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Painter, Wall painter, b. 1913 - d. 1966

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    • Bernard Goss (American, 1913-1966) Oil Painting on Canvas
      Feb. 05, 2023

      Bernard Goss (American, 1913-1966) Oil Painting on Canvas

      Est: $200 - $800

      Yellow Butterfly. Signed lower left. Measures 12" x 11.5" sight. Unframed, unstretched. Artist: Bernard Goss

      Lion and Unicorn
    • Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, untitled, Three Graces
      Nov. 19, 2022

      Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, untitled, Three Graces

      Est: $700 - $900

      Bernard Goss 1913-1960 untitled, Three Graces c. 1950 watercolor and gouache on paper 15 x 11 inches signed Provenance: Susan C. Woodson, The Woodson Family Historical Collection, Chicago, IL

      Black Art Auction
    • Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, Portrait of Kelly Miller
      May. 22, 2021

      Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, Portrait of Kelly Miller

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Bernard Goss 1913-1960 Portrait of Kelly Miller c. 1960 oil on masonite 44 x 34 inches signed and titled Provenance: The Woodson Family Historical Collection, Chicago

      Black Art Auction
    • Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, Portrait of Countee Cullen
      May. 22, 2021

      Bernard Goss, 1913-1960, Portrait of Countee Cullen

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Bernard Goss 1913-1960 Portrait of Countee Cullen c. 1960 oil on masonite 42 x 31 1/2 inches signed and titled Provenance: The Woodson Family Historical Collection, Chicago

      Black Art Auction
    • BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Dancer.
      Apr. 04, 2019

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Dancer.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Dancer. Watercolor and pencil on cream wove paper, circa 1940. 451x298 mm; 17 3/4x11 3/4 inches. Provenance: acquired from Susan Woodson Gallery, Chicago; private collection, Chicago. Born in Sedalia, MI, Bernard Goss graduated from the University of Iowa in 1935. He soon moved to Chicago where he studied with George Neal at the Art Institute of Chicago, and served in the easel division of the Illinois Art Project during the WPA period. In 1939, he married Margaret Burroughs, who had led the drive to create the Southside Community Art Center. Their carriage house was an important meeting place for the group of founding artist members. This important Federal Art Project-funded center opened on Chicago's South side in 1940 and is the only surviving WPA art center today. Goss was part of a circle of artists and writers that included Joseph Kersey, Charles White and Richard Wright. Unfortunately, little of Goss's art work from this early period is known today.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), African Ancestors, linocut, 21" x 16-1/2"
      Mar. 18, 2017

      Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), African Ancestors, linocut, 21" x 16-1/2"

      Est: $300 - $500

      Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) African Ancestors linocut c. 1965 signed, titled and dated. Provenance: The Collection of Eleanor Chatman, Chicago, Illinois 21" x 16-1/2"

      Ripley Auctions
    • Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), Southside Street Scene, gouache on board, 15" x 22"
      Jun. 04, 2016

      Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), Southside Street Scene, gouache on board, 15" x 22"

      Est: $500 - $700

      Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) Southside Street Scene gouache on board signed lower right 15" x 22"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Portrait of Richard Allen.
      Dec. 15, 2015

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Portrait of Richard Allen.

      Est: $7,000 - $10,000

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Portrait of Richard Allen. Oil on masonite board, circa 1940. 1130x876 mm; 44 1/2x34 1/2 inches. Provenance: private collection, Elgin, IL: private colllection, Chicago. This striking and richly detailed historical portrait is as scarce oil painting by the Chicago Renaissance artist Bernard Goss. This is very likely from a series of portraits of important African-American historical and cultural figures that Goss painted for the American Negro Exposition in Chicago in 1940. Two other portraits from the series are also in a private Chicago collection, and a third, Carter Godwin Woodson, was sold at Swann Galleries on February 14, 2013. In the 2008 exhibition Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in Depression Era Chicago, there was a similar painting of the inventor Elijah McCoy by Goss from this series. Richard Allen (1760 – 1831) was an important minister, educator, writer, and one of America's most active and influential black leaders at the end of the 18th Century. In 1794, he founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the first independent black denomination in the United States. He opened his first AME church in 1794 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his leadership extended beyond the walls of the church. He founded the African Masonic Lodge and organized societies to promote education for children of African descent. He vigorously opposed the program of resettling free blacks in Africa. In 1830, shortly before his death, Allen presided over the first Convention of the Colored Men of the United States. Twenty-seven elected delegates from seven states attended. The convention, held at Bethel AME Church, was a harbinger of such organizations as the NAACP and the Urban League. Born in Sedalia, MI, Bernard Goss graduated from the University of Iowa in 1935. He soon moved to Chicago where he studied with George Neal and at the Art Institute of Chicago, and during the WPA period, served in the easel division of the Illinois Art Project. In 1939, he married Margaret Burroughs, who had lead the drive to create the Southside Community Art Center. Their carriage house was an important meeting place for the group of founding artist members--this important Federal Art Project-funded center opened on Chicago's South side in 1941 and is the only surviving WPA art center today. Goss was part of a circle of artists and writers that included Joseph Kersey, Charles White and Richard Wright. Unfortunately, little of Goss's art work from this early period is known today.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Bernard Goss, (American, 1913-1966), Southside Street, c. 1950, gouache on illustration board, 14" x 19.5"
      Dec. 05, 2015

      Bernard Goss, (American, 1913-1966), Southside Street, c. 1950, gouache on illustration board, 14" x 19.5"

      Est: $500 - $700

      Bernard Goss (American, 1913-1966) Southside Street, c. 1950 gouache on illustration board signed 14" x 19.5"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Bernanrd Goss, (American, 1913-1966), African Ancestor, 1965, linocut, 21" x 16.5"
      Jun. 06, 2015

      Bernanrd Goss, (American, 1913-1966), African Ancestor, 1965, linocut, 21" x 16.5"

      Est: $500 - $700

      Bernanrd Goss (American, 1913-1966) African Ancestor, 1965 linocut signed, titled and dated 21" x 16.5" Provenance: Eleanor Chatman, Chicago, Illinois

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), Hymn to the Sun, 1965, linocut, 22" x 13"
      Jun. 06, 2015

      Bernard Goss, (American, b. 1913), Hymn to the Sun, 1965, linocut, 22" x 13"

      Est: $500 - $700

      Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) Hymn to the Sun, 1965 linocut signed, titled and dated (inscribed M.B. 2007) 22" x 13" Provenance: Eleanor Chatman, Chicago, Illinois

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) Woman outside a Mosque
      Jun. 01, 2014

      Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) Woman outside a Mosque

      Est: $400 - $600

      Bernard Goss (American, b. 1913) "Woman outside a Mosque", pastel/paper, 11" x 9", signed.

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Bernard Goss, (American, 1913-1966), The Drummer, 1960
      May. 16, 2014

      Bernard Goss, (American, 1913-1966), The Drummer, 1960

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Bernard Goss (American, 1913-1966) The Drummer, 1960 oil on canvas laid to masonite signed B. Gross (lower right) 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches.

      Hindman
    • BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Carter Godwin Woodson.
      Feb. 14, 2013

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Carter Godwin Woodson.

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - 1966) Carter Godwin Woodson. Oil on masonite, circa 1940. 965x711 mm; 38x28 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto (with an indistinct earlier signature, lower right recto). Titled in ink on the verso. Provenance: private collection. This striking portrait is an unusually large and early painting by the Chicago Renaissance artist Bernard Goss. Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was a historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African-American history, and a founder of the Journal of Negro History. This is very likely one of a series of portraits of important African-American figures that Goss painted for the American Negro Exposition in Chicago, 1940. Two other portraits from the series are also in a private Chicago collection. In the 2008 exhibition Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in Depression Era Chicago, there was a similar painting of the inventor Elijah McCoy by Goss from this series. Born in Sedalia, MI, Bernard Goss graduated from the University of Iowa in 1935. He soon moved to Chicago where he studied with George Neal and at the Art Institute of Chicago, and during the WPA period, served in the easel division of the Illinois Art Project. In 1939, he married Margaret Burroughs, who had lead the drive to create the Southside Community Art Center. Their carriage house home was an important meeting place for the group of founding artist members--this important Federal Art Project-funded center opened on Chicago's South side in 1941 and is the only surviving WPA art center today. Goss was part of a circle of artists and writers that included Joseph Kersey, Charles White and Richard Wright. Unfortunately, little of Goss's art work from this early period is known today, and this is only the third oil painting of his to come to auction.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Frederick Douglass.
      Oct. 07, 2010

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Frederick Douglass.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Frederick Douglass. Oil on masonite, 1962. 559x457 mm; 22x18 inches. Initialed in oil, lower right. Provenance: the artist's former wife, the artist Margaret T. Burroughs; private collection. With--a portrait of the artist and Burrough's daughter, Gayle, about eight-years-old, on the verso. He married Burroughs in 1939, and they later divorced. Born in Sedalia, MI, Bernard Goss is a Chicago-area artist who was active during the WPA. He was a member of the important Federal Art Project-funded South Side Community Art Center, whose fellow alumni included Charles White, George Neal, Eldzier Cortor, Gordon Parks, Archibald Motley and Margaret Burroughs.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Bernard Goss (African-American, 1913) "Black
      Mar. 07, 2010

      Bernard Goss (African-American, 1913) "Black

      Est: $2,000 - $2,500

      Bernard Goss (African-American, 1913) "Black Woman," c. 1940, oil on board, 14" x 11.25", signed lower right, framed

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Untitled (Portrait of a Black Woman).
      Feb. 06, 2007

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Untitled (Portrait of a Black Woman).

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      BERNARD GOSS (1913 - ) Untitled (Portrait of a Black Woman). Oil on wood panel, circa 1945-50. 368x293 mm; 14 1/2x11 3/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower right. Born in Sedalia, Michigan, Bernard Goss is a Chicago-area artist who was active during the WPA. He was a member of the important Federal Art Project funded South Side Community Art Center, where fellow alumni included Charles White, George Neal, Eldzier Cortor, Gordon Parks, Archibald Motley and Margaret Burroughs. He married Burroughs in 1939, and they she had a daughter, Gayle. They later divorced.

      Swann Auction Galleries
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