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Painter, b. 1880 - d. 1951

James Arthur Merriam was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1880. He studied art with Francis Petrus Paulis in Detroit. He worked there as a commercial artist before settling in Los Angeles in 1920. After establishing a studio, he made painting forays into the desert near Palm Springs, the redwoods, the high Sierra, Monterey, Yosemite, and Arizona. Merriam died in Los Angeles on September 8, 1951. He was the father of artist Eleanor Merriam Lukits.

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    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM, AMERICAN 1880-1951, AFTER THE REPAST (READING SCENE), Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 20 in. (60.3 x 50.8 cm.), Frame: 35 3/4 x 32 in. (90.8 x 81.3 cm.)
      Apr. 30, 2024

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM, AMERICAN 1880-1951, AFTER THE REPAST (READING SCENE), Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 20 in. (60.3 x 50.8 cm.), Frame: 35 3/4 x 32 in. (90.8 x 81.3 cm.)

      Est: $200 - $300

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM AMERICAN, 1880-1951 AFTER THE REPAST (READING SCENE) Oil on canvas signed lower left: J. Merriam Catalogue note: James Arthur Merriam was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1880. He studied art with Francis Petrus Paulis in Detroit. He worked there as a commercial artist before settling in Los Angeles in 1920. After establishing a studio, he made painting forays into the desert near Palm Springs, the redwoods, the high Sierra, Monterey, Yosemite, and Arizona. Merriam died in Los Angeles on September 8, 1951. He was the father of artist Eleanor Merriam Lukits. Source: Edan Hughes Collection (https://www.edanhughescollection.com/)

      Potomack Company
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM, AMERICAN, CALIFORNIA, ONTARIO 1880-1951, AMERICAN SCENE -- WESTERN, Oil on board, 24 x 18 1/2 in. (61 x 47 cm.), Frame: 36 1/2 x 41 in. (92.7 x 104.1 cm.)
      Apr. 30, 2024

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM, AMERICAN, CALIFORNIA, ONTARIO 1880-1951, AMERICAN SCENE -- WESTERN, Oil on board, 24 x 18 1/2 in. (61 x 47 cm.), Frame: 36 1/2 x 41 in. (92.7 x 104.1 cm.)

      Est: $300 - $500

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM AMERICAN, CALIFORNIA, ONTARIO, 1880-1951 AMERICAN SCENE -- WESTERN Oil on board Lower left signed: J.A. Merriam Catalogue note: James Arthur Merriam was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1880. He studied art with Francis Petrus Paulis in Detroit. He worked there as a commercial artist before settling in Los Angeles in 1920. After establishing a studio, he made painting forays into the desert near Palm Springs, the redwoods, the high Sierra, Monterey, Yosemite, and Arizona. Merriam died in Los Angeles on September 8, 1951. He was the father of artist Eleanor Merriam Lukits. Source: Edan Hughes Collection (https://www.edanhughescollection.com/)

      Potomack Company
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Oil On Canvas, California Desert Landscape, H 25.5" W 30.25"
      Jul. 28, 2023

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Oil On Canvas, California Desert Landscape, H 25.5" W 30.25"

      Est: $300 - $600

      Signed in the lower left. Depicting a California desert landscape with desert flowers in bloom, and a mountain range in the background under clouds. Bearing a plaque that reads: "Presented To The Recess by K.T. Keller President 1929-1930". Recess Club, Detroit. Kaufman Thuma Keller, President of the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation shortly after the purchase of Dodge in 1928, later President of the Chrysler Corporation 1935-1950. Having a giltwood frame, H 33.25", W 38". Provenance: From the Estate of Prominent Collector, Leon Zielinski, Macomb County, MI. DuMouchelle Art Galleries, 9-21-1990 lot #2122.

      DuMouchelles
    • James Arthur Merriam (Canadian/American, 1880-1951), Courtyard view, Mission San Juan Capistrano, oil on canvas, 22 x 30in (56 x 76cm)
      Jan. 15, 2023

      James Arthur Merriam (Canadian/American, 1880-1951), Courtyard view, Mission San Juan Capistrano, oil on canvas, 22 x 30in (56 x 76cm)

      Est: $300 - $500

      James Arthur Merriam (Canadian/American, 1880-1951) Courtyard view, Mission San Juan Capistrano oil on canvas signed lower left Jas A. Merriam

      Andrew Jones Auctions
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (1880 - 1951): DESERT LANDSCAPE
      Nov. 17, 2022

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (1880 - 1951): DESERT LANDSCAPE

      Est: $200 - $300

      oil on canvas; signed lower left; 40 x 50 1/4 inches; 47 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches frame

      Abell Auction
    • JAMES MERRIAM (1880-1951), DESSERT LANDSCAPE, O/C
      Oct. 19, 2022

      JAMES MERRIAM (1880-1951), DESSERT LANDSCAPE, O/C

      Est: $300 - $500

      Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA Description: James Merriam (CA/Ontario, 1880-1951), Dessert Landscape, Oil on Canvas, signed lower left, depicting a desert landscape with cactus and flowers, with pencil inscription 'purchased from Ann Lemley, Waters Ave. Antiques Mall, Savannah, GA, Aug. 7, 1991, John D. Duncan' on verso, in a giltwood frame. Frame size: 19 7/8 in. x 23 7/8 in. Measurements: Height: by sight 15 1/2 in. x Width: 20 in. Condition: Good condition, relined, craquelure, areas of inpainting throughout sky.

      Everard Auctions and Appraisals
    • JAMES MERRIAM - WESTERN LANDSCAPE - O/C
      Jul. 20, 2022

      JAMES MERRIAM - WESTERN LANDSCAPE - O/C

      Est: $600 - $900

      James Merriam, American,1880-1951, Western Landscape, O/C

      Litchfield Auctions
    • JAMES A. MERRIAM (1880 - 1951): CALIFORNIA DESERT
      Feb. 17, 2022

      JAMES A. MERRIAM (1880 - 1951): CALIFORNIA DESERT

      Est: $200 - $300

      oil on canvas; signed lower right; 30 x 40 inches; 35 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches frame

      Abell Auction
    • JAMES A. MERRIAM (1880 - 1951: MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE
      Oct. 28, 2021

      JAMES A. MERRIAM (1880 - 1951: MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE

      Est: $200 - $300

      oil on canvas; signed lower left; another, incomplete landscape painted to verso; 36 x 29 inches; 43 x 34 1/2 inches frame

      Abell Auction
    • James Arthur Merriam
      Apr. 02, 2021

      James Arthur Merriam

      Est: $300 - $500

      James Arthur Merriam (California, 1880-1951) DESERT LANDSCAPE oil on canvas, unframed, signed H25" W30" Provenance: Property from a Texas Estate

      Charlton Hall
    • James Arthur Merriam, (American, 1880-1951), Desert landscape, oil on canvas, 29 x 40in (74 x 102cm)
      Nov. 10, 2020

      James Arthur Merriam, (American, 1880-1951), Desert landscape, oil on canvas, 29 x 40in (74 x 102cm)

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert landscape oil on canvas signed lower right JAMES MERRIAM 29 x 40in (74 x 102cm)

      Andrew Jones Auctions
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951) Oil On Canvas
      Oct. 17, 2020

      James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951) Oil On Canvas

      Est: -

      Signed Towards The Bottom Right Hand Corner. In Overall Good Condition. Frame Measures Approximately 31in X 35in. Art Measures Approximately 24in X 29in. Nr12613 Zh

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • James A. Merriam oil
      Oct. 19, 2019

      James A. Merriam oil

      Est: $200 -

      James A. Merriam (American 1880-1951)- Western Landscape- oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed. 27 x 34 3/4''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • Painting, James Arthur Merriam
      Jun. 15, 2019

      Painting, James Arthur Merriam

      Est: $200 - $400

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951), Road Through the Desert, oil on canvas, signed lower left, overall (with frame): 22"h x 26"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Painting, James Merriam
      Dec. 15, 2018

      Painting, James Merriam

      Est: $300 - $500

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951), "Desert Landscape," oil on board, signed lower , gallery label (Biltmore Galleries, Los Angeles, CA) affixed verso, overall (with frame): 22"h x 28"w. Provenance: Estate of Edan Milton Hughes (San Francisco, CA)

      Clars Auctions
    • James Arthur Merriam Oil On Canvas Landscape
      Dec. 06, 2018

      James Arthur Merriam Oil On Canvas Landscape

      Est: $300 - $600

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951). Signed lower left. Framed. Canvas size: 25 in. H x 30.125 in. W, Frame: 30 in. H x 35 in. W x 1.75 in. D.

      Hughes Auctions
    • Painting, James Merriam
      Nov. 17, 2018

      Painting, James Merriam

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951), "Desert Landscape," oil on board, signed lower , gallery label (Biltmore Galleries, Los Angeles, CA) affixed verso, overall (with frame): 22"h x 28"w. Provenance: Estate of Edan Milton Hughes (San Francisco, CA)

      Clars Auctions
    • American Oil On Canvas Painting By James Marriam
      Sep. 23, 2018

      American Oil On Canvas Painting By James Marriam

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      American Oil On Canvas Painting By James Marriam Oil on canvas painting by James Arthur Merriam. Title: “Desert Road” Size: 30 inches by 40 1/2 inches (76.2 cm. by 102.9 cm.) Frame: 34 by 44 1/2 inches (86.4 cm. by 86.4 cm.).

      Hidden Treasures Antiques & Fine Arts
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880 - 1951)
      Apr. 29, 2018

      James Arthur Merriam (1880 - 1951)

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      James Arthur Merriam (California, Ontario / Canada, 1880 - 1951) Painting of a Western American River landscape with mountains in the background. Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. Sight size: 19 x 23 inches.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Painting, James Arthur Merriam
      Dec. 17, 2017

      Painting, James Arthur Merriam

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951), "Mission San Juan Capistrano," oil on canvas, signed lower left, canvas: 26"h x 30"w, overall (with frame): 30"h x 34.5"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Painting, James Merriam
      Dec. 16, 2017

      Painting, James Merriam

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Road to Palm Springs, oil on canvas, signed lower left, overall (unframed): 25.5"h x 30"w. Provenance: Estate of Edan Milton Hughes (San Francisco, CA)

      Clars Auctions
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS
      Oct. 22, 2017

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS

      Est: $400 - $600

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (AMERICAN, 1880-1951), OIL ON CANVAS, H 8", W 10", SHIP AT SEA:Signed. Canvas size 8" x 10". James Merriam studied under Robert Hopkin, a respected American artist. . Wood frame is 13" x 15".

      DuMouchelles
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (1880-1951, California/Canada) BEACH AT SUNSET - Oil on canvas composition depicting the sun setting over the P...
      Sep. 09, 2017

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (1880-1951, California/Canada) BEACH AT SUNSET - Oil on canvas composition depicting the sun setting over the P...

      Est: $300 - $600

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (1880-1951, California/Canada) BEACH AT SUNSET - Oil on canvas composition depicting the sun setting over the Pacific ocean with waves rolling into the beach. Canvas and oil are in good condition for the age. Isolated areas of craquelure occurring. Measures 21.5"L x 29.5"W 25"L x 33"W

      Pacific Galleries
    • JAMES MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS LAID ON BOARD
      Aug. 20, 2017

      JAMES MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS LAID ON BOARD

      Est: $400 - $700

      JAMES MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS, LAID ON BOARD, H 21" W 17" YOSEMITE PATH:James Arthur Merriam [American, 1880-1951]. Depicting a man on horseback with cattle, foliage and a mountain in the background. Signed lower right. Framed

      DuMouchelles
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)
      Jan. 24, 2017

      James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)

      Est: $300 - $400

      Desert landscape, signed lower right: James Merriam, oil on canvas, 27'' H x 40'' W, est: $300/400.

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)
      Sep. 24, 2016

      James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)

      Est: $600 - $800

      Desert landscape, signed lower right: James Merriam, oil on canvas, 27'' H x 40'' W, est: $600/800.

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)
      Jul. 30, 2016

      James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Flowering desert landscape, signed lower left: James Artur [sic] Merriam, oil on canvas, 20'' H x 24'' W, est: $400/600.

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • James Merriam (1880-1951) Southwest Painting
      Oct. 16, 2014

      James Merriam (1880-1951) Southwest Painting

      Est: $400 - $600

      Listed artist, oil on canvas painting, signed lower left. Southwestern desert mountain scene. Good condition, some craquelure in the paint. Image size is approximately 21.5" x 27.5", frame 30" x 36" x 2" and weighs 9.5 pounds.

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
    • JAMES MERRIAM (1880-1951) Southwest Painting
      Sep. 25, 2014

      JAMES MERRIAM (1880-1951) Southwest Painting

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Listed artist, oil on canvas painting, signed lower left. Southwestern desert mountain scene. Good condition, some craquelure in the paint. Image size is approximately 21.5" x 27.5", frame 30" x 36" x 2" and weighs 9.5 pounds.

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
    • James Arthur Merriam, "Southwest Landscape" O/C
      Mar. 23, 2014

      James Arthur Merriam, "Southwest Landscape" O/C

      Est: $700 - $900

      James Arthur Merriam, (California, 1880 -1951), "Southwest Landscape", oil on canvas, signed lower right "James Merriam". Sight size: 25 1/2" high, 29 1/2" wide; frame size: 34 1/2" high, 38 1/4" wide. Condition: light soiling, crazing,

      Schwenke Auctioneers
    • Painting, James Arthur Merriam, Palm Springs
      Aug. 11, 2013

      Painting, James Arthur Merriam, Palm Springs

      Est: $700 - $900

      James Arthur Merriam (Californian, 1880-1951), "Palm Springs," oilon canvas, signed lower left, sight: 28''h x 36''w, overall (with frame): 35.5''h x 43''w

      Clars Auctions
    • Painting, James Arthur Merriam, Desert Landscape
      Aug. 11, 2013

      Painting, James Arthur Merriam, Desert Landscape

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      James Arthur Merriam (Californian, 1880-1951) Desert Landscape, oil on canvas, signed lower right, sight: 29.5''h x 39.5''w, overall (with frame): 38''h x 47.75''w

      Clars Auctions
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951)
      Apr. 14, 2013

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Mission San Juan Capistrano signed indistinctly 'Ja..s Merriam' (lower left) and signed 'James Merriam' (on the stretcher bar) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
    • James Arthur Merriam, "Landscape," c. 1930, oil
      Dec. 01, 2012

      James Arthur Merriam, "Landscape," c. 1930, oil

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) "Landscape," c. 1930, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", signed lower right, framed

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)
      Nov. 13, 2012

      James Arthur Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Mission arches, signed lower left: James Merriam, oil on masonite, 30'' H x 36'' W, est:$700/1000 *** Please click ''view more'', below right for more information. ***

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING
      Jun. 16, 2012

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING

      Est: $500 - $800

      (American 1880-1951) Large framed oil on canvas entitled 'The Reconnoiter'. For more details please contact the auction house directly.

      Midnight Sun Antique Auction
    • James Merriam. Oil on Canvas.
      Nov. 03, 2011

      James Merriam. Oil on Canvas.

      Est: $300 - $600

      Lot includes oil on canvas Signed lower right. Colorful landscape image depicted. Image size 24.5" X 30". Exterior dimensions includes frame 31" X 37". Examine.

      Weiss Auctions
    • James Arthur Merriam (1880 - 1951) Desert Landscape - Oil on Canvas
      Sep. 24, 2011

      James Arthur Merriam (1880 - 1951) Desert Landscape - Oil on Canvas

      Est: $600 - $800

      Measures 30 by 24 inch canvas, signed lower left. Has some craquelure and needs cleaning.

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
    • JAMES MERRIAM WESTERN LANDSCAPE PAINTING
      Jan. 23, 2011

      JAMES MERRIAM WESTERN LANDSCAPE PAINTING

      Est: $500 - $800

      MERRIAM, James, (Canadian, 1880-1951): Western River Valley Landscape, OIL/Canvas, 20" x 24", signed, period carved and gilded frame with minor wear, 24 1/2" x 28 1/2".

      Burchard Galleries Inc
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS (California,
      Nov. 29, 2010

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS (California,

      Est: $900 - $1,400

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM OIL ON CANVAS (California, 1880-1951) titled "Desert" depicting a wagon trail in the California desert. Image measures 30" x 40", signed "James Merriam" lower right and also signed verso "Desert - Painted By James Merriam L.A." Set in a period gilt wood frame. Provenance: One of three paintings by Merriam commissioned by Edward Dale and passed down within the family.

      O'Gallerie
    • James Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)
      May. 25, 2010

      James Merriam (1880-1951 Los Angeles, CA)

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      San Juan Capistrano courtyard, signed lower right: James Merriam, oil on waxed canvas

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (American, 1880-1951) Coastal
      Nov. 12, 2009

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (American, 1880-1951) Coastal

      Est: $400 - $600

      JAMES ARTHUR MERRIAM (American, 1880-1951) Coastal Landscape, c. 1920s Oil on canvas 12 x 14-1/2 inches (30.5 x 36.8 cm) Signed lower right: James Merriam

      Heritage Auctions
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951)
      Mar. 08, 2009

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951)

      Est: $500 - $700

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) "California Landscape," c. 1940, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed lower left, framed

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert Scene 25 x 30in
      Feb. 08, 2009

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert Scene 25 x 30in

      Est: $400 - $600

      Desert Scene signed 'James Merriam' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) 25 x 30in
      Feb. 08, 2009

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) 25 x 30in

      Est: $500 - $750

      Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) signed 'James Merriam' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom with Mountains in the Distance 25 x 30in
      Jan. 25, 2009

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom with Mountains in the Distance 25 x 30in

      Est: $300 - $500

      Desert in Bloom with Mountains in the Distance signed 'James Merriam' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert Scene 25 x 30in
      Oct. 26, 2008

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert Scene 25 x 30in

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Desert Scene signed 'James Merriam' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
    • James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) 25 x 30in
      Oct. 26, 2008

      James Arthur Merriam (American, 1880-1951) Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) 25 x 30in

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Desert in Bloom (Palm Springs) signed 'James Merriam' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 x 30in

      Bonhams
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