. Spend $7500 or more at our two day auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $500-$600 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Arthur Best Navajo Country
          Apr. 22, 2023

          Arthur Best Navajo Country

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          Arthur Best (American, 1859-1935) Navajo Country Oil on canvas mounted on board Signed AW Best, lower right

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        • Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910
          Mar. 18, 2023

          Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910

          Est: $4,500 - $5,500

          Arthur Best (1859-1935) Painting "The Pool Navajos" c1905-1910.  In 1905, Arthur Best was hired by the Southern Pacific Railroad to paint pictures of the Southwest and Mexico.   Signed.  Excellent condition.  16"h x 24"w.  Original frame 22.75"h x 30.5"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Arthur Best CA Poppies & Lupine Mt Tamalpais Watercolor c1910
          Sep. 25, 2021

          Arthur Best CA Poppies & Lupine Mt Tamalpais Watercolor c1910

          Est: $1,200 - $1,500

          Arthur William Best (1859 - 1935) California Poppies & Lupine Mt Tamalpais Watercolor c1910. Signed. Excellent condition. 10.5"h x 13.5"w. Frame 14.5"h x 17.5"w.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935, San Francisco, CA), Rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 20" W
          May. 19, 2021

          Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935, San Francisco, CA), Rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 20" W

          Est: $500 - $700

          Arthur W. Best (1859-1935, San Francisco, CA) Rolling hills landscape Oil on canvas Signed lower left: A.W. Best 12" H x 20" W

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Arhur Best Painting "San Francisco Mountains" Arizona
          Dec. 12, 2020

          Arhur Best Painting "San Francisco Mountains" Arizona

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          Arthur William Best (1859 - 1935) Painting "San Francisco Mountains Near Flagstaff, Arizona". Signed. Excellent condition. 14"h x 20"w. Frame. 18.5"h x 24.75"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Arthur Best (CA,AZ,Canada,1859-1935) oil painting
          Nov. 08, 2020

          Arthur Best (CA,AZ,Canada,1859-1935) oil painting

          Est: $800 - $900

          ARTIST: Arthur William Best (California, Arizona, Canadian, 1859 - 1935) NAME: Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 18 inches / 35 x 45 cm FRAME SIZE: 18 x 22 inches / 45 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: lower left SIMILAR ARTISTS: Fremont Ellis, Arthur Hill Gilbert, John Bond Francisco, Armin Carl Hansen, Louis Schaff, Hans Gustav Burkhardt, William Griffith, Hiram Bloomer, Chauncey Foster Ryder, George Bickerstaff, Roi Colman, Donald Schaffer, Charles Arthur Fries, John Marshall Gamble, William Posey Silva, Leland S Curtis CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 117066 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: One of the most prominent early 20th-century landscape painters in Northern California, Arthur Best was especially known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, Arizona desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains. With his wife, he founded the Best Art School in San Francisco. He was born in Mount Pleasanton near Petersboro, Canada, and he and his brothers were musicians with Arthur playing the clarinet. In 1895, the band broke up, and the brothers moved to San Francisco where Arthur and his wife, Alice Leveque Best, established their school at 1625 California Street. He became a staff artist for the San Francisco Examiner, and in 1904, did a series of Grand Canyon paintings. In 1905, he was commissioned by the Southern Pacific Railroad to paint pictures of the Southwest and Mexico. Many of his paintings were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.He died in Oakland on January 26, 1935.

          Broward Auction Gallery LLC
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 18
          Oct. 26, 2020

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 18

          Est: $200 - $300

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 1859-1935) pastel on paper, Native American camp fire along the river. Signed "A.W. Best" lower right. Image measures 12" x 9.5". In a gilt wood frame; 17.75" x 15.25" overall.

          O'Gallerie
        • Arthur Best (1859 - 1935)
          Aug. 08, 2020

          Arthur Best (1859 - 1935)

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Artist: Arthur Best (1859 - 1935). Title: Mountain Landscape. Signature: Lower right. Size: 25" x 36". Medium: Oil on canvas.

          Turner Auctions + Appraisals
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Jul. 12, 2020

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $600 - $900

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Untitled (Desert Landscape), circa 1920, oil on canvas, signed lower left, canvas: 20"h x 26"w, overall (with frame): 24.5"h x 30.5"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Arthur W. Best O/B Grand Canyon Painting
          Jul. 11, 2020

          Arthur W. Best O/B Grand Canyon Painting

          Est: $2,000 - $2,400

          Arthur W. Best (California, 1859-1935) oil on board painting of the Grand Canyon, as viewed from the top of the canyon, with a tree in left foreground. Signed lower left. Housed in an ogee molded giltwood frame. Sight - 11" H x 16" W. Framed - 16 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Note: This painting is shown hanging in the Murrays' home in an old photograph provided by the present consignor. Artist Biography: "One of the more prominent early 20th-century landscape painters in Northern California, Arthur Best was especially known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, Arizona desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains. With his wife, he founded the Best Art School in San Francisco...He became a staff artist for the San Francisco Examiner, and in 1904, did a series of Grand Canyon paintings. In 1905, he was commissioned by the Southern Pacific Railroad to paint pictures of the Southwest and Mexico. Many of his paintings were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906." Source: Edan Hughes, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA, 1786-1940. Note: This painting is shown hanging in the Murray's home in an old photograph provided by the present consignor (see photo #14). Businessman John Francis Murray (1872-1936)was president of the American Home Products company and of the John F. Murray Advertising agency of New York.

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • Arthur Best California Poppies & Lupine Watercolor
          Dec. 14, 2019

          Arthur Best California Poppies & Lupine Watercolor

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935) watercolor California Poppies & Lupine c1910. Signed. Excellent condition. 9.25"h x 13.5"w. Frame 14.25"h x 18.25"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. Larger piece are shipped via Steve Auger Shipping. He travels coast to coast every month delivering antiques and fine furniture blanket wrap coast to coast. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Oct. 13, 2019

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $600 - $900

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Untitled (Chinatown), oil on canvas, signed lower right, canvas: 12"h x 14"w, overall (with frame): 20"h x 21.75"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Oct. 13, 2019

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $600 - $900

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Wooded Scene by a River, oil on canvas, signed lower left, canvas: 12"h x 16"w, overall (with frame): 16.75"h x 20.75"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA), Grand Canyon scene, Oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas, 20" H x 30" W
          Sep. 08, 2019

          Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA), Grand Canyon scene, Oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas, 20" H x 30" W

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Arthur W. Best (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA) Grand Canyon scene Oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas Signed lower left: AW Best 20" H x 30" W

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA), California rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 20" H x 30" W
          Jan. 13, 2019

          Arthur W. Best, (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA), California rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 20" H x 30" W

          Est: $400 - $600

          Arthur W. Best (1859-1935 San Francisco, CA) California rolling hills landscape Oil on canvas Signed lower right: A.W. Best 20" H x 30" W

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Dec. 16, 2018

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Hopi Point (Grand Canyon), oil on board, signed lower right, titled and signed verso, board: 11"h x 14"w, overall (with frame): 16.5"h x 19.5"w

          Clars Auctions
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST OIL ON CANVAS LANDSCAPE
          Dec. 16, 2018

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST OIL ON CANVAS LANDSCAPE

          Est: $300 - $500

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (AMERICAN/CANADIAN, 1859–1935), OIL ON CANVAS, H 14 1/2", W 20", MOUNTAIN & LAKE LANDSCAPE Braus Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, label on verso. Signed lower right. Gilt period frame.

          DuMouchelles
        • Arthur Best Painting Marin County Mt Tamalpais
          Dec. 08, 2018

          Arthur Best Painting Marin County Mt Tamalpais

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          Arthur Best (1859-1935) oil painting on canvas of Marin County with Mt Tamalpais in background. From the Estate of Edan Hughes, author of Artists in California. Signed. Excellent condition. 14"h x 20"w. Oak frame 21.5"h x 27.5"w Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. Larger piece are shipped via Steve Auger Shipping. He travels coast to coast every month delivering antiques and fine furniture blanket wrap coast to coast. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Aug. 12, 2018

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $500 - $700

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), "Dark Forest" oil on canvas laid down on cardboard, signed lower right, cardboard (unframed): 15.5"h x 19"w

          Clars Auctions
        • ARTHUR BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 1859-1935)
          Jul. 10, 2018

          ARTHUR BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 1859-1935)

          Est: $250 - $350

          ARTHUR BEST (California/Arizona/Canada, 1859-1935) watercolor and gouache on paper, landscape with cattle and rolling hills in the foreground and mountains in the background, possibly Mt. Diablo, San Francisco Bay area. Signed lower left and dated 1931. Image measures 12" x 17". In a gilt wood frame; 22.75" x 26.75" overall.

          O'Gallerie
        • Arthur W. Best, (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA), California rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 20" H x 30" W
          Jun. 19, 2018

          Arthur W. Best, (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA), California rolling hills landscape, Oil on canvas, 20" H x 30" W

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Arthur W. Best (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA) California rolling hills landscape Oil on canvas Signed lower right: A.W. Best 20" H x 30" W Provenance: Private Collection, Hydesville, CA.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • Arthur W. Best, (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA), "Grand Canyon", Oil on board laid to panel, 15.75" H x 23.5" W
          May. 22, 2018

          Arthur W. Best, (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA), "Grand Canyon", Oil on board laid to panel, 15.75" H x 23.5" W

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Arthur W. Best (1859 - 1935 San Francisco, CA) "Grand Canyon" Oil on board laid to panel Signed lower left: A.W. Best, titled on the frame plaque 15.75" H x 23.5" W Provenance: Private Collection, San Jose, CA.

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • LANDSCAPE BY ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (AMERICAN 1859-1935).
          Dec. 09, 2017

          LANDSCAPE BY ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (AMERICAN 1859-1935).

          Est: $200 - $400

          LANDSCAPE BY ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (AMERICAN 1859-1935). California, oil on board landscape painting of a tree, signed A.W. Best lower left hand corner. (sight)6.5"h. 9"w. (frame) 12.25"h. 16.25"w.

          Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • Arthur William Best (1859-1935)
          Jun. 24, 2017

          Arthur William Best (1859-1935)

          Est: $400 - $600

          Arthur William Best (Cal./Az./Canada 1859-1935), oil on canvas, "Mt. Tamalpais--Marin County". Labeled verso. 20" x 30". Signed LLC.

          Copake Auction Inc.
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          May. 20, 2017

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $500 - $700

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Country Home, Richmond, California, oil on canvas, signed lower left, overall (with frame): 14.5"h x 17.5"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Feb. 18, 2017

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $500 - $700

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), Golden Hills, oil on canvas, signed lower left, canvas: 15"h x 19"w, overall (with frame): 19.5"h x 23.5"w

          Clars Auctions
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28" x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2"...
          Nov. 19, 2016

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28" x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2"...

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28" x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2" x 25". Fine condition.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Nov. 12, 2016

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $400 - $600

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), "Old Horse Trail," oil on board, signed lower left, titled verso, overall (with frame): 11.75"h x 13.75"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Gouache, Arthur William Best
          Sep. 18, 2016

          Gouache, Arthur William Best

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), "Kilauea at Night, Hawaii," gouache on paper, signed lower left, sight: 9.75"h x 11.5"w, overall (with frame): 21"h x 22"w

          Clars Auctions
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (1859-1935), OIL ON CANVAS
          Sep. 05, 2016

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (1859-1935), OIL ON CANVAS

          Est: $600 - $900

          Signed lower left Sight- 11" x 14" Overall- 17" x 20"

          Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28: x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2"...
          Aug. 27, 2016

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28: x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2"...

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST (CA/AZ/Canada, 1859-1935) - "Painted Desert & Canyon De Chelly", oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled verso, in magnificent gilt carved Arts & Crafts style frame, OS: 28: x 33 1/2", SS: 18 1/2" x 25'. Fine condition.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST OIL ON CANVAS (American, 1859-
          Jan. 18, 2016

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST OIL ON CANVAS (American, 1859-

          Est: $300 - $500

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST OIL ON CANVAS (American, 1859-1935) Canyon with figures on horseback. Image measures 13.75" x 19.75", unsigned. Paper label attached verso from Matthew's Galleries, Oregon. In a gilt wood frame. Includes Arthur W. Best exhibition brochure from Matthew's Galleries, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

          O'Gallerie
        • Arthur William Best, Grand Canyon
          Jan. 24, 2015

          Arthur William Best, Grand Canyon

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          BEST, Arthur William ( American, 1859-1935) Oil on Board. 10 x 20 Inches. Signed lower right: "A. W. Best". Retail Price: $5,800?. One of the more prominent early 20th-century landscape painters in Northern California, Arthur Best was especially known for his paintings of the Grand Canyon, Arizona desert, and Sierra Nevada mountains. With his wife, he founded the Best Art School in San Francisco. He was born in Mount Pleasanton near Petersboro, Canada, and he and his brothers were musicians with Arthur playing the clarinet. In 1895, the band broke up, and the brothers moved to San Francisco where Arthur and his wife, Alice Leveque Best, established their school at 1625 California Street. He became a staff artist for the San Francisco Examiner, and in 1904, did a series of Grand Canyon paintings. In 1905, he was commissioned by the Southern Pacific Railroad to paint pictures of the Southwest and Mexico. Many of his paintings were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.He died in Oakland on January 26, 1935.

          Arader Galleries
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, OIL ON CANVAS
          Nov. 16, 2014

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, OIL ON CANVAS

          Est: $1,800 - $2,400

          Sight- 10 1/2" x 13 1/2" Overall- 17 1/2" x 20 1/2"

          Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, OIL ON CANVAS
          Oct. 12, 2014

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, OIL ON CANVAS

          Est: $1,800 - $2,400

          Sight- 10 1/2" x 13 1/2" Overall- 17 1/2" x 20 1/2"

          Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, (AMERICAN 1859-1935) O/C
          Oct. 12, 2014

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, (AMERICAN 1859-1935) O/C

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Indian women at a spring Sight- 20" x 26"

          Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
        • ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, (AMERICAN 1859-1935) O/C
          Oct. 12, 2014

          ARTHUR WILLIAM BEST, (AMERICAN 1859-1935) O/C

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          California Coast Scene with trees Sight- 14" x 20"

          Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
        • Painting, Arthur William Best, Yosemite
          Oct. 12, 2014

          Painting, Arthur William Best, Yosemite

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Arthur William Best (American/Canadian, 1859-1935) "Yosemite," oil on canvas, signed lower right, title label affixed verso, canvas: 30"h x 48"w, overall (with frame): 36.25"h x 54.25"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Painting, Arthur William Best
          Sep. 14, 2014

          Painting, Arthur William Best

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935), View of Yosemite Valley, oil on board, signed lower left, board: 18"h x 14"w, overall (with frame): 23"h x 18.5"w

          Clars Auctions
        • Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935)
          Jul. 28, 2013

          Arthur William Best (American, 1859-1935)

          Est: $500 - $800

          Cathedral Spires signed 'A.W. Best' (lower left) oil on canvas 14 x 10in

          Bonhams
        • Pastel, Arthur William Best, Farmhouse
          Jul. 13, 2013

          Pastel, Arthur William Best, Farmhouse

          Est: $300 - $500

          Arthur William Best (Californian, 1859-1935), Farmhouse, pastel, signed lower right, overall: 9.75"h x 13"w

          Clars Auctions
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