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Painter, Lithographer, b. 1913 - d. 1993

Arkansas-born Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was deployed to Saipan and Iwo Jima. Upon his return from the war, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America in 1946. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton.

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        • Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Controversy Under the Persimmon Tree
          Jan. 27, 2024

          Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Controversy Under the Persimmon Tree

          Est: $400 - $500

          Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee/Arkansas, 1913-1993) lithograph on Arches paper titled "Controversy Under the Persimmon Tree" and depicting a boy who holds a small dog and a girl, possibly Cloar's childhood friend Charlie Mae Brown. They stand in an autumnal landscape beneath nearly leafless persimmon trees. A second boy, likely Cloar himself, perches in one of the trees and observes the others. With printed signature, lower right margin, and editioned in pencil 96/100, lower left margin. With Carroll Cloar Estate / Kurts Bingham Gallery, 1994 blind stamp, lower right. Pencil signed en verso by the artist's widow, Patricia S. Cloar, and stamped "Carroll Cloar Estate." Housed under glass in a modern wood frame with linen mat. Sheet: 29 1/2" H x 41" W. Frame: 33 1/2" H x 44" W. Note: The boy in the tree resembles Cloar's depiction of his childhood self in his 1988 painting What Charlie Mae Dreamt, cat. 84 in Stanton Thomas' exhibition catalog "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" (Little Rock, AR: The Arkansas Art Center, 2014), pp. 183-184. Charlie Mae Brown was a frequent subject of Cloar's work. Biographical Note: Carroll Cloar's work is celebrated for capturing "the essence of a vanishing South" (Marilyn Sadler, "The Art and Life of Carroll Cloar," Memphis Magazine, June 1, 2011). The artist was known for incorporating nostalgic images, often from his Southern childhood, sometimes merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and he often noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Born in Arkansas, Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar’s achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's work began to earn national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, he had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Sources: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

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        • CARROLL CLOAR (1913 - 1993, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Figure Studies).
          Nov. 30, 2023

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913 - 1993, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Figure Studies).

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913 - 1993, AMERICAN) Untitled, (Figure Studies). Pencil on paper. Signed, Carroll Cloar, lower right. Inscribed, Alice B., on verso, (This inscription is likely a reference to Memphis gallery owner Alice Bingham, who represented Cloar). 280x584 mm; 11x23 inches. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell of Nashville, Tennessee; Collection of John Daniel Tilford. The figures in this drawing relate to the painting, Black Levee, painted in the 1960s and is the artist's subtle reference to and support for the civil rights movement.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Carroll Cloar
          Nov. 18, 2023

          Carroll Cloar

          Est: $75,000 - $100,000

          (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993) The Thicket in Autumn, 1974, signed lower left "Carroll Cloar", inscribed verso with title, date, signature, medium and size, acrylic on Masonite, 28 x 40 in.; stained wood frame, 34 x 46 x 2 in. Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist; Private Memphis Estate; A Private Collection

          Brunk Auctions
        • Carroll Cloar
          Nov. 18, 2023

          Carroll Cloar

          Est: $75,000 - $100,000

          (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993) Peaceable Thicket, 1980, signed lower left "Carroll Cloar", inscribed verso with title, date, signature, medium and size, acrylic on Masonite, 28 x 40 in.; stained wood frame, 34 x 46-1/4 x 2 in. label verso: Forum Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, New York Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist; Private Memphis Estate; A Private Collection

          Brunk Auctions
        • Carroll Cloar Painting, Post Office Cafe, 1975
          Jul. 08, 2023

          Carroll Cloar Painting, Post Office Cafe, 1975

          Est: $14,000 - $16,000

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993), "Post Office Cafe", 1975, acrylic on board painting, depicting a man wearing overalls seated on a bench and holding a baby in his arms on the porch of a rural building. The building's sign, "Post Office Cafe", appears nearly overtaken by climbing roses and foliage, rendered in Cloar's signature pointillist brushstrokes, with a flat dirt road and pasture visible in the background under a partly cloudy blue sky. Signed lower right. Additionally signed, titled, and dated (May, 1975) with Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, label en verso. Board - 16" x 12". Frame - 21" x 17". Note: this painting is listed as #474 in the Catalog Raisonne of Cloar's paintings in the book HOSTILE BUTTERFLIES (Memphis State University Press, 1977).

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        • Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Sunday at the Lake, 1968
          May. 17, 2023

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Sunday at the Lake, 1968

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Sunday at the Lake, 1968 Signed Carroll Cloar (ll), signed and dated Carroll Cloar 1968 and inscribed as titled and with media and size on the reverse Acrylic on panel 28 x 40 inches (71.1 x 101.6 cm) Provenance: Landau - Alan Gallery, New York C 

          Doyle New York
        • CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1993) Burn-Out casein on masonite 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 5
          Apr. 21, 2023

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1993) Burn-Out casein on masonite 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 5

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1993) Burn-Out casein on masonite 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 58.4 cm.)

          Christie's
        • CARROLL CLOAR DRAWING, THE MOWER WE FOUND
          Jan. 28, 2023

          CARROLL CLOAR DRAWING, THE MOWER WE FOUND

          Est: $2,400 - $2,800

          Large Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993) drawing, "The Mower We Found," pencil, colored pencil, and crayon on paper. The drawing, likely a study for a painting, features bust-length pencil depictions of a young white boy, likely Cloar himself, and a young black playmate, surrounded by elements of a tractor (seat, wheel), amid circles and other images, rendered in crayon and colored pencil. Signed and dated lower right in pencil, "Carroll Cloar '77". Inscribed en verso: Carroll Cloar / Title - "The Mower We Found" / 1977/ Collection of Dr. and Mrs. H.N. Faulkner. Framed under glass in a later giltwood frame. Sight: 22" H x 31" W. Framed: 25 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W.

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        • CARROLL CLOAR ACRYLIC PAINTING, THE EXPLORER
          Jan. 28, 2023

          CARROLL CLOAR ACRYLIC PAINTING, THE EXPLORER

          Est: $28,000 - $32,000

          Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee/Arkansas, 1913-1993), acrylic on board painting titled The Explorer, depicting a man in a rowboat, with binoculars, viewing the landscape around him. The lush green trees in the background, rendered in precise pointillist brush strokes, are mostly blocked from the subject's view by clusters of brick commercial buildings, reflected in the placid water; while in the right foreground the landscape seems to disintegrate into thin air. Housed in a silver-gilt molded frame. Signed in script "Carroll Cloar" lower left. Board: 23"H x 34"W. Frame - 30"H x 40"W. Titled en verso and dated 8-82 (August, 1982) with additional inscription of artist's name and showing measurements and medium. Note: Carroll Cloar's work is celebrated for capturing "the essence of a vanishing South" (Marilyn Sadler, "The Art and Life of Carroll Cloar", Memphis Magazine, June 1, 2011). The artist was known for incorporating nostalgic images, often from his Southern childhood, sometimes merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and he often noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Born in Arkansas, Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's work began to earn national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, he had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooks Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Sources: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 The Overflow, 1968
          Nov. 09, 2022

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 The Overflow, 1968

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 The Overflow, 1968 Signed Carroll Cloar (ll), signed and dated Carroll Cloar/Aug. 1968 and inscribed as titled on the reverse Acrylic on Masonite 26 1/8 x 40 inches (66.4 x 102 cm) Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the current owner C 

          Doyle New York
        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk
          Jan. 29, 2022

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk

          Est: $1,600 - $1,800

          Large framed Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) graphite on paper drawing, "The Epitaph of Ezekiel Polk," depicting a little girl standing beside a tomb with lengthy inscription. Signed lower left. Sight: 38 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Frame: 39 1/4" H x 28 1/4" W. Note: this work is a study for a painting by the same name, featured on p. 140 of "Hostile Butterflies and Other Paintings" (Memphis State University Press, 1977). It was acquired by the consignor from Guy Northrup, a writer and arts editor for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, who wrote the introduction for the book. Colonel Ezekiel Polk was a Revolutionary War veteran, signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration, and grandfather of President James K. Polk. After the war, Polk's atheist beliefs brought him increasing conflicts with his neighbors, and by 1790 he resettled his family in Tennessee. He was a pioneer of the area now known as Hardeman County. Polk is said to have written his own epitaph, which appears on his tomb. Biography: Caroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Adacemy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast, and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled 'Backwoods Boyhood,' and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid-1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artist selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

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        • Carroll Cloar (Am 1913-1994) Memphis
          Jan. 21, 2022

          Carroll Cloar (Am 1913-1994) Memphis

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (American 1913-1994) Memphis offset lithograph on paper signed lower right editioned 213/300 depicting midcentury luminaries of Memphis

          Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • Large Carroll Cloar Double Sided Drawing
          Jul. 24, 2021

          Large Carroll Cloar Double Sided Drawing

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) large signed graphite drawing on paper, doublesided, the first side depicting a smiling man wearing a hat and seated on a wooden crate, with three figures in the background. Titled lower left "Stevedore in Guayaquil, Ecuador" and signed "Carroll Cloar" lower right. Sketches en verso of a young girl. Float mounted and housed in a textured giltwood frame. Sheet: 40 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. Framed: 50 3/8" H x 36 1/4" W. Likely one of Cloar's drawings from his travels in South America, circa late 1940s. Provenance: the Collection of Sylvia Roberts, Nashville, TN, formerly in the collection of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell of Nashville; acquired Brunk Auctions, May 20, 2006, lot 508. Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, CloarÕs achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled 'Backwoods Boyhood', and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid-1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art).

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Pickers
          May. 12, 2021

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Pickers

          Est: $20,000 - $40,000

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Pickers Signed Carroll Cloar (ll); signed Carroll Cloar and inscribed as titled on the reverse Acrylic on Masonite 28 x 40 inches (71.1 x 101.6 cm) C 

          Doyle New York
        • Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Federal Compress, 1970
          May. 12, 2021

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Federal Compress, 1970

          Est: $20,000 - $40,000

          Carroll Cloar American, 1913-1993 Federal Compress, 1970 Signed Carroll Cloar (ll); signed Carroll Cloar, dated Dec. 1970 and inscribed as titled on the reverse Acrylic on Masonite 28 x 40 inches (71.1 x 101.6 cm) C 

          Doyle New York
        • Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) "Trailers at the Gin", acrylic on Masonite, signed lower left "Carroll Cloar," titled and dated ...
          Apr. 17, 2021

          Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) "Trailers at the Gin", acrylic on Masonite, signed lower left "Carroll Cloar," titled and dated ...

          Est: $15,000 - $25,000

          Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) "Trailers at the Gin", acrylic on Masonite, signed lower left "Carroll Cloar," titled and dated "March 1972" on the reverse, 28" x 40".

          Nadeau's Auction Gallery
        • CARROLL CLOAR WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG PRINT
          Mar. 28, 2021

          CARROLL CLOAR WHERE THE SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG PRINT

          Est: $1,100 - $1,500

          Large Framed Very Scarce Carroll Cloar “Where The Southern Cross The Dog” Print. The original was painted in Moorhead, Mississippi. where the Southern Railroad once crossed the Yazoo Delta Railroad (known as the "Yellow Dog"). The Southern travelled east-west, and later became the Columbus and Greenville Railway , while the Yellow Dog travelled north-south, and later became the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad . The level junction (diamond) is still preserved as an historic site, though the north-south line has since been abandoned through Moorhead. This railroad crossing is very significant in the history of blues music. After the original painted in 1965. In frame measures 30"x24"x1". Weight 8 pds. Carroll Cloar is recognized nationally for his paintings and prints of life in the American South. Through a distinctive approach to narrative realism, Cloar’s works engage with the regionalism of Grant Wood, the realism of Edward Hopper, and the mythical whimsy of Henri Rousseau. Cloar was born on a farm in Eastern Arkansas, where a complicated relationship with his family began and continued to compel him creatively. He planned to work as a comic strip illustrator, yet became more interested in lithography and painting after studying at the Art Students League in New York. He drew inspiration from his home and his life in the South, as well his memories and dreams, family stories and photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and American folklore. Born in 1913 in Earle, Arkansas, Carroll Cloar studied at the Memphis Academy of Art and Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and at the Art Students League of New York. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions and publications, and he received many commissions and awards throughout his career. He is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, and the Whitney Museum of Art among others.***NO IN HOUSE SHIPPING. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate.***Pickup only or Shipping on this item offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected] , Quik Mail Etc 843-723-6598 [email protected] or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact one of them or your own choice of shipper directly. ****

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • CARROLL CLOAR 1966 LEWIS SCHOOLHOUSE - BILL CLINTON
          Feb. 28, 2021

          CARROLL CLOAR 1966 LEWIS SCHOOLHOUSE - BILL CLINTON

          Est: $400 - $500

          A Large Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed poster on paper titled "Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis School House 1966" The poster was done for the 52nd Presidential Inaugural for Bill Clinton. In frame 26 1/2"x38 1/2"x1 1/4". Weight 14 pds. Carroll Cloar is recognized nationally for his paintings and prints of life in the American South. Through a distinctive approach to narrative realism, Cloar’s works engage with the regionalism of Grant Wood, the realism of Edward Hopper, and the mythical whimsy of Henri Rousseau. Cloar was born on a farm in Eastern Arkansas, where a complicated relationship with his family began and continued to compel him creatively. He planned to work as a comic strip illustrator, yet became more interested in lithography and painting after studying at the Art Students League in New York. He drew inspiration from his home and his life in the South, as well his memories and dreams, family stories and photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and American folklore. Born in 1913 in Earle, Arkansas, Carroll Cloar studied at the Memphis Academy of Art and Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and at the Art Students League of New York. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions and publications, and he received many commissions and awards throughout his career. He is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, and the Whitney Museum of Art among others. * NO IN HOUSE SHIPPING. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. ***Pickup only or Shipping on this item offered through Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected] , Quik Mail Etc 843-723-6598 [email protected], Outward Bound 413-854-3676, or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact one of them or your own choice of shipper directly. ****

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1993) GATHERING REDHAWS
          Feb. 28, 2021

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1993) GATHERING REDHAWS

          Est: $600 - $900

          A Large Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed lithograpic limited edition poster on paper titled "Gathering Redhaws for the Christmas Tree" . Signed and numbered 320 of 1000 in pencil by the artist. In frame 39"x30"x1". Weight 14 pds. Carroll Cloar is recognized nationally for his paintings and prints of life in the American South. Through a distinctive approach to narrative realism, Cloar’s works engage with the regionalism of Grant Wood, the realism of Edward Hopper, and the mythical whimsy of Henri Rousseau. Cloar was born on a farm in Eastern Arkansas, where a complicated relationship with his family began and continued to compel him creatively. He planned to work as a comic strip illustrator, yet became more interested in lithography and painting after studying at the Art Students League in New York. He drew inspiration from his home and his life in the South, as well his memories and dreams, family stories and photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and American folklore. Born in 1913 in Earle, Arkansas, Carroll Cloar studied at the Memphis Academy of Art and Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and at the Art Students League of New York. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions and publications, and he received many commissions and awards throughout his career. He is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, and the Whitney Museum of Art among others. NO IN HOUSE SHIPPING. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate.***Pickup only or Shipping on this item offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Laneys Ship & Haul 256-770-5750, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected] The UPS store 843-856-9099 - [email protected] or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact one of them or your own choice of shipper directly. ****

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • HOSTILE BUTTERFLIES SCARCE CARROLL CLOAR SIGNED ARTISTS PROOF
          Feb. 28, 2021

          HOSTILE BUTTERFLIES SCARCE CARROLL CLOAR SIGNED ARTISTS PROOF

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          A scarce large Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed artists proof lithographic poster on paper titled "Hostile Butterflies" with an added butterfly he drew under his signed name. A group of children pursued thru an open field by hoards of butterflies. From the artists studio, with his butterfly remark. Featured on the cover of his book of the same title. In frame 41"x32"x1 1/2". Weight 17 pds. Carroll Cloar is recognized nationally for his paintings and prints of life in the American South. Through a distinctive approach to narrative realism, Cloar’s works engage with the regionalism of Grant Wood, the realism of Edward Hopper, and the mythical whimsy of Henri Rousseau. Cloar was born on a farm in Eastern Arkansas, where a complicated relationship with his family began and continued to compel him creatively. He planned to work as a comic strip illustrator, yet became more interested in lithography and painting after studying at the Art Students League in New York. He drew inspiration from his home and his life in the South, as well his memories and dreams, family stories and photographs, newspapers, memorabilia and American folklore. Born in 1913 in Earle, Arkansas, Carroll Cloar studied at the Memphis Academy of Art and Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and at the Art Students League of New York. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions and publications, and he received many commissions and awards throughout his career. He is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, and the Whitney Museum of Art among others. NO IN HOUSE SHIPPING. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate.***Pickup only or Shipping on this item offered through Outward Bound 413-854-3676, Laneys Ship & Haul 256-770-5750, Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected] The UPS store 843-856-9099 - [email protected] or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact one of them or your own choice of shipper directly. ****

          Charleston Estate Auctions
        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterflies
          Jan. 30, 2021

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, Man w/ butterflies

          Est: $800 - $900

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed graphite drawing on vellum, likely a sketch or study for a larger painting, depicting a swarm of butterflies surrounding a figure with a slightly tilted head and one closed eye. Signed "Carrol Cloar" lower left. Unframed. 12" H x 16" W. Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scene, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid-1950's, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art). Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection, acquired directly from the artist. The artist and his wife were close longtime friends to the consignor's parents.

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Group of Myselves
          Jul. 11, 2020

          Carroll Cloar Lithograph, Group of Myselves

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed lithograph on paper titled "Group of Myselves," depicting a self-portrait of the artist at various stages of life, set against the background of a rural town. Signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left. Housed under glass in an ebonized and molded giltwood frame with black mat. Sight - 16" H x 12" W. Framed - 22" H x 18" W. Circa 1939. Note: This is considered one of Cloar's most important, and scarce, lithographs. One is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and another was exhibited in the 2014 exhibit of Cloar Lithographs at the Georgia Museum of Art. It is the first work (and one of the few lithographs) set to poetry in the book "Second Sight: Poems for Paintings by Carroll Cloar" by Dabney Stuart (University Of Missouri Press, 1996, ref. p.3). Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scene, and noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Source: The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art). Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection.

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        • Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993)
          Jun. 14, 2020

          Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993) , "Luella and the Baby", pencil on paper, signed lower right, titled lower left, 31 3/4 in. x 23 in., framed. Note: Best known for his haunting drawings, paintings and prints of the American South, Carroll Cloar was born in Earle, Arkansas and studied at the Memphis Academy of Art before moving to New York. While at first planning to become a comic strip illustrator, Cloar quickly became more interested in painting and lithography after studying under Harry Sternberg and Ernest Fiene at the Art Students League. His style combined realism and naïveté with people and places from his childhood memories in the Delta, perfectly illustrated by the drawing offered here. Based on observations, dreams, American folklore and old family albums, Cloar’s works balance a tone between the regionalism of Grant Wood and the whimsy of Henri Rousseau, and he evolved during his career to become one of Arkansas’ most renowned artists.

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        • Carroll Cloar, tempera on board, 1954
          Jun. 04, 2020

          Carroll Cloar, tempera on board, 1954

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993), "The Flower Pickers", signed lower right, signed, titled and dated verso, Alan Gallery label verso, 20"h x 26"w (canvas), 29"h x 34"w (frame)

          Millea Bros Ltd
        • CARROLL CLOAR, Textile Design Drawing
          May. 09, 2020

          CARROLL CLOAR, Textile Design Drawing

          Est: $200 - $400

          Textile or wallpaper design drawing by Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993). Pencil on paper, double sided. Signed at lower right with other titles/notes present. Sheet measures 34" x 24". Excellent condition with minor wear around the edges. Cloar was well known for his surrealist landscapes. Provenance: From the estate of Michael Milkovich, long-time director of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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        • CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1933) "THE GHOST..." PENCIL/P
          Feb. 23, 2020

          CARROLL CLOAR (1913-1933) "THE GHOST..." PENCIL/P

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          C.C. (Tennessee, U.S.) Titled: "The Ghost (She Came And Stood At The End Of The Bed)". Signed LR, titled across lower margin. Matted, face-leafed gold with red bole frame. (MROG2184)(JP)

          Litchfield Auctions
        • Carroll Cloar Signed Calendar and Cards
          Jan. 25, 2020

          Carroll Cloar Signed Calendar and Cards

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Four (4) Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed items: 1 Calendar and 3 Christmas cards. 1st item: Signed 1937 cardstock calendar featuring a watercolor image of a fashionably  dressed young man. Signed "Carroll Cloar" in blue ink, lower right. Three tear-off months, October-December, remaining. Pencil inscription reading "Chas. Sherman" top left. 12 5/8" H x 7 5/8" W. 2nd-4th items: Three (3) signed Christmas cards with color photographic prints of three of Cloar's paintings. Two are signed "Carroll Cloar" in red ink, lower right obverse; one is inscribed and signed "and best wishes--Carroll Cloar" reverse. 3 5/8" H x 7 1/8" W. All mid 20th century. Provenance: these items were gifts from Carroll Cloar to a friend in Memphis and have descended in her family.

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        • Carroll Cloar painting, The Landlady
          Jan. 25, 2020

          Carroll Cloar painting, The Landlady

          Est: $20,000 - $24,000

          Carroll Cloar (American, 1913-1993) acrylic on board pointillist painting titled, "The Landlady," depicting a smiling lady in vivid yellow dress and brown hat, center foreground, with thirteen other well-dressed women, men and children clustered around the porch of a two-story wood farmhouse in the background. Rose bushes and other green foliage and trees under a sunny sky, and the porch on the fan, suggest the setting is a warm summer day. Signed lower right; additionally signed, titled, and dated 1980 en verso. Weathered wood frame with linen liner and gilt rabbet edge. Sight: 28" H x 39" W. Framed: 34" H x 45" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection, ex-Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, ex-Forum Gallery, New York. Note: Video footage of Carroll Cloar at work on this painting is featured near the end of a documentary on his life and work, "Friendly Panthers, Hostile Butterflies," produced by WKNO-TV and currently available to view on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-CMx3NbF3w . Biography: Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes. The artist often noted that literature, particularly by Southern Gothic writers such as William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, influenced his artistic approach. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and upon his return, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Courtesy of The Johnson Collection/Memphis Brooks Museum of Art). See a Youtube Video of Carroll Cloar here - https://youtu.be/V-CMx3NbF3w PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO BID ON THIS LOT. PLEASE CONTACT CASE ANTIQUES, INC. AT THE KNOXVILLE GALLERY FOR DETAILS. 865-558-3033 or [email protected].

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        • Carroll Cloar, 1913-1993, "The River's Source"
          Nov. 30, 2019

          Carroll Cloar, 1913-1993, "The River's Source"

          Est: $400 - $800

          Carroll Cloar, Tennessee, 1913-1993, "The River's Source", Graphite, signed and titled, together with a large graphie drawing of the train station "Lula" (2 pc.) (MROG9402/2)(WT)

          Litchfield Auctions
        • Carroll Cloar Painting, Black Angus
          Jul. 13, 2019

          Carroll Cloar Painting, Black Angus

          Est: $12,000 - $14,000

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) acrylic on board painting titled "Black Angus", depicting six black cows in an orange/brown grassy field with barn and barren trees in the background, all under a bright blue sky. Signed, dated and titled en verso "Black Angus/Carroll Cloar/May 1967/Acrylic". Housed in an ebonized and parcel gilt wood frame. Sight - 11 3/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed - 16 1/2" H x 20 5/8" W. Circa 1967. Provenance: Painting was given by the artist to a friend who lived in Memphis, and has descended in her family. Biography (Courtesy of The Johnson Collection): Arkansas-born Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was deployed to Saipan and Iwo Jima. Upon his return from the war, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America in 1946. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • CARROLL CLOAR. (AMERICAN, 1913-1993).
          Mar. 10, 2019

          CARROLL CLOAR. (AMERICAN, 1913-1993).

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          Tempera on board. Signed lower right. 1963. Rockford Art Museum Collection Labels affixed verso. From a Larchmont, NY collection.

          Clarke Auction Gallery
        • CARROLL CLOAR, (AMERICAN 1913-1993), "VESTA AND THE CORNFLOWERS"
          Dec. 10, 2018

          CARROLL CLOAR, (AMERICAN 1913-1993), "VESTA AND THE CORNFLOWERS"

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          CARROLL CLOAR (american 1913-1993) "VESTA AND THE CORNFLOWERS" Signed 'Carroll Cloar' bottom left; also titled, signed and dated 'Aug. 1970' verso, acrylic on Masonite 11 1/2 x 17 in. (29.2 x 43.2cm) provenance: Private Collection, Nashville, Tennessee. By descent in the family. Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Acquired directly from the above in 2015. Collection of Bonnie O'Boyle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. LITERATURE: Carroll Cloar, Hostile Butterflies and Other Paintings, Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1977, p. 180, no. 362.

          Freeman's
        • CARROLL CLOAR, (AMERICAN 1913-1993), "THE BIG HOUSE IN BIG FLAT"
          Dec. 10, 2018

          CARROLL CLOAR, (AMERICAN 1913-1993), "THE BIG HOUSE IN BIG FLAT"

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          CARROLL CLOAR (american 1913-1993) "THE BIG HOUSE IN BIG FLAT" Signed 'Carroll Cloar' bottom left; also titled, signed and dated 'Nov. 1975' verso, acrylic on Masonite 28 x 40 in. (71.1 x 101.6cm) provenance: Private Collection, Nashville, Tennessee. Private Collection, Florida. Sotheby's, New York, sale of April 16, 2014, lot 19. Acquired directly from the above sale. Collection of Bonnie O'Boyle, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. LITERATURE: Carroll Cloar, Hostile Butterflies, Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1977, p. 186, no. 483. NOTE: Born and raised on a cotton field in rural Arkansas, Carroll Cloar is perhaps best known for his poetically rendered and sometimes whimsical narrative evocations of the American South in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon the richness of small town and country life, Cloar's work depicts, in his own words, "American faces, timeless dress and timeless customs… the last of an old America that isn't long for this earth." For the source of these images, the artist turned inwards, to long preserved memories of his childhood, fantastical stories and family lore, as well as creative visions that he cultivated in his adolescent imagination. These were his own personal mythologies. Though he spent much of his adulthood traveling cross-country, as well as throughout Europe and Mexico, Cloar remained rooted in his southern identity and throughout his career continually returned to the land of his upbringing as the subject of his work. As the artist himself once wrote, "there is joy in the sense of belonging, of possessing and being possessed, by the land where you were born. There is mixed emotion of remembering: places altered, people long passed." With its lush, flower-studded fields, abundant green foliage and classic white clapboard house, Big House in Big Flat presents a idyllic and timeless scene of family life in the old American South. Its delicately stippled brushstrokes and dazzling colors create a dream-like effect, evoking a sense of nostalgia for a time long past.

          Freeman's
        • Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993), "Brother Ed, Preacher of Holiness"
          Oct. 14, 2018

          Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993), "Brother Ed, Preacher of Holiness"

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Carroll Cloar (American/Arkansas, 1913-1993) "Brother Ed, Preacher of Holiness" lithograph signed in pencil lower right, titled lower left, with dedication lower center. Matted, glazed and framed. sight 13-3/8" x 10-1/2", framed 21" x 18-1/4" Provenance: Estate of Mary Elizabeth Tahir, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, Children at Play
          Jul. 14, 2018

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, Children at Play

          Est: $400 - $600

          Carroll Cloar, pencil on paper study drawing of four children (two boys and two girls), each holding a stick or ball. Signed lower right "Carroll Cloar". Pencil inscription en verso of sketch, "Alice B" (likely a reference to Memphis gallery owner Alice Bingham, who represented Cloar). Unframed. 11" x 23". Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, Fillmore Crimm Family
          Jul. 14, 2018

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, Fillmore Crimm Family

          Est: $800 - $1,000

          Carroll Cloar, pencil on paper study, "The Fillmore Crimm Family", depicting a seated man in overalls, seated woman in dress, and four children standing beside and behind them. Titled in pencil lower center of sketch and signed lower right "Carroll Cloar". Unframed. 23" x 34". Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • CARROLL CLOAR | Blood of the Maguey
          Mar. 28, 2018

          CARROLL CLOAR | Blood of the Maguey

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          tempera on board

          Sotheby's
        • Carroll Cloar Lithograph, "The Ingredients"
          Jan. 27, 2018

          Carroll Cloar Lithograph, "The Ingredients"

          Est: $500 - $600

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) signed lithograph, "The Ingredients," also known as "Making of a Drawing," depicting ghostly black and white figures holding books about art and drawing, surrounding a young artist at work (presumably Cloar). A rural farm scene is visible in the background. Pencil signed in lower right corner, titled in lower left corner. Framed under glass in narrow black frame. Image - 14 7/8" H x 10 1/8" W. Sight - 15 1/2" H x 11 5/8" W. Framed - 20 3/4" H x 14 3/4" W. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • Caroll Cloar Drawing, "Pals"
          Jan. 27, 2018

          Caroll Cloar Drawing, "Pals"

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil on paper figural studies on a single sheet titled "Pals" depicting two women standing and embracing named "Luella" and "Rhoda"; the artist as a young boy holding a puppy and "Mama" in the center; and solitary male sitting in a rope swing. Titled lower left and signed "Carroll Cloar" lower right. 23" H x 34" W. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, "Plotters"
          Jan. 27, 2018

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, "Plotters"

          Est: $1,000 - $1,400

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil on paper study titled "Plotters," depicting two young girls standing on a bridge or road with balustrade style guardrail. Titled lower left. Signed and dated "Carroll Cloar, '61" at right. 27 3/4" H x 39 3/4" W. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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        • Carroll Cloar "Blue Birds" O/B
          Nov. 02, 2017

          Carroll Cloar "Blue Birds" O/B

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Carroll Cloar, U.S., 1913-1993. Oil on board. Field with 2 blue birds in foreground. Signed lower right. 20.5" X 16.75" framed; 15.5" X 11.5" unframed. See photos. In house shipping continental U.S. $65 plus insurance. The absence of a Condition Report does not imply the lot is in perfect condition. Examine all photos closely. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is.

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        • Carroll Cloar Drawing, Woman in Field
          Aug. 05, 2017

          Carroll Cloar Drawing, Woman in Field

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil and marker on paper landscape drawing depicting a long haired female figure wearing a checkered apron left foreground with hands in her pockets, standing in an open field rendered in colored marker. Signed, Carroll Cloar, lower left. 23" H x 36" W. Provenance: The Estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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        • 2 Carroll Cloar Drawings "Uncle John" and "Aunt Fanny"
          Aug. 05, 2017

          2 Carroll Cloar Drawings "Uncle John" and "Aunt Fanny"

          Est: $1,400 - $1,800

          Two (2) Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil on paper drawings. 1st item: Pencil on paper portrait titled, Uncle John, depicting a standing male holding a fan. Titled lower left, signed and dated Carroll Cloar, '56, lower right. 23" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Pencil on paper portrait titled, Aunt Fanny and Uncle John, depicting the two figures standing in grass center with a cow to the right. 23" H x 34" W. Titled lower left and signed Carroll Cloar lower right. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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        • 2 Carroll Cloar Drawings, Waiting Up for Lettie
          Aug. 05, 2017

          2 Carroll Cloar Drawings, Waiting Up for Lettie

          Est: $1,400 - $1,800

          Two (2) Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil studies, both titled, Waiting Up for Lettie. 1st item: Pencil on paper drawing depicting three young girls in the foreground with another young girl approaching in the distance. Titled lower left and signed, Carroll Cloar, at right. Landscape drawing en verso. 19 1/2" H x 16" W. 2nd item: Pencil and marker drawing depicting two young girls in the foreground with another young girl approaching them in the distance, colored marker on the right side. Titled lower left and signed, Carroll Cloar, at right. 19 1/4" H x 34" W. Note: This study most resembles the pointillist painting, completed in 1980 (currently in the collection of the West Tennessee Regional Arts Center). Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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        • Carroll Cloar painting, The Waiting, with sketch and poster
          Aug. 05, 2017

          Carroll Cloar painting, The Waiting, with sketch and poster

          Est: $20,000 - $24,000

          (3 items) - Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) acrylic on board painting titled, The Waiting, depicting figures standing in an open field, a brick building in the background covered with FS Chapell The Rabbit's Foot Minstrel show advertising posters and a solitary seated figure in the foreground, wearing a bee keeper's head gear/suit and eating an apple. Signed lower right Carroll Cloar. Titled, signed and dated 1-83 en verso, label for New York Forum Gallery. Housed in a silver-gilt molded frame. Sight - 22" H x 33 1/8" W. Framed - 29" H x 40 1/2" W. Also included with this painting is the original pencil study for the painting, signed and dated by the artist, 23" H x 33" W. Note: This painting was featured in the exhibit and used as the catalog cover for CARROLL CLOAR: TIMELESS TALES OF THE SOUTH at Belmont University in Nashvillle, May 22-July 13, 2003. A poster for the exhibit accompanies this lot, 24" H x 33" W. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography (Courtesy of The Johnson Collection): Arkansas-born Carroll Cloar was known for incorporating nostalgic images from his Southern childhood, often merged with dreamlike motifs, into powerful magic realist scenes. Cloar graduated from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, Tennessee, and went on to study at the Memphis Academy of Arts under the artist George Oberteuffer. In 1936, he moved to New York to attend the Art Students League. There, Cloar's achievements earned him a McDowell fellowship which he used to travel across the American Southwest, West Coast and Mexico. Cloar served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was deployed to Saipan and Iwo Jima. Upon his return from the war, he was awarded a Guggenheim traveling scholarship to fund an extended sojourn to Central and South America in 1946. Two years later, several of his images were featured in a Life Magazine article titled Backwoods Boyhood, and Cloar's career went on to receive additional national acclaim. By the mid 1950s, Cloar had settled permanently in Memphis, where he produced paintings, often executed in casein tempera and acrylic paints. His works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooks Museum of Art, and Library of Congress. In 1993, Cloar's painting, Faculty and Honor Students, Lewis Schoolhouse, was one of six paintings by American artists selected to commemorate the inauguration of President Clinton. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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        • CARROLL CLOAR | Lull in the Revolution
          May. 23, 2017

          CARROLL CLOAR | Lull in the Revolution

          Est: $15,000 - $25,000

          tempera on board

          Sotheby's
        • Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993)
          Feb. 11, 2017

          Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993)

          Est: $1,200 - $1,800

          Carroll Cloar (American/Tennessee, 1913-1993), "Cleavage", lithograph on paper, pencil-signed and titled lower margin, titled en verso, image 12 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in., sheet 16 3/8 in. x 12 3/4 in., framed

          Neal Auction Company
        • Carroll Cloar drawing, Draught of Fishes
          Jan. 21, 2017

          Carroll Cloar drawing, Draught of Fishes

          Est: $1,000 - $1,200

          Carroll Cloar (Tennessee, 1913-1993) pencil on paper landscape drawing titled "The Draught of Fishes," circa 1965, depicting a group of fish along with a turtle and other aquatic life forms laying on the bank of a pond or lake; just beyond, a young man in overalls holds a large and partially submerged net. Titled lower left and signed "Carroll Cloar" at right. 23" x 34", unframed. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. Note: this is a study for one of Cloar's most significant oil paintings, profiled in a 2013 article in Memphis: The City Magazine by Kenneth Neill. The whereabouts of the original painting are currently unknown. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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