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Painter, b. 1912 - d. 2005

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Eastern North Carolina Farm
      Dec. 03, 2022

      Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Eastern North Carolina Farm

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Eastern North Carolina Farm oil on canvas, signed and dated 1997 at lower right, framed. Stretcher size 18 x 26 in.; Frame dimensions 22 1/4 x 30 1/4 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. 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. In a conversation with the consignor, Sarah Blakeslee said that this was a scene in Wilson County, North Carolina. Private Collection, Wilson, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), An Old Farmhouse
      Sep. 10, 2022

      Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), An Old Farmhouse

      Est: $1,000 - $3,000

      Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), An Old Farmhouse ink and watercolor wash on paper, signed at lower left, with blind stamp at lower right, matted and framed under glass. Sight size 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 25 3/8 x 31 1/2 in. Born in Evanston, Illinois, 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 husband moved to Greenville, North Carolina. Blakeslee's artwork has been exhibited by the Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; National Academy of Design, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; 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; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; National Academy of Design, New York; and The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC. From the Collection of Jerry & Foy Edelman, Raleigh, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (American, 1912-2005), Rural Landscape
      Mar. 13, 2021

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

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      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. Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Farm Scene with Grazing Horses
      Mar. 14, 2020

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

      Est: $5,000 - $10,000

      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. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Landscape with Figures
      Dec. 07, 2019

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

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      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 Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Still Life of Flowers
      Dec. 07, 2019

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

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      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 Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Old Factories, Greenville
      Mar. 02, 2019

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

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      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 Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Farmyard
      Sep. 22, 2018

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

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      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 Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), On the Marsh
      Jun. 17, 2017

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

      Est: $600 - $900

      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 Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Camellias, Pink & Red
      Sep. 09, 2016

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

      Est: $1,000 - $3,000

      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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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC, 1912-2005), Tobacco Barns and Peach Tree
      Sep. 09, 2016

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

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      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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    • Sarah Blakeslee (NC/PA, 1912-2005), Along the Tar River
      Jun. 17, 2016

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

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      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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