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b. 1895 - d. 1990

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          • SET OF 8 MENABONI AMERICAN SONG BIRDS PLATES
            Jun. 05, 2024

            SET OF 8 MENABONI AMERICAN SONG BIRDS PLATES

            Est: $100 - $300

            Set of 8 Athos Menaboni (Italian / American 1895-1990) for Syracuse China (American 1871-2009) ‘American Song Birds’ series dinner plates, with birds at the center and a gilt rim, underside of each plate depicting a printed signature of Athos Menaboni, information on the bird depicted and the Syracuse China mark, includes the original advertising pamphlet. Approximate dimensions: diameter 10.5"

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • SET OF 8 MENABONI AMERICAN SONGBIRDS PLATES
            Apr. 03, 2024

            SET OF 8 MENABONI AMERICAN SONGBIRDS PLATES

            Est: $100 - $300

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/American 1895-1990), set of 8 American Songbirds plates for Syracuse China (American 1871-2009), ‘American Song Birds’ series dinner plates with birds at the center and a gilt rim, underside of each plate depicts a printed signature of Athos Menaboni as well as information on the bird depicted and the Syracuse China mark, includes the original advertising pamphlet. Approximate dimensions: diam. 10.5"

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • EIGHT ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN SONG BIRDS' PLATES
            Jan. 11, 2024

            EIGHT ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN SONG BIRDS' PLATES

            Est: $200 - $400

            Set of eight Athos Menaboni (Italian/American 1895-1990), for Syracuse China (American 1871), 'American Song Birds' decal decorated cabinet plates depicting various birds, flora, and fauna, each with a description to the back. Approximate dimensions: dia. 10.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI 'MOURNING DOVE' LITHOGRAPH
            Jan. 11, 2024

            ATHOS MENABONI 'MOURNING DOVE' LITHOGRAPH

            Est: $200 - $400

            Athos Menaboni (Italian / Georgia 1895-1990), 'Mourning Dove', 1962, lithograph on paper, signed in plate, framed. Approximate dimensions: sight h. 24.875". w. 19.5"' frame h. 33.25", w. 28", d. 1".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • Athos Menaboni
            Nov. 21, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            Italian/American, 1895-1990 Zenaidura Macroura Carolinensis (Eastern Mourning Dove) Signed Athos Menaboni (lr), inscribed as titled (lc), and inscribed No 102 (ll) Oil, gouache, and pencil on paper Sight 20 x 15 3/4 inches (50.8 x 40 cm) (Frame dimensions: 29 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 1 inches) Not examined out of the frame. Minor toning to paper. Otherwise in overall good condition.

            Doyle New York
          • MENABONI 'AMERICAN BALD EAGLE' PRINT 183/950
            Oct. 14, 2023

            MENABONI 'AMERICAN BALD EAGLE' PRINT 183/950

            Est: $200 - $400

            Athos Rudolfo Menaboni (Italian / Georgia 1895-1990), "American Bald Eagle" offset lithograph print depicting a side profile of a bald eagle on a branch, ink signed to lower right and numbered 183/950 to lower left, framed. Approximate dimensions: image h. 30", w. 22.5"; frame h. 40.25", w. 32.625", d. 1".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN BALD EAGLE' OFFSET LITHO
            Oct. 14, 2023

            ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN BALD EAGLE' OFFSET LITHO

            Est: $100 - $200

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/American 1895-1990), 'American Bald Eagle, offset lithograph, depicting a Bald Eagle standing on a white tree branch, editioned to lower left 6/950, signed to lower right, in a gilt frame. Approximate dimensions: sight h. 29.25", w. 22"; frame h. 38.5", w. 30.625", d. 1"

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • A. MENABONI 'SINGING MOCKINGBIRD IN THE MOONLIGHT'
            Oct. 14, 2023

            A. MENABONI 'SINGING MOCKINGBIRD IN THE MOONLIGHT'

            Est: $100 - $200

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/American 1895-1990), 'Singing Mockingbird in the Moonlight,' offset lithograph depicting a Mockingbird atop the weeds singing in the moonlight, editioned to lower left 48/250, signed to lower right in plate, signed to lower right outside of plate, in a wood frame, signed letter from the artist affixed en verso. Approximate dimensions: image h. 18.25", w. 12"; frame h. 28.5", w. 22.5"; d. 1.5"

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • EIGHT ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN SONG BIRDS' PLATES
            Oct. 14, 2023

            EIGHT ATHOS MENABONI 'AMERICAN SONG BIRDS' PLATES

            Est: $150 - $300

            Set of eight Athos Menaboni (Italian/American 1895-1990), for Syracuse China (American 1871) 'American Song Birds' decal decorated cabinet plates depicting various birds, flora, and fauna, each with description to the back. Approximate dimensions: dia. 10.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • SET 44 MENABONI CHRISTMAS CARDS 1942-1984
            Oct. 14, 2023

            SET 44 MENABONI CHRISTMAS CARDS 1942-1984

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Set of 44 unused Christmas cards after Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia 1895-1990), designed for Robert W. Woodruff (American 1889-1985), and his wife Nell Hodgson Woodruff (American 1892-1968), for their TE Ranch and Ichauway Plantation, starting in 1942 and ending in 1984, each printed card depicting native Georgia birds and plants. Note: Robert Winship Woodruff was president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until 1985. Both he and his wife were major philanthropist. A set of complete cards from their estate sold in these rooms, Sale 101, February 26, 2022, lot 954 for $20,000. Approximate dimensions: h. 9", w. 6.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI 'BLACK MINORCA' OIL ON BOARD
            Oct. 14, 2023

            ATHOS MENABONI 'BLACK MINORCA' OIL ON BOARD

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Athos Rudolfo Menaboni (Italian / Georgia 1895-1990), 'Black Minorca', oil on illustration board depicting two black and red roosters on a wooden stump, pencil signed with copyright to lower right and titled to lower center, three labels en verso; High Museum, Atlanta, GA, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA, and Knoke Fine Arts, Marietta, GA, framed. Approximate dimensions: sight h. 24.5", w. 19.25"; frame h. 36.75", w. 31", d. 1.375".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI, 'MALLARDS', OIL ON BOARD
            Oct. 14, 2023

            ATHOS MENABONI, 'MALLARDS', OIL ON BOARD

            Est: $12,000 - $15,000

            Athos Rudolfo Menaboni (Italian / Georgia 1895-1990), 'Mallards' oil on artist board depicting two ducks in tall grass standing on a log, signed to lower right, Knoke Fine Art, Marietta GA en verso, framed. Approximate dimensions: board h. 24", w. 19"; frame h. 37", w. 32.25", d. 1.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI,'CARDINALS ON SWEET SHRUB', O/B
            Oct. 14, 2023

            ATHOS MENABONI,'CARDINALS ON SWEET SHRUB', O/B

            Est: $7,000 - $9,000

            Athos Rudolfo Menaboni (Italian / Georgia 1895-1990), 'Cardinals on Sweet Shrub', oil on artists board, depicting a male and female cardinal on a flowering branch, signed to lower right, Knoke Fine Arts Marietta, Georgia label en verso, framed. Approximate dimensions: board h. 20", w. 16"; frame h. 31.125", w. 27.125", d. 1.75".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Yellow Shafted Flicker (Colaptes Auratus), signed lower right "Athos Menaboni", inscribed with title center below mat, and numbered lower left "No 17", oil on paper, 25 x 20 in.; period wood frame, 29 x 24 in. Provenance: Estate of William DuPont Jr, Wilmington, Delaware

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Yellow Billed Cuckoo, signed lower right "Athos Menaboni", oil on paper, 25 x 20 in.; period wood frame, 29 x 24 in. Provenance: Estate of William DuPont Jr, Wilmington, Delaware

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Two Cranes, signed lower right in paint "Athos Menaboni", oil on birch veneered board, 66 x 55 in.; modern wood frame, 72 x 62 in. Provenance: From a Corporate Collection Literature: Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature, Exhibition at Kennesaw State University, May 19, 2008 - July 2, 2009

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Three Cranes, signed lower right in paint "Athos Menaboni", oil on birch veneered board, 66 x 55 in.; modern wood frame, 72 x 62 in. Provenance: From a Corporate Collection Literature: Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature, Exhibition at Kennesaw State University, May 19, 2008 - July 2, 2009

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Three Cranes, signed lower right in paint "Athos Menaboni", oil on birch veneered board, 66 x 55 in.; modern wood frame, 72 x 62 in. Provenance: From a Corporate Collection Literature: Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature, Exhibition at Kennesaw State University, May 19, 2008 - July 2, 2009

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Three Cranes, signed lower right in paint "Athos Menaboni", oil on birch veneered board, 66 x 55 in.; modern wood frame, 72 x 62 in. Provenance: From a Corporate Collection Literature: Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature, Exhibition at Kennesaw State University, May 19, 2008 - July 2, 2009

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Three Cranes, signed lower right in paint "Athos Menaboni", oil on birch veneered board, 66 x 55 in.; modern wood frame, 72 x 62 in. Provenance: From a Corporate Collection Literature: Athos Menaboni: Conversations with Nature, Exhibition at Kennesaw State University, May 19, 2008 - July 2, 2009

            Brunk Auctions
          • A. MENABONI, "AMERICAN CAMELLIA CATALOG", 4PC
            Jun. 10, 2022

            A. MENABONI, "AMERICAN CAMELLIA CATALOG", 4PC

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia 1895-1990), "American Camellia Catalog", 1949, 1951, 1952, and 1953, limited supplemental edition to 1000, printed by Kennickell Publishing Company, Savannah, GA, lithography Foote & Davis, Atlanta, GA, hand coloring William W. W. Hinnant & Associates, Savannah, GA, hand colored botanical lithographs in four bound volumes together. Approx. of the largest, h. 11.5", w. 8.75", d. 2.75" (imperial octavo), of one print, h. 11", w. 8.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS & SARA MENABONI SIGNED LIMITED EDITION
            Feb. 26, 2022

            ATHOS & SARA MENABONI SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

            Est: $50 - $100

            Athos and Sara Menaboni. "Menaboni’s Birds" -1950, signed and limited edition 363 copy. Published by Rinehart & Company, Inc. of New York. Inscribed in interior "To Nell and Robert Woodruff, Perhaps this book would never have been prepared had it not been for your kindness throughout the years, The Menabonis". Approx. h. 12.25", w. 9.5".

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI AZALEA PRINT, NUMBERED 166/500
            Feb. 26, 2022

            ATHOS MENABONI AZALEA PRINT, NUMBERED 166/500

            Est: $75 - $150

            Athos Menaboni (American/Georgia, 1895-1990). "Azaleas", print on paper. Signed in plate and pencil numbered 166 of 500. Unframed. Approx. 15.5" x 12"

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • SET OF 44, MENABONI CHRISTMAS CARDS 1941-1984
            Feb. 26, 2022

            SET OF 44, MENABONI CHRISTMAS CARDS 1941-1984

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia, 1895-1990). Complete set of forty-four Christmas cards produced from 1941 until 1984 for the Woodruffs depicting birds and flora from TE Ranch and Ichauway Plantation. Birds, plants and location identified on outside, with Christmas greetings and date in interior. Mounted in two groups between sheets of glass. Approx. 35.5" 60 and 34.5 x 60" (glass), 9" x 6.5" (each card)

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • Athos Menaboni
            Feb. 05, 2022

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Northern Pintail, signed lower right "Athos Menaboni", inscribed verso "Pintail (Arrowhead)", gouache on paper, 24 x 19 in.; modern frame, 31-1/2 x 26 in.

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni
            Feb. 05, 2022

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            (American/Georgia, 1895-1990) Northern Bobwhite, signed lower right "Athos Menaboni", inscribed verso "Bobwhite Quail", gouache on paper, 24 x 18-7/8 in.; modern frame, 31-3/4 x 25-3/4

            Brunk Auctions
          • 2 PCS, ATHOS MENABONI ORNITHOLOGY LITHOGRAPHS
            Oct. 23, 2021

            2 PCS, ATHOS MENABONI ORNITHOLOGY LITHOGRAPHS

            Est: $400 - $600

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia, 1895-1990). "Bobwhite" and "Mourning Dove" -1962, lithographs on paper. Signed in plate. Approx. 26" x 20" (sheet)

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • Athos Menaboni
            Sep. 11, 2021

            Athos Menaboni

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            (Georgia, 1895-1990) American Bald Eagle, signed lower right "Athos Menaboni", oil on Masonite, 48 x 29-1/2 in.; rustic wood frame, 57-3/4 x 38-1/2 in.

            Brunk Auctions
          • Athos Menaboni, Georgia Moonshiner
            Apr. 29, 2021

            Athos Menaboni, Georgia Moonshiner

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Athos Menaboni Georgia Moonshiner oil on canvas laid to board 12 h × 10 w in (30 × 25 cm) Signed to lower right 'A. Menaboni'. condition: Work is in very good condition with tiny pinpoints of inpainting visible when examined under UV light throughout sky and to lower left corner. Additional diagonal line of inpainting to lower left corner as well and one area of abrasion to jug. Framed without glazing measuring 20 x 18 inches.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • ATHOS MENABONI, KINGFISHER, ORNITHOLOGY, FRAMED
            Jan. 16, 2021

            ATHOS MENABONI, KINGFISHER, ORNITHOLOGY, FRAMED

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia, 1895-1990). "Kingfishers", oil on panel. Signed lower left. Approx. 30" x 24.75" (frame), 25.25" x 20.5" (panel)

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI, LOONS, OIL ON BOARD, FRAMED
            Jan. 16, 2021

            ATHOS MENABONI, LOONS, OIL ON BOARD, FRAMED

            Est: $4,000 - $8,000

            Athos Menaboni (Italian/Georgia, 1895-1990). "Loons", oil on board. Signed lower right. Approx. 30.25" x 35.5" (framed), 25" x 30" (board)

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • Athos Menaboni-Bobwhite
            Jul. 21, 2020

            Athos Menaboni-Bobwhite

            Est: $100 - $150

            Athos Menaboni ( Italian/American 1895-1990)--Italian/American artist known for his colorful paintings of animals and birds.

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni-Mourning Dove
            Jul. 21, 2020

            Athos Menaboni-Mourning Dove

            Est: $100 - $150

            Athos Menaboni ( Italian/American 1895-1990)--Italian/American artist known for his colorful paintings of animals and birds.

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni-Black Minorca
            Jul. 21, 2020

            Athos Menaboni-Black Minorca

            Est: $100 - $150

            Athos Menaboni ( Italian/American 1895-1990)-Italian/American artist known for his colorful paintings of animals and birds.

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni-Brown Leghorn
            Jul. 21, 2020

            Athos Menaboni-Brown Leghorn

            Est: $100 - $150

            Athos Menaboni ( Italian/American 1895-1990)-Italian/American artist known for his colorful paintings of animals and birds.

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Menaboni Oil, White Herons
            Jan. 25, 2020

            Menaboni Oil, White Herons

            Est: $6,000 - $10,000

            MENABONI, Athos (1895-1990). [Untitled] White Herons in the Woods. Oil on canvas. Singed lower right: "Athos Menaboni". 19 1/2” x 15 1/2” visible, 27 1/2” x 23 1/2” framed. Athos Menaboni is widely regarded as one of the world's finest illustrators and painters of bird life and hailed by wildlife lovers, art collectors, and ornithologists alike as the twentieth-century Audubon. A significant figure in Atlanta art, Athos Menaboni built a monumental reputation, achieving nationwide fame in the 1940s and 1950s. Like Audubon, Menaboni's attentiveness to nature is both dramatic and enchanting, but unlike his distinguished predecessor, he sketched from live specimens, thereby surpassing Audubon in endowing his subjects with vitality.

            Arader Galleries
          • Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Brown Leg Horn
            Jan. 04, 2020

            Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Brown Leg Horn

            Est: $40 - $80

            A lithograph of the Brown Leghorn ChickenRooster by Athos Menaboni the famous Italian-American artist. Published by Mary Mobley, Atlanta and Lithographed by Preston Rose & Co. Atlanta 1956

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Black Minorca
            Jan. 04, 2020

            Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Black Minorca

            Est: $40 - $80

            A lithograph of the Black Minorca Chicken by Athos Menaboni the famous Italian-American artist. Published by Mary Mobley, Atlanta and Lithographed by Preston Rose & Co. Atlanta 1956

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni-(1895-1990)- Bobwhite
            Jan. 04, 2020

            Athos Menaboni-(1895-1990)- Bobwhite

            Est: $40 - $80

            A lithograph of the Bobwhite Quail by Athos Menaboni the famous Italian-American artist. Published by Preston Rose & Co. Atlanta 1962

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Mourning Dove
            Jan. 04, 2020

            Athos Menaboni (1895-1990)-Mourning Dove

            Est: $40 - $80

            A lithograph of the Mourning Dove by Athos Menaboni the famous Italian-American artist. Published by Preston Rose & Co. Atlanta 1962

            Howard Price Fine Art
          • Painting of a Blackbird by Athos Menaboni
            Oct. 05, 2019

            Painting of a Blackbird by Athos Menaboni

            Est: $800 - $2,400

            Italian (1895-1990). Gouache and watercolor depicting a Quiscalus Quiscula (Row Blackbird male). Sight: 48x38cm (18.9 x 15in), frame: 62x52cm (24.4 x 20.5in)

            Ancient Objects
          • Menaboni Signed Gouache, Richmondena Cardinals
            Aug. 25, 2019

            Menaboni Signed Gouache, Richmondena Cardinals

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            Athos Rudolfo Menaboni (Italian/ American, 1895-1990). "Cardinal" or "Richmondena Cardinals" - 20th century, gouache on paper, signed "Athos Menaboni" to lower right. Depicting a male and female cardinal nestled between branches. Approx: (sight) 24" x 19", 32.5" x 28". Provenance: From the Estate of Mr. E.J. Forio, Vice President of Coca Cola from 1946-1966, during the time Robert Woodruff was president of the company and made Menaboni popular with his Christmas cards.

            Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
          • ATHOS MENABONI, (AMERICAN/ITALIAN 1895–1990), RED CARDINALS ON A BRANCH
            May. 29, 2019

            ATHOS MENABONI, (AMERICAN/ITALIAN 1895–1990), RED CARDINALS ON A BRANCH

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            ATHOS MENABONI (american/italian 1895–1990) RED CARDINALS ON A BRANCH Signed 'Athos Menaboni' bottom right, watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper Sheet size: 24 x 19 in. (61 x 48.3cm) provenance: Private Collection, Washington D.C.

            Freeman's
          • ATHOS MENABONI, (AMERICAN/ITALIAN 1895-1990), THREE BIRDS ON A BRANCH
            May. 29, 2019

            ATHOS MENABONI, (AMERICAN/ITALIAN 1895-1990), THREE BIRDS ON A BRANCH

            Est: $2,500 - $4,000

            ATHOS MENABONI (american/italian 1895-1990) THREE BIRDS ON A BRANCH Signed 'Athos Menaboni' bottom right, oil on Masonite 43 1/2 x 42 in. (110.5 x106.7cm) provenance: Mickelson's Fine Picture Framing & Gallery, Washington D.C. Acquired directly from the above. Private Collection, Washington D.C.

            Freeman's
          • Menaboni Watercolor, Woodpecker
            Jul. 28, 2018

            Menaboni Watercolor, Woodpecker

            Est: $12,000 - $18,000

            MENABONI, Athos (1895-1990). Red-headed Woodpecker River Grape. Watercolor on paper heightened with gum arabic. Signed lower right: "Athos Menaboni". Inscribed on verso: "Red-headed Woodpecker River Grape'. 24 x 19 inches sheet. Athos Menaboni is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest illustrators and painters of bird life and hailed by wildlife lovers, art collectors, and ornithologists alike as the twentieth-century Audubon. A significant figure in Atlanta art, Athos Menaboni built a monumental reputation, achieving nationwide fame in the 1940s and 1950s. Like Audubon, Menaboni’s attentiveness to nature is both dramatic and enchanting, but unlike his distinguished predecessor, he sketched from live specimens, thereby surpassing Audubon in endowing his subjects with vitality. Born in Italy, Menaboni worked his way to the United States in 1920 as a crew member on a freighter. He lived in Virginia, New York and Florida until 1928, when he met and married Sara Arnold, a native of Rome, Georgia. The two eventually settled in Atlanta, on a five-acre woodland sanctuary complete with extensive aviaries. Menaboni began his career by painting murals; he later combined his painting skills with his hobby, the study of birds, becoming an ornithological illustrator. Throughout his flourishing career, his technical innovations evolved and developed. Menaboni devoted himself to experimentation, exploring a wide range of mediums: painting on canvas, silk, glass, Masonite, wood panels, gessocovered board, and mirrors. He developed the “undercoat method,” a technique of painting in thin, delicate layers of oil that gives the transparency of watercolor, but allows more depth and detail than watercolor produces. Reflected in many of his works is his deep love of the sea, and his landscapes, botanicals, and mosaics are as impressive as his birds, but it is for his birds that he is world-renowned. His work brought him international fame and numerous awards, appealing to wildlife lovers, naturalists, art collectors and ornithologists alike. During his career, which spanned over sixty years, he painted over 150 species of American birds in their native surroundings. His delightful compositions, rendered with a keen eye for subtle detail, capture the wondrous colors and details of nature. Menaboni’s style is distinctive for its intricate and meticulous analysis. As the artist himself said, “You cannot improve on nature, you must capture it and transfer it to canvas.” Menaboni’s art is widespread, appearing in major museums and private collections throughout the world, and his artistic talent has been an inspiration to many. In the past few years, his official recognition has grown exponentially with the mmounting of numerous retrospectives, including one at the Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art (1999) and the Albany Museum of Art (2001)

            Arader Galleries
          • Menaboni Watercolor, Green-winged Teal
            Jul. 28, 2018

            Menaboni Watercolor, Green-winged Teal

            Est: $7,000 - $10,000

            MENABONI, Athos (1895-1990). Nettion Carolineuse (Green-Winged Teal). Watercolor and Gouache on paper. 20 5/8 x 16 7/8 inches sheet, 33 x 29 inches framed Athos Menaboni is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest illustrators and painters of bird life and hailed by wildlife lovers, art collectors, and ornithologists alike as the twentieth-century Audubon. A significant figure in Atlanta art, Athos Menaboni built a monumental reputation, achieving nationwide fame in the 1940s and 1950s. Like Audubon, Menaboni’s attentiveness to nature is both dramatic and enchanting, but unlike his distinguished predecessor, he sketched from live specimens, thereby surpassing Audubon in endowing his subjects with vitality. Born in Italy, Menaboni worked his way to the United States in 1920 as a crew member on a freighter. He lived in Virginia, New York and Florida until 1928, when he met and married Sara Arnold, a native of Rome, Georgia. The two eventually settled in Atlanta, on a five-acre woodland sanctuary complete with extensive aviaries. Menaboni began his career by painting murals; he later combined his painting skills with his hobby, the study of birds, becoming an ornithological illustrator. Throughout his flourishing career, his technical innovations evolved and developed. Menaboni devoted himself to experimentation, exploring a wide range of mediums: painting on canvas, silk, glass, Masonite, wood panels, gessocovered board, and mirrors. He developed the “undercoat method,” a technique of painting in thin, delicate layers of oil that gives the transparency of watercolor, but allows more depth and detail than watercolor produces. Reflected in many of his works is his deep love of the sea, and his landscapes, botanicals, and mosaics are as impressive as his birds, but it is for his birds that he is world-renowned. His work brought him international fame and numerous awards, appealing to wildlife lovers, naturalists, art collectors and ornithologists alike. During his career, which spanned over sixty years, he painted over 150 species of American birds in their native surroundings. His delightful compositions, rendered with a keen eye for subtle detail, capture the wondrous colors and details of nature. Menaboni’s style is distinctive for its intricate and meticulous analysis. As the artist himself said, “You cannot improve on nature, you must capture it and transfer it to canvas.” Menaboni’s art is widespread, appearing in major museums and private collections throughout the world, and his artistic talent has been an inspiration to many. In the past few years, his official recognition has grown exponentially with the mmounting of numerous retrospectives, including one at the Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art (1999) and the Albany Museum of Art (2001)

            Arader Galleries
          • Menaboni Watercolor, Mockingbird
            Jul. 28, 2018

            Menaboni Watercolor, Mockingbird

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            MENABONI, Athos (1895-1990). Mockingbird. Watercolor and gouache on paper. Titled lower center: "Mockingbird". Signed lower right: "Athos Menaboni". 20 1/4 x 15 inches visible, 31 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches framed Athos Menaboni is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest illustrators and painters of bird life and hailed by wildlife lovers, art collectors, and ornithologists alike as the twentieth-century Audubon. A significant figure in Atlanta art, Athos Menaboni built a monumental reputation, achieving nationwide fame in the 1940s and 1950s. Like Audubon, Menaboni’s attentiveness to nature is both dramatic and enchanting, but unlike his distinguished predecessor, he sketched from live specimens, thereby surpassing Audubon in endowing his subjects with vitality. Born in Italy, Menaboni worked his way to the United States in 1920 as a crew member on a freighter. He lived in Virginia, New York and Florida until 1928, when he met and married Sara Arnold, a native of Rome, Georgia. The two eventually settled in Atlanta, on a five-acre woodland sanctuary complete with extensive aviaries. Menaboni began his career by painting murals; he later combined his painting skills with his hobby, the study of birds, becoming an ornithological illustrator. Throughout his flourishing career, his technical innovations evolved and developed. Menaboni devoted himself to experimentation, exploring a wide range of mediums: painting on canvas, silk, glass, Masonite, wood panels, gessocovered board, and mirrors. He developed the “undercoat method,” a technique of painting in thin, delicate layers of oil that gives the transparency of watercolor, but allows more depth and detail than watercolor produces. Reflected in many of his works is his deep love of the sea, and his landscapes, botanicals, and mosaics are as impressive as his birds, but it is for his birds that he is world-renowned. His work brought him international fame and numerous awards, appealing to wildlife lovers, naturalists, art collectors and ornithologists alike. During his career, which spanned over sixty years, he painted over 150 species of American birds in their native surroundings. His delightful compositions, rendered with a keen eye for subtle detail, capture the wondrous colors and details of nature. Menaboni’s style is distinctive for its intricate and meticulous analysis. As the artist himself said, “You cannot improve on nature, you must capture it and transfer it to canvas.” Menaboni’s art is widespread, appearing in major museums and private collections throughout the world, and his artistic talent has been an inspiration to many. In the past few years, his official recognition has grown exponentially with the mmounting of numerous retrospectives, including one at the Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art (1999) and the Albany Museum of Art (2001)

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          • Athos Menaboni "Study of Shells", Drawing, Signed
            Jan. 06, 2018

            Athos Menaboni "Study of Shells", Drawing, Signed

            Est: $300 - $500

            Athos Menaboni (America/Georgian, 1895 - 1990) "Untitled (Study of Shells)" Colored pencil on paper Signed lower right "Athos Menaboni" 16.75" x 12" (framed). 10.5" x 6.5" (unframed) Provenance: From the Estate of renowned historical and architectural author William Robert Mitchell, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia.

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