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Sarah Blakeslee (American, 1912-2005), Rural Landscape

Lot 195: Sarah Blakeslee (American, 1912-2005), Rural Landscape

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2021

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: Sarah Blakeslee (American, 1912-2005), Rural Landscape

oil on canvas, signed at lower left, framed.
Sight size 14 x 24 in.; Frame dimensions 21 1/4 x 31 1/3 in.
Born in Evanston, Ilinois, Sarah Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961 she and her family moved to North Carolina upon her husband's acceptance of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.

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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Farm Scene with Grazing Horses

Lot 266: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Farm Scene with Grazing Horses

Auction Date: Mar 14, 2020

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

Description: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Farm Scene with Grazing Horses

oil on canvas, signed at lower left, presented in the likely original period frame.
SS 23.75 x 29.75 in.; DOA 31 x 37 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961 she and her family moved to North Carolina upon her husband's acceptance of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.

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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Landscape with Figures

Lot 1266: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Landscape with Figures

Auction Date: Dec 07, 2019

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Landscape with Figures

watercolor on paper, signed at lower left, matted and framed under glass.
SS 11 3/8 x 17.25 in.; DOA 20 x 24.75 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961 she and her family moved to North Carolina upon her husband's acceptance of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Private Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life of Flowers

Lot 1265: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life of Flowers

Auction Date: Dec 07, 2019

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life of Flowers

oil on canvas, signed at lower left, inscribed on the verso "This painting / by / Sarah Blakley (sic) Speight / wife of Dr. Francis Speight / artist in Residence at ECU / Purchase Price $300 06 June 1961 / Midlred H. Walston, Owner," presented in the original frame retaining a label from Gay's Hardware of Rocky Mount, NC.
SS 16 x 21.5 in.; DOA 20.25 x 26 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961 she and her family moved to North Carolina upon her husband's acceptance of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Mildred Ellis Hinnant Walston, Wilson County, North Carolina
Irma (Hinnant) Benner, North Carolina and Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Private Collection, Remer, Minnesota

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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Factories, Greenville

Lot 1192: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Factories, Greenville

Auction Date: Mar 02, 2019

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Factories, Greenville

oil on canvas, signed and dated 1976 at lower left, presented in a later frame with linen liner.
SS 23.5 x 33 3/8 in.; DOA 30.75 x 40.5 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961 she and her family moved to North Carolina upon her husband's acceptance of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Private Collection, North Carolina
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Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Farmyard

Lot 199: Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Farmyard

Auction Date: Sep 22, 2018

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower left, matted and framed under glass.
SS 18 x 25.5 in.; DOA 24.5 x 32.5 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight.

In 1961, her husband accepted became artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. This painting, a particularly fine example of her mature style, sparkles with life and light. Each figure, and the dog, appear to be caught mid-movement, enjoying a day along the water in eastern NC.

Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
From the Collection of David Henderson, Spartanburg, SC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), On the Marsh

Lot 219: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), On the Marsh

Auction Date: Jun 17, 2017

Estimate: $600 - $900

Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, matted and framed under glass.
Sheet 7.5 x 11 in.; DOA 15.5 x 18.5 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
From the Estate of the late H. Lee Fowlkes, Jr., Yanceyville, NC
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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Salem

Lot 176: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Salem

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, matted and framed under glass.
SS 17.25 x 24.25 in.; DOA 27.5 x 34.5 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Apples & Cabbage

Lot 180: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Apples & Cabbage

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: oil on canvas, signed at lower left, signed and dated 1936 on the verso, presented in a contemporary frame with linen liner.
SS 15.75 x 19.75 in.; DOA 22 x 26 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Parking Lot, Greenville

Lot 174: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Parking Lot, Greenville

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: oil on canvas, signed at lower right, presented in a contemporary frame with linen liner.
SS 12.5 x 17.5 in.; DOA 17.75 x 22.75 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
We wish to thank Barbour Strickland for his assistance in cataloguing this painting.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Interior, Stairway (Speight Home, Bertie County)

Lot 175: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Interior, Stairway (Speight Home, Bertie County)

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: oil on canvas, signed at lower left, one stretcher bar stamped Mar 21 1934, presented in a contemporary frame with linen liner.
SS 15.5 x 19.5 in.; DOA 19 x 23 in.
This quiet interior depicts the stairway in the Speight Home, Bertie County. Blakeslee completed this painting in 1962.

Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Exhibited:
Greenville Museum of Art, Sarah Blakeslee: A Retrospective, Greenville, NC, March 12 - April 30, 1993. (illustrated)
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), View of Phoenixville

Lot 177: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), View of Phoenixville

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: oil on canvas, signed at lower left, stamped on the verso Registered at / The Pennsylvania Academy / of the Fine Arts / Chester Springs, PA / Aug. 30, with artist's sketch on the verso, presented in a contemporary frame with linen liner.
SS 15.5 x 17.5 in.; DOA 24 x 26 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Exhibited:
Greenville Museum of Art, Sarah Blakeslee: A Retrospective, Greenville, NC, March 12 - April 30, 1993. (illustrated)
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Plowed Fields

Lot 178: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Plowed Fields

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, matted and framed under glass.
SS 22 x 29.5 in.; DOA 34.5 x 42 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Early Stone Building on the Schuylkill River

Lot 179: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Early Stone Building on the Schuylkill River

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1959 at lower right, matted and framed under glass.
SS 21.5 x 29 in.; DOA 36 x 43.25 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Exhibited:
Greenville Museum of Art, Sarah Blakeslee: A Retrospective, Greenville, NC, March 12 - April 30, 1993.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Two Camellias

Lot 181: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Two Camellias

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1991 at lower left, matted and framed under glass.
SS 8.5 x 11.5 in.; DOA 15.5 x 18.25 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
Art Gallery Ltd., New Bern, NC
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life

Lot 182: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life

Auction Date: Mar 04, 2017

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: watercolor and gouache on paper, signed and dated 1959 at lower left, matted and framed under glass.
SS 15 x 18.5 in.; DOA 22 x 25.25 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted the artist-in-residence position at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
The Collection of Patricia Deerwester, Southern Pines, NC
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Tobacco Barns and Peach Tree

Lot 210: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Tobacco Barns and Peach Tree

Auction Date: Sep 09, 2016

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, matted and framed under glass.
SS 21 3/8 x 28.5 in.; DOA 33 x 40 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband became artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Camellias, Pink & Red

Lot 211: Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Camellias, Pink & Red

Auction Date: Sep 09, 2016

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: pastel on paper, signed and dated 1995 at lower left, matted and framed under glass.
SS 11.75 x 12.5 in.; DOA 21.5 x 22.5 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband became artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC.
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

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Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Along the Tar River

Lot 364: Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Along the Tar River

Auction Date: Jun 17, 2016

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: oil on canvas, signed and dated 1984 at lower right, presented in an attractive gilt frame with linen liner.
SS 13.5 x 19.5 in.; DOA 18 x 24 in.
Born in Evanston, IL, Blakeslee began her art studies at the age of 13 at the Chicago Art Institute. Her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art and Miss Catherine Critcher's School of Art. She took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts during the first-half of the 1930s and was awarded the Academy's prestigious Cresson Scholarship twice. During her studies at the Academy, she met and married her instructor, painter Francis Speight. In 1961, her husband accepted became artist-in-residence at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. This painting, a particularly fine example of her mature style, sparkles with life and light. Each figure, and the dog, appear to be caught mid-movement, enjoying a day along the water in eastern NC. Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery; National Academy of Design; North Carolina Museum; Pennsylvania Academy; and the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California. Her work is held in numerous permanent collections including the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. Accompanied by an article clipped by the consignor. (Litt, Steven. "Sarah Blakeslee paints with calm strokes from past." The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, 8 September 1985.) We wish to thank Barbour Strickland for his assistance in cataloguing this painting.
Acquired directly from the artist
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Location: Hillsborough, NC, US

Auction House: Leland Little Auctions

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