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Painter, Animal painter, Etcher, Lithographer, b. 1888 - d. 1972

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        • JOHN COSTIGAN (AMERICAN, 1888-1972)
          Mar. 29, 2024

          JOHN COSTIGAN (AMERICAN, 1888-1972)

          Est: $100 - $200

          John Costigan American, 1888-1972 Fodder Etching 20th century, original etching, pencil signed to lower right, pencil titled to lower left. Sympathetic portrayal of farm life. Matted under glass, with gold and ebonized wood frame. Artist info to verso.

          Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (1888-1972) "WASHER WOMAN".
          Mar. 07, 2024

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (1888-1972) "WASHER WOMAN".

          Est: $400 - $800

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (1888-1972) "WASHER WOMAN". American (Rhode Island or New York), 1920. Watercolor on paper, matted and framed. Portrait of a woman and a pail standing alongside a lake. Signed and dated on lower right. 12.5"h. 13"w. (sight). Frame, 24.5"h. 24.5"w.

          Amelia Jeffers
        • JOHN COSTIGAN (1888-1972) EXHIBITED OIL ON MASONITE
          Feb. 24, 2024

          JOHN COSTIGAN (1888-1972) EXHIBITED OIL ON MASONITE

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) Autumn Woodland #3 1947 The composition identified on the back side of the panel as At The Big Tree Autumn Woodland Sketch #3 Painted 1947 is also signed lower right front an displayed in high quality custom frame. A Salmagundi Club exhibition label from 1947 is found verso as well. Board measures 10 x 12 with a framed size of 15.5 x 17.5 inches. Without proof of exemption, be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

          Dirk Soulis Auctions
        • 3 John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etchings
          Feb. 10, 2024

          3 John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etchings

          Est: $200 - $400

          Through the Woods; Family Resting   Family in Woods 3 etchings, first two signed and titled in pencil, 3rd one has stamped signature    11 7/8 x 14 3/4" (largest)

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etching
          Feb. 10, 2024

          John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etching

          Est: $150 - $250

          Figure Group etching, signed, titled and numbered 10/50 in pencil and inscribed in ink.   10 7/8 x 14 3/4"

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etching in colors
          Feb. 10, 2024

          John E. Costigan (1888-1972) etching in colors

          Est: $300 - $500

          Rosella (Swope Art Museum pg. 44) etching in colors, 1931, signed and titled in pencil, very small edition.   10 7/8 x 8 7/8"

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • John E. Costigan (1888-1972) lithograph
          Feb. 10, 2024

          John E. Costigan (1888-1972) lithograph

          Est: $150 - $250

          Mother and Child with Goats (Swope Art Museum pg. 42) lithograph, 1930, signed and titled in pencil, edition of 100.   13 x 15"

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • John Costigan Etching SIGNED [Family Farm]
          Feb. 07, 2024

          John Costigan Etching SIGNED [Family Farm]

          Est: $75 - $125

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) pencil signed etching. Image measures 7.875 in. x 11.75 in. Sheet measures 11.25 in. x 15.75 in. Unframed, loose, not mounted or glued down. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as grading can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 14x14x14 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio if it is not fragile or over 25lbs. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. Books maximum box size will be 14x14x14 inch or equivalent and will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. If your invoice is for multiple items, we will use our discretion on requiring the use of an outside shipper. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction even if not stated.

          Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (AMERICAN 1888-1972)
          Jan. 27, 2024

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (AMERICAN 1888-1972)

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (AMERICAN 1888-1972) Standing Nude oil on canvas 92.5 x 52 cm (36 3/8 x 20 1/2 in.); framed dimensions: 100 x 60 cm (39 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.) signed on the verso PROVENANCE Private Long Island Collection since the 1950s CONDITION Observed in frame, the painting appears in age-appropriate condition. Overall craquelure. Paint losses to the woman's chest, repaired losses along the left edge and to the feet. A horizontal creasing line along the top edge resulting from the framing technique. Not inspected under UV light. To request a UV light inspection, please, email [email protected] N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

          Shapiro Auctions LLC
        • JOHN COSTIGAN (AMERICAN, 1888-1972).
          Jan. 14, 2024

          JOHN COSTIGAN (AMERICAN, 1888-1972).

          Est: $400 - $600

          Figures in a Landscape. Oil on board. Faint signature bottom back .From a Westchester estate .

          Clarke Auction Gallery
        • John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888 - 1972), Child With Goats, etching with aquatint, 16 3/4"H x 13 5/8"W (sheet)
          Jan. 06, 2024

          John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888 - 1972), Child With Goats, etching with aquatint, 16 3/4"H x 13 5/8"W (sheet)

          Est: $80 - $120

          John Edward Costigan Rhode Island, New York, (1888 - 1972) Child With Goats etching with aquatint Signed lower left. Pencil signed and titled. Biography from the Archives of askART: Part of the following biography was contributed by Dan Costigan, son of the artist. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter who disdained portraits because "the subjects want flattering pictures." He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints. He served in the infantry in World War I and supported himself during the Depression with magazine illustration. For about a year during World War II, to remain financially solvent, he worked the night shift as a machine operator in a defense plant while continuing to paint and etch by day. In the late 1960s, he enjoyed a revival of interest in his fine arts talents when more than 50 pieces were borrowed from museums and private collections to be toured nationally in a Smithsonian-sponsored Costigan retrospective.

          Ripley Auctions
        • John Costigan, Autumn, Imprint Etching
          Dec. 30, 2023

          John Costigan, Autumn, Imprint Etching

          Est: $200 - $300

          John Costigan, "Autumn", imprint etching, signed L/R, 9" x 14", framed 17" x 21". Provenance: Nashua, New Hampshire collection.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • John Costigan Impasto Painting Impasto Men in Cafe
          Nov. 15, 2023

          John Costigan Impasto Painting Impasto Men in Cafe

          Est: $400 - $800

          John Costigan (American, 1888-1972). Oil on canvas impressionist painting with thick impasto depicting two men seated at a cafe window. Signed and inscribed "N.A." along the lower left.

          Revere Auctions
        • JOHN COSTIGAN PAINTING - GIRL & DOLL
          Nov. 05, 2023

          JOHN COSTIGAN PAINTING - GIRL & DOLL

          Est: $800 - $1,000

          Impasto impressionist oil painting of a little girl holding a doll signed COSTIGAN N.A. 14 x 9 in, framed 19 x 14 in. (John Edward Costigan 1888-1972 was active/lived in RI and NY. Member of the National Academy).

          Americana Auctions
        • JOHN CASTIGON (1888-1972) OIL ON MASONITE
          Oct. 14, 2023

          JOHN CASTIGON (1888-1972) OIL ON MASONITE

          Est: $800 - $1,400

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) Orangeburg, N.Y. Circa 1950s The oil on Masonite artist's board is painted in the artist's distinctive style and displayed in a fine American Impressionist frame, the scene of bathers at a stream is signed and titled in red verso. Board measures 10.25 x 12.25 with a framed size of 14 x 16 inches. Without proof of exemption, be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

          Dirk Soulis Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888 - 1972), Figures With Cow, 1936, etching, 9 3/4"H x 14 1/2"W
          Oct. 07, 2023

          John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888 - 1972), Figures With Cow, 1936, etching, 9 3/4"H x 14 1/2"W

          Est: $200 - $300

          John Edward Costigan Rhode Island, New York, (1888 - 1972) Figures With Cow, 1936 etching Signed lower right, titled lower left. Biography from the Archives of askART: Part of the following biography was contributed by Dan Costigan, son of the artist. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter who disdained portraits because "the subjects want flattering pictures." He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints. He served in the infantry in World War I and supported himself during the Depression with magazine illustration. For about a year during World War II, to remain financially solvent, he worked the night shift as a machine operator in a defense plant while continuing to paint and etch by day. In the late 1960s, he enjoyed a revival of interest in his fine arts talents when more than 50 pieces were borrowed from museums and private collections to be toured nationally in a Smithsonian-sponsored Costigan retrospective.

          Ripley Auctions
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (Rhode Island/New York, 1888-1972), "Woman and Goat"., Hand-colored engraving, 10" x 12". Framed 20.5" x 22".
          Oct. 04, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (Rhode Island/New York, 1888-1972), "Woman and Goat"., Hand-colored engraving, 10" x 12". Framed 20.5" x 22".

          Est: $150 - $250

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN Rhode Island/New York, 1888-1972 "Woman and Goat". Signed and titled in pencil lower margin.

          Eldred's
        • John Edward Costigan
          Sep. 12, 2023

          John Edward Costigan

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Edward Costigan American 1888-1972 Mother and Children Signed J. E. Costigan / N.A. (lr) Oil on canvas 28 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm) In overall good condition with no restoration visible under UV light. Unexamined out of the frame.

          Doyle New York
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN OIL, AUTUMN.
          Sep. 06, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN OIL, AUTUMN.

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          John Edward Costigan (1888 - 1972) oil on wood board, family in autumn woods, signed lower right Costigan, with inscription on back. Board 10” x 14”, Overall 15.5” x 19.5”.

          William Smith Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) Etching On Paper, Ca. 1930, Mother And Child, H 7.75" W 9.75"
          Jul. 28, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) Etching On Paper, Ca. 1930, Mother And Child, H 7.75" W 9.75"

          Est: $200 - $400

          Signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left, with margins. Frame Measurements H 16.5" W 20.25" Provenance: Wolfs Gallery, Clevland, OH 2001; From the Estate of Prominent Collector, Leon Zielinski, Macomb County, MI

          DuMouchelles
        • John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) Etching On Paper, 1949, Fall Plowing, H 8.25" W 12.9"
          Jul. 28, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) Etching On Paper, 1949, Fall Plowing, H 8.25" W 12.9"

          Est: $150 - $300

          Signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left, from the edition of 250, printed by Anderson-Lamb; published by Associated American Artists, with full margins. Sheet Sizes H 11" W 15.25"

          DuMouchelles
        • John Costigan Impasto Painting Impasto Men in Cafe
          Jul. 19, 2023

          John Costigan Impasto Painting Impasto Men in Cafe

          Est: $800 - $1,600

          John Costigan (American, 1888-1972). Oil on canvas impressionist painting with thick impasto depicting two men seated at a cafe window. Signed and inscribed "N.A." along the lower left.

          Revere Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972), Group of Figures, 1937
          Jul. 08, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972), Group of Figures, 1937

          Est: $150 - $200

          This is a very richly inked original etching by American artist John Costigan. The image size is 8 7/8" x 13 7/8", published in 1937 by the Associated American Artists, cat: Costigan-60, pencil signed and titled, tastefully framed. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives.

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972), Fall Plowing, 1949
          Jul. 08, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972), Fall Plowing, 1949

          Est: $150 - $200

          Etching, 1949, image size 8 1/4" x 12 3/4", AAA edition of 250, signed and titled in pencil.

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Costigan - Spring Time
          Jun. 29, 2023

          John Costigan - Spring Time

          Est: $150 - $200

          Date unknown. Etching. Titled lower left, signed lower right.

          Kiechel Auction
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (1888-1972) ETCHING
          Jun. 29, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN (1888-1972) ETCHING

          Est: $50 - $1,000

          Pencil signed lower right. Titled "When Day Is Done" lower left. Dimensions: (Frame) H 15.5" x W 19.5", (Sight) H 9.25" x W 13" Condition: Paper with age toning. Some marks to the frame.

          Westport Auction
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American 1888-1972, Woman with Children and Lamb, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.), Frame: 16 x 22 x 1 1/2 in. (40.6 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm.)
          Jun. 22, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American 1888-1972, Woman with Children and Lamb, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.), Frame: 16 x 22 x 1 1/2 in. (40.6 x 55.9 x 3.8 cm.)

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN American, 1888-1972 Woman with Children and Lamb oil on canvas signed lower right "J.E. Costigan N.A."

          Shannon's
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American 1888-1972, "Group of Bathers", oil on board, 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.), Frame: 17 1/4 x 21 x 1 1/2 in. (43.8 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm.)
          Jun. 22, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American 1888-1972, "Group of Bathers", oil on board, 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm.), Frame: 17 1/4 x 21 x 1 1/2 in. (43.8 x 53.3 x 3.8 cm.)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN American, 1888-1972 "Group of Bathers" oil on board signed lower right "J.E. Costigan / N.A.", titled, signed and inscribed on the reverse

          Shannon's
        • JOHN COSTIGAN PAINTING - GIRL & DOLL
          Jun. 04, 2023

          JOHN COSTIGAN PAINTING - GIRL & DOLL

          Est: $1,500 - $1,800

          Impressionist oil painting on board (impasto) depicting a young girl holding a Raggedy Ann doll signed COSTIGAN NA. 13.5 x 8.5 inches, framed 19 x 14 in. (John Edward Costigan 1888-1972 was a RI/NY artist and National Academy member).

          Americana Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) American,Etching
          May. 20, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) American,Etching

          Est: $200 - $400

          Titled "Cloudy Day", figural pastoral scene, black & white etching, titled and signed in the margin. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter. He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints. Overall size: 15 1/2 x 20 in. Image size: 8 1/2 x 14 in. #1158 #39 Location KB 7

          Sarasota Estate Auction
        • J.E. COSTIGAN: "Cutting Fodder" - Etching
          May. 10, 2023

          J.E. COSTIGAN: "Cutting Fodder" - Etching

          Est: $300 - $400

          John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) etching titled "Cutting Fodder," signed, unnumbered, American Graphite Society. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [12 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W]. In good condition with toning.

          Roland Auctions NY
        • John Costigan, Autumn, Imprint Etching
          Apr. 02, 2023

          John Costigan, Autumn, Imprint Etching

          Est: $200 - $300

          John Costigan, "Autumn", imprint etching, signed L/R, 9" x 14", framed 17" x 21". Provenance: Nashua, New Hampshire collection.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • JOHN COSTIGAN (1888-1972) LARGE WATERCOLOR
          Mar. 18, 2023

          JOHN COSTIGAN (1888-1972) LARGE WATERCOLOR

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) Circa 1940s The depiction of bathers by a stream on a sunny day is signed in pencil within the image lower left. Sight size measures 21.75 x 29 with a framed size of 29.75 x 37 inches. AN ABSENTEE BID PLACED IN ADVANCE COULD LOSE TO A LIVE BID OF EQUAL AMOUNT PLACED LATER. First bid precedence is not possible in auctions that incorporate live bidding via multiple online platforms, live bidders participating in the sale room and live telephone bidders. The only ways to avoid the possibility of losing the bid in this manner is to attend the live auction or bid absentee with plus-one option. Be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

          Dirk Soulis Auctions
        • JOHN E. COSTIGAN (1888-1972) OIL ON ARTIST'S BOARD
          Mar. 18, 2023

          JOHN E. COSTIGAN (1888-1972) OIL ON ARTIST'S BOARD

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) Summer Day at the Pond Mid 20th Century The oil on canvas-covered artist's board painted in thick impressionist impasto is signed lower left front. Board measures 12.25 x 16.25 with a framed size of 17 x 21 inches. AN ABSENTEE BID PLACED IN ADVANCE COULD LOSE TO A LIVE BID OF EQUAL AMOUNT PLACED LATER. First bid precedence is not possible in auctions that incorporate live bidding via multiple online platforms, live bidders participating in the sale room and live telephone bidders. The only ways to avoid the possibility of losing the bid in this manner is to attend the live auction or bid absentee with plus-one option. Be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

          Dirk Soulis Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Workers of the Soil, c1930's'
          Mar. 18, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Workers of the Soil, c1930's'

          Est: $200 - $300

          This is an evocative original etching of a family of farmers by John Edward Costigan. The image size is 8 1/4" x 12 7/8", c. 1930s, published by the AAA with the original label, pencil signed and titled.

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Susy with her Doll, 1952'
          Mar. 18, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Susy with her Doll, 1952'

          Est: $200 - $300

          Original pencil signed and titled etching, image size is 13 7/8" X 8 7/8". Created and printed in 1952, the image is of the artists grand daughter holding her doll.

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Mother and Child #4'
          Mar. 18, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Mother and Child #4'

          Est: $100 - $150

          Original pencil signed and titled etching, image size is 13 6/8" X 8 3/8".

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Mother and Child, 1957'
          Mar. 18, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (1888-1972) 'Mother and Child, 1957'

          Est: $200 - $300

          Etching, image size 17" x 13 7/8", 1957, ed. of 25, pencil signed and numbered. The gallery has two impressions of this print, 6/25 and 16/25.

          Peterborough Auctions
        • John Edward Costigan (American 1888-1972), Farmer and His Family, Etching, Signed l.r., Frame: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
          Mar. 14, 2023

          John Edward Costigan (American 1888-1972), Farmer and His Family, Etching, Signed l.r., Frame: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

          Est: $50 - $100

          John Edward Costigan (American 1888-1972), Farmer and His Family, Etching, Signed l.r.,

          Weschler's
        • John E. COSTIGAN: Mothers & Children - Painting
          Mar. 03, 2023

          John E. COSTIGAN: Mothers & Children - Painting

          Est: $200 - $400

          Beautiful original signed painting in oil and watercolor by John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972) depicting mothers and children at the beach. Framed in 2-inch wide, hand finished wood frame with gold leaf finish. Matted in 1-1/4 inch silk pearl white mat with gold leaf inner trim under museum glass. Costigan attended the Art Students League where he studied for a short period under William Merritt Chase and George Bridgman. By the age of thirty, Costigan had exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Washington D.C., in addition to the MacDowell Club, and Babcock Gallery in New York. The year following his showing at the Babcock Gallery Costigan joined the army as a private and served in World War I. Through the twenties, Costigan gained recognition with a number of exhibitions, including showings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Salmagundi Gallery and Corcoran Gallery. An influx of awards for his work in oil and watercolor helped secure his notoriety, beginning in 1920 with an award from the National Academy of Design. In 1928, Costigan was made an Academician to the National Academy of Design, leading him to add the distinction of “N.A.” (National Academy) to his signature. During the 1940s he exhibited at both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Carnegie Institute. Costigan’s place in the fine art world was reaffirmed in 1968 with the launch of a retrospective exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute. This exhibit was comprised of works in Costigan’s varied mediums, provided by a range of public and private collections across the country. After premiering at the Paine Art Center and Arboretum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Smithsonian Institute facilitated the national circulation of the works. Family members served as models for his scenes, with wife Ida a primary model for the solitary women and motherly figures. His five children, too, and later grandchildren, were influential in providing a basis for many compositions as is probably the case in this painting.Important Exhibits throughout his career include:1915 MacDowell Club,1916 Corcoran Gallery, 1917 Babcock Gallery, 1920/23/28/33/36 Salmagundi Club, 1922-24/27/54 Art Institute, 1923-42 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1924 Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, 1925/27/28/30 National Academy of Design, 1925/36/54/61 National Arts Club, 1926 Susquehanna-Centennial Expo, 1928/32/33/36/58 American Watercolor Society, 1928 Grand Central Art GalleryPalm Beach AA, 1933/38 Society of American Etchers, 1942 Library of Congress, 1944-46 Carnegie Institute Society of American Graphic Artists, 1944 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1955 Ogunquit AC, 1967 Group Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum, N. Y., 1968 Paine Art Center Wisconsin, and nationwide through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service 2010 Mid America Fine Arts. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Image size: Height: 27 in (68.58 cm); Width: 33.5 in (85.09 cm). Outside frame size: Height: 27 in; Width: 33.5 in]. In good condition.

          Roland Auctions NY
        • Painting Portrait of 2 Girls John Edward Costigan Style
          Feb. 05, 2023

          Painting Portrait of 2 Girls John Edward Costigan Style

          Est: $10 - $200

          Pastel on laid paper. No signature found. Measures 28" x 24" including frame, 20" x 16" image only. #Art #Paintings Issued: 20th c.

          Lion and Unicorn
        • John Costigan etching in colors
          Feb. 04, 2023

          John Costigan etching in colors

          Est: $300 - $500

          John Costigan (1888-1972) ''The Harvest'' (Costigan pg. 38)- etching in colors, 1939, signed and titled in pencil, slightly light struck. 10 x 12''

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • John Costigan etching
          Feb. 04, 2023

          John Costigan etching

          Est: $200 - $400

          John Costigan (1888-1972) ''In The Fields'' etching, signed and titled in pencil, repaired tear in left margin, old tape residue along top edge verso. 8 3/4 x 10 3/4''

          Rachel Davis Fine Arts
        • JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American (1888-1972), Woman with Children and Lamb, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches
          Jan. 19, 2023

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN, American (1888-1972), Woman with Children and Lamb, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          JOHN EDWARD COSTIGAN American, (1888-1972) Woman with Children and Lamb oil on canvas signed lower right "J.E. Costigan N.A."

          Shannon's
        • Painting Portrait of 2 Girls John Edward Costigan Style
          Jan. 08, 2023

          Painting Portrait of 2 Girls John Edward Costigan Style

          Est: $10 - $200

          Pastel on laid paper. No signature found. Measures 28" x 24" including frame, 20" x 16" image only. #Art #Paintings Issued: 20th c.

          Lion and Unicorn
        • John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888-1972), Brown Flash, mixed media, tempera / gouache on paper, 16 1/2" x 26", 25" x 34" (frame)
          Dec. 17, 2022

          John Edward Costigan, Rhode Island, New York (1888-1972), Brown Flash, mixed media, tempera / gouache on paper, 16 1/2" x 26", 25" x 34" (frame)

          Est: $400 - $600

          John Edward Costigan Rhode Island, New York, (1888-1972) Brown Flash mixed media, tempera / gouache on paper Signed lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Part of the following biography was contributed by Dan Costigan, son of the artist. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter who disdained portraits because "the subjects want flattering pictures." He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints. He served in the infantry in World War I and supported himself during the Depression with magazine illustration. For about a year during World War II, to remain financially solvent, he worked the night shift as a machine operator in a defense plant while continuing to paint and etch by day. In the late 1960s, he enjoyed a revival of interest in his fine arts talents when more than 50 pieces were borrowed from museums and private collections to be toured nationally in a Smithsonian-sponsored Costigan retrospective. Biography from Red Barn Studio Museum; Raymer Society A native of Providence, Rhode Island, John Costigan was a skilled landscape and figure painter who disdained portraits because "the subjects want flattering pictures." He was orphaned and raised in New York by his aunt and uncle, the parents of songwriter, George M. Cohan. Mainly self-taught, Costigan studied briefly at the Art Students League and worked as a lithographer of theater posters. From that job he learned the printing processes that he later used in his many etchings. He began making his name in the fine arts in 1920, and throughout the decade, reaped numerous important prizes for his oils, watercolors and prints.

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        • 3 Piece Art Lot Costigan, Beall Smith, Lucioni
          Dec. 15, 2022

          3 Piece Art Lot Costigan, Beall Smith, Lucioni

          Est: $200 - $300

          3 piece art lot, J.E. Costigan etching, Luigi Lucioni etching, and Lawrence Beall Smith lithograph. All unframed. John Edward Costigan (American, 1888-1972), etching Fodder, signed and titled in pencil in the lower margin, image 9 3/4" x 12 7/8" (sheet 11 5/8" x 14 3/4"), tape residue around edges, some toning to paper; Lawrence Beall Smith (American, 1909-1995), lithograph Frolic, signed in pencil lower right and signed in the plate lower left, image 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" (sheet 11 1/8" x 14 1/2"), some toning to paper; Luigi Lucioni (Italy / American, 1900-1988), etching Trees and Mountains, signed and dated 1936 in pencil lower right, inscribed in pencil lower left, image 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" (sheet 10" x 15 3/8"), tape residue along top edge.

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        • John Costigan (American, 1888 -1972), “ Self-Portrait”, 1928, etching, Ref: Swope Gallery 34, Ed: 25, signed with black ink lower right, titled and inscribed with pencil, “Self-Portrait Study” and dated lower left, in...
          Dec. 12, 2022

          John Costigan (American, 1888 -1972), “ Self-Portrait”, 1928, etching, Ref: Swope Gallery 34, Ed: 25, signed with black ink lower right, titled and inscribed with pencil, “Self-Portrait Study” and dated lower left, in...

          Est: $100 - $200

          John Costigan (American, 1888 -1972), " Self-Portrait", 1928, etching, Ref: Swope Gallery 34, Ed: 25, signed with black ink lower right, titled and inscribed with pencil, "Self-Portrait Study" and dated lower left, inscribed with pencil, "E D 8/25" at lower center, printed by the artist with black ink on cream laid paper with complete margins, depicts the face of a man half in shadows with mouth slightly ajar, stamped in right hand corner "POSTHUMOUS PRINTING/ Facsimile Signature Certified By Ida Costigan (name in pencil)", unframed, hinged to mat under clear cover, wear consistent with age including minor mat burn, toning, smudges, etc., paper size: 15 1/4" h. x 10 3/4" w.

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