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Painter, b. 1904 - d. 1983

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      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Still Life)
        Jun. 06, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Still Life)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Still Life) Montici USA / Italy, 1970 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist-made frame inlay: 7 h x 7.75 w in (18 x 20 cm) overall: 9.375 h x 10.125 w x 1 d in (24 x 26 x 3 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Lightly etched signature and date to reverse 'Richard Blow Montici 70'. Provenance: Gift of the artist to the President of Montici Society, a non-profit organization that studies and tracks the works of Richard Blow This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Cat, Fish and Snake)
        Jun. 06, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Cat, Fish and Snake)

        Est: $8,000 - $10,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Cat, Fish and Snake) Montici USA / Italy, 1959 hand-cut hardstone inlayin artist-made frame inlay: 14.375 h x 18.375 w in (37 x 47 cm) overall: 18.5 h x 22.5 w x 1 d in (47 x 57 x 3 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Incised to verso 'Made in Italy IX - 1959 Fracassini - 40'. Provenance: Gift of the artist to the President of Montici Society, a non-profit organization that studies and tracks the works of Richard Blow This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Two Spires)
        Jun. 06, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Two Spires)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Two Spires) Montici USA / Italy, c. 1960 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist-made frame inlay: 3.75 h x 2 w in (10 x 5 cm) overall: 7.5 h x 5.75 w x 1.375 d in (19 x 15 x 3 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Provenance: Acquired directly from the estate of the artist by the present owner This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Wright
      • RICHARD BLOW - MONTICI
        May. 23, 2024

        RICHARD BLOW - MONTICI

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Lot 39 Richard Blow American (1904-1992) Montici (1966) Pietra Dura Plaque signature incised to verso 16 x 11 3/4 inches frame dimensions: 19 1/4 x 15 x 1 1/2 inches, wood frame Provenance: From a Private Chelsea Collection

        Capsule Gallery Auction
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Watermelon)
        Apr. 30, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Watermelon)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Watermelon) Montici Italy c. 1955 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist-made frame 7.5 h x 11 w in (19 x 28 cm) overall: 12.5 h x 16 w in (32 x 41 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Incised inscription to verso '25 Made in Italy F. Nenci'. Provenance: Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Los Angeles Modern Auctions
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Hand)
        Apr. 30, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Hand)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Hand) Montici Italy c. 1965 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist-made frame 7.75 h x 4.75 w in (20 x 12 cm) overall: 11.25 h x 8.25 w x 1.25 d in (29 x 21 x 3 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Provenance: Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Los Angeles Modern Auctions
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Three Figures"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Three Figures"

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Three Figures", 1971 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Autumn Leaves"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Autumn Leaves"

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Autumn Leaves", ca. 1950 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised "Made in Italy" en verso, titled on old label en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled - Jalopy",
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled - Jalopy",

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Jalopy", 1968 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled - Red Flag", 1971
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled - Red Flag", 1971

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Red Flag", 1971 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Geometry"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Geometry"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Geometry", 1971 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), three works
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), three works

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Geometric Shapes with Stars", 1968 "Untitled - Pyramids and Moons", 1970 "Untitled - Half-Moons", 1967 three pietra dura plaques incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso; inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici en verso; inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, marked "VII" and inscribed "Made in Italy" and "Fracassini", respectively. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Coral Boat"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Coral Boat"

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Coral Boat" inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised inscription "Made in Italy" and "Fiaschi" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Symbols of the Universe"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Symbols of the Universe"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Symbols of the Universe" pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso, titled on old label en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Symbols" pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Star and Moon"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Star and Moon"

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Star and Moon", 1974 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised date and inscribed "Made in Italy" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Coral Bridge"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Coral Bridge"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Coral Bridge", 1960 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici/Firenze" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "After the Bath"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "After the Bath"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "After the Bath", 1960 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso, old inventory label with title en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Fish and Vases"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Fish and Vases"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Fish and Vases", 1972 pietra dura plaque incised date en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Five Cats"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Five Cats"

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Five Cats" pietra dura plaque inlaid "Montici "M" cipher lower right. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Fishbowl"
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Fishbowl"

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        † Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled - Fishbowl", 1965 pietra dura plaque inlaid Montici "M" cipher lower right, incised signature, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Triangles)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Triangles)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Triangles) Montici USA / Italy, c. 1960 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist's frame 5.25 h x 4.875 w in (13 x 12 cm) overall: 8.375 h x 8 w in (21 x 20 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Knight)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Knight)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Richard Blow Untitled (Knight) Montici USA / Italy, 1961 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist's frame 3.625 dia in (9 cm) overall: 7.5 h x 7.375 w in (19 x 19 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Incised to verso 'Richard Blow Montici '61 Made in Italy'. This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, Obelisk
        Mar. 20, 2024

        Richard Blow, Obelisk

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Richard Blow Obelisk Montici USA / Italy various stones, marble 20.5 h x 4.5 w x 4.5 d in (52 x 11 x 11 cm) Inlaid cipher above base 'M'. This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Hand)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Hand)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Hand) Montici USA / Italy, c. 1965 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist's frame 7.5 h x 4.75 w in (19 x 12 cm) overall: 12 h x 9 w x 1.25 d in (30 x 23 x 3 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Numbered and inscribed to verso '143 G. Fiaschi Made in Italy'. This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow 20C Italian Pietra Dura Mosaic Plaque
        Feb. 28, 2024

        Richard Blow 20C Italian Pietra Dura Mosaic Plaque

        Est: $100 - $1,000

        Richard Allmand Blow (American Italian, 1904-1983). A vintage Italian inlaid mosaic in Pietra Dura stone produced at the artist's Montici, Italy workshop. An aerial landscape depicting a hot air balloon, with basket with flying blue pennant flags. Artist monogram to lower right. Original vintage W.S. BUDWORTH & SON (New York) gallery label affixed to back. Presented in gilt wood frame. Provenance; a private collection. Work Size: 6.25 x 5.25 in. Dimensions: 10 X 8.75 X 1 in. Condition: Good overall condition having mild to moderate age related surface wear. Frame having mild to moderate wear to edges and corners. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery offers in-house ground contiguous USA domestic shipping, excluding New Mexico, for $65 plus insurance. Gallery will refer third party shippers for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • RICHARD BLOW, MONTICI STYLE PIETRA DURA PLAQUE
        Jan. 25, 2024

        RICHARD BLOW, MONTICI STYLE PIETRA DURA PLAQUE

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Italian made pietra dura of a spider, malachite, petrified wood, granite. Size: 6.5"T x 8"W

        Ashcroft and Moore
      • RICHARD BLOW, MONTICI STYLE PIETRA DURA PLAQUE
        Jan. 04, 2024

        RICHARD BLOW, MONTICI STYLE PIETRA DURA PLAQUE

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Italian made pietra dura of a spider, malachite, petrified wood, granite. Size: 6.5"T x 8"W

        Ashcroft and Moore
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled"
        Oct. 14, 2023

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Untitled"

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Untitled", 1971 Montici pietra dura plaque inlaid "M" cipher Montici mark lower right, signed, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed. 19" x 20-1/2", framed 23" x 24-1/2" Provenance: Collection of Howard and Ann Barnett, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Green Serpent"
        Oct. 14, 2023

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Green Serpent"

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Green Serpent", 1969 Montici pietra dura plaque inlaid "M" cipher Montici mark lower right, signed, dated and inscribed "Montici" en verso. Framed. 13" x 22", framed 16-3/4" x 25-1/2" Provenance: Collection of Howard and Ann Barnett, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Celestial Bodies in the Round"
        Oct. 14, 2023

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Celestial Bodies in the Round"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Celestial Bodies in the Round", ca. 1970 Montici pietra dura marble plaque inlaid "M" cipher Montici mark lower right, verso with an exhibition label. Framed. dia. 19", framed dia. 22" Provenance: Collection of Howard and Ann Barnett, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Frogassini-VII"
        Oct. 14, 2023

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), "Frogassini-VII"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983) "Frogassini-VII", 1959 Montici pietra dura plaque inlaid "M" cipher Montici mark lower left, inscribed en verso with title and date. Framed. 13-1/2" x 13-1/2", framed 16" x 16" Provenance: Collection of Howard and Ann Barnett, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Richard Blow, Untitled
        Jun. 06, 2023

        Richard Blow, Untitled

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Richard Blow Untitled Montici USA / Italy, c. 1960 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist's frame 8 h x 10 w in (20 x 25 cm) overall: 14 h x 16 w x 2 d in (36 x 41 x 5 cm) This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Cats)
        May. 24, 2023

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Cats)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Cats) hand-cut hardstone, gilt and stained wood signed 'Richard Blow A Montici 1968' to verso 4 1/2 x 6 inches This lot is located in Chicago.

        Hindman
      • Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Ram)
        May. 24, 2023

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Ram)

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Ram) hand-cut hardstone, stained wood signed with artist's cipher and incised 'R.B. Montici FRACASSINI 1967' to verso 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches This lot is located in Chicago.

        Hindman
      • Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Roosters Fighting)
        May. 24, 2023

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Roosters Fighting)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Roosters Fighting) hand-cut hardstone, stained wood signed with artist's cipher and incised 'Richard Blow Montici '68' to verso 10 x 6 1/4 inches This lot is located in Chicago.

        Hindman
      • Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Snail)
        May. 24, 2023

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Snail)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Snail) hand-cut hardstone, stained wood signed with artist's cipher and incised 'Richard Blow Montici '65' to verso 6 x 8 1/4 inches This lot is located in Chicago.

        Hindman
      • Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Owl)
        May. 24, 2023

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Owl)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Richard Blow (1904-1983) Untitled (Owl) hand-cut hardstone, stained wood signed with artist's cipher and incised 'Richard A Blow Montici '68' to verso 8 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches This lot is located in Chicago.

        Hindman
      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura 1969 Plaque
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura 1969 Plaque

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title - Four Circles and a Diamond. Hand-cut Italian stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in the 1960’s by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with the inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Inscribed Blow, Montici ‘69 on reverse. Measures 5 inches high, 4.6 inches wide. Frame measures 6.5 inches high, 6.1 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate,Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

        Myers Fine Art
      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - 1960's Geometric
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - 1960's Geometric

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title - Triangle, Square, Circle. Hand-cut Italian stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in the 1960’s by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with the inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Inscribed on the reverse - Made in Italy, Richard Blow - Montici ‘68, - Calderani E Fracassini (Cauldrons and Ash). Plaque measures 2.5 inches high, 5.4 inches wide. Frame measures 3.7 inches high, 6.7 inches wide. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate,Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

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      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title - Symbol with Crescent. Hand-cut Italian stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in the mid-twentieth century by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with the inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Plaque measures 5 inches high, 3.8 inches wide. Frame measures 6.4 inches high, 5.3 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate, Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

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      • Richard Blow (Amer, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - Abstract
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (Amer, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - Abstract

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title -- Abstract Chalices with Moon. Hand-cut Italian stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in 1970 by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with the inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Inscribed Richard Blow, Montici ‘70 on reverse. Measures 8.6 inches high, 6.3 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate,Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

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      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - Moon Phase
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura - Moon Phase

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title - Phases of the Moon. Hand-cut stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in 1970 by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with an inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Inscribed Richard Blow, Montici ‘70 on reverse. Plaque measures 9.5 inches high, 10.2 inches wide. Frame measures 12 inches high, 12.4 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate,Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

        Myers Fine Art
      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque
        Apr. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Montici Pietra Dura Plaque. Title - Arches with Dog. Hand-cut stone pietra dura inlaid mid-century modern plaque executed in the 1960s by Richard Blow for his Atelier in Montici Italy. The inlaid hardstone Florentine mosaic plaque is signed with an inlaid M cipher Montici mark. Inscribed Richard Blow, Montici '68 on reverse. Measures 10.4 inches high, 7.5 inches wide. Frame measures 13 inches high, 10.2 inches wide. In good condition. From Askart.com: The following is excerpted from the book FLORENTINE MOSAICS And Richard Allmand Blow Essay by Matilda Simon, Oregon State University Foundation. Richard Almond Blow (1904-1983) was born in La Salle, Illinois, the youngest of four children of George and Adele Matthiessen Blow. George Blow was the scion of a family that traces its ancestry to the Virginia House of Burgesses and further back to John Blow, 17th century English organist, composer, and teacher of Henry Purcell, English composer. George, whose wife counted several Danish whaling captains among her forebears, remained true to another Blow heritage of interest in shipping and the sea. He was an officer in the United States Navy and, at the time of the sinking of the Maine in 1898, was a lieutenant on that ship from which he was lucky enough to be rescued. Richard Blow, his sister, and two brothers spent their childhood on the family estate, Deer Park, near La Salle before going off to school. Richard attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and then Lawrenceville in preparation for Princeton where he studied architecture. His interest in art began early, stimulated by watching his mother who had studied art in Paris before her marriage. It was her habit to roam the estate sketching from nature, and Richard recalls following her around and making his own drawings. It is certain that his interest in nature, animals, birds, and insects began early, also, for he kept many odd pets and began collections of butterflies. When he was about fifteen or sixteen, he conceived the idea of a very large work of art, a mural that covered the inner walls of a porch that extended around three sides of the family mansion. The mural represented, in trompe l'oeil, an 18th century outdoor garden scene. Unfortunately, no efforts were made to preserve the work and it eventually succumbed to wind and weather, but descriptions of it by knowledgeable visitors have survived and it was described to this writer as perfectly enchanting and truly extraordinary opinions easy enough to accept by one fortunate enough to have seen large quantities of Blow's work in easel painting and mural decoration. During his three years of architectural studies at Princeton, Blow found free rein for his sharp sense of humor as a cartoonist for the Tiger. His inclination to art became a compelling force which took him from Princeton to the study of painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1926, Blow went to Europe with his older brother and recalls of this trip their descending the Seine in a canoe. In 1927, he purchased a Renaissance villa, Piazza Calda, situated on a hilltop in Santa Margherita a Montici, across the Arno from Florence. Sadly neglected by its previous owner, the house and grounds required extensive renovations. To accomplish these, Blow hired an English architect Cecil Pinsent, a man with a great feeling for and knowledge of Renaissance architecture and landscaping. Restoration of house and grounds took many years, and the ultimate result was a delightful, livable house set in terraced gardens, a tower studio, stone obelisks, a grotto, magnificent trees, and splendid views from every window and from any angle. During the very early restoration period, Blow attended the Beaux-Arts in Paris for a few months, studying with Andre Lhote. Then from late 1927 and for the half century following, Piazza Calda became his European residence and studio and eventually the birthplace of the Montici Marbles 20th century Florentine Mosaic. Until 1941, Blow lived as might be expected of an independently wealthy man and a talented artist. He traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, painted constantly wherever he was, and exhibited work in various group shows until 1938, when he had his first one-man show at the Maynard Walker Gallery in New York. Critical notices for this show praised the artist for his free handling of the brush, his fine composition, and his use of subtle color in works variously described as nostalgic, classical, and sculptural in feeling. It is interesting to note that Blow's favorite classical artist is Piero della Francesca, and there is in his landscapes, his figure painting, and his still lifes, the same quiet, grave strength, the same perfection in perspective, the same feeling for luminosity and light, and for color. At the time of his first one-man show, perspicacious collectors began to acquire his paintings. Among these we may note the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, in line with family tradition and already a licensed airplane pilot, Blow entered the Navy as a lieutenant in the Air Arm. Overage for combat duty (he was thirty-seven), after he had completed his training at Pensacola, he ferried personnel to Europe from the Naval Flying Base near Washington. D.C., before being assigned as an instructor at the Naval Air Force Training Base at Kokomo, Indiana. Out of this assignment, which he did not particularly enjoy, came a nickname, Kokomo Joe Blow, which endures in the signature Joe on letters to relatives and close friends. After Indiana, he became Naval Attache for the Caribbean area and was stationed in the islands. Finally, he was variously posted in San Francisco, Hawaii, and the Philippines; from all these places he flew the big ones across the Pacific as far as Shanghai. When the war ended, Blow was a lieutenant commander and had flown countless missions in DC 2's, DC 4's, Army B-25's, and twin-engined Grummans. Between 1946 and 1954, when this was still a novelty, while he was in the United States he piloted a twin-engined Cessna, using as his principal base a rather woodchuck-infested private field in Dutchess County, New York. A serious automobile accident on an icy road in 1954 put an abrupt end to Blow's flying days. Immediately after the war in 1947, Blow returned to Italy to spend several months there as had been his habit. He had always been interested in Florentine Mosaics, and he now conceived the idea of setting up a workshop on his own property to revive an art form first developed by the Medici family. Villa Piazza Calda, admirably located for wartime observation and reconnaissance - it has a sweeping view across the valley of the Arno - had been occupied by the British and was the object of some attention by the Germans who clung desperately to the city of Florence and the surrounding countryside, doing considerable damage, some irreparable, to historic buildings. Fortunately, Piazza Calda escaped relatively unscathed, for it became the art of Pietre Intarziate (Pietre Dure, Florentine Mosaic) what the gardens of San Marco and the Uffizi had been during the Renaissance. Because of poor restoration and repair, lack of taste in selecting subjects for small pictures in stone,' compromise in materials used, and the addition of printers' ink or paint to make up for inferior coloration, the art of Florentine Mosaic had almost died before the advent of World War ll. . . .There seemed little room for the production of works of art that require years of apprenticeship, costly materials, and the eye of an artist to supervise basic designs and perfection in the finished product. Richard Blow believed that what this art needed he could provide. With the help of two young Italian artists, Constantino Nivola and Eva Carocci, Blow supplied modern designs and, it must be added, a great many dollars. He also suggested the use of an electric saw to reduce the time required to cut the stones. But the workers found the hand saw preferable, especially since the stones were often only three millimeters in thickness. And in the workshop at the Villa Piazza Calda, Florentine Mosaic came to life again, with the advice and stimulation provided by Lando Bartoli, then the head of the Opificio. The perfectionist requirements of Richard Blow resulted in a series of pictures of dancing girls, still lifes, Landscapes, birds, fish, animals, horses, mermaids, sea shells, flowers, fruits, guns, engines, balloons, all of them in marble and semiprecious stones. All of the pictures were worked over long and lovingly, subjected to the artist's final approval, honestly and faithfully made in the finest stones, and rejected if imperfect. When completed and accepted, each piece was marked with a tiny M stone insert as a Montici signature and signed on the back by Blow himself. The Opificio or Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence now contains a great many of Blow's pictures, the only ones considered worthy to hang with works created before the Medici family disappeared. Other Blow pictures, boxes, obelisks, and table tops enrich the homes of wealthy collectors all over the world. The collection presented to Oregon State University demonstrates to artists and art connoisseurs why these works are unique. To have seen them created from the sketch to the final acceptance was, for this writer, a privilege, a return to another world that is vanishing so rapidly it will soon be only a distant memory, an anguished one for those who treasure individualism, craftsmanship, and the application of fine art to everyday living. Imitations of these works will be made for years, but the workshop in Santa Margherita a Montici will produce no more original designs. Richard Blow continues to paint in his studios in Italy and in New York. His pictures in stone will endure for centuries. For this we must be grateful. Matila Simon. From TheNewYorkTimes.com: Richard Blow, a painter known for his revival of intarsia - a Florentine mosaic technique - died of a stroke in New York Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Mr. Blow's work reflected his experience in Italy, where he bought a villa early in his career. His figurative paintings depicted castles and landscapes and other classical motifs and themes. After World War II, he redeveloped intarsia. While his oil paintings were exhibited under his own name, his mosaics were shown under the name Montici. He is survived by two sons, David Jay and Mark; four nephews and a former wife, Marya Mannes.

        Myers Fine Art
      • Richard Blow, Untitled (Bouquet)
        Mar. 30, 2023

        Richard Blow, Untitled (Bouquet)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Richard Blow Untitled (Bouquet) Montici Italy c. 1970 hand-cut hardstone inlay in artist's frame 9 h x 8 w in (23 x 20 cm) Inlaid cipher to lower right 'M'. Provenance: Private Collection | Wright, From Medici to Montici: Richard Blow and the Modern Pietre Dure, 24 October 2019, Lot 118 | Private Collection This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Wright
      • Richard Blow, two-sided oil on board
        Nov. 16, 2022

        Richard Blow, two-sided oil on board

        Est: $400 - $600

        Richard Allmand Blow (American, 1904-1983), Watering can and pump, depicted on both sides of board, signed and dated lower left on verso "Blow '56", 11"h x 12"w (board), 19.5"h x 20.75"w x 3"d (frame)

        Millea Bros Ltd
      • Richard Blow Framed Pietra Dura Plaque
        Sep. 30, 2022

        Richard Blow Framed Pietra Dura Plaque

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        (New York/Illinois, 1904-1983) Montici, 1962, signed and titled verso, sight, 13-7/8 x 17-1/2 in., black painted and parcel gilt wood frame, 17-1/2 x 21-1/4 in. Provenance: The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut

        Brunk Auctions
      • Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Untitled (Three Women and Vase)
        May. 20, 2021

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Untitled (Three Women and Vase)

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Richard Blow (American, 1904-1983) Untitled (Three Women and Vase) hand-cut hardstone, gilt and polychromed wood signed with artist's cipher 17 3/4 x 12 inches

        Hindman
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