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Painter, b. 1909 - d. 1978

(b Toledo, Ohio 1909; d New York 1978) American painter. John Koch was a successful portraitist and genre painter in a world dominated by abstraction. He used his apartment on Central Park West as the backdrop for his subjects, whether figurative or still life. A common theme of Koch's best works is the connection between his subjects. Koch returned to the theme of artist and model throughout his career, using himself or fellow painters as subjects. There is no abstraction in Koch's compositions, yet they are not accurate mirrors of reality, rather they are idealized versions that conform to Koch's fancy. Koch's use of light and atmosphere are reminiscent of the Old Masters, particularly Jan Vermeer, whom he admired and many of whom were represented in his own collection. Differing from the Masters, Koch uses not only natural light sources but also artificial. Koch's talent of interpreting the effects of light onto surfaces adds to the heightened drama of his scenes. (Credit: Christie’s, New York, American Paintings, December 1, 2005, Lot 137)

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      • AMERICAN GIRL PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING BY JOHN KOCH
        May. 12, 2024

        AMERICAN GIRL PORTRAIT OIL PAINTING BY JOHN KOCH

        Est: $100 - $150

        John Koch, American, 1909 to 1978, oil painting on artist board, Portrait of a Susie, 1956. Signed and dated, lower left. Framed. Inscribed, Susie by John Koch, on the backside. John Koch was an American painter and teacher, and an important figure in 20th century Realism. He is best known for his light filled paintings of urban interiors, often featuring classical allusions, many set in his own Manhattan apartment. His work is in the collections of prominent American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many others. Mid 20th century Modern American Fine Art, Female Portrait Oil Paintings, Wall Art, and Collectibles. One of a kind artwork.

        Antique Arena Inc
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) (Painted in 1973.)
        May. 01, 2024

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) (Painted in 1973.)

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine signed and dated 'Koch '73' (lower right) oil on canvas 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1973.

        Bonhams
      • JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Pink Poinsettia oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.
        Apr. 18, 2024

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Pink Poinsettia oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Pink Poinsettia oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) - Garbisch Family Portrait (Version I)
        Dec. 03, 2023

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) - Garbisch Family Portrait (Version I)

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) - Garbisch Family Portrait (Version I) Signed and dated ‘Koch 1955’ bottom right, oil on canvas 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm) Executed in June 1955. Provenance The Artist. Commissioned from the above in June 1955. Colonel Edgar Garbisch and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Cambridge, Maryland. By descent in the Garbisch Family. Gwynne Garbisch McDevitt, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Estate of Gwynne Garbisch McDevitt, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Lot Essay John Koch's family portraits are marked by an insightful blend of intimacy and formality. Koch, a realist, celebrated domestic life with a keen eye for detail and psychological depth. His compositions are carefully orchestrated, utilizing figure placement and furnishings as complements to the emotional resonance of his ensembles. His subjects, frequently comprised of important American families–such as the family of Colonel Edgar Garbisch and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, presented here with children, Edgar Jr. and Gwynne, and their renowned collection of fine American furniture, folk art, and decorative objects at Pokety, their stately manse on Maryland’s Eastern Shore–are rendered with both individuality and personality. The artist’s attention to setting adds an additional layer of significance to his works; they are not merely portraits of people but snapshots of a distinct social and cultural milieu. Through works like Garbisch Family Portrait (Version I), Koch invites viewers into a world where family relationships are elevated to the status of fine art, offering a glimpse into the beauty of human connection and the subtleties of familial dynamics.

        Freeman's
      • JOHN KOCH AMERICAN 1909-1978
        Nov. 11, 2023

        JOHN KOCH AMERICAN 1909-1978

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Susie, 1956, oil on artist board, 16 x 12 in (40.6 x 30.5 cm), framed 20 1/2 x 16 1/2 in (52 x 41.9 cm), signed lower left, titled verso and signed additionally, PROVENANCE: Private collection Long Island, NY

        Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Still Life with Fruit and Cat 25 1/4 x 30 1/8 in. (64.1 x 76.5 cm.)
        Nov. 07, 2023

        John Koch (1909-1978) Still Life with Fruit and Cat 25 1/4 x 30 1/8 in. (64.1 x 76.5 cm.)

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Still Life with Fruit and Cat signed 'Koch' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 1/4 x 30 1/8 in. (64.1 x 76.5 cm.)

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Woman Bathing 60 x 36 in. framed 61 x 37 x 1 1/4 in.
        Sep. 19, 2023

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Woman Bathing 60 x 36 in. framed 61 x 37 x 1 1/4 in.

        Est: $10,000 - $12,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Woman Bathing signed 'Koch' (lower right) oil on canvas 60 x 36 in. framed 61 x 37 x 1 1/4 in.

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Untitled (Still Life with Fish and Lobster) 20 x 24 in. 25 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
        Sep. 19, 2023

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Untitled (Still Life with Fish and Lobster) 20 x 24 in. 25 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

        Est: $3,500 - $5,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Untitled (Still Life with Fish and Lobster) signed 'Koch' (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 24 in. 25 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978), "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson"
        Jul. 29, 2023

        John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978), "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson"

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978) "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson Piers", ca. 1930 oil on canvas initialed lower right. Framed. 53" x 60", framed 57" x 64" Provenance: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, February 28, 2021, lot 3057; Private collection, Atlanta, Georgia.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • John Koch (1909-1978)
        Jul. 22, 2023

        John Koch (1909-1978)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Woman Dressing. Pencil on paper. Signed (lower left), in good condition, framed. 12 x 9 1/4 in. (image); 23 x 17 in. (frame). A preparatory drawing for a painting. From the Collection of William C. Estler, Palo Alto, CA. Acquired from Kraushaar Galleries, NY.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) (Painted in 1973.)
        May. 25, 2023

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) (Painted in 1973.)

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Bonaventura Devine signed and dated 'Koch '73' (lower right) oil on canvas 36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm.) Painted in 1973.

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978), "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson"
        Apr. 22, 2023

        John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978), "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson"

        Est: $20,000 - $40,000

        John Koch (American/France, 1909-1978) "View of Manhattan Over the Hudson Piers", ca. 1930 oil on canvas initialed lower right. Framed. 53" x 60", framed 57" x 64" Provenance: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, February 28, 2021, lot 3057; Private collection, Atlanta, Georgia.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • John Koch American, 1909-1978 (i) Woman Ironing and (ii) Study for "In the Museum": Two
        Apr. 05, 2023

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 (i) Woman Ironing and (ii) Study for "In the Museum": Two

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 (i) Woman Ironing Signed John Koch (lc) Pencil on paper 13 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches (33.3 x 31.4 cm) (ii) Study for 'In the Museum' Signed Koch (lr) Pencil on paper Sight 10 1/4 x 8 inches (26 x 20.3 cm) Provenance: Kraushaar Galleries, New York (both works) C Property from the Collection of Helen Sonnenberg Tucker

        Doyle New York
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Manuscript I 36 x 54 in. (91.5 x 137.2 cm) framed 41 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.
        Jan. 25, 2023

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Manuscript I 36 x 54 in. (91.5 x 137.2 cm) framed 41 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Manuscript I signed 'Koch' (lower left), titled on a label from Kraushaar Galleries, New York (affixed to a fragment of old frame backing now affixed to the current frame backing along with a partial label from Kraushaar Galleries) oil on canvas 36 x 54 in. (91.5 x 137.2 cm) framed 41 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.

        Bonhams
      • John Koch American, 1909-1978 Sculpture and Lilies, 1970
        Nov. 09, 2022

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Sculpture and Lilies, 1970

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Sculpture and Lilies, 1970 Signed Koch and dated '70 (ll) Oil on canvas 29 7/8 x 24 7/8 inches (75.9 x 63.2 cm) Provenance: The artist Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., New York Private collection Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., New York Exhibited: Louisville, KY, J. B. Speed Art Museum, John Koch: An Exhibition of His Paintings, Jan. 12 - Feb. 15, 1971, illus. in cat. New York, NY, Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., John Koch, Feb. 28 - Mar. 25, 1972, no. 15, Illus. in cat. New York, NY, The New York Cultural Center, John Koch, Feb. 21 - Apr. 1, 1973, no. 66, illus. in cat. p. 68 New York, NY, Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., John Koch, Apr. 26 - Jun. 7, 1996, no. 11 C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) The Concert, 1954 Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (
        Nov. 04, 2022

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) The Concert, 1954 Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (

        Est: $60,000 - $80,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) The Concert, 1954 Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower right: Koch PROVENANCE: The artist; Kraushaar Galleries, New York; Private collection; By descent in the family; Private collection, Park City, Utah. At a time when the world seemed to turn its back on the realist tradition, John Koch persisted and presented intimate views of his personal world, working within the genre of American Realism that includes Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper as its luminaries. Paintings such as The Concert are populated with models, musicians, views of his studio, and his own elegant New York City apartment. Koch's particular brand of realism sought to find the epic and the archetype among the plain spoken and quotidian. Leslie Cheek, Jr. wrote of the artist's paintings: "His pictures of his particular slice of our world today are vigorous and appealing. One enjoys with him his love of fine furniture, elegant mirrors, rich fabrics, and fresh flowers-all glowing with the individual reflections which light, his particular forte, gives to each." ( John Koch in New York: 1950-1963, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1963, p. 8) Koch worked out of his elegant fourteen-room New York City apartment on Central Park West, which not only served as a studio to host sitters, but also provided a wonderful backdrop for many of his paintings. The elegantly furnished rooms, filled with antiques and paintings by masters from various centuries feature prominently in his oeuvre and imbue his paintings with a sophisticated intimacy. It is not uncommon to see glimpses of Central Park through the windows in his works, much as one would when actually in Koch's apartment. As in the present work, Koch always rendered his works with astute technical proficiency and a keen attention to light and detail. The acuity extends beyond his depiction of the objects that surrounded him to the inner character of his human subjects. "[For] Koch the painting of a portrait is a completely normal activity; it is just a fine picture of a person he likes, always with objects related to the individual included. In fact, a Koch portrait, when viewed by a stranger, is as enjoyable as it is to the family of the person depicted. In this manner, John Koch has, almost singlehandedly in our time, reestablished the portrait as work of art, not of mere craftsmanship-just as it had always been in the past periods of high artistic excellence." ( John Koch in New York: 1950-1963, p. 8) HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Attr. John Koch (1909 - 1978)
        Oct. 02, 2022

        Attr. John Koch (1909 - 1978)

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Attributed to John Koch (New York, Michigan / France, 1909 - 1978) Portrait of a boy. The sitter is the consignor's father, and was said to have been painted in either Baltimore or New York in 1940. Oil on Canvas. Appears to be unsigned. Inscribed 'October 1940' verso on canvas. Having framing label from 1953 verso, framed by Purnell Galleries. Sight Size: 35 x 31 in. Overall Framed Size: 42 x 38 in.

        Helmuth Stone
      • John Koch
        Sep. 22, 2022

        John Koch

        Est: $300 - $500

        John Koch (New York, 1909-1978) Study for THE FATHER, 1975 graphite on paper, framed sight H13 1/2" W8" Provenance: Kraushaar Galleries, New York Dr. Walter Grady Bishop, Jr. (sold in these rooms, March 2002, Lot 484) North Carolina estate

        Charlton Hall
      • John Koch American, 1909-1978 Female Nude
        Jul. 28, 2022

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Female Nude

        Est: $700 - $900

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Female Nude Signed Koch (lr) Graphite heightened with white on paper 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (22.2 x 27.3 cm) Provenance: Kraushaar Galleries, New York C Property from the Collection of Sandra and Fred Pine

        Doyle New York
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Two Studies for Three Musicians: A Pair of Works 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm.); 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm.) (Executed in 1958, each.)
        May. 26, 2022

        John Koch (1909-1978) Two Studies for Three Musicians: A Pair of Works 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm.); 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm.) (Executed in 1958, each.)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Koch (1909-1978) Two Studies for Three Musicians: A Pair of Works signed 'Koch' (lower left) and dated and inscribed with title 'London '58. / Study for 3 Musicians' (lower right); signed 'Koch' (lower left) and inscribed 'man to right holding drink in (his) right hand / woman pours with her right / Metronome' (lower center) and dated and inscribed with title 'London 58 / 3 Musicians' (lower right) and inscribed 'violin / hand reaching' (center right); inscribed 'With best wishes / from / Dora & John Koch' (on a piece of paper affixed to the reverse) graphite on paper, each 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm.); 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm.) Executed in 1958, each. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Model at Rest oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. (60.9 x 40.6
        May. 17, 2022

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Model at Rest oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. (60.9 x 40.6

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) Model at Rest oil on canvas 24 x 16 in. (60.9 x 40.6 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Koch (NY,OH,1909-1978) oil painting
        May. 08, 2022

        John Koch (NY,OH,1909-1978) oil painting

        Est: $2,700 - $3,400

        ARTIST: John Koch (New York, Ohio, 1909 - 1978) NAME: Harlequin with Lute MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 15 x 8 inches / 38 x 20 cm FRAME SIZE: 19 x 12 inches / 48 x 30 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: C W Kraushaar Art Galleries (has remnants of gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 120652 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Koch, born in Toledo, Ohio in 1909, was an American realist best known for his paintings of fashionable Manhattan and New England mansion dwellers.Koch's early art training was minimal. He attended two summers at the artists' colony at Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he was influenced by the work and theory of Charles Hawthorne. After graduating from high school, he went to Paris, where he stayed for four years painting on his own, never under a teacher. As he later recalled, "the Louvre taught me my major lessons."At a time when the world seemed to turn its back on the realist tradition, Koch persisted and presented intimate views of his personal world. His paintings are populated with models, musicians, views of his studio, and his own elegant fourteen-room apartment facing Central Park West in New York City.His wife was a pianist and instructor and often Koch's paintings were of her students. "Music," one of Koch's most representative interior scenes, pictures Koch's wife, Dora Zaslovsky, teaching her student, the well-known musician Abbey Simon. A combination of outdoor and artificial light, used by Koch since 1950, imbues the scene with a clear light. The diagonal line created by the direction of Simon's gaze and Mrs. Koch's gesture connects the two sides of the scene, which is divided by the glass shelves in the middle. The terra cotta figurines on each side of the bottom shelf echo the positions of the two people. This symbolic and compositional relationship between objects and people is characteristic of Koch, and is used by him often.In defense of his seemingly "upper-crust" subject matter, Koch once stated, "I have great affection for ... dishonored subject matter ... [because of] the arbitrary ... way in which it has been dismissed. Have (sic) the sensuous, the lyrical elements really been expelled from modern life? Of course not. Is modern man exclusively occupied with his own tragic plight, his neuroses, his destruction? This ... is as much the sentimentality of our day as was the sweetness and light for which we so tirelessly berate the Victorians."Although Koch is generally viewed as a painter of the rich and famous, he was not just a superficial 'society painter'. As Koch himself stated, "I am quite visibly a realist, occupied essentially with human beings, the environments they create, and their relationships." His style is akin to the work of the seventeenth-century Dutch master Jan Vermeer, evoking quiet, intimate interiors, and creating luminous effects by under-painting in egg tempera and glazing with oils. Koch's compositions were elegant. His warm tones and colors invited you into his world where, as you investigate the contents, you discover treasures amongst his beautifully observed objects.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • John Koch (NY,OH,1909-1978) oil painting
        Mar. 13, 2022

        John Koch (NY,OH,1909-1978) oil painting

        Est: $9,500 - $12,500

        ARTIST: John Koch (New York, Ohio, 1909 - 1978) NAME: Woman Asleep MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Some stable craquelure. Minor scattered inpaintings. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 34 inches / 55 x 86 cm FRAME SIZE: 27 x 39 inches / 68 x 99 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Kraushaar Gallery NY SKU#: 119972 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Koch, born in Toledo, Ohio in 1909, was an American realist best known for his paintings of fashionable Manhattan and New England mansion dwellers.Koch's early art training was minimal. He attended two summers at the artists' colony at Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he was influenced by the work and theory of Charles Hawthorne. After graduating from high school, he went to Paris, where he stayed for four years painting on his own, never under a teacher. As he later recalled, "the Louvre taught me my major lessons."At a time when the world seemed to turn its back on the realist tradition, Koch persisted and presented intimate views of his personal world. His paintings are populated with models, musicians, views of his studio, and his own elegant fourteen-room apartment facing Central Park West in New York City.His wife was a pianist and instructor and often Koch's paintings were of her students. "Music," one of Koch's most representative interior scenes, pictures Koch's wife, Dora Zaslovsky, teaching her student, the well-known musician Abbey Simon. A combination of outdoor and artificial light, used by Koch since 1950, imbues the scene with a clear light. The diagonal line created by the direction of Simon's gaze and Mrs. Koch's gesture connects the two sides of the scene, which is divided by the glass shelves in the middle. The terra cotta figurines on each side of the bottom shelf echo the positions of the two people. This symbolic and compositional relationship between objects and people is characteristic of Koch, and is used by him often.In defense of his seemingly "upper-crust" subject matter, Koch once stated, "I have great affection for ... dishonored subject matter ... [because of] the arbitrary ... way in which it has been dismissed. Have (sic) the sensuous, the lyrical elements really been expelled from modern life? Of course not. Is modern man exclusively occupied with his own tragic plight, his neuroses, his destruction? This ... is as much the sentimentality of our day as was the sweetness and light for which we so tirelessly berate the Victorians."Although Koch is generally viewed as a painter of the rich and famous, he was not just a superficial 'society painter'. As Koch himself stated, "I am quite visibly a realist, occupied essentially with human beings, the environments they create, and their relationships." His style is akin to the work of the seventeenth-century Dutch master Jan Vermeer, evoking quiet, intimate interiors, and creating luminous effects by under-painting in egg tempera and glazing with oils. Koch's compositions were elegant. His warm tones and colors invited you into his world where, as you investigate the contents, you discover treasures amongst his beautifully observed objects.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • Large Group of John Koch Drawings
        Jan. 27, 2022

        Large Group of John Koch Drawings

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978). Large group of drawings in a variety of media, including several portraits and landscape studies. Provenance: Collection of Bruce Dayton & Ruth Stricker Dayton, Minnesota.

        Revere Auctions
      • JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) O/C HARLEQUIN
        Jan. 18, 2022

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) O/C HARLEQUIN

        Est: $700 - $900

        Signed lower right. Depicting harlequin. Partial label on back with CW Kraushaar provenance. Dimensions: (Frame) H 19.25" x W 12.25", (Painting) H 15" x W 8.25" Condition: Painting with uneven varnish. Linen liner with age toning and staining.

        Westport Auction
      • JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) O/C HARLEQUIN
        Nov. 30, 2021

        JOHN KOCH (1909-1978) O/C HARLEQUIN

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Signed lower right. Depicting harlequin. Partial label on back with CW Kraushaar provenance. Dimensions: (Frame) H 19.25" x W 12.25", (Painting) H 15" x W 8.25" Condition: Painting with uneven varnish. Linen liner with age toning and staining.

        Westport Auction
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Faye Emerson 24 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (61.3 x 56.5 cm.) (Painted circa 1935.)
        Nov. 18, 2021

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Faye Emerson 24 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (61.3 x 56.5 cm.) (Painted circa 1935.)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Portrait of Faye Emerson signed 'Koch' (lower left) oil on canvas 24 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. (61.3 x 56.5 cm.) Painted circa 1935. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch "Woman Asleep" Double Sided Painting
        Nov. 04, 2021

        John Koch "Woman Asleep" Double Sided Painting

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978). Double-sided oil on board painting titled "Woman Asleep," depicting a nude woman reclining on a bed. The verso depicts an oil sketch of the same scene, loosely rendered in shades of brown, cream, ochre, and dark green. Signed along the lower left (recto). A gallery label from Kraushaar Galleries, New York, is attached to the verso. Provenance: Collection of Bruce Dayton & Ruth Stricker Dayton, Minnesota.

        Revere Auctions
      • John Koch "Nude (After the Bath)" Oil on Canvas
        Sep. 22, 2021

        John Koch "Nude (After the Bath)" Oil on Canvas

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978). Oil on canvas titled "Nude (After the Bath)," depicting a nude woman with her right arm raised, drying herself with a blue towel. The woman stands in front of a mirror that is hung on a door. Signed along the lower right. Labels from Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York and the New York Cultural Center are attached along the verso. Provenance: Collection of Bruce Dayton & Ruth Stricker Dayton, Minnesota.

        Revere Auctions
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Man asleep 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm)
        Aug. 19, 2021

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Man asleep 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm)

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Man asleep signed 'John Koch' (lower right); inscribed as titled (lower left) pencil and white and yellow chalk on tan paper 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Male torso 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm)
        Aug. 19, 2021

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Male torso 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Male torso signed 'John Koch' (lower right); inscribed as titled (lower left) pencil, color pencil and chalk on tan paper 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch American, 1909-1978 Head
        Jun. 30, 2021

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Head

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Koch American, 1909-1978 Head Signed Koch (lr) Pencil heightened with white on paper 10 1/8 x 10 inches Provenance: C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978), Saint Sebastian
        Jun. 12, 2021

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978), Saint Sebastian

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978), Saint Sebastian oil on canvas (wax lined), signed lower left, presented in an ornate gilt composition frame. Stretcher size 89 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 100 1/4 x 60 1/2 in. A noted American realist, John Koch was born in Ohio and received minimal formal training. He spent two summers at the artists' colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, followed by four years in France. After returning to the United States, he settled in New York City and is best known for his stunningly detailed figural and interior scenes. Koch used this monumental painting of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian as a prop in several other works. One such work is in the collection of the Fisher Governor Foundation, Iowa, titled Studio Interior, completed in 1961. Exhibited: Charlotte, North Carolina, Mint Museum Randolph, Personal Preferences: Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection, February 1 - June 3, 2007 From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

        Leland Little Auctions
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Christina 30 1/8 x 25in (76.5 x 63.5cm) (Painted circa 1940.)
        May. 20, 2021

        John Koch (1909-1978) Christina 30 1/8 x 25in (76.5 x 63.5cm) (Painted circa 1940.)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Christina signed 'Koch' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 25in (76.5 x 63.5cm) Painted circa 1940. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (1909-1978) - Red Shirt
        May. 18, 2021

        John Koch (1909-1978) - Red Shirt

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Red Shirt oil on board 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

        Christie's
      • JOHN KOCH, American (1909-1978), Artist by the River, oil on canvas, signed lower right "Koch", 30 x 24 inches
        Apr. 29, 2021

        JOHN KOCH, American (1909-1978), Artist by the River, oil on canvas, signed lower right "Koch", 30 x 24 inches

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        JOHN KOCH American (1909-1978) Artist by the River oil on canvas, signed lower right "Koch" 30 x 24 inches Provenance: Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York, New York; Julianna Force, New York, New York; Christie's, New York, New York, October 18, 2017, lot 560; Private Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut. Other Notes: Tags: artist, oil painting, 20th century

        Shannon's
      • JOHN KOCH (NY/MI/FRANCE, 1909-1978)
        Feb. 28, 2021

        JOHN KOCH (NY/MI/FRANCE, 1909-1978)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Monumental Foggy View of Manhattan over the Hudson Piers, from the artist's early Impressionist years (late 1930s), oil on canvas, initialed lower right, in a faux weathered mitered wood frame with cream liner, OS: 57 1/2" x 64 1/2", SS: 52 3/4" x 59 3/4". Good condition.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Attributed. Ex. Dora Koch
        Feb. 06, 2021

        John Koch (1909-1978) Attributed. Ex. Dora Koch

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        John Koch, Ohio / New York, (1909-1978), Oil on canvas, portrait of a woman in red scarf. Ex. Gertrude Stein Collection (GSTE793), Ex. Dora Koch, wife of the artist. 24” x 20”, framed to 25” x 21”. Possibly a portrait of the artist’s wife, Dora Koch (Zaslavsky), the noted Ukrainian born pianist and teacher at the Manhattan School of Music.

        The Cobbs
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Back Scratcher Oil on Masonite 16 x 12-1/8 inche
        Dec. 03, 2020

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Back Scratcher Oil on Masonite 16 x 12-1/8 inche

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Back Scratcher Oil on Masonite 16 x 12-1/8 inches (40.6 x 30.8 cm) Signed lower right: Koch PROVENANCE: Kraushaar Galleries, New York; Private collection, Dallas; By descent from the above. HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Male Model Seated with Shirt 18 x 12in (45.7 x 30.5cm)
        Nov. 24, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978) Male Model Seated with Shirt 18 x 12in (45.7 x 30.5cm)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Male Model Seated with Shirt signed 'Koch' (lower right) and inscribed with title (lower left) graphite on paper 18 x 12in (45.7 x 30.5cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Male Torso 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm)
        Nov. 24, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978) Male Torso 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Male Torso signed 'John Koch' (lower right) and inscribed with title (lower left) pencil, color pencil and chalk on tan paper 12 1/8 x 18in (30.8 x 45.7cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Man Asleep 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm)
        Nov. 24, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978) Man Asleep 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm)

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        John Koch (1909-1978) Man Asleep signed 'John Koch' (lower right) and inscribed with title (lower left) pencil and white and yellow chalk on tan paper 11 1/2 x 19 3/4in (29.2 x 50.2cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Vermont Barns
        Sep. 30, 2020

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Vermont Barns

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) Vermont Barns oil on board signed Koch (lower left) 16 x 12 inches. Provenance: C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York Property from the Collection of Ken Opin and Jan Silvers, Madison, Wisconsin

        Hindman
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Summer Night 78 x 44in (198.1 x 111.8cm) (Painted in 1965.)
        Jul. 29, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978) Summer Night 78 x 44in (198.1 x 111.8cm) (Painted in 1965.)

        Est: $80,000 - $120,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Summer Night signed 'Koch' (lower right) oil on canvas 78 x 44in (198.1 x 111.8cm) Painted in 1965. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Koch (1909-1978) Siesta 30 1/8 x 25 1/4in (76.5 x 64.1cm) (Painted in 1962.)
        Jul. 29, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978) Siesta 30 1/8 x 25 1/4in (76.5 x 64.1cm) (Painted in 1962.)

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        John Koch (1909-1978) Siesta signed 'Koch' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 25 1/4in (76.5 x 64.1cm) Painted in 1962. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John KOCH: Young Girl with Flowers - Mixed Media
        May. 02, 2020

        John KOCH: Young Girl with Flowers - Mixed Media

        Est: $8,000 - $10,000

        John Koch (American, 1909-1978) untitled mixed media on paper mounted to board, of a young girl trimming flowers. Signed lower right "Koch". A second painting of a child is on the reverse side, in similar style, not signed. [Art: 22 x 24 inches; Frame: 29 1/4 x 31 inches]. Small (1'') area of paint and gesso loss upper right corner, small (3/4')' loss lower right corner and small (1 1/4) loss lower left corner; minor paint losses along edges; light surface dirt; several light scuff marks lower edge.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John Koch (1909-1978)
        Apr. 25, 2020

        John Koch (1909-1978)

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Artist: John Koch (1909-1978). Title/Subject: Woman Dressing. Signature: Lower left. Medium: Pencil. Size image: 12" x 9 1/4". Size frame: 23" x 17". Condition: Good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • JOHN KOCH OIL ON CANVAS
        Dec. 15, 2019

        JOHN KOCH OIL ON CANVAS

        Est: $1,200 - $2,500

        JOHN KOCH (AMERICAN, 1909–1978) OIL ON CANVAS, H 47", W 34", "PORTRAIT OF MRS. ROBERT EHRMAN" Signed lower right; period gilt frame, 55" x 42"; Provenance: sold at Christies East, May 21, 1996.

        DuMouchelles
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