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Decoration painter, Etcher, Wall painter, b. 1879 - d. 1961

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            • Louis Orr 1920 Signed Etching [Avignon]
              Feb. 07, 2024

              Louis Orr 1920 Signed Etching [Avignon]

              Est: $150 - $250

              Louis Orr [Connecticut / France,1879-1966] pencil signed etching dated 1920 in plate. Image measures 5.75 in. x 8.5 in., sheet measures 9 in. x 11.25 in. Hinge mounted to an 11 in. x 15 in. mat gallery frame. Unframed, loose, not mounted or glued down. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as grading can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 14x14x14 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio if it is not fragile or over 25lbs. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. Books maximum box size will be 14x14x14 inch or equivalent and will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. If your invoice is for multiple items, we will use our discretion on requiring the use of an outside shipper. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction even if not stated.

              Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
            • Louis Orr Etching Reims Cahedral Facade
              Feb. 07, 2024

              Louis Orr Etching Reims Cahedral Facade

              Est: $75 - $150

              Louis Orr (Connecticut / France, 1879-1966) etching plate signed lower left and dated 1917. Image measures approximately 22.5 in. x 14.75 in., sheet measures 27.625 in. x 19.625 in. and is mounted to paper board. If lot is absent of a condition report one may be requested via email. Condition report is provided as an opinion only and is no guarantee as grading can be subjective. Buyer must view photographs or scans to assist in determining condition and ask further questions if so desired. Our in-house shipping department will gladly pack and ship any item that fits into a 14x14x14 inch or 30x5x24 inch or equivalent or smaller box/folio if it is not fragile or over 25lbs. We will charge for labor to pack and process based on actual time it takes, actual cost of materials used to pack and actual shipper charges that will include insurance and signature required. We generally use USPS and Fed Ex and compare the pricing between the two. Books maximum box size will be 14x14x14 inch or equivalent and will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. We gladly will give shipping estimates prior to auction. Please make this request at least 24 hours prior to auction for our shipping department to respond. If your invoice is for multiple items, we will use our discretion on requiring the use of an outside shipper. We reserve the right to require an outside shipper on any item(s) in the auction even if not stated.

              Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
            • Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) three framed etchings, the first depicting several sailboats on the water, with mat burn, Wiley Gallery label verso; the second "St. Paul, Episcopalian church at Edenton, North Carolina...
              Jan. 08, 2024

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) three framed etchings, the first depicting several sailboats on the water, with mat burn, Wiley Gallery label verso; the second "St. Paul, Episcopalian church at Edenton, North Carolina...

              Est: $125 - $250

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) three framed etchings, the first depicting several sailboats on the water, with mat burn, Wiley Gallery label verso; the second "St. Paul, Episcopalian church at Edenton, North Carolina" with some toning and foxing, Wanamaker label verso; and the last, "House in West Hartford"; all pencil signed, largest overall 19" h. x 15" w.

              Winter Associates, Inc.
            • Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting
              Jan. 07, 2024

              Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting

              Est: $550 - $700

              ARTIST: Louis Orr (Connecticut, French, 1879 - 1961) NAME: Boston Harbor Scene - Grey Day MEDIUM: gouache and oil on paper CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122036 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1876 to Carolina Louise Naedele Orr and John Henry Orr. He came from a long line of printers and engravers; it had been his family's business since the 18th century in Scotland and Ireland. His grandfather, J. W. Orr, was the Dean of American Wood Engravers and ran an extensive printing establishment in New York City. Despite his family's established footing in this line of work, they discouraged Orr from pursuing the art in an effort to help him avoid the hardships of the artist lifestyle. Once, as a child, his father noticed him cutting out pictures in patent leather and pasting them on board to make woodcuts. In response, he calmly told Louis that he would "break [his] back if [he]ever became an artist." Nevertheless, when Louis Orr came of age, he followed his intuition and enrolled at Hartford Art School (studying there from 1903-1905), where he began his formal arts education under the mentorship of the notable American painter Walter Griffin.In 1904, the Art Society hosted an exhibition displaying the work of 55 students from their program. In the exhibition review by The Hartford Courant (the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), Louis Orr was the only student mentioned by name in praise of his work and skill."Louis Orr has the decorative poster in color, announcing the exhibition, very effectively throwing a distant view of Hartford beneath an ornamental arch with entablature. Mr. Orr was at Byrdcliffe last summer and shows a landscape, which took first prize there, and also some monotypes and pencil sketches. The monotypes are rapidly drawn sketches in color on copper, one or two impressions, only being taken while the color is fresh. Some of them are quite effective, showing some relation to etching." Orr's early artistic endeavors focused primarily on drawing and painting with oils and watercolor. However, he did not feel personally successful in conveying his artistic abilities through these mediums, so he once again followed his intuition, turning to etching, a medium he had always been curious about. Louis Orr taught himself etching through instinct, a method that helped him quickly develop his own unique style. The artist's first original etchings date from 1908. Louis Orr spent a large part of the rest of his career building a strong reputation in printmaking, with a specialization in architectural subjects, such as the bridges and cathedrals of Paris.In 1906, upon receiving a $350 scholarship from a group of his mentors in connection with the Hartford Art School, and despite advice from said mentors to enroll at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art instead of traveling (where the money would surely last him longer), Orr moved to France. Following in the spiritual footsteps of his adventurous uncle and namesake, Louis Orr set off for Paris by boat without a word of French in his arsenal, but with a burning "lust for wandering."By 1910, Orr was back in the Northeastern United States finishing his studies, teaching at the Art Society, and working at The Hartford Times. Interestingly, among his students at the Art Society was Hartford kin, Milton Avery, the celebrated American modernist painter.In 1911, Louis Orr returned to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and began working under Jean-Paul Laurens. During this period, he also met his future wife, Gabrielle Chaumette, whom he married in 1913.In 1917, the artist enlisted in the French Army as an Official Artist, creating work on the frontlines of world War I. This worked launched his career to the next level, bringing him international recognition and widespread success. For his contributions, courage, and allegiance to France, Orr was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1919, and was later promoted to Cross of Officer in 1930.Following the war, Orr returned to live stateside, where he completed commissions all across the East Coast. In 1930, the artist traveled to Spain, where he did a series of pastels of the Alhambra. He exhibited these pastels in Hartford galleries, and they sold off incredibly quickly. Soon after, while in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber. Together they conceptualized a series of 50 etchings of North Carolina landmarks, which Orr completed over the next 12 years, visiting NC occasionally, and mailing his proofs to Humber for approval.Though Louis Orr spent many years of his life in Paris or traveling elsewhere, he always wanted to be remembered as a Hartford artist.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No
              Dec. 14, 2023

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No

              Est: $300 - $500

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 17.5 x 12 in; frame: 26 x 21 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • Louis Orr (1876-1966)
              Nov. 21, 2023

              Louis Orr (1876-1966)

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              TEN ETCHINGS OF YALE UNIVERSITY Ten etchings, 1926, on wove paper, signed, also signed on the frontispiece and table of contents, in pencil, from the same-titled series, published by Yale University Press, with full margins, in the original paper portfolio. Plates 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches; 248 x 168 mm. Overall 20 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches; 514 x 400 mm.

              Doyle New York
            • Louis Orr - Rheims Cathedral Etching
              Nov. 07, 2023

              Louis Orr - Rheims Cathedral Etching

              Est: $400 - $600

              Louis Orr - Rheims Cathedral Etching pencil signed and dated 1917. Dimensions 36x31

              Regency Auction House
            • LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No
              Nov. 02, 2023

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No

              Est: $300 - $500

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 17.5 x 12 in; frame: 26 x 21 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting
              Oct. 08, 2023

              Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting

              Est: $600 - $750

              ARTIST: Louis Orr (Connecticut, French, 1879 - 1961) NAME: Boston Harbor Scene - Grey Day MEDIUM: gouache and oil on paper CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122036 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1876 to Carolina Louise Naedele Orr and John Henry Orr. He came from a long line of printers and engravers; it had been his family's business since the 18th century in Scotland and Ireland. His grandfather, J. W. Orr, was the Dean of American Wood Engravers and ran an extensive printing establishment in New York City. Despite his family's established footing in this line of work, they discouraged Orr from pursuing the art in an effort to help him avoid the hardships of the artist lifestyle. Once, as a child, his father noticed him cutting out pictures in patent leather and pasting them on board to make woodcuts. In response, he calmly told Louis that he would "break [his] back if [he]ever became an artist." Nevertheless, when Louis Orr came of age, he followed his intuition and enrolled at Hartford Art School (studying there from 1903-1905), where he began his formal arts education under the mentorship of the notable American painter Walter Griffin.In 1904, the Art Society hosted an exhibition displaying the work of 55 students from their program. In the exhibition review by The Hartford Courant (the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), Louis Orr was the only student mentioned by name in praise of his work and skill."Louis Orr has the decorative poster in color, announcing the exhibition, very effectively throwing a distant view of Hartford beneath an ornamental arch with entablature. Mr. Orr was at Byrdcliffe last summer and shows a landscape, which took first prize there, and also some monotypes and pencil sketches. The monotypes are rapidly drawn sketches in color on copper, one or two impressions, only being taken while the color is fresh. Some of them are quite effective, showing some relation to etching." Orr's early artistic endeavors focused primarily on drawing and painting with oils and watercolor. However, he did not feel personally successful in conveying his artistic abilities through these mediums, so he once again followed his intuition, turning to etching, a medium he had always been curious about. Louis Orr taught himself etching through instinct, a method that helped him quickly develop his own unique style. The artist's first original etchings date from 1908. Louis Orr spent a large part of the rest of his career building a strong reputation in printmaking, with a specialization in architectural subjects, such as the bridges and cathedrals of Paris.In 1906, upon receiving a $350 scholarship from a group of his mentors in connection with the Hartford Art School, and despite advice from said mentors to enroll at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art instead of traveling (where the money would surely last him longer), Orr moved to France. Following in the spiritual footsteps of his adventurous uncle and namesake, Louis Orr set off for Paris by boat without a word of French in his arsenal, but with a burning "lust for wandering."By 1910, Orr was back in the Northeastern United States finishing his studies, teaching at the Art Society, and working at The Hartford Times. Interestingly, among his students at the Art Society was Hartford kin, Milton Avery, the celebrated American modernist painter.In 1911, Louis Orr returned to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and began working under Jean-Paul Laurens. During this period, he also met his future wife, Gabrielle Chaumette, whom he married in 1913.In 1917, the artist enlisted in the French Army as an Official Artist, creating work on the frontlines of world War I. This worked launched his career to the next level, bringing him international recognition and widespread success. For his contributions, courage, and allegiance to France, Orr was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1919, and was later promoted to Cross of Officer in 1930.Following the war, Orr returned to live stateside, where he completed commissions all across the East Coast. In 1930, the artist traveled to Spain, where he did a series of pastels of the Alhambra. He exhibited these pastels in Hartford galleries, and they sold off incredibly quickly. Soon after, while in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber. Together they conceptualized a series of 50 etchings of North Carolina landmarks, which Orr completed over the next 12 years, visiting NC occasionally, and mailing his proofs to Humber for approval.Though Louis Orr spent many years of his life in Paris or traveling elsewhere, he always wanted to be remembered as a Hartford artist.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Two prints: The Mirrors, Orton Plantation, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" , inscribed lower left "'The Mirrors', Orton Plantation, North Carolina" , etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed, marked "5" on paper below plate mark border. Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" , inscribed lower left "Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, North Carolina", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed. Inscribed below plate mark on lower left "Plate IV album II (Plate IX of Vol. I). Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American/North Carolina, 1879-1966) Two prints: David Harvey Hill Library, North Carolina State College at Raleigh, signed lower right "Louis Orr", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed Birthplace of Andrew Johnson (17th President of U.S.A) Raleigh, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Three prints: The Rock House, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Rock House, near Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina", etching, 10 x 7-3/4 in.; unframed The Old Mint, Charlotte, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Old Mint, Charlotte, North Carolina", etching, 7-7/8 x 9-3/4 in.; unframed Eumenean Society Hall, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Eumenean Society Hall, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina", etching 9-3/4 x 7-3/4 in. Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Three prints: General Lillington's House, Wilmington, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" , inscribed lower left "General Lillington's House, Wilmington, North Carolina" , etching , 10 x 7-7/8 in.; unframed The Burgwin-Wright-Cornwallis House, Wilmington, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" inscribed lower left "The Burgwin-Wright-Cornwallis House, Wilmington, North Carolina" etching, 8 x 9-3/4 in.; unframed City Hall and Auditorium, Wilmington, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" and inscribed lower left "City Hall and Auditorium, Wilmington, North Carolina" , etching, 8 x 9-7/8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina, 1876-1966) Two prints: The Cloister-Christ Episcopal Cathedral Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed Lyman Hall, St. Augustine College, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Two prints: The Cupola House, Edenton, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Cupola House, Edenton, North Carolina", etching, 10 x 7-1/2 in.; unframed The Leigh House, Near Edenton, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Leigh House, Near Edenton, North Carolina", stamped above title "C Louis Orr 1951", etching, 8-1/4 x 10 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Three prints: Waite Hall, Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Waite Hall, Wake Forest, Wake Forest, North Carolina", etching, 7-7/8 x 9-5/8 in.; unframed The Belo House, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Belo House, Winston-Salem, North Carolina", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed Old Salem, "The Summer Court" Salem Academy (Moravian Settlement), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Old Salem. 'The Summer Court' Salem Academy (Moravian Settlement), Winston-Salem, North Carolina", etching 10 x 8 in.; unframed

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina, 1876-1966) St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, North Carolina", etching, 9-3/4 x 7-5/8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              (American/North Carolina, 1876-1966) St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, North Carolina", etching, 9-3/4 x 7-5/8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Four prints: Masonic Temple, New Bern, N.C., signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Masonic Temple, New Bern, N.C.", etching, 10 x 8 in.; unframed New Bern Academy, New Bern, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "New Bern Academy, New Bern, North Carolina" etching, 10 x 7-1/2 in.; unframed The Louisiana House, New Bern, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Louisiana House, New Bern, North Carolina" , etching, 10 x 7-3/4 in.; unframed Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina", etching, 10-1/8 x 8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Four prints: The Old Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "The Old Courthouse, Salisbury, North Carolina", etching, 8-1/2 x 9-3/4 in.; unframed Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Davidson County Courthouse, Lexington, North Carolina", etching, 10 x 7-7/8 in.; unframed Playmakers' Theater, North Carolina State University at Chapel Hill, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Playmakers' Theater, North Carolina", etching, 8 x 9 in.; unframed The Old Market Fayetteville, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr" and inscribed lower left "The Old Market, Fayetteville, North Carolina" etching , 10 x 7-7/8 in.; unframed. Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1966) Two prints: Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina (Blue Ridge Mountains), signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "Grand Father Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina (Blue Ridge Mountains)", stamped "C Louis Orr" above title, etching, 8 x 9-1/2 in.; unframed S. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock, North Carolina, signed lower right "Louis Orr", inscribed lower left "St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock, North Carolina", etching, 10-1/4 x 7-7/8 in.; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • Louis Orr
              Sep. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              (American/North Carolina 1876-1976) Two prints: Second State Capitol of North Carolina - Raleigh, signed lower right "Louis Orr" inscribed lower left "Second State Capitol of North Carolina - Raleigh", etching, 8-1/8 x 10-1/8 in.; unframed. North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, signed lower right "Louis Orr" inscribed lower left "North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh", etching 10-1/8 x 8 in,; unframed Provenance: Private North Carolina Collection

              Brunk Auctions
            • LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No
              Sep. 14, 2023

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No

              Est: $350 - $550

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 17.5 x 12 in; frame: 26 x 21 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No
              Aug. 24, 2023

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. No

              Est: $400 - $600

              LOUIS ORR, (American / French, 1879-1966). St. Etienne-du-Mont, circa 1924, Etching on paper signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 17.5 x 12 in; frame: 26 x 21 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting
              Jul. 02, 2023

              Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting

              Est: $625 - $750

              ARTIST: Louis Orr (Connecticut, French, 1879 - 1961) NAME: Boston Harbor Scene - Grey Day MEDIUM: gouache and oil on paper CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122036 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1876 to Carolina Louise Naedele Orr and John Henry Orr. He came from a long line of printers and engravers; it had been his family's business since the 18th century in Scotland and Ireland. His grandfather, J. W. Orr, was the Dean of American Wood Engravers and ran an extensive printing establishment in New York City. Despite his family's established footing in this line of work, they discouraged Orr from pursuing the art in an effort to help him avoid the hardships of the artist lifestyle. Once, as a child, his father noticed him cutting out pictures in patent leather and pasting them on board to make woodcuts. In response, he calmly told Louis that he would "break [his] back if [he]ever became an artist." Nevertheless, when Louis Orr came of age, he followed his intuition and enrolled at Hartford Art School (studying there from 1903-1905), where he began his formal arts education under the mentorship of the notable American painter Walter Griffin.In 1904, the Art Society hosted an exhibition displaying the work of 55 students from their program. In the exhibition review by The Hartford Courant (the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), Louis Orr was the only student mentioned by name in praise of his work and skill."Louis Orr has the decorative poster in color, announcing the exhibition, very effectively throwing a distant view of Hartford beneath an ornamental arch with entablature. Mr. Orr was at Byrdcliffe last summer and shows a landscape, which took first prize there, and also some monotypes and pencil sketches. The monotypes are rapidly drawn sketches in color on copper, one or two impressions, only being taken while the color is fresh. Some of them are quite effective, showing some relation to etching." Orr's early artistic endeavors focused primarily on drawing and painting with oils and watercolor. However, he did not feel personally successful in conveying his artistic abilities through these mediums, so he once again followed his intuition, turning to etching, a medium he had always been curious about. Louis Orr taught himself etching through instinct, a method that helped him quickly develop his own unique style. The artist's first original etchings date from 1908. Louis Orr spent a large part of the rest of his career building a strong reputation in printmaking, with a specialization in architectural subjects, such as the bridges and cathedrals of Paris.In 1906, upon receiving a $350 scholarship from a group of his mentors in connection with the Hartford Art School, and despite advice from said mentors to enroll at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art instead of traveling (where the money would surely last him longer), Orr moved to France. Following in the spiritual footsteps of his adventurous uncle and namesake, Louis Orr set off for Paris by boat without a word of French in his arsenal, but with a burning "lust for wandering."By 1910, Orr was back in the Northeastern United States finishing his studies, teaching at the Art Society, and working at The Hartford Times. Interestingly, among his students at the Art Society was Hartford kin, Milton Avery, the celebrated American modernist painter.In 1911, Louis Orr returned to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and began working under Jean-Paul Laurens. During this period, he also met his future wife, Gabrielle Chaumette, whom he married in 1913.In 1917, the artist enlisted in the French Army as an Official Artist, creating work on the frontlines of world War I. This worked launched his career to the next level, bringing him international recognition and widespread success. For his contributions, courage, and allegiance to France, Orr was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1919, and was later promoted to Cross of Officer in 1930.Following the war, Orr returned to live stateside, where he completed commissions all across the East Coast. In 1930, the artist traveled to Spain, where he did a series of pastels of the Alhambra. He exhibited these pastels in Hartford galleries, and they sold off incredibly quickly. Soon after, while in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber. Together they conceptualized a series of 50 etchings of North Carolina landmarks, which Orr completed over the next 12 years, visiting NC occasionally, and mailing his proofs to Humber for approval.Though Louis Orr spent many years of his life in Paris or traveling elsewhere, he always wanted to be remembered as a Hartford artist.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1961), "Paris"., Mixed media on paper, 19" x 12" sight. Framed 29" x 22".
              Jun. 14, 2023

              LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1961), "Paris"., Mixed media on paper, 19" x 12" sight. Framed 29" x 22".

              Est: $500 - $1,000

              LOUIS ORR Connecticut/France, 1879-1961 "Paris". Signed and titled lower right "Louis Orr Paris".

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            • LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), "Pont Marie, Paris"., Mixed media on paperboard, 10.25" x 13.25". Framed 16.25" x 19.25".
              Jun. 14, 2023

              LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), "Pont Marie, Paris"., Mixed media on paperboard, 10.25" x 13.25". Framed 16.25" x 19.25".

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              LOUIS ORR Connecticut/France, 1879-1966 "Pont Marie, Paris". Signed "Louis Orr" in ink, lower right. Housed within the artist's original mat with a hand-drawn border in gouache and inscribed "Pont + Marie" and "Paris" within the lower border line.

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            • Two pencil signed etchings, including: Louis Orr (American 1879-1966), street with columned building and large building with awning, signed lower right, toning, foxing, linear burn right of center, etc., ss: 8 1/2" h....
              Jun. 12, 2023

              Two pencil signed etchings, including: Louis Orr (American 1879-1966), street with columned building and large building with awning, signed lower right, toning, foxing, linear burn right of center, etc., ss: 8 1/2" h....

              Est: $125 - $250

              Two pencil signed etchings, including: Louis Orr (American 1879-1966), street with columned building and large building with awning, signed lower right, toning, foxing, linear burn right of center, etc., ss: 8 1/2" h. x 10 1/4" w.; second by George Plowman (American, 1869-1932), harbor scene with large ship in waterway and small boat beached in foreground, pencil signed lower right, toning, etc., ss: 9 1/4" h. x 12" w., both matted and framed, neither examined out of frame, wear on both consistent with age.

              Winter Associates, Inc.
            • Kappel and Orr pencil signed etchings, including: Phillip Kappel (American, 1901-1981), three masted ship in silhouette on open water, pencil signed lower right, signed in-plate lower left, mat burn, etc., ss: 8" h. x...
              Jun. 12, 2023

              Kappel and Orr pencil signed etchings, including: Phillip Kappel (American, 1901-1981), three masted ship in silhouette on open water, pencil signed lower right, signed in-plate lower left, mat burn, etc., ss: 8" h. x...

              Est: $125 - $250

              Kappel and Orr pencil signed etchings, including: Phillip Kappel (American, 1901-1981), three masted ship in silhouette on open water, pencil signed lower right, signed in-plate lower left, mat burn, etc., ss: 8" h. x 10 1/2" w.; along with Louis Orr (American, 1879-1966), city with tower and smokestacks by river, pencil signed lower right, toning, foxing, linear burn right of center, etc., ss: 8 1/2" h. x 10 1/4" w.; both matted and framed, neither examined out of frame, wear on both consistent with age.

              Winter Associates, Inc.
            • Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), Playmakers Theatre, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, Etching
              Jun. 10, 2023

              Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), Playmakers Theatre, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, Etching

              Est: $200 - $300

              Louis Orr American, (1879-1961) Playmakers Theatre, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill Etching From Louis Orr's series of North Carolina. Signed and titled in pencil lower margin, gilt-framed.

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            • LOUIS ORR SIGNED ENGRAVING
              May. 26, 2023

              LOUIS ORR SIGNED ENGRAVING

              Est: $100 - $200

              LOUIS ORR SIGNED ENGRAVING OF PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSONS BIRTHPLACE, APPROXIMATELY 15 1/2 IN X 19 IN OVERALL

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            • Louis Orr (Am. 1876-1961) and Jules-Élie Delaunay (Fr. 1828-1891), Two Works, Etching and Engraving, framed under glass
              May. 20, 2023

              Louis Orr (Am. 1876-1961) and Jules-Élie Delaunay (Fr. 1828-1891), Two Works, Etching and Engraving, framed under glass

              Est: $200 - $300

              Louis Orr and Jules-Élie Delaunay Am. (1876-1961), Fr. (1828-1891) Two Works: 1] "Cathedrale de Reims - Facade" 1917 2] "Notre Dame" c. 1870 1] Etching, framed under glass 2] Engraving, framed under glass 1] Signed, dated, and location printed in plate l.l., exhibition label verso 2] "Delauney Del et Sculp" printed l.l., titled in plate l.c., exhibition label verso 1] 24 7/8" x 15 7/16" sight, 35" x 24 1/8" framed 2] 24" x 18" sight, 21" x 25 1/16" framed 1] Other notes: Printed at Chalcographie du Louvre

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            • Two Louis Orr (American/French, 1879 - 1966), pastels on paper, to include "Paris", signed lower left, 11 1/2" x 15 1/4"; along with...
              May. 06, 2023

              Two Louis Orr (American/French, 1879 - 1966), pastels on paper, to include "Paris", signed lower left, 11 1/2" x 15 1/4"; along with...

              Est: $400 - $800

              Two Louis Orr (American/French, 1879 - 1966), pastels on paper, to include "Paris", signed lower left, 11 1/2" x 15 1/4"; along with "Landscape with Houses", some water damage, 9 1/2" x 14"; both signed lower left "Louis Orr, Paris". Provenance: Estate of Donald K. Huber

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            • Louis Orr Framed & Signed Engraving of Orton
              May. 04, 2023

              Louis Orr Framed & Signed Engraving of Orton

              Est: $100 - $200

              Louis Orr, American, 1879-1961, Antique Engraving Framed and Pencil Signed and Titled Orton Plantation, North Carolina, The Mirror. The glass of the frame is cracked. There are mildew spots under glass but they do not appear to have affected the engraving. Engraving itself measures 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches.

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            • Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), David Harvey Hill Library, North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, Etching
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), David Harvey Hill Library, North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, Etching

              Est: $400 - $600

              Louis Orr American, (1879-1961) David Harvey Hill Library, North Carolina State Library, Raleigh Etching A view of the front of the library with its impressive pillars and grand staircase. Part of the series Orr did of North Carolina from 1939-1952 Framed Signed lower right Titled lower left

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            • Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), The Halifax House, Halifax, North Carolina, Etching
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), The Halifax House, Halifax, North Carolina, Etching

              Est: $300 - $500

              Louis Orr American, (1879-1961) The Halifax House, Halifax, North Carolina Etching From Orr's North Carolina series where buildings were selected for their historic, architectural, or geological significance. Framed Signed lower right Titled lower left

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            • Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), Morovian Church, Winston Salem, North Carolina, Etching
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Louis Orr, American (1879-1961), Morovian Church, Winston Salem, North Carolina, Etching

              Est: $400 - $600

              Louis Orr American, (1879-1961) Morovian Church, Winston Salem, North Carolina Etching A view of the steps leading up to the church with a high wall on the right side. Part of Orr's series of North Carolina from 1939-1952. Framed Signed lower right Titled lower left

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            • Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on pape
              Apr. 13, 2023

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on pape

              Est: $300 - $500

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on paper, each 11-3/8 x 6-1/2 inches (28.9 x 16.5 cm) (largest) Each signed and titled in pencil along lower edge Includes: Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah, and Seattle.  HID01801242017

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            • Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting
              Apr. 09, 2023

              Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting

              Est: $650 - $800

              ARTIST: Louis Orr (Connecticut, French, 1879 - 1961) NAME: Boston Harbor Scene - Grey Day MEDIUM: gouache and oil on paper CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122036 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1876 to Carolina Louise Naedele Orr and John Henry Orr. He came from a long line of printers and engravers; it had been his family's business since the 18th century in Scotland and Ireland. His grandfather, J. W. Orr, was the Dean of American Wood Engravers and ran an extensive printing establishment in New York City. Despite his family's established footing in this line of work, they discouraged Orr from pursuing the art in an effort to help him avoid the hardships of the artist lifestyle. Once, as a child, his father noticed him cutting out pictures in patent leather and pasting them on board to make woodcuts. In response, he calmly told Louis that he would "break [his] back if [he]ever became an artist." Nevertheless, when Louis Orr came of age, he followed his intuition and enrolled at Hartford Art School (studying there from 1903-1905), where he began his formal arts education under the mentorship of the notable American painter Walter Griffin.In 1904, the Art Society hosted an exhibition displaying the work of 55 students from their program. In the exhibition review by The Hartford Courant (the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), Louis Orr was the only student mentioned by name in praise of his work and skill."Louis Orr has the decorative poster in color, announcing the exhibition, very effectively throwing a distant view of Hartford beneath an ornamental arch with entablature. Mr. Orr was at Byrdcliffe last summer and shows a landscape, which took first prize there, and also some monotypes and pencil sketches. The monotypes are rapidly drawn sketches in color on copper, one or two impressions, only being taken while the color is fresh. Some of them are quite effective, showing some relation to etching." Orr's early artistic endeavors focused primarily on drawing and painting with oils and watercolor. However, he did not feel personally successful in conveying his artistic abilities through these mediums, so he once again followed his intuition, turning to etching, a medium he had always been curious about. Louis Orr taught himself etching through instinct, a method that helped him quickly develop his own unique style. The artist's first original etchings date from 1908. Louis Orr spent a large part of the rest of his career building a strong reputation in printmaking, with a specialization in architectural subjects, such as the bridges and cathedrals of Paris.In 1906, upon receiving a $350 scholarship from a group of his mentors in connection with the Hartford Art School, and despite advice from said mentors to enroll at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art instead of traveling (where the money would surely last him longer), Orr moved to France. Following in the spiritual footsteps of his adventurous uncle and namesake, Louis Orr set off for Paris by boat without a word of French in his arsenal, but with a burning "lust for wandering."By 1910, Orr was back in the Northeastern United States finishing his studies, teaching at the Art Society, and working at The Hartford Times. Interestingly, among his students at the Art Society was Hartford kin, Milton Avery, the celebrated American modernist painter.In 1911, Louis Orr returned to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and began working under Jean-Paul Laurens. During this period, he also met his future wife, Gabrielle Chaumette, whom he married in 1913.In 1917, the artist enlisted in the French Army as an Official Artist, creating work on the frontlines of world War I. This worked launched his career to the next level, bringing him international recognition and widespread success. For his contributions, courage, and allegiance to France, Orr was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1919, and was later promoted to Cross of Officer in 1930.Following the war, Orr returned to live stateside, where he completed commissions all across the East Coast. In 1930, the artist traveled to Spain, where he did a series of pastels of the Alhambra. He exhibited these pastels in Hartford galleries, and they sold off incredibly quickly. Soon after, while in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber. Together they conceptualized a series of 50 etchings of North Carolina landmarks, which Orr completed over the next 12 years, visiting NC occasionally, and mailing his proofs to Humber for approval.Though Louis Orr spent many years of his life in Paris or traveling elsewhere, he always wanted to be remembered as a Hartford artist.

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            • +Louis Orr and Herman Armour Webster, two American etchings, one framed and one unframed, details include: Louis Orr (American, 1879 - 1966), "La Cathedrale de Reims - Transept", framed etching, unsigned, depicts the ...
              Mar. 20, 2023

              +Louis Orr and Herman Armour Webster, two American etchings, one framed and one unframed, details include: Louis Orr (American, 1879 - 1966), "La Cathedrale de Reims - Transept", framed etching, unsigned, depicts the ...

              Est: $100 - $150

              +Louis Orr and Herman Armour Webster, two American etchings, one framed and one unframed, details include: Louis Orr (American, 1879 - 1966), "La Cathedrale de Reims - Transept", framed etching, unsigned, depicts the interior of the cathedral in a ruinous state with much of the architecture in piles on the floor scattered in aisles, matted behind glass, not examined out of frame, wear consistent with age including toning, staining and mat burn, frame size: 30 3/4" h. x 21 3/4" w.; +Herman Armour Webster, (American, 1878-1970), "St. Ouen, Rouen", etching, signed in pencil in lower center margin, titled at lower left corner, mounted to mat at corners, toning and wear to corners, in hinged mat with protective overlay, paper size: 9 7/8" h. x 6 1/4" w. [PROVENANCE: Purchased from June 1 Gallery, Bethlehem, CT in 1983. Copy of original receipt available to successful buyer]

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            • Louis Orr, Towers, Princess, Alhambra, 1927
              Mar. 16, 2023

              Louis Orr, Towers, Princess, Alhambra, 1927

              Est: $200 - $400

              Louis Orr (1879 - 1961) Towers, Princess, Alhambra, 1927 etching signed and dated in plate: Louis Orr / 1927 signed in graphite lower right: Louis Orr inscribed in graphite lower right of center: 5329 [symbols] inscribed in graphite lower right: [symbols] /249 inscribed in graphite on mat: Louis Orr (1899 - 1961) Towers, Princess, Alabama, etching, 1928, edition about 100. Signed / in pencil, Selected for Fire Prints of the Year, 1928, pl. 86

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            • Louis Orr, "Le Pont Neuf" Etching
              Feb. 28, 2023

              Louis Orr, "Le Pont Neuf" Etching

              Est: $100 - $200

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1966), etching on paper depicting le Pont Neuf in Paris, 20" x 23" sight, 27 3/4" x 31 1/2" framed.

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            • Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on pape
              Feb. 09, 2023

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on pape

              Est: $300 - $500

              Louis Orr (American, 1879-1961) Group of Four Works, circa 1928 Etchings on paper, each 11-3/8 x 6-1/2 inches (28.9 x 16.5 cm) (largest) Each signed and titled in pencil along lower edge Includes: Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah, and Seattle.  HID01801242017

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            • LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), “Cathedral of St. Etienne Du Mont, Paris”., Etching with aquatint on paper, 26” x 20”. Framed 36” x 29.5”.
              Jan. 26, 2023

              LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), “Cathedral of St. Etienne Du Mont, Paris”., Etching with aquatint on paper, 26” x 20”. Framed 36” x 29.5”.

              Est: $300 - $500

              LOUIS ORR Connecticut/France, 1879-1966 "Cathedral of St. Etienne Du Mont, Paris". Signed in pencil lower right.

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            • LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), Villa de Rochers — La Malmaison, 1916., Etching, 19.5” x 11.5”. Matted 30” x 20.75”.
              Jan. 04, 2023

              LOUIS ORR (Connecticut/France, 1879-1966), Villa de Rochers — La Malmaison, 1916., Etching, 19.5” x 11.5”. Matted 30” x 20.75”.

              Est: $400 - $600

              LOUIS ORR Connecticut/France, 1879-1966 Villa de Rochers — La Malmaison, 1916. Artist's proof. Signed and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil lower margin.

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            • Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting
              Jan. 02, 2023

              Louis Orr (CT,France,1879-1961) mixed media painting

              Est: $650 - $800

              ARTIST: Louis Orr (Connecticut, French, 1879 - 1961) NAME: Boston Harbor Scene - Grey Day MEDIUM: gouache and oil on paper CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Framed under glass. SIGHT SIZE: 9 x 12 inches / 22 x 30 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122036 US Shipping $49 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Louis Orr was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1876 to Carolina Louise Naedele Orr and John Henry Orr. He came from a long line of printers and engravers; it had been his family's business since the 18th century in Scotland and Ireland. His grandfather, J. W. Orr, was the Dean of American Wood Engravers and ran an extensive printing establishment in New York City. Despite his family's established footing in this line of work, they discouraged Orr from pursuing the art in an effort to help him avoid the hardships of the artist lifestyle. Once, as a child, his father noticed him cutting out pictures in patent leather and pasting them on board to make woodcuts. In response, he calmly told Louis that he would "break [his] back if [he]ever became an artist." Nevertheless, when Louis Orr came of age, he followed his intuition and enrolled at Hartford Art School (studying there from 1903-1905), where he began his formal arts education under the mentorship of the notable American painter Walter Griffin.In 1904, the Art Society hosted an exhibition displaying the work of 55 students from their program. In the exhibition review by The Hartford Courant (the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States), Louis Orr was the only student mentioned by name in praise of his work and skill."Louis Orr has the decorative poster in color, announcing the exhibition, very effectively throwing a distant view of Hartford beneath an ornamental arch with entablature. Mr. Orr was at Byrdcliffe last summer and shows a landscape, which took first prize there, and also some monotypes and pencil sketches. The monotypes are rapidly drawn sketches in color on copper, one or two impressions, only being taken while the color is fresh. Some of them are quite effective, showing some relation to etching." Orr's early artistic endeavors focused primarily on drawing and painting with oils and watercolor. However, he did not feel personally successful in conveying his artistic abilities through these mediums, so he once again followed his intuition, turning to etching, a medium he had always been curious about. Louis Orr taught himself etching through instinct, a method that helped him quickly develop his own unique style. The artist's first original etchings date from 1908. Louis Orr spent a large part of the rest of his career building a strong reputation in printmaking, with a specialization in architectural subjects, such as the bridges and cathedrals of Paris.In 1906, upon receiving a $350 scholarship from a group of his mentors in connection with the Hartford Art School, and despite advice from said mentors to enroll at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art instead of traveling (where the money would surely last him longer), Orr moved to France. Following in the spiritual footsteps of his adventurous uncle and namesake, Louis Orr set off for Paris by boat without a word of French in his arsenal, but with a burning "lust for wandering."By 1910, Orr was back in the Northeastern United States finishing his studies, teaching at the Art Society, and working at The Hartford Times. Interestingly, among his students at the Art Society was Hartford kin, Milton Avery, the celebrated American modernist painter.In 1911, Louis Orr returned to Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and began working under Jean-Paul Laurens. During this period, he also met his future wife, Gabrielle Chaumette, whom he married in 1913.In 1917, the artist enlisted in the French Army as an Official Artist, creating work on the frontlines of world War I. This worked launched his career to the next level, bringing him international recognition and widespread success. For his contributions, courage, and allegiance to France, Orr was made an Officer of the French Legion of Honor in 1919, and was later promoted to Cross of Officer in 1930.Following the war, Orr returned to live stateside, where he completed commissions all across the East Coast. In 1930, the artist traveled to Spain, where he did a series of pastels of the Alhambra. He exhibited these pastels in Hartford galleries, and they sold off incredibly quickly. Soon after, while in Paris, Louis Orr met North Carolinian Robert Lee Humber. Together they conceptualized a series of 50 etchings of North Carolina landmarks, which Orr completed over the next 12 years, visiting NC occasionally, and mailing his proofs to Humber for approval.Though Louis Orr spent many years of his life in Paris or traveling elsewhere, he always wanted to be remembered as a Hartford artist.

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            • Louis Orr (American, 1876 - 1961)
              Dec. 15, 2022

              Louis Orr (American, 1876 - 1961)

              Est: $200 - $300

              Etching on Japan paper. Signed in pencil on the bottom right and numbered in hand on the bottom left. Edition: 20. 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.; 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (image).

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            • Louis Orr (1879-1961) New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, and Seattle (four works)
              Dec. 05, 2022

              Louis Orr (1879-1961) New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, and Seattle (four works)

              Est: $300 - $500

              Louis Orr (1879-1961) New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, and Seattle (four works), circa 1928 Four etchings on paper 8-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches (21 x 31.8 cm) (sight, largest) Each signed and titled in pencil along lower edge HID01801242017

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