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b. 1908 - d. 1997

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    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (1908 - 1997)
      Dec. 09, 2023

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (1908 - 1997)

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      39" x 31" paint on canvas, large painting. signed. 100% authentic and real. O'Kelley was born on a corn and cotton farm in Maysville, Georgia, in the northeast of the state. She was the seventh of eight children. She dropped out of school in the ninth grade to help her family on the farm. In 1943, when her father died, she moved to the town of Maysville.

      Ledbetter Auctions
    • O’KELLEY, Mattie Lou (American, 1908-1997) Untitled. (A Day...
      Dec. 06, 2023

      O’KELLEY, Mattie Lou (American, 1908-1997) Untitled. (A Day...

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      O’KELLEY, Mattie Lou (American, 1908-1997) Untitled. (A Day on the Farm) 1981. Oil on paper. Signed lower right. 13 x 18”. Frame: 23 x 28”. Excellent condition. Not examined out of frame.

      Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, American 1908-1997, Farm Scene, 1975, oil on paper, 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm.), Frame: 19 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 25 in. (49.5 x 3.2 x 63.5 cm.)
      Oct. 26, 2023

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, American 1908-1997, Farm Scene, 1975, oil on paper, 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm.), Frame: 19 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 25 in. (49.5 x 3.2 x 63.5 cm.)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY American, 1908-1997 Farm Scene, 1975 oil on paper signed lower right "M.L. O'Kelley / Feb 1975"

      Shannon's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908-1997)
      Sep. 15, 2022

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908-1997)

      Est: $5,000 - $10,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908-1997) XMAS Shopping, 1974 oil on panel signed and dated M.L.O'KELLEY NOV 1974, lower right, titled in yellow chalk on verso 20 x 24 1/4 inches. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, Important Americana, February 1, 1991, lot 1066A.

      Hindman
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) The Country Store 12 x 17 7/8 in. (30.5 x 45.4 cm.) (Executed in July 1975.)
      Nov. 18, 2021

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) The Country Store 12 x 17 7/8 in. (30.5 x 45.4 cm.) (Executed in July 1975.)

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) The Country Store signed and dated 'M.L. O'Kelley / July 1975' (lower right) watercolor and gouache on paper 12 x 17 7/8 in. (30.5 x 45.4 cm.) Executed in July 1975. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley Oil on Canvas Signed
      Jan. 21, 2021

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley Oil on Canvas Signed

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      Mattie Lou O'kelley, American (1908-1997). Colorful oil on canvas 'Lillie Catching the Train to Atlanta', signed and dated lower right, Feb. 1983. Provenance Jay Johnson Inc., America's Folk Heritage Gallery, N.Y., original receipt $18,000.00. Measures 30"H x 38.25"H framed; 24.25"H x 32"W unframed. Condition report: good condition, no isues, see photos. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers.

      Abington Auction Gallery
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Cousin Emmaline's" dated, "1985"
      Jun. 19, 2019

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Cousin Emmaline's" dated, "1985"

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) "Cousin Emmaline's" dated, "1985" Signed and dated, "M.L.O'Kelley (copyright) 1985. Apr," l.r., and titled, copyrighted and signed on verso, oil on canvas, framed. 18 in. x 24 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

      Freeman's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "The Cemetery", dated "1985"
      Jun. 19, 2019

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "The Cemetery", dated "1985"

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) "The Cemetery", dated "1985" Signed and dated, l.r., "M.L. O'Kelley/Feb. 1985", and inscribed to canvas verso, "#13 The Cemetery/Copyright 1985/Mattie Lou O'Kelley", acrylic on canvas, framed. 23 1/2 in. x 18 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

      Freeman's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), Winter Scene, dated, "1980"
      Jun. 19, 2019

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), Winter Scene, dated, "1980"

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) Winter Scene, dated, "1980" Signed and dated, l.r., "M. L. O'Kelley Sept. 1980", oil on canvas, framed. 23 3/4 in. x 35 3/8 in. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

      Freeman's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Airing Out the Quilts on a Cotton Picking Day", dated, "1974"
      Jun. 19, 2019

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Airing Out the Quilts on a Cotton Picking Day", dated, "1974"

      Est: $6,000 - $10,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) "Airing Out the Quilts on a Cotton Picking Day", dated, "1974" Signed and dated, l.r., "M. L. O'Kelley Dec. 1974", medium identified, titled, signed, dated, and located on verso, oil on canvas panel, framed. 24 in. x 35 1/4 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

      Freeman's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Damming Up The Branch", dated, "1973"
      Jun. 19, 2019

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997), "Damming Up The Branch", dated, "1973"

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) "Damming Up The Branch", dated, "1973" Signed and dated, l.r., "M. L. O'Kelley, Dec. 1973", medium identified, signed and titled on verso, acrylic on paper, glazed and framed, further inscribed on verso: "Entered in Ladies Home Journal Contest Finalist 1973 Rec May 14 1974." 21 1/2 in. x 31 1/4 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer.

      Freeman's
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (1908-1997, ACT. GEORGIA). SUNDAY MORNING.
      Apr. 07, 2018

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (1908-1997, ACT. GEORGIA). SUNDAY MORNING.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Oil on board, 20 x 16 inches. Signed "M.L. O'Kelley" and dated 1976, l.r.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley
      Oct. 26, 2017

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (Georgia, 1908-1997) THE NICE HOUSE ON THE HILL, May 1975 oil on canvas board, framed, signed, dated & titled H24" W36" Provenance: Estate of Sarah Anderson "Sally" Irvin Wood

      Charlton Hall
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) Eating at the Round Table, 1976 watercolor, graphite and varnish on paper 16 x 20 1/8 in.
      Sep. 20, 2017

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) Eating at the Round Table, 1976 watercolor, graphite and varnish on paper 16 x 20 1/8 in.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1997) Eating at the Round Table, 1976 signed and dated lower right M.L. O'KELLEY APR.1976; inscribed "Eating at The Round Table" Mattie Lou O'Kelley/ watercolor on paper-April 1976 on verso watercolor, graphite and varnish on paper 16 x 20 1/8 in.

      Christie's
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley American, 1908-1997 Morning Glories, 1975
      Jan. 13, 2016

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley American, 1908-1997 Morning Glories, 1975

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley American, 1908-1997 Morning Glories, 1975 Signed M. L. O'Kelley and dated Nov. 1975 (lr); inscribed as titled on an old label affixed to the stretcher Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches Provenance: Jay Johnson America's Folk Heritage Gallery, New York WNET, New York, The Thirteen Collection Televised Auction of Art and Antiques: To Be Broadcast on Channel Thirteen, May 10 -13, 1979, lot 1339 C 

      Doyle New York
    • * Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), Interior Room (Green), 1984
      Sep. 24, 2015

      * Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), Interior Room (Green), 1984

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, b. 1908) Interior Room (Green), 1984 oil on canvas signed M.L. O'Kelley and dated (lower right) 17 1/2 x 23 inches.

      Hindman
    • * Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), Interior Room (Brown), 1984
      Sep. 24, 2015

      * Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), Interior Room (Brown), 1984

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, b. 1908) Interior Room (Brown), 1984 oil on canvas signed M.L. O'Kelley and dated (lower right) 17 1/2 x 23 inches.

      Hindman
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (AMERICAN 1908-1997), ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 1975, PRIMITIVE FARMLAND LANDSCAPE
      Mar. 17, 2013

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (AMERICAN 1908-1997), ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 1975, PRIMITIVE FARMLAND LANDSCAPE

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY (AMERICAN 1908-1997), ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 1975, PRIMITIVE FARMLAND LANDSCAPE:Signed and dated lower right; original frame.

      DuMouchelles
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), When the Oranges Bloom in Georgia, 1980
      Dec. 11, 2011

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley, (American, b. 1908), When the Oranges Bloom in Georgia, 1980

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, b. 1908) When the Oranges Bloom in Georgia, 1980 oil on canvas signed M. L. O'Kelley and dated (lower right); titled (tacking edge) 40 x 30 inches.

      Hindman
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley Barnyard Cat.
      Nov. 13, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley Barnyard Cat.

      Est: $6,000 - $9,000

      Oil on canvas. Signed and dated, June 1979. Image is 24" x 18". Frame is 30.5" x 24.5". Mint condition. Provenance: Purchased from Jay Johnson Gallery. Full-page illustration on page 45 in Mattie Lou O'Kelley Folk Art. Exhibited at Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, KS, "The Fascinating Cat" Exhibit. Lot includes handwritten letter from Mattie Lou O'Kelley discussing the painting.

      Slotin Folk Art Auction
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley Barefoot Day.
      Nov. 13, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley Barefoot Day.

      Est: $20,000 - $25,000

      Oil on canvas. Signed, titled and dated, Feb. 1978. Extraordinarily large piece for O'Kelley. Wonderful details and Springtime colors. Image is 28" x 41". Nicely framed, 34" x 47" h.

      Slotin Folk Art Auction
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley. Rainbow of Health.
      May. 01, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley. Rainbow of Health.

      Est: $4,500 - $5,500

      Rainbow of Health.Signed and dated, 1968. Paint on canvas, varnished by artist. Mattie Lou's nephew, James, was working for the Health Department in Dublain, GA and asked his Aunt to paint a picture for his new office. Mattie Lou said that the Rainbow was the Shining Light of the Health Dept set to clean up the outhouses. The image depicts a pond in Maysville, her hometown. Image is 23" x 19". Frame is 25" w x 21" h. Excellent condition. Est. $4,500-5,500. Ship: $40

      Slotin Folk Art Auction
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley. Spotted Cat.
      May. 01, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley. Spotted Cat.

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Spotted Cat.Oil on canvas. Signed and dated, April 1978. Illustrated in Life Magazine, June 1980 in an article entitled, " Fanciful Art of Plain Folk." Image is 18" w x 24" h. Frame is 27" w x 32.5" h. Provenance: The Jay Johnson Gallery, Karen and Werner Gundersheimer. Est. $8,000-12,000. Ship: $200 includes crate.

      Slotin Folk Art Auction
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley. The Watermelon Cutting.
      May. 01, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley. The Watermelon Cutting.

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (1908-1989) Banks County, Georgia. The Watermelon Cutting. Oil on canvas. Signed, titled and dated, Feb. 1979. Image is 36" x 24" h. Frame is 42" w x 30.5" h. Mint condition. Provenance: Jay Johnson Gallery, The Karen and Werner Gundersheimer Collection. Illustrated and discussed in William C. Ketchum's, All American Folk Arts and Crafts, pg 185-187, and illustrated on the cover and in a double page spread in Ketchum's American Folk Art (New York, Smithmark, 1995, pgs. 8-9. Est. $20,000-30,000. Ship: $300 includes crate. A Slotin Auction Favorite!

      Slotin Folk Art Auction
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X
      Apr. 18, 2010

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X

      Est: $400 - $700

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X 20", JULY 1967, "DEATH OF A GAY BIRD": US 1908-1997: Signed and titled on verso; #68 on verso; framed.

      DuMouchelles
    • Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908-1989)
      Jan. 27, 2010

      Mattie Lou O'Kelley (American, 1908-1989)

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Winter skaters oil on canvas signed and dated lower right M.L. O'Kelley Feb 1981. 23 1/2 x 31 1/2in (60cm x 82cm)

      Bonhams
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X
      Jan. 17, 2010

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X

      Est: $800 - $1,500

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS PANEL, 16" X 20", JULY 1967, "DEATH OF A GAY BIRD": US 1908-1997: Signed and titled on verso; #68 on verso; framed.

      DuMouchelles
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD, 20" X
      Jul. 12, 2009

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD, 20" X

      Est: $600 - $800

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS BOARD, 20" X 16", MAY 1974, "WILD ROSES": American primitive. Signed and dated lower right; signed, titled and dated on verso; framed.

      DuMouchelles
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON WOOD PANEL, 18" X 9
      Jul. 12, 2009

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON WOOD PANEL, 18" X 9

      Est: $200 - $300

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON WOOD PANEL, 18" X 9 3/4", JAN. 1945, FEMALE NUDE PUTTING ON A STOCKING: American primitive; nude shown on a black bear rug; signed and dated lower right with date appearing to be Jan.1945; unframed.

      DuMouchelles
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30", JULY
      Jul. 12, 2009

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30", JULY

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30", JULY 1976, "SUMMER SHORELINE": AMERICAN 1908-1997: American folk artist. Signed and dated lower right; titled and signed on the edge of the canvas that is rolled over the stretcher bar on verso; gilt frame.

      DuMouchelles
    • MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30",
      Jul. 12, 2009

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30",

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      MATTIE LOU O'KELLEY, OIL ON CANVAS, 24" X 30", NOV. 1976, "THE TOWN CLOCK": AMERICAN 1908-1997: American primitive. Signed and dated lower right; titled and dated on verso of stretcher; gilt frame.

      DuMouchelles
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