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        • John Fery Glacier Park Montana Oil Painting
          Jun. 08, 2024

          John Fery Glacier Park Montana Oil Painting

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Oil on Board. Title is Lake St. Mary Glacier Park at the Narrows. 18 3/4" by 28 3/4" framed, 14" by 24" unframed. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery Elk Oil on Canvas Painting
          Jun. 08, 2024

          John Fery Elk Oil on Canvas Painting

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          36" by 27" framed. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Lake St. Mary - Glacier Park
          May. 09, 2024

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Lake St. Mary - Glacier Park

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Lake St. Mary - Glacier Park oil on canvas signed J. Fery (lower left); titled (verso) 14 x 24 inches Property from the Collection of Mr. Timothy Stenger

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        • John Fery Glacier Park Montana Oil Painting
          Apr. 13, 2024

          John Fery Glacier Park Montana Oil Painting

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          24" by 39" unframed, 32" by 46" framed. Oil on Canvas. Location is most likely Cosley Lake. Has two small spots of inpainting as shown. Gorgeous painting. Painted for and given to the Tripoli Temple in Wisconsin. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery Oil on Board Painting California Cypress
          Jan. 27, 2024

          John Fery Oil on Board Painting California Cypress

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          7 1/8" by 8 7/8". Title is California Cypress. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery Oil on Board Painting Fall in California
          Jan. 27, 2024

          John Fery Oil on Board Painting Fall in California

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          8 5/8" by 9 3/4". Title is Fall in California. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery, Glacier National Park, Oil on Canvas
          Nov. 26, 2023

          John Fery, Glacier National Park, Oil on Canvas

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934), Glacier National Park, oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Provenance: Singer Island, Florida collection.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • John Fery (1859-1934), Ducks in a pond, Oil on board, 8" H x 12.25" W
          Nov. 14, 2023

          John Fery (1859-1934), Ducks in a pond, Oil on board, 8" H x 12.25" W

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          John Fery (1859-1934) Ducks in a pond Oil on board Signed lower right: J. Fery

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        • John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Fall in Minnesota
          Nov. 01, 2023

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Fall in Minnesota

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934) Fall in Minnesota oil on board signed J. Fery (lower right) 8 3/4 x 14 inches Property from the Collection of Stanley B. Slocum Provenance: Images Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

          Hindman
        • John Fery (1859-1934), American Fork Canyon
          Sep. 16, 2023

          John Fery (1859-1934), American Fork Canyon

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Title: American Fork Canyon Dimensions: 20 x 30 Framed/base dimensions: 29 1/8 x 39 1/8 x 3 1/4 Signature: signed lower left: J Fery verso: titled

          Jackson Hole Art Auction
        • Large John Fery "Red Eagle Pass" Oil Painting
          Sep. 13, 2023

          Large John Fery "Red Eagle Pass" Oil Painting

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          John Fery (born Johann Nepomuk Levy) (Austrian/American, 1859-1934). Large oil on canvas painting titled "Red Eagle Pass" depicting the eponymous mountain in Glacier National Park in Montana. Signed along the lower right. The sweeping landscape captures the breathtaking essence of the glacier and the mountainous park which inspired many of John Fery's works. Fery's paintings were often large format, sometimes reaching sizes of over one hundred square feet. He specialized in large landscapes of outdoor scenes, which attracted the interest of Louis Hill, son of James J. Hill, and owner of the Great Northern Railway, who would go on to be one of his largest customers. The works were hung in train stations and other locations to promote travel, particularly to Glacier National Park. He never lived in one place for very long, traveling throughout the United States and visiting state and national parks whenever he could. At one point, he lived in Duluth where he and fellow Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted murals for the Fitger Brewery tap room. Though a fire near the end of his life destroyed much of his sketches and many paintings, about 150 have been discovered after his death.

          Revere Auctions
        • John Fery, Glacier National Park, Oil on Canvas
          Jul. 22, 2023

          John Fery, Glacier National Park, Oil on Canvas

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934), Glacier National Park, oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Provenance: Singer Island, Florida collection.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • JOHN FERY GLACIER PARK MONTANA PAINTING
          May. 07, 2023

          JOHN FERY GLACIER PARK MONTANA PAINTING

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          Avalanche Lake Glacier National Park Montana. 13" by 24" unframed. 19 7/8" by 30 3/4" framed. No restoration to note. Wonderful painting. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier. Hill went into high gear promoting the park with an array of artists including Oliver Grover (1861-1927), Elsa Jemne (1888-1974), Kathryn Leighton (1875-1952), Adolph Heinze (1887-1958), Joe Scheuerle (1873-1948), and Winold Reiss (1888-1953). Fery's agreement with the Great Northern Railway was similar to the original one way back in 1910. He would be paid $200 every month to produce four to six canvases. Especially important to Hill was sending Fery to Wateron Lakes National Park in Canada, just north of Glacier, to paint the area around the newly constructed Princes of Wales Hotel (1927). In 1929 the Ferys moved to Orcas Island, Washington northwest of Seattle to be closer to family. John was working out of a studio next to the home of his daughter Fiametta and her husband, F. Carl Lange, when a fire destroyed the studio and all its contents. Many of his paintings that he was finishing for the Great Northern were destroyed, much to the consternation of the railway. The stock market crash and subsequent Depression made Fery's work prospects grim. To make matters worse, Louis Hill stepped down as chairman of the board of the Great Northern. The artist's biggest supporter was now gone. From 1925 to 1930, Fery completed approximately seventy-five paintings for the railway. It would be his last major commission. John kept a studio in Everett, Washington until his death on September 10, 1934. John Fery's art has been featured in many exhibitions and catalogs over the years including: Milwaukee Public Library (1974); Boise Art Gallery (1975); the Iron Horse exhibition and catalog at the Minnesota Museum of Art (1976); The Burlington Northern Collection catalog (1982); Mountain Majesty: The Art of John Fery catalog and exhibition sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Healey, and Mr. and Mrs. John B. Fery held at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1998), C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana (1998), and Boise Art Museum, Idaho (1999); John Fery: Artist of the Rockies, catalog and exhibition at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell (2010); and Painting the Wilderness: John Fery and Contemporaries exhibition at the Wildling Museum in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara (2014), among others.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • Lrg John Fery "Lower Falls, Yellowstone" Painting
          Mar. 21, 2023

          Lrg John Fery "Lower Falls, Yellowstone" Painting

          Est: $8,000 - $16,000

          John Fery (born Johann Nepomuk Levy) (Austrian/American, 1859-1934). Large oil on canvas painting titled "Lower Falls of the Yellowstone" depicting the park's largest waterfall, which cascades 308 feet into the canyon below. A lodge is visible in the distance along the upper right above the waterfalls. Signed along the lower right. This is one of twelve paintings - that included views of Yellowstone National Park - that Fery completed for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1914. Fery's paintings were often large format, sometimes reaching sizes of over one hundred square feet. He specialized in large landscapes of outdoor scenes, which attracted the interest of Louis Hill, son of James J. Hill, and owner of the Great Northern Railway, who would go on to be one of his largest customers. The works were hung in train stations and other locations to promote travel, particularly to Glacier National Park. Fery never lived in one place for very long, traveling throughout the United States and visiting state and national parks whenever he could. At one point, he lived in Duluth where he and fellow Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted murals for the Fitger Brewery tap room. Though a fire near the end of his life destroyed much of his sketches and many paintings, about 150 have been discovered after his death.

          Revere Auctions
        • JOHN FERY GLACIER PARK MONTANA PAINTING
          Jan. 28, 2023

          JOHN FERY GLACIER PARK MONTANA PAINTING

          Est: $7,500 - $10,000

          Location is Avalanche Lake, Glacier Park Montana. 14 1/4" by 19 1/2" framed. Original frame. Painting is under glass. No restoration to note. Wonderful painting. John Fery (1859 - 1934) was active/lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary. John Fery is known for Western panoramic landscape painting, cycloramas, promotional painting. Johann Nepomuk Levy--John Fery's name before he Americanized it--was born in Strasswalchen, Austria on March 25, 1859 to Hungarians Jahn and Mary Levy. Jahn was temporarily working for the railroad but soon returned to his wife's prosperous family farm near Pressburg, Hungary. Johann's idyllic childhood filled with painting, hunting, and hiking came to an end in his teenage years when both parents died unexpectedly. An inheritance allowed him to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he studied many art styles including Realism, Romanticism, and Impressionism. Further formal training was obtained at the prestigious Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Dusseldorf Academy. As did many other European artists, Johann immigrated to the United States to seek the opportunities that the "American Dream" promised. A short time after his arrival in 1883, the young artist changed his name to John Fery. He soon found work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "the German Athens," where a number of German immigrant artists were hired to work on giant panorama paintings. Fery along with others was assigned to paint the landscape for the cyclorama Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-1884). Many of these works were hundreds of feet long and weighed several tons. They traveled by train to cities all over the country captivating adoring audiences. With a new name and career, Fery headed back to Europe in 1884 to marry Parisian Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1930). After living near Lake Ammersee outside Munich where their first child, daughter Fiametta was born, the couple headed back to the United States and explored the Hudson River Valley in eastern New York. This gave him an opportunity to study the works of Bierstadt, Hill, and Moran, among others. In 1890 they relocated to booming Duluth, Minnesota to work on a mural for the Fitger Brewing Company. It was there that Louis Hill first saw Fery's work. But Fery dreamed of exploring the Rockies, and in 1891 he rode the Northern Pacific Railway to Yellowstone National Park and eventually all the way to Seattle. During the trip, he sketched, painted, and photographed the awe inspiring beauty of the American West. However, two years later a depression hit America which made the prospects for living off an artist's income impossible. Showing "Yankee ingenuity," in 1893 and 1895 Fery morphed into a hunting guide and toured groups of wealthy Europeans throughout the West. Louis Hill noted from afar the rising fame of Fery who was considered an outstanding landscape artist with the physicality to hike, climb, and camp in formidable terrain. As the economy improved, Fery found steady work back in Milwaukee, a setting where the family felt most comfortable. Through the tireless efforts of George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and others, The "Alps of North America" in northwestern Montana was designated as Glacier National Park in 1910. Louis W. Hill became obsessed with developing the park into a premiere world destination, which could be conveniently accessed by his Great Northern Railway. Fery was given the daunting task of producing hundreds of large paintings from 1910 to 1913 that could be distributed throughout America and around the world to attract tourists to the park. His work found its way to the walls of train depots, hotels, ships, travel agencies, colleges, and other institutions. It seemed Fery's art was everywhere. In addition, Fery's paintings were found in the chalets and lodges that the Great Northern built mainly between 1910 and 1915. Although he was paid less than forty dollars a painting, Fery was almost maniacal in his work. He created a new painting every few days. Early on in their time in Glacier, the Fery family was neighbors of Charlie and Nancy Russell (1878-1940) who had a summer retreat, Bull Head Lodge, on Lake McDonald in western Glacier National Park. A number of Fery paintings survive that were painted near Bull Head Lodge. Moving on, in 1915 John Fery traveled to San Francisco to take in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition where artist's works from all over the world--including a number of Fery's Glacier Park oils--were on display. Louis Hill who had a vacation home south of the Bay area helped Fery obtain commissions from the Southern Pacific Railway. The work took him to Yosemite National Park; Lake Tahoe; Central and Southern California; and Arizona. In 1916 Fery headed to Portland, Oregon where he completed a large mural for Charles "Sam" Jackson (1860-1924), owner of the Oregon Journal, in the Jackson Tower building in downtown Portland. Fery also painted landscapes of the Oregon Coast, Columbia River, and Cascade Mountains. Later in 1916 John and Mary Fery moved to Spokane to be closer to family since both son Carl and daughter Lucienne were living in eastern Washington State. Frequent trips were made to northern and southern Idaho to paint the magnificent lakes and mountains of the area. In time, Lucienne moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, and eventually they were followed there by her parents. John Fery had his art displayed in several local art stores while he ventured to the Southern Utah canyon country of Zion and Bryce to capture their magnificence on canvas. By 1923 the Ferys were living back in Milwaukee. John would soon turn sixty-five years old. In 1925 Louis Hill once again called on his favorite landscape artist to return to Glacier.

          Davis Brothers Auction
        • John Fery (1859–1934), Bugling Elk
          Sep. 17, 2022

          John Fery (1859–1934), Bugling Elk

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          John Fery (1859–1934), oil on board, 25 x 31, signed lower left: J Fery

          Jackson Hole Art Auction
        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Sep. 11, 2022

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $1,900 - $2,400

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • Attr. John Fery (1859 - 1934)
          Aug. 14, 2022

          Attr. John Fery (1859 - 1934)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Attr. John Fery (1859 - 1934) Large mountainous landscape painting. Oil on board. Appears to be unsigned, has not been examined out of the frame. Sight Size: 28 x 40 in. Overall Framed Size: 38 x 49 in.

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        • Attr. John Fery (1859 - 1934)
          Jun. 12, 2022

          Attr. John Fery (1859 - 1934)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Attributed John Fery (1859 - 1934) Large mountainous landscape painting. Oil on board. Appears to be unsigned, has not been examined out of the frame. Sight Size: 28 x 40 in. Overall Framed Size: 38 x 49 in.

          Helmuth Stone
        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Jun. 12, 2022

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,000 - $2,500

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery, Stone Covered Mountain, Oil on Canvas
          May. 01, 2022

          John Fery, Stone Covered Mountain, Oil on Canvas

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Fery (Hungarian/American, 1859-1934), Stone Covered Mountain, oil on canvas, signed J. Fery, 24" x 32", framed 28 3/4" x 36 3/4". Provenance: Private collection, Palm Beach, Florida; thence to a Longview, Washington estate.

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        • John Fery Oil Painting Mountain Landscape
          Apr. 28, 2022

          John Fery Oil Painting Mountain Landscape

          Est: $4,000 - $8,000

          John Fery (Austrian/American, 1859-1934). Oil on canvas depicting windswept pine trees with dramatic mountain peaks in the background. Signed along the lower right. Fery is best known for his awe-inspiring landscapes of the American West, particularly of Glacier National Park.

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        • John Fery (1859-1934) Original Oil Painting
          Apr. 06, 2022

          John Fery (1859-1934) Original Oil Painting

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          John Fery (1859-1934) original oil painting on board. Measures 13-in. x 24-in. image size and 19.75-in. x 30.75-in. framed. Excellent condition with no evidence of inpainting or other repairs. This item requires buyer pick up or outside shipper. 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 condition can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. This item requires the use of an outside shipper. Buyer to select shipper and make all arrangements. Here are 2 options: The UPS Store 12402 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99218 509-467-4451 [email protected]. Or, Action Shipping 11807 E Trent Ave, Spokane, WA 99206 509-926-2445 [email protected].

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Mar. 13, 2022

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,100 - $2,700

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery (1859 - 1934) Monumental Encampment
          Feb. 27, 2022

          John Fery (1859 - 1934) Monumental Encampment

          Est: $5,000 - $10,000

          John Fery (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana / Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Monumental painting depicting an encampment near a coast. Possibly Idaho. Signed and dated dated 1890 lower left. Oil on Canvas. Inscribed verso. Sight Size: 32 x 45.5 in. Overall Framed Size: 38 x 51.5 in.

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Dec. 12, 2021

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,200 - $2,800

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • JOHN FERY (1859 - 1934): "NEAR LOCH LOMAND"
          Oct. 03, 2021

          JOHN FERY (1859 - 1934): "NEAR LOCH LOMAND"

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          oil on canvas; signed lower left; titled on plaque; 23 x 35 inches; 32 x 44 inches frame

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        • Mountain Pass by John Fery (1859-1934)
          Sep. 18, 2021

          Mountain Pass by John Fery (1859-1934)

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          John Fery (1859-1934), Mountain Pass, oil on canvas, 27 x 27, signed lower right

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Sep. 12, 2021

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,300 - $3,000

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery (1859-1934) El Gobernador / Zion Canyon, Utah sight size: 5 1/2 x 4in framed 17 1/2 x 15in (Painted in 1920.)
          Aug. 04, 2021

          John Fery (1859-1934) El Gobernador / Zion Canyon, Utah sight size: 5 1/2 x 4in framed 17 1/2 x 15in (Painted in 1920.)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Fery (1859-1934) El Gobernador / Zion Canyon, Utah signed with initials 'J.F.' (lower left), titled (on the reverse), signed and titled again and dated '1920' (on an original paper backing affixed on the reverse) oil on board sight size: 5 1/2 x 4in framed 17 1/2 x 15in Painted in 1920. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Jun. 06, 2021

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,500 - $3,200

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery by Larry Len Peterson SIGNED
          Mar. 25, 2021

          John Fery by Larry Len Peterson SIGNED

          Est: $40 - $60

          John Fery Artist of Glacier National Park and The American West by Larry Len Peterson. Signed on title page. The Coeur d' Alene Art Auction. 2015 with dust jacket unclipped. Illustrated. Cloth covers with gilt lettering. Measures 12.25 in. x 10.5 in. x 1.25 in. From a non-smoking home and free of any odors. Provenance: Bob Borcherdt collection. Bigfork, Montana. 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 16x16x16 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio. 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. We will also gladly combine items if they fit into one box and meet our maximum box size stated here. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction.

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Mar. 07, 2021

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,300 - $2,500

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Dec. 06, 2020

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,400 - $2,600

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 US Shipping $29 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • Sunset on Jackson Lake by John Fery (1859-1934)
          Sep. 19, 2020

          Sunset on Jackson Lake by John Fery (1859-1934)

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          John Fery (1859-1934), oil on canvas, 18 x 24, signed lower right: J. Fery

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        • Twin Lake, Brighton, Utah by John Fery (1859-1934)
          Sep. 19, 2020

          Twin Lake, Brighton, Utah by John Fery (1859-1934)

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          John Fery (1859-1934), oil on board, 6 x 9 1/2, signed lower left: J. Fery verso: titled, signed, dated

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        • JOHN FERY, American/Austrian (1859-1934), Mountain Landscape, oil on canvas, signed lower right "J. Fery", 24 x 31 3/4 inches
          Sep. 17, 2020

          JOHN FERY, American/Austrian (1859-1934), Mountain Landscape, oil on canvas, signed lower right "J. Fery", 24 x 31 3/4 inches

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          JOHN FERY American/Austrian (1859-1934) Mountain Landscape oil on canvas, signed lower right "J. Fery" 24 x 31 3/4 inches Provenance: Private Collection, Connecticut. Other Notes: Tags: Alpine, Western, 20th century, landscape, oil painting

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        • JOHN FERY Western Lake Landscape.
          Sep. 17, 2020

          JOHN FERY Western Lake Landscape.

          Est: $6,000 - $9,000

          JOHN FERY Western Lake Landscape. Oil on canvas, circa 1920. 535x596 mm; 21 1/8x23 1/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. Ex-collection private collection, New York.

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Sep. 06, 2020

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,400 - $2,700

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen, Frederic Remington CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $29 + insurance. John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • John Fery
          Jun. 08, 2020

          John Fery

          Est: €6,000 - €8,000

          Please note the exact Buyer’s Premium charges which can be found in the Conditions of Sale in the Terms below. (Strasswalchen 1859–1934 Everett, USA) An Autumn Evening by a Brook in a Forest, signed J. Fery, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, some slight flaking of paint, framed Provenance: In family ownership for two generations, Private Collection Vienna . We are grateful to Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibition, Museum of Wisconsin Art, for the scientific assistance. The tale of John Fery’s extraordinary life reads like an embodiment of the American myths of the “self-made man” and the “American dream”. John Fery, who came from a Hungarian family, was born in Strasswalchen under the name Johann Nepomuk Levy. Encouraged by his father to pursue an artistic career, he studied at Vienna’s Academy between 1881 and 1883, but also maintained contact with the Düsseldorf school of painting. In 1883, he travelled with a group of young artists to Milwaukee, USA, to work on a history painting of the Battle of Atlanta, commissioned by the American Panoroma Co. At this time he also officially changed his name to John Fery. The fascination with the nature of North America would never leave him. In 1885 or 1886, he emigrated to the United States with his French wife and tried to make his way as a painter. His breakthrough, however, did not come until 1910, when Louis C. Hill, the ambitious manager of the Great Northern Railroad Company, became aware of him and made him an extraordinary offer: John Fery was to turn images from Glacier National Park into large-format paintings for his advertising campaign “See America First”, on a huge scale. These adverts were shown across the United States in train stations, travel agencies and in a travelling exhibition, but they were also displayed in Berlin, to pique people’s interest in travelling and to advertise the new railroad lines. Between 1910 and 1913, Fery created about 267 paintings – up to 14 per month! Further orders from other national parks and railway operators followed, taking Fery to various regions of the United States. Tragically, a fire in 1929 destroyed a large collection of the works he had produced for the Great Northern Railroad. Nevertheless, his paintings can be found in many American museums, such as the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) near Milwaukee or the Wilding Museum in Solvang, California.

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        • John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique
          Jun. 07, 2020

          John Fery (MN,WI,MT,Austria,1859-1934) oil painting antique

          Est: $2,400 - $2,700

          ARTIST: John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) NAME: Landscape YEAR: 1932 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 5 x 8 inches / 12 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 22 cm SIGNATURE: Lower left PROVENANCE: W M McConahay Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (has original gallery label on verso) NAME VARIANTS: John Ferry SIMILAR ARTISTS: Philip Goodwin, Edgar Paxson, Maynard Dixon, Olaf Carl Seltzer, William "Bill" Gollings, Belmore Browne, Joseph Henry Sharp, Carl Rungius, Harvey Thomas Dunn, Eanger Irving Couse, Charles Marion Russell, Sydney Mortimer Laurence, Frank Tenney Johnson, Winold Reiss, Herman Wendelborg Hansen, Frederic Remington CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116541 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $29 + insurance. John Ferry (Austrian, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Hungary, 1859 - 1934) Born in Austria, John Fery earned a strong reputation for dramatic paintings of western mountain landscape in the United States. Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was a popular subject for him. He was raised in a prominent, wealthy family that lived on an estate about nineteen miles northeast of Salzburg. His mother was Hungarian, and his father was born in Bohemia. S ome sources have written that he studied art in Dusseldorf, Germany with Peter Jansen, and also in Munich, Venice and Karlsruhe. But his "name does not appear in the records of the major art schools in any of these places, nor is there any record of his name at either the Vienna or Budapest academies." (Merrill 26) It is possible, however, that he received private instruction, and because of the sophistication of his painting, sources think it unlikely that he was self taught. An early interest in wilderness scenery led him to painting American landscapes and hunting scenes. In the mid 1880s, he came to America and lived in the German community in Milwaukee, and then in 1886, brought his family to the United States. His wife, Mary Rose Kraemer (1862-1940), was born in Switzerland, and they had one child born near Munich and two others born in the United States. From 1886 to 1888, they lived in New York, and by 1890, Fery had made his first trip West. He visited Yellowstone Park in 1891, and indicated in his writings that he had been there even earlier. From 1892 to 1893, he led European nobility on hunting expeditions to the American Northwest, made possible by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The group's itinerary included Lake Michigan, Arizona with the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Wyoming. In 1895, he led a second expedition, and these ventures launched his career as a painter of the American West. During the late 1890s, he lived with his family in a cabin near Jackson Lake, Wyoming, but by 1900 was in Duluth, Minnesota, where he and Austrian-born painter Feodor von Luerzer painted mural decorations for the Fitger Brewery tap room. (In 1914, the murals were moved to the Pickwick Restaurant in Duluth, where they remained for many years). By 1903, Fery was in Milwaukee where he stayed until 1911, when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota until 1918. His greatest patron became Louis Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railway and a resident of St. Paul. Hill commissioned Fery to paint scenes of Glacier Park and other scenic landscapes for placement in their hotels and railroad stations. Over the years the Railroad purchased a total of 362 works, and many of these paintings were large-scale, panoramas. In 1914, after several years of painting in Glacier Park, Fery did a series of about twelve oil paintings of Yellowstone for advertising purposes for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Itinerant, Fery seems never to have settled in one place for very long. From 1919 to 1923, he was living in Salt Lake City, Utah where he painted many landscapes, especially of Zion Canyon. Then he returned to Milwaukee until 1929, when he moved to Orcas Island near Bellingham, Washington. That same year a fire took all his possessions including thousands of sketches and many paintings. After that he moved to Everett, Washington where he died five years later. About 150 of his paintings have been found after his death, and the largest group are of Glacier National Park, but some are from California, Arizona and New Mexico and Wisconsin. One is from Venice, Italy and one from Bavaria. Most of the paintings are in private collections but the Burlington Northern Railway, successor to the Great Northern Railway, has work by Fery in the collection as does the Church of the Latter Day Saints Museum in Salt Lake City. In 1974, an exhibition of his work was held at the Milwaukee Public Library, and in 1975 at the Boise Gallery of Art in Boise, Idaho.

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        • J Fery Signed, Deer in Woods, Oil on Canvas
          May. 31, 2020

          J Fery Signed, Deer in Woods, Oil on Canvas

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          J. Fery signed, (John Fery, American, 1859-1934), deer in the woods, oil on canvas, 22 1/2" x 31 3/4", framed 27" x 36". Provenance: From a private collection in Denver, Colorado.

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        • John Fery. 1859 Straßwalchen - 1934 Everett -...
          May. 16, 2020

          John Fery. 1859 Straßwalchen - 1934 Everett -...

          Est: €1,800 - €2,500

          John Fery. 1859 Straßwalchen - 1934 Everett - Wapiti in Gebirgslandschaft / Elk in the Mountains - Öl/Lwd. 46 x 76,5 cm. Sign. r. u.: J. Fery. Zierrahmen. Fery war amerikanischer Landschaftsmaler mit österreicher Herkunft. Die Hälfte seines Werkes zeigt Landschaftsdarstellungen aus den Rocky Mountains.

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        • John Fery (American, 1859-1934) Waterside Landscape
          Nov. 19, 2019

          John Fery (American, 1859-1934) Waterside Landscape

          Est: $600 - $800

          John Fery (American, 1859-1934) Waterside Landscape watercolor on paper signed J. Fery (lower right) 16 x 27 inches.

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        • John Fery, Snow Covered Mountains, Oil on Canvas
          Oct. 20, 2019

          John Fery, Snow Covered Mountains, Oil on Canvas

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Snow covered mountains, oil on canvas, signed L/L, John Fery (Hungarian-American, 1859-1934), 24" x 32", frame 28 3/4" x 36 3/4". Provenance: Private collection Palm Beach, Florida.

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        • John Fery (1859-1934 American) Elk in Landscape Oil on Masonite 14''x22'' Image. A charming western landscape with a fallen Elk and deer in the forest background. Signed l.r. Framed 20''x28''. Overall excellent condition.
          Sep. 19, 2019

          John Fery (1859-1934 American) Elk in Landscape Oil on Masonite 14''x22'' Image. A charming western landscape with a fallen Elk and deer in the forest background. Signed l.r. Framed 20''x28''. Overall excellent condition.

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          John Fery (1859-1934 American) Elk in Landscape Oil on Masonite 14''x22'' Image. A charming western landscape with a fallen Elk and deer in the forest background. Signed l.r. Framed 20''x28''. Overall excellent condition.

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        • John Fery, (American, 1859-1934), Swamp in Wisconsin with Ducks
          May. 23, 2019

          John Fery, (American, 1859-1934), Swamp in Wisconsin with Ducks

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Fery (American, 1859-1934) Swamp in Wisconsin with Ducks oil on canvas laid to board signed J. Fery (lower right); titled and inscribed (verso) 14 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches.

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        • * John Fery, (American, 1859-1934), Waterside Landscape
          May. 23, 2019

          * John Fery, (American, 1859-1934), Waterside Landscape

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          John Fery (American, 1859-1934) Waterside Landscape watercolor on paper signed J. Fery (lower right) 16 x 27 inches.

          Hindman
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