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      • John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting
        Feb. 04, 2024

        John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting

        Est: $850 - $1,100

        ARTIST: John Modesitt (California, New York, New Mexico, France, born 1955) TITLE: High Sierra Mountains Landscape MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 11 x 14 inches / 27 x 35 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 128908 US Shipping $42 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting." Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects. When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting." Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete." Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting
        Dec. 17, 2023

        John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting

        Est: $2,300 - $2,900

        ARTIST: John Modesitt (California, New York, New Mexico, France, born 1955) TITLE: Sierra Pack Riders MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Few small paint losses along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 128143 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting." Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects. When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting." Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete." Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • John Modesitt (1955 Solano Beach, CA), Two figures on horseback, Oil on canvas
        Nov. 15, 2023

        John Modesitt (1955 Solano Beach, CA), Two figures on horseback, Oil on canvas

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Modesitt (b. 1955) Two figures on horseback in a mountainous landscape Oil on canvas Signed lower right: Modesitt

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • JOHN MODESITT (American b. 1955) A PAINTING, "The Mesa," LATE 20TH CENTURY
        Sep. 23, 2023

        JOHN MODESITT (American b. 1955) A PAINTING, "The Mesa," LATE 20TH CENTURY

        Est: $400 - $600

        JOHN MODESITT (American b. 1955) A PAINTING, "The Mesa," LATE 20TH CENTURY, oil on artist board, signed L/R, "Modesitt," also titled and signed on reverse, "The Mesa / John Modesitt." 9" x 12"

        Simpson Galleries, LLC
      • John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,French,b 1955) oil painting
        Jul. 02, 2023

        John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,French,b 1955) oil painting

        Est: $900 - $1,150

        ARTIST: John Modesitt (California, New York, New Mexico, France, born 1955) TITLE: Sierra Trek (titled on stretcher) YEAR: 2010 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 12 x 16 inches / 30 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right and on stretcher CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124770 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there. "Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting. "Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air* painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting. "Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete. "Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • JOHN MODESITT NAVAJO TRAIL OIL PAINTING
        Jun. 17, 2023

        JOHN MODESITT NAVAJO TRAIL OIL PAINTING

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Oil on Board. Title is Navajo Trail. 16 1/2" by 20 1/2" framed. John Modesitt (Born 1955) is active/lives in California, New York, New Mexico / France. John Modesitt is known for Figure-Indian, landscape, and still life painting. John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting." Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air* painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects. When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso*. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting." Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete." Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago* and the Metropolitan Museum of Art*, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

        Davis Brothers Auction
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (6
        Mar. 03, 2023

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (6

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm) Signed lower right: Modesitt Titled on the stretcher bar: The Great West HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • John Modesitt Painting - Path Along Burgundy Canal
        Jan. 29, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting - Path Along Burgundy Canal

        Est: $1,600 - $2,500

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" oil on canvas, 2012. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" presents the artist's painterly view of an artist holding his easel, canvas, and palette while walking along the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. According to Modesitt, the artist simply preferred to walk along the canal rather than paint that particular summer day. Quaint cottages , lush grasses, and tall trees with golden leaves flank the canal beneath a picturesque sky of cornflower blue hues and billowing white clouds. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. In his words, "It’s the line and patterns that I like. Almost abstract at its core. And, of course, the serenity of the scene itself. I always picnic along the canals." Size: 16" L x 20" W (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171963

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting - Boat on the Loire in Amboise
        Jan. 29, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting - Boat on the Loire in Amboise

        Est: $1,600 - $2,500

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Boat on the Loire in Amboise" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. A tranquil scene depicting a sailboat on the Loire River in Amboise, France by John Modesitt. Modesitt layers his composition, inviting the viewer to amble across the grass to take in the river view. On the opposite shore, two figures stroll toward verdant foliage, with picturesque white edifices capped by mansard roofs in the distance, and billowing clouds in the skies above. Modesitt captured this scene with his signature bold brushstrokes that while quite deliberately conceived, conjure a sense of spontaneity and an embrace of vibrant colors that convey an emotional quality. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171960

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting "Town Square in Blois" (2015)
        Jan. 12, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting "Town Square in Blois" (2015)

        Est: $2,500 - $5,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Town Square in Blois" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Town Square in Blois" presents the artist's painterly view of the Loire region. This town center thankfully retains its 19th century appearance along the Loire River. At the time Modesitt painted this view, he lived in Amboise, about 20 miles up the river, and would take day trips to paint at this location. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork and impasto conjuring a sense of spontaneity and boldly conveying the forms, emphasizing light effects, and embracing color rather than neutral hues. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 16" L x 20" W (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) Size of frame: 23.4" L x 27.4" W (59.4 cm x 69.6 cm) According to John, "My works range from strong (in the vein of Cezanne and Van Gogh) to light and ethereal (akin to Monet). This painting exemplifies my strong approach with passages of thick impasto and an emphasis on rhythm, movement, and flow." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171966

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting - "Bridge at Amboise" (2017)
        Jan. 08, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting - "Bridge at Amboise" (2017)

        Est: $2,500 - $5,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "The Bridge at Amboise" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A picturesque view of Amboise Bridge in the Loire Valley of France by John Modesitt. In addition to dazzling us with his rendering of this famous bridge, Modesitt invites us to walk along the shoreline with the two figures strolling below the tree canopy in the left foreground or glide upon the sailboats in the Amboise River. All is masterfully delineated with Modesitt's loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms as well as his marvelous command of light effects and embrace of vibrant color. Size: 19.875" L x 24" W (50.5 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171962

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting "Poppy Field in Normandy" (2015)
        Jan. 08, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting "Poppy Field in Normandy" (2015)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Poppy Field in Normandy" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on the lower left. A picturesque landscape painting featuring a dreamy field of poppies by John Modesitt. It is clearly poppy season in Normandy, and a lone figure stands in the vast expanse of blooming red flowers (undoubtedly a delight for the bees) lined by leafy poplar trees, their repeated vertical presence resonating with that of the standing figure and contrasting elegantly with the horizontal and diagonal rambling of the field, all beneath tranquil blue skies with billowing white clouds. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, masterful light effects, and unfettered embrace of vibrant color. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171961

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)
        Jan. 08, 2023

        John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)

        Est: $2,400 - $4,800

        **Originally Listed At $2000** John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A delight for any fan of Impressionism, John Modesitt's "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" presents the artist's painterly view of the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 20" L x 24" W (50.8 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 27.4" L x 31.5" W (69.6 cm x 80 cm) According to Modesitt, "When I painted this view I was primarily drawn to the sky and the water. I have always been inspired by the way artists like Eugene Boudin (Monet's friend and mentor who Corot called the 'King of the Skies') and John Constable rendered the sky." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171964

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Just Made It
        Nov. 01, 2022

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Just Made It

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Just Made It oil on canvas signed Modesitt (lower left) 24 x 24 inches Property from the Collection of General Walter B. Ratliff, Boerne, Texas Provenance: Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 12, 2016, Lot 601 Acquired from the above by the present owner

        Hindman
      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        **Originally Listed At $2000** John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Spring in the Loire Valley" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Spring in the Loire Valley" presents the artist's painterly view of the Loire River Valley in central France. Modesitt captured the scene with his bold brushstrokes that while quite deliberately conceived, conjure a sense of spontaneity and an embrace of vibrant colors that convey an emotional quality - all the while paying homage to Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh with expressive force, a brilliant palette, and a vision liberated from absolute realism. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements the composition and coloration beautifully. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 24" L x 30" W (61 cm x 76.2 cm) According to John Modesitt, "I painted this scene in early spring when the wheat fields were coming up with so many vibrant shades of green. Every subject lends itself to a different approach. Here I was emphasizing rhythm, texture, and contrast." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171965

        Artemis Gallery
      • Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        **Originally Listed At $2000** John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A delight for any fan of Impressionism, John Modesitt's "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" presents the artist's painterly view of the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 20" L x 24" W (50.8 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 27.4" L x 31.5" W (69.6 cm x 80 cm) According to Modesitt, "When I painted this view I was primarily drawn to the sky and the water. I have always been inspired by the way artists like Eugene Boudin (Monet's friend and mentor who Corot called the 'King of the Skies') and John Constable rendered the sky." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171964

        Artemis Gallery
      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2012)
        Sep. 08, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2012)

        Est: $1,800 - $2,700

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" oil on canvas, 2012. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" presents the artist's painterly view of an artist holding his easel, canvas, and palette while walking along the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. According to Modesitt, the artist simply preferred to walk along the canal rather than paint that particular summer day. Quaint cottages , lush grasses, and tall trees with golden leaves flank the canal beneath a picturesque sky of cornflower blue hues and billowing white clouds. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. In his words, "It’s the line and patterns that I like. Almost abstract at its core. And, of course, the serenity of the scene itself. I always picnic along the canals." Size: 16" L x 20" W (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171963

        Artemis Gallery
      • Signed Modesitt Painting - Boat on the Loire (2015)
        Sep. 01, 2022

        Signed Modesitt Painting - Boat on the Loire (2015)

        Est: $1,800 - $2,500

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Boat on the Loire in Amboise" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. A tranquil scene depicting a sailboat on the Loire River in Amboise, France by John Modesitt. Modesitt layers his composition, inviting the viewer to amble across the grass to take in the river view. On the opposite shore, two figures stroll toward verdant foliage, with picturesque white edifices capped by mansard roofs in the distance, and billowing clouds in the skies above. Modesitt captured this scene with his signature bold brushstrokes that while quite deliberately conceived, conjure a sense of spontaneity and an embrace of vibrant colors that convey an emotional quality. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171960

        Artemis Gallery
      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Poppy Field in Normandy
        Aug. 25, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Poppy Field in Normandy

        Est: $3,000 - $6,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Poppy Field in Normandy" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on the lower left. A picturesque landscape painting featuring a dreamy field of poppies by John Modesitt. It is clearly poppy season in Normandy, and a lone figure stands in the vast expanse of blooming red flowers (undoubtedly a delight for the bees) lined by leafy poplar trees, their repeated vertical presence resonating with that of the standing figure and contrasting elegantly with the horizontal and diagonal rambling of the field, all beneath tranquil blue skies with billowing white clouds. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, masterful light effects, and unfettered embrace of vibrant color. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171961

        Artemis Gallery
      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Amboise Bridge (2017)
        Aug. 18, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Amboise Bridge (2017)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "The Bridge at Amboise" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A picturesque view of Amboise Bridge in the Loire Valley of France by John Modesitt. In addition to dazzling us with his rendering of this famous bridge, Modesitt invites us to walk along the shoreline with the two figures strolling below the tree canopy in the left foreground or glide upon the sailboats in the Amboise River. All is masterfully delineated with Modesitt's loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms as well as his marvelous command of light effects and embrace of vibrant color. Size: 19.875" L x 24" W (50.5 cm x 61 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #171962

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt Painting "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer"
        Jul. 14, 2022

        John Modesitt Painting "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer"

        Est: $3,000 - $4,500

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" oil on canvas, 2012. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Path Along the Burgundy Canal in Summer" presents the artist's painterly view of an artist holding his easel, canvas, and palette while walking along the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. According to Modesitt, the artist simply preferred to walk along the canal rather than paint that particular summer day. Quaint cottages , lush grasses, and tall trees with golden leaves flank the canal beneath a picturesque sky of cornflower blue hues and billowing white clouds. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. In his words, "It’s the line and patterns that I like. Almost abstract at its core. And, of course, the serenity of the scene itself. I always picnic along the canals." Size: 16" L x 20" W (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171963

        Artemis Gallery
      • Framed Signed John Modesitt Painting - Blois (2015)
        Jul. 14, 2022

        Framed Signed John Modesitt Painting - Blois (2015)

        Est: $4,000 - $8,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Town Square in Blois" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Town Square in Blois" presents the artist's painterly view of the Loire region. This town center thankfully retains its 19th century appearance along the Loire River. At the time Modesitt painted this view, he lived in Amboise, about 20 miles up the river, and would take day trips to paint at this location. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork and impasto conjuring a sense of spontaneity and boldly conveying the forms, emphasizing light effects, and embracing color rather than neutral hues. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 16" L x 20" W (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) Size of frame: 23.4" L x 27.4" W (59.4 cm x 69.6 cm) According to John, "My works range from strong (in the vein of Cezanne and Van Gogh) to light and ethereal (akin to Monet). This painting exemplifies my strong approach with passages of thick impasto and an emphasis on rhythm, movement, and flow." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171966

        Artemis Gallery
      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)
        Jul. 05, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)

        Est: $3,600 - $5,400

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Spring in the Loire Valley" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Spring in the Loire Valley" presents the artist's painterly view of the Loire River Valley in central France. Modesitt captured the scene with his bold brushstrokes that while quite deliberately conceived, conjure a sense of spontaneity and an embrace of vibrant colors that convey an emotional quality - all the while paying homage to Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh with expressive force, a brilliant palette, and a vision liberated from absolute realism. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements the composition and coloration beautifully. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 24" L x 30" W (61 cm x 76.2 cm) According to John Modesitt, "I painted this scene in early spring when the wheat fields were coming up with so many vibrant shades of green. Every subject lends itself to a different approach. Here I was emphasizing rhythm, texture, and contrast." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171965

        Artemis Gallery
      • Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)
        Jul. 05, 2022

        Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)

        Est: $3,600 - $5,400

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A delight for any fan of Impressionism, John Modesitt's "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" presents the artist's painterly view of the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 20" L x 24" W (50.8 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 27.4" L x 31.5" W (69.6 cm x 80 cm) According to Modesitt, "When I painted this view I was primarily drawn to the sky and the water. I have always been inspired by the way artists like Eugene Boudin (Monet's friend and mentor who Corot called the 'King of the Skies') and John Constable rendered the sky." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171964

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting
        Jul. 03, 2022

        John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting

        Est: $3,000 - $3,900

        ARTIST: John Modesitt (California, New York, New Mexico, France, born 1955) NAME: Winter Country Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 26 x 32 inches / 66 x 81 cm FRAME SIZE: 34 x 40 inches / 86 x 101 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119982 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting." Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air* painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects. When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting." Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete." Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

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      • Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)
        May. 19, 2022

        Signed John Modesitt Painting - Loire Valley (2015)

        Est: $4,000 - $8,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Spring in the Loire Valley" oil on canvas, 2015. Signed on lower left. John Modesitt's "Spring in the Loire Valley" presents the artist's painterly view of the Loire River Valley in central France. Modesitt captured the scene with his bold brushstrokes that while quite deliberately conceived, conjure a sense of spontaneity and an embrace of vibrant colors that convey an emotional quality - all the while paying homage to Post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh with expressive force, a brilliant palette, and a vision liberated from absolute realism. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements the composition and coloration beautifully. Size: 18" L x 24" W (45.7 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 24" L x 30" W (61 cm x 76.2 cm) According to John Modesitt, "I painted this scene in early spring when the wheat fields were coming up with so many vibrant shades of green. Every subject lends itself to a different approach. Here I was emphasizing rhythm, texture, and contrast." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171965

        Artemis Gallery
      • Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)
        May. 19, 2022

        Framed John Modesitt Painting - Burgundy Canal (2017)

        Est: $4,000 - $8,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955). "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" oil on canvas, 2017. Signed on lower left. A delight for any fan of Impressionism, John Modesitt's "Barges on the Burgundy Canal" presents the artist's painterly view of the Canal de Bourgogne which connects the River Yonne at Migennes with the River Saone at Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Modesitt captured the scene with his adept loose brushwork that conjures a sense of spontaneity and softly conveys the forms, an emphasis on light effects, and an embrace of vibrant color. The painting is set in a custom frame that complements it beautifully. Size: 20" L x 24" W (50.8 cm x 61 cm) Size of frame: 27.4" L x 31.5" W (69.6 cm x 80 cm) According to Modesitt, "When I painted this view I was primarily drawn to the sky and the water. I have always been inspired by the way artists like Eugene Boudin (Monet's friend and mentor who Corot called the 'King of the Skies') and John Constable rendered the sky." John Modesitt has been inspired by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists since childhood. He studied art under Robert Frame, enjoyed painting en plein air, and eventually painted in France. Also studying the works of Pissarro, Monet, and Sisley in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John painted almost exclusively in the same manner as the French Impressionists during his early twenties. Then, at age 33, Southern California became his muse and he joined the California Impressionists. John also painted views of New Mexico, painting en plein air at Canyon de Chelly and Taos. Eventually, John decided to visit France every summer and autumn to paint more obscure areas that artists do not typically visit. When he is not in France, he lives in Colorado where he continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings. Modesitt's work has had strong representation in prominent art galleries, and his paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and other esteemed auction houses. Provenance: Private Durango, Colorado, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #171964

        Artemis Gallery
      • John Modesitt, (b. 1955, Solano Beach, CA), Lake in a mountain landscape, 1995, Oil on canvas, 24" H x 30" W
        May. 17, 2022

        John Modesitt, (b. 1955, Solano Beach, CA), Lake in a mountain landscape, 1995, Oil on canvas, 24" H x 30" W

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        John Modesitt (b. 1955, Solano Beach, CA) Lake in a mountain landscape, 1995 Oil on canvas Signed lower left: Modesitt; signed again and dated on the stretcher 24" H x 30" W

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting
        Apr. 17, 2022

        John Modesitt (CA,NY,NM,b 1955) oil painting

        Est: $3,000 - $3,900

        ARTIST: John Modesitt (California, New York, New Mexico, France, born 1955) NAME: Winter Country Landscape MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 26 x 32 inches / 66 x 81 cm FRAME SIZE: 34 x 40 inches / 86 x 101 cm SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119982 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Modesitt is part of a new wave of California Impressionists who paint in the style of Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, and Maurice Braun. Like these early masters, Modesitt paints what he feels about nature and translates his emotional and spiritual experiences into rhythmic color compositions on canvas. "Before I start a painting I ask myself what am I trying to say. This gives me a clear understanding of where I am going and how I will get there." Once a clear message has been established John creates a thumbnail sketch. "I paint what I see, but, I compose what I feel by refining the natural composition. This may mean adding, deleting or moving objects in order to build a natural rhythm into the painting." Modesitt and his wife, Toshiko and their daughter Emily, live part of the year in California close to the San Diego foothills, which are the subject of many of his paintings. Their second home is on 40 acres of land at Griselles in the Burgundy District about four hours south of Paris. Whether in California or France, Modesitt is up early in the mornings and outside with his easel and canvas for plein-air* painting. In California, he often travels to the deserts or the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which have been the content of some of his most recent works. "Mountains and seascapes are my favorite subjects. When I am searching for a location, I go beyond the developed areas to places where I can see nature 360 degrees around me. No houses, highways or commercial developments. Sometimes I spend days searching for a location to paint." He is a purist in every aspect of his art from composition, color and technique to the paint and canvas materials that he uses. For example, all of his pigments are hand ground to a formula and consistency that matches the palette of the early California impressionists. He prepares his canvases (cotton or linen) by using a lead-based primer or Gesso. He then coats the surface with an archival safe varnish to assure that his artwork will last for many generations to come. Once primed the canvases are tinted to give them warmth and depth. "I am big on surface quality. Up close I want my paintings to have a rich surface of pigment handling, and as you move away into the distance color and composition give the subject a sense of rhythm and life. I don't get attached to any formula, it's dangerous. However, I generally paint from the shade into the light to divide planes in the composition and to give drama and depth to the subject. I have a reverence for all objects in the painting. Everything becomes essential. The details in distant mountains are as important as the center of interest which is the reason for the painting." Modesitt plots out his compositions in a medium tone line with a #2 round hog hair brush and switches to larger flats to block in the darkest tonal areas. "Each painting is an unraveling truth. I usually start with the areas that inspire me the most and then work around the canvas adding shadow and highlights first and then progressively adding more and more detail until the painting is complete." Modesitt started painting at the age of thirteen. "My father's poster collection of French Impressionist paintings were my initial inspiration to paint and draw. Monet was my favorite, I knew even then that painting would be my life's work." Although, oil painting is his medium of choice, he also works in glass and watercolor, and has earned a number of prestigious commissions for his glass sculptures from clients such as the Joffrey School of Ballet and producers of the Broadway show Cats. He studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout the world in search of new inspiration for his paintings. His works are collected in both hemispheres from the Dali Lama in Tibet to art collectors in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Modesitt has exhibited his works in one-man and group shows in Chicago, New York, Tokyo and many other national and international venues. He continually pushes the limits of his talent in his never ending search for perfection.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • JOHN MODESITT (B. 1955): CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE
        Mar. 24, 2022

        JOHN MODESITT (B. 1955): CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        oil on canvas; signed lower left; 24 x 30 1/2 inches

        Abell Auction
      • John Modesitt, (American, b. 1955), California Lupines, circa 2000, oil on panel, 20 1/4" x 24 1/4"
        Mar. 02, 2022

        John Modesitt, (American, b. 1955), California Lupines, circa 2000, oil on panel, 20 1/4" x 24 1/4"

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) California Lupines, circa 2000 oil on panel signed lower right 20 1/4" x 24 1/4"

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Farmhouse in Winter Oil on canvas 25-3/4 x 32
        Nov. 11, 2021

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Farmhouse in Winter Oil on canvas 25-3/4 x 32

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Farmhouse in Winter Oil on canvas 25-3/4 x 32 inches (65.4 x 81.3 cm) Signed lower left: Modesitt HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • John Modesitt, Almost Home
        Nov. 06, 2021

        John Modesitt, Almost Home

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Modesitt (b. 1955) Almost Home oil on linen signed lower left: Modesitt

        Santa Fe Art Auction
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) From the Top of the Hill, Giverny, France Oil
        Sep. 09, 2021

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) From the Top of the Hill, Giverny, France Oil

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) From the Top of the Hill, Giverny, France Oil on canvas 24 x 29-1/2 inches (61.0 x 74.9 cm) Signed lower left: Modesitt HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • John Modesitt | The Journey West - Canyon de Chelly
        Jun. 19, 2020

        John Modesitt | The Journey West - Canyon de Chelly

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Artist: John Modesitt | b. 1955 Title: The Journey West - Canyon de Chelly Signed l/r: Modesitt Media: Oil on linen Dimensions: 16 by 20 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This painting is in very good condition. Close inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments, and no signs of restoration. The piece is framed in an ornate gold frame. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso: Inscribed on stretcher bar in artist’s hand: The Journey West – Canyon de Chelly.

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Garden in Notre Dame d'Isle Oil on canvas 20 x
        Jun. 11, 2020

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Garden in Notre Dame d'Isle Oil on canvas 20 x

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) Garden in Notre Dame d'Isle Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm) Signed lower right: Modesitt Titled on stretcher: Garden in Notre Dame d'Isle HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • JOHN MODESITT: "AWAKENING OF SPRING"
        Mar. 01, 2020

        JOHN MODESITT: "AWAKENING OF SPRING"

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        oil on canvas signed lower right Provenance: The Douglas & Eunice Goodan Living Trust John Moran: June 21, 2005 [Lot 214] 40 x 44 inches

        Abell Auction
      • John Modesitt (b.1955) Oil Painting On Board
        Aug. 30, 2019

        John Modesitt (b.1955) Oil Painting On Board

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Listed Artist Known For Figure-indian, Landscape, And Still Life Painting. Signed Bottom Left. Frame Measures Approximately 28 In. X 40 In. Art Measures Approximately 18 In. X 30 In. Nr8209

        EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
      • John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (6
        Jun. 07, 2019

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (6

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Modesitt (American, b. 1955) The Great West Oil on canvas 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm) Signed lower right: Modesitt HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Jim Reno | Black Mare
        May. 31, 2019

        Jim Reno | Black Mare

        Est: $3,500 - $5,500

        Artist: Jim Reno | 1929-2008 Title: Black Mare Inscribed on base: Jim Reno 5 of 10 Black Mare Media: Bronze Dimensions: 12 1/2 by 25 by 10 1/2 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • Jay Dusard | Jim and Jason
        May. 31, 2019

        Jay Dusard | Jim and Jason

        Est: $2,500 - $4,500

        Artist: Jay Dusard | b. 1937 Title: Jim and Jason Signed l/r: Jay Dusard 1981, l/r; 24/32, l/l Media: Photograph Dimensions: 48 by 38 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt | Old Taos
        May. 31, 2019

        John Modesitt | Old Taos

        Est: $3,500 - $5,500

        Artist: John Modesitt | b. 1955 Title: Old Taos Signed l/l: Modesitt Media: Oil on linen Dimensions: 16 by 20 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt | The Short Path Home
        May. 31, 2019

        John Modesitt | The Short Path Home

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Artist: John Modesitt | b. 1955 Title: The Short Path Home Signed l/l: Modesitt Media: Oil on linen Dimensions: 20 by 24 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt | Catching Up
        Mar. 29, 2019

        John Modesitt | Catching Up

        Est: $4,500 - $5,500

        Artist: John Modesitt | b. 1955 Title: Catching Up Signed l/l: Modesitt Media: Oil on linen Dimensions: 20 by 24 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt | They're All Inside
        Mar. 29, 2019

        John Modesitt | They're All Inside

        Est: $4,500 - $5,500

        Artist: John Modesitt | b. 1955 Title: They're All Inside Signed l/l: Modesitt Media: Oil on linen Dimensions: 20 by 24 inches

        Altermann Galleries
      • John Modesitt, (1955 - * Durango, CO), "Spring Glory II", 1986, oak tree and poppy landscape, Oil on linen, 30" H x 40" W
        Oct. 23, 2018

        John Modesitt, (1955 - * Durango, CO), "Spring Glory II", 1986, oak tree and poppy landscape, Oil on linen, 30" H x 40" W

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Modesitt (1955 - * Durango, CO) "Spring Glory II", 1986, oak tree and poppy landscape Oil on linen Signed lower right: Modesitt, titled and inscribed verso: Central California 30" H x 40" W

        John Moran Auctioneers
      • JOHN MODESITT 'ALPINE SPLENDOR' OIL PAINTING
        Oct. 13, 2018

        JOHN MODESITT 'ALPINE SPLENDOR' OIL PAINTING

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        (American 1955 - ) Monumental unframed oil on canvas entitled 'Alpine Splendor' Signed 'Modesitt' LR Also signed & titled to stretcher to verso along with Christie's bar code sticker. SIZE 60" x 58" CONDITION: Very good. NOTE: This painting was originally sold in 2003 at Christie's Los Angeles 'American Paintings' Auction SHIPPING: Oversize, arrange UPS pack & ship or pick up, BIO: Modesitt is a living artist painting in the style of the plein air impressionists such as Edgar Payne & Guy Rose. He moved to New York in the 1980s studying & influenced by the Masters and then returned to S. California & also spent time in France. He represented the U.S. in a special exhibit in Beijing China. His pieces are exhibited in many galleries & museums today.

        Midnight Sun Antique Auction
      • John Modesitt, (1955 - * Solana Beach, CA), "Shadowed Hills, CA", lupine and a path through a landscape, Oil on canvas, 18" H x 24" W
        Aug. 21, 2018

        John Modesitt, (1955 - * Solana Beach, CA), "Shadowed Hills, CA", lupine and a path through a landscape, Oil on canvas, 18" H x 24" W

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Modesitt (1955 - * Solana Beach, CA) "Shadowed Hills, CA", lupine and a path through a landscape Oil on canvas Signed lower right: Modesitt 18" H x 24" W

        John Moran Auctioneers
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