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    • Syd Fossum Grain Mill Landscape Painting 1970
      May. 21, 2024

      Syd Fossum Grain Mill Landscape Painting 1970

      Est: $300 - $600

      Syd Fossum (American, 1909-1978). Oil on canvas painting depicting grain mills, 1970. Signed and dated along the lower left. Sydney Glenn Fossum, born on November 13, 1909, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, was a prominent American artist known for his versatile work in various media, including drawings, oil and watercolor paintings, screen prints, and lithographs. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Art from 1929-1933, earning a B.F.A. degree, and was politically and socially active during the 1930s, serving as the president of the Minnesota Artists Union. Fossum held teaching positions at institutions such as the Minneapolis School of Art, Washington University, and Des Moines Art Center. His work, ranging from satirical group character studies to pastoral landscapes, is part of prestigious collections including the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Des Moines Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He passed away in San Francisco in February 1978.

      Revere Auctions
    • Painting, Syd Fossum
      Mar. 23, 2024

      Painting, Syd Fossum

      Est: $200 - $400

      Syd Fossum (American, 1909-1978), "Multicolored Man," 1956, casein on board, signed and dated upper right, overall (with frame): 44"h x 22"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Bureau of Relief
      Mar. 05, 2024

      Bureau of Relief

      Est: $300 - $500

      Property of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sold to Benefit its Acquisitions Program Sydney Glen Fossum 1909 - 1978 Bureau of Relief signed Fossum and dated -37 (center left) oil on canvas 28 by 36 in. 71.1 by 91.4 cm. Executed in 1937. Please note that this lot will not be on view during the sale exhibition. It is located at our Long Island City, New York storage facility. If you would like to examine it in person before the sale, please contact Caroline Elson at [email protected]

    • Syd Fossum Faces Oil on Canvas
      Jul. 18, 2019

      Syd Fossum Faces Oil on Canvas

      Est: $400 - $600

      Syd Fossum (1909-1978). Oil on canvas depicting a group of faces. Signed and dated '63 and '69 along the lower right. Unframed; height: 22 in x width: 26 in. Framed; height: 26 in x width: 30 in. SKU: 01311 Follow us on Instagram: @revereauctions

      Revere Auctions
      Feb. 09, 2013


      Est: $60 - $80

      1940'S-1980'S LIMITED EDITION PRINTS,SYDNEY FOSSUM (lot of 5) Collection of vintage limited edition prints: (1) Oregon Coast, signed lower right Fossum (Sydney Glen Fossum, American,1909 - 1978), dated 1946, numbered 7/34 titled lower left, affixed to discolored mat, overall: 15h, 20w; (1) titled 'El Nino', number 1/24, singed illegibly Ame?? lower right, dated 1963, some discoloration/ loss to edges, overall: 14.75h, 11.25w; (1) 'The Gull', titled center, singed E. Gordon West (Texas, b. 1933-), dated 1965 and numbered 34/126 lower left, some spotting, discoloration, overall: 14h, 18w; (1) 'New York, Lower Manhattan, with East River and Brooklyn Bridge, by A. Marc, published by Stehli Bros, Zurich, affixed to mat with discoloration, some spotting, overall: 15.5h, 19w; (1) aluminum lithograph, Pussy Willow, by Casey Williams (Texas, b. 1947-), pencil signed, titled, numbered 11/45 and dated 1990, some tears to paper edges, overall: 27h, 21.75w; 2lbs total **Provenance: Estate of Vera Habrecht Simons (German/American,1920-2012)**

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • Syd Fossum, (American, 1909-1978), Mitchell Corn Palace-1905, 1953
      Aug. 26, 2010

      Syd Fossum, (American, 1909-1978), Mitchell Corn Palace-1905, 1953

      Est: $50 - $100

      Syd Fossum (American, 1909-1978) Mitchell Corn Palace-1905, 1953 screenprint 11 x 16 3/4 inches.

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