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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1911 - d. 1979

John Pike, artist and author of an educational book entitled John Pike Paints Watercolors, was born in Boston in 1911. John Pike paintings display his command of color and lighting, often showcasing urban scenes or landscapes. In 1945, he went to Korea during the U.S. occupation to document the hostilities with his art, and many of these works are housed in military art museums and archives.

After his work in Korea ended, he continued to create paintings for the United States Air Force. Artist John Pike later became a member of the Air Force Historical Foundation, and in 1960, he established a watercolor school in Woodstock, New York. John Pike watercolors can be seen on the covers of magazines such as Life, Fortune, and Reader's Digest. Shop online for vintage landscape watercolors for sale to add a little slice of history to your home.

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          • John Pike “Perfect Morning” Fisherman Print
            Jan. 13, 2024

            John Pike “Perfect Morning” Fisherman Print

            Est: -

            Frame Is In Good Condition. Frame Measures Approximately 28.75in X 34.25in. Nr13036 Sa

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • John Pike, Fishermen, Double-Sided Watercolor Painting
            Oct. 07, 2023

            John Pike, Fishermen, Double-Sided Watercolor Painting

            Est: $10,000 - $12,000

            ARTIST: JOHN PIKE, AMERICAN (1911 - 1979) TITLE: FISHERMEN YEAR: CIRCA 1950 MEDIUM: DOUBLE-SIDED WATERCOLOR PAINTING, SIGNED ON VERSO IMAGE SIZE: SIZE: 17 X 27 IN. (43.18 X 68.58 CM) FRAME SIZE: DESCRIPTION:

            RoGallery
          • John Pike (1911-1979), "My Studio – Winter," Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.75" H x 29.5" W
            Oct. 04, 2023

            John Pike (1911-1979), "My Studio – Winter," Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.75" H x 29.5" W

            Est: $500 - $700

            John Pike (1911-1979) "My Studio – Winter" Watercolor on paper Signed lower right: John Pike; titled on an exhibition label affixed verso

            John Moran Auctioneers
          • John Pike (1911-1979), Fishermen in a docked boat, Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.25” H x 29” W
            Oct. 04, 2023

            John Pike (1911-1979), Fishermen in a docked boat, Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.25” H x 29” W

            Est: $500 - $700

            John Pike (1911-1979) Fishermen in a docked boat Watercolor on paper Signed lower left: John Pike

            John Moran Auctioneers
          • John Pike (1911-1979), Figures outside a ranch, Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.25" H x 29" W
            Oct. 04, 2023

            John Pike (1911-1979), Figures outside a ranch, Watercolor on paper, Sight: 21.25" H x 29" W

            Est: $500 - $700

            John Pike (1911-1979) Figures outside a ranch Watercolor on paper Signed lower left: John Pike

            John Moran Auctioneers
          • John Pike (American, 1911 - 1979), "Trail Riding Bareback", watercolor on paper, signed lower left "John Pike", 25 1/2" x 21 3/4", C...
            Mar. 25, 2023

            John Pike (American, 1911 - 1979), "Trail Riding Bareback", watercolor on paper, signed lower left "John Pike", 25 1/2" x 21 3/4", C...

            Est: $150 - $350

            John Pike (American, 1911 - 1979), "Trail Riding Bareback", watercolor on paper, signed lower left "John Pike", 25 1/2" x 21 3/4", Casco Bay Frames Gallery label on back.

            Nadeau's Auction Gallery
          • John Pike watercolor
            Mar. 25, 2023

            John Pike watercolor

            Est: $600 - $900

            John Pike (1911-1979) ''Lago de Maracaibo, Venezuela'' watercolor on paper, signed John Pike lower left, good condition. 21 x 29''

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • JOHN PIKE (WI/NY/MA, 1911-1979)
            Mar. 22, 2023

            JOHN PIKE (WI/NY/MA, 1911-1979)

            Est: $300 - $500

            Mexican Street Facades, watercolor on arches paper, signed lower left, inscribed "Van Hasselt's" verso, unframed, 15" x 22 1/2", fine condition. In foamcore folio.

            Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
          • JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)
            Dec. 11, 2022

            JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $200 - $400

            "The Huffines - Marge and Dave - Woodstock, NY"; c. 1940; Glazed Porcelain Plate Mounted in Artisan-Made Frame; 9" diameter; Signed Lower Right; Framed.

            James Cox Gallery
          • John Pike's "Rainy Tryst" Limited Edition Print
            Nov. 25, 2022

            John Pike's "Rainy Tryst" Limited Edition Print

            Est: $125 - $150

            John Pike's "Rainy Tryst" circa 1974, limited edition print on paper, signed lower right, and dated lower left, from the Franklin Mint. This piece is of a man and woman under an umbrella, standing on a pathway, with many trees around. This piece is in mint condition, has been professionally matted, and comes in its original folder.

            Oakwood Auctions
          • John Pike Watercolor Panning for Gold
            Nov. 17, 2022

            John Pike Watercolor Panning for Gold

            Est: $300 - $600

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979). Watercolor on paper painting depicting a miner panning for gold in a rocky stream. Signed along the lower left. Provenance: Distinguished Corporate Collection, Ohio.

            Revere Auctions
          • John Pike, Reproduction of his oil painting that depicts the Wright Brothers' first flight, in a frame maufactured by the Woodworking Department of the National Cash Register Company. The frame can be separated into thre
            Oct. 28, 2022

            John Pike, Reproduction of his oil painting that depicts the Wright Brothers' first flight, in a frame maufactured by the Woodworking Department of the National Cash Register Company. The frame can be separated into thre

            Est: $50 - $75

            John Pike, Reproduction of his oil painting that depicts the Wright Brothers' first flight, in a frame maufactured by the Woodworking Department of the National Cash Register Company. The frame can be separated into three frames.

            Link Auction Galleries
          • JOHN PIKE (WI/NY/MA, 1911-1979)
            Jul. 10, 2022

            JOHN PIKE (WI/NY/MA, 1911-1979)

            Est: $600 - $800

            Illustration for "The Web Caught the Spider", by Charles B. Child, Collier's Magazine, Nov 22, 1952. Watercolor on paper, signed lower right, with a clip from the magazine verso, return label to the artist's agent's address at 111 W 60th St, NYC. Housed in an aluminum box frame, matted and glazed, OS: 26" x 27", SS: 20" x 20 3/4", fine condition.

            Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
          • JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)
            May. 22, 2022

            JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $2,000 - $2,500

            "The Old Swimming Hole (Big Deep - Woodstock, NY)"; c. 1975; Watercolor on Paper; 28" x 20.75"; Signed Lower Left; Framed (under glass).

            James Cox Gallery
          • JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)
            May. 22, 2022

            JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,000

            "Winter Stream"; c. 1960; Watercolor on Paper; 22" x 29.5"; Signed Lower Left; Framed (under glass).

            James Cox Gallery
          • JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)
            May. 22, 2022

            JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,000

            "Boats on Shore"; c. 1960; Watercolor on Paper; 21.25" x 29.5"; Signed Lower Right; Framed (under glass).

            James Cox Gallery
          • JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)
            Dec. 12, 2021

            JOHN PIKE (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $1,800 - $2,200

            "Winter"; c. 1970; Watercolor on Paper; 21.5" x 29.5"; Signed Lower Right; Framed (under glass).

            James Cox Gallery
          • WATERCOLOR "WINTER IN THE COUNTRY" BY JOHN PIKE (1911- 1979 WOODSTOCK) (22" X 30" )
            Sep. 19, 2021

            WATERCOLOR "WINTER IN THE COUNTRY" BY JOHN PIKE (1911- 1979 WOODSTOCK) (22" X 30" )

            Est: $300 - $600

            WATERCOLOR "WINTER IN THE COUNTRY" BY JOHN PIKE (1911- 1979 WOODSTOCK) (22" X 30" )

            Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
          • John Pike (1911 - 1979) Watercolor
            Jul. 05, 2020

            John Pike (1911 - 1979) Watercolor

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            John Pike (Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 1979) Watercolor of couple walking along street besides graveyard. Signed lower right. Pike's Memberships included the American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, Society of Illustrators, National Academy of Design, and the Woodstock Art Association. During many summers, he taught in Woodstock, New York at the John Pike Watercolor School. Sight Size: 21.5 x 29 in. Overall Size: 30 x 37 in. Framed behind glass.

            Helmuth Stone
          • John Pike (WI, NY, MA, 1911 - 1979)
            Jul. 05, 2020

            John Pike (WI, NY, MA, 1911 - 1979)

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            John Pike (Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 1979) Watercolor of house at night. Signed lower left. Pike's Memberships included the American Watercolor Society, Salmagundi Club, Society of Illustrators, National Academy of Design, and the Woodstock Art Association. During many summers, he taught in Woodstock, New York at the John Pike Watercolor School. Sight Size: 21.5 x 29 in. Overall Size: 30.25 x 37.75 in. Framed behind glass.

            Helmuth Stone
          • JOHN PIKE (1911-1979)
            Jun. 28, 2020

            JOHN PIKE (1911-1979)

            Est: $150 - $250

            Pike Plan Design, Kingston, NY, 1969, Gouache on Board, 10" x 27", Signed on Verso. Note: Minor paint loss left side.

            James Cox Gallery
          • John Pike (1911 - 1979) Watercolor
            Apr. 05, 2020

            John Pike (1911 - 1979) Watercolor

            Est: $700 - $900

            John Pike (Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 1979) Watercolor with figures in a rainstorm. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 21 x 29 in. Overall Framed Size: 27 x 21.5 in. Framed behind glass.

            Helmuth Stone
          • JOHN PIKE (1911-1979)
            Dec. 30, 2019

            JOHN PIKE (1911-1979)

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            "Cowboy Encounter", c. 1970, Watercolor on Paper, 13" x 20.5", Signed Lower Right, Framed.

            James Cox Gallery
          • John PIKE: "Pax" - Oil on Board
            Dec. 07, 2019

            John PIKE: "Pax" - Oil on Board

            Est: $400 - $600

            Oil on board, framed, titled "Pax", by John Pike. Pike was a highly regarded teach and illustrator, who lived in Woodstock, NY and was represented by Grand Central Galleries. [Art: 16 1/2 x 13 inches; Frame: 23 x 19 inches]. In good condition.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • John Pike, Fishermen, Double-Sided Watercolor Painting
            Nov. 19, 2019

            John Pike, Fishermen, Double-Sided Watercolor Painting

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Artist: John Pike, American (1911 - 1979) Title: Fishermen Year: circa 1950 Medium: Double-Sided Watercolor Painting, signed on verso Size: 17 x 27 in. (43.18 x 68.58 cm)

            RoGallery
          • John Pike, W/C on Paper, Baghdad Scene
            May. 22, 2019

            John Pike, W/C on Paper, Baghdad Scene

            Est: $400 - $600

            (American, 1911-1979), inscribed and signed lower left. Framed, not examined out fo frame. Frame size: 31" high, 39" wide. Provenance: Property of a CT Estate.

            Schwenke Auctioneers
          • John Pike (1911-1979)
            Apr. 28, 2019

            John Pike (1911-1979)

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            Map of Woodstock, c. 1970, Watercolor on Paper, 30" x 40", Signed Middle, Unframed. Unusual Woodstock map depicting popular attractions.

            James Cox Gallery
          • John Pike (1911-1979)
            Apr. 28, 2019

            John Pike (1911-1979)

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Victorian House, c. 1970, Watercolor on Paper, 22" x 30", Signed Lower Left, Framed

            James Cox Gallery
          • LARGE JOHN PIKE COASTAL SURF PAINTING
            Apr. 28, 2019

            LARGE JOHN PIKE COASTAL SURF PAINTING

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            PIKE, John, (American, 1911-1979): Coastal Surf with Flood, Watercolor, sight size is 21.50" x 28.50", signed lower left, framed 29" x 35.50".

            Burchard Galleries Inc
          • JOHN PIKE. "My Strange Night with the Crocodiles."
            Dec. 06, 2018

            JOHN PIKE. "My Strange Night with the Crocodiles."

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            JOHN PIKE. "My Strange Night with the Crocodiles." Watercolor and gouache on board. 451x673 mm; 17 3/4x26 1/2 inches, on 20x29-inch board. Signed in left image. Archivally taped to window matte; framed. Provenance: From the collection of the Society of Illustrators.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Very Rare John G. Pike Civil War Militia Drum
            Oct. 21, 2017

            Very Rare John G. Pike Civil War Militia Drum

            Est: $1,000 - $3,000

            Remarkable Antique Civil War Drum | This very rare Drum has the original stenciled decoration | The Drum is of folk art militia style and bears manufacturer label of John G. Pike of New York, circa 1860-80 | Drum is made of Rosewood and Birdseye Maple and is in excellent condition for its age | Has original straps | Measures 15″ high and 16 3/4″ diameter | A militia drum labeled by John G. Pike is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is illustrated at page 63 of American Musical Instruments in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lawrence Lubin, W.W. Norton & Co, 1985, which states: “John G. Pike made one of the few attributable American drums in the collection (Fig. 43). Inside its shell is Pike’s printed label, listing his stock in trade: Premium Drums. Bass Drums! for brass and martial bands-2 to 3 feet Head. SNARE DRUMS, the double or lined stave drums, Made of Rosewood and Birdseye Maple, also the common maple and Boy’s drums, of all sizes, kept constantly on hand. Repairing Done on Short Notice. JOHN G. PIKE, Mitchell Street, Norwich, N. Y. Pike (b. Plymouth, Chenango County, N.Y., December 23, 1815; d. Norwich, N.Y., July 1, 1884) married Sarah D. Haight of neighboring Smyrna. It was after their fifteen-year-old son’s death in 1853 that the couple moved to Norwich, where they subsequently bought and sold several parcels of land. On November 4, 1854, the Chen­ango Union reported the opening in Norwich of the John A. King & Co. piano factory; Pike, a leading partner, owned the building. The factory did not prosper for long, and by 1867 Pike was pursuing the drum maker’s trade. This occupation was not unrelated to another local industry, the making of cylindrical wooden cheese boxes. New York was the nation’s leading cheese-producing state after 1851, when Jesse Williams established America’s first cheese factory in Rome, Herkimer County, forty-seven miles north of Norwich. Upstate dairies used great quantities of drumlike cheese boxes, and it is probable that more than a few “white coopers” produced drums. At any rate, the front room of Pike’s East Main Street house was furnished as a salesroom, with walls full of drums hung from nails. As late as 1883 the Norwich directorv listed Pike as a drum maker, though failing health and poor vision had forced him to curtail manufacture some years earlier. A respected Republican and member of the Congregational church, Pike was known throughout town as an able mechanic. The Mu­seum’s Pike bass drum measures about twenty­eight inches in diameter, a standard small size convenient for parades. Its mahogany-colored hardwood shell has red hoops, and blue-shaded gold decoration instead of tacks around the air hole. Pike could have purchased ready-made the calfskin or cheaper sheepskin heads he used, as well as the standard Italian hemp cords, tinned iron hooks, and leather “ears,” but the shell and hoops he surely made himself, carefully lapping the joints and reinforcing the laminated, stave­built cylinder with internal ribs at top and bottom. James Robb, drummer of Johnson’s Band in Nor­wich, had a Pike bass drum like this one, which he claimed was the best he ever played.”

            Worthington Galleries
          • John Pike (1911 - 1979)
            Aug. 13, 2017

            John Pike (1911 - 1979)

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            John Pike (Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, 1911 - 1979) Watercolor of figures gathering palm branches with oxen in the foreground. Sight size: 19 x 25.5 inches. Signed lower left. Pike was a member of the National Academy of Design, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artist, American Watercolor Society, Society of Illustrators, Woodstock Artist Association, Southwest Watercolor Society (Honorary), Philadelphia Watercolor Club and Grand Central Galleries.

            Sarasota Estate Auction
          • John Pike (1911-1979)
            Jun. 25, 2017

            John Pike (1911-1979)

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Morning at the Dock, Watercolor, 22" x 30", Signed Lower Right, Unframed. Minor foxing left side.

            James Cox Gallery
          • John Pike 1911-1979 water color on paper signed lower right John Pike sight size 17 1/2" x 23"
            Jan. 21, 2017

            John Pike 1911-1979 water color on paper signed lower right John Pike sight size 17 1/2" x 23"

            Est: $300 - $500

            John Pike 1911-1979 water color on paper signed lower right John Pike sight size 17 1/2" x 23"

            Nadeau's Auction Gallery
          • JOHN PIKE (1911-1979), MIXED MEDIA AND PAINTED LEATHER, COSTUME MASK, C.1955. 19" X 18" X 10" PROVENANCE; PURCHASED FROM ARTIST'S WIFE'S ESTATE, C.1990
            Nov. 19, 2016

            JOHN PIKE (1911-1979), MIXED MEDIA AND PAINTED LEATHER, COSTUME MASK, C.1955. 19" X 18" X 10" PROVENANCE; PURCHASED FROM ARTIST'S WIFE'S ESTATE, C.1990

            Est: $300 - $600

            JOHN PIKE (1911-1979), MIXED MEDIA AND PAINTED LEATHER, COSTUME MASK, C.1955. 19" X 18" X 10" PROVENANCE; PURCHASED FROM ARTIST'S WIFE'S ESTATE, C.1990

            William J Jenack Auctioneers
          • John Pike (1911-1979) Landscape Painting
            Jun. 24, 2016

            John Pike (1911-1979) Landscape Painting

            Est: $300 - $500

            Artist: John Pike (1911-1979); Title: Untitled; Medium: Watercolor painting on paper; Year or Era Produced: 20th Century; Signature: Lower right; Sight Area Approximate Measurement: 22.5" x 28.5"; Frame Approximate Measurement: 30.75" x 37" x 1"; Approximate Weight: 12 lbs; Frame: Framed and matted under glass

            J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
          • Pike, Ocean Waves in A Storm, Watercolor
            Dec. 26, 2015

            Pike, Ocean Waves in A Storm, Watercolor

            Est: $500 - $800

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979), ocean waves in a storm, watercolor, signed lower right, 22" h x 28" w (view), 35" h x 41" w (frame). Provenance: From a California estate.

            Kaminski Auctions
          • John Pike (1911-1979)
            Oct. 17, 2015

            John Pike (1911-1979)

            Est: $700 - $900

            Woodstock, 1949, Watercolor on Paper, 21.5" x 28.25", Framed. Inscribed: "To Naomi Woodstock 1949."

            James Cox Gallery
          • John Pike (1911-1979)
            Oct. 17, 2015

            John Pike (1911-1979)

            Est: $1,200 - $2,500

            Catskill Fisherman, c. 1975, Watercolor, 15" x 21", Signed Lower Left, Framed. RESERVE.

            James Cox Gallery
          • JOHN PIKE WINTER SCENE LANDSCAPE W/C, NICELY FRAMED AND MATTED, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, MAN AND DOG WALKING, W/C MEASURES 24" X 30", A SPICTURED
            Oct. 03, 2015

            JOHN PIKE WINTER SCENE LANDSCAPE W/C, NICELY FRAMED AND MATTED, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, MAN AND DOG WALKING, W/C MEASURES 24" X 30", A SPICTURED

            Est: $750 - $1,000

            JOHN PIKE WINTER SCENE LANDSCAPE W/C, NICELY FRAMED AND MATTED, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, MAN AND DOG WALKING, W/C MEASURES 24" X 30", A SPICTURED

            JMW Auction Gallery
          • John Pike (American, 1911-1979)
            Dec. 13, 2014

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979)

            Est: $200 - $300

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            Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
          • John Pike (American, 1911-1979)
            Dec. 13, 2014

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979)

            Est: $200 - $300

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            Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
          • John Pike (American, 1911-1979)
            Dec. 13, 2014

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979)

            Est: $200 - $300

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            Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
          • John Pike (American, 1911-1979)
            Dec. 13, 2014

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979)

            Est: $200 - $300

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            Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
          • JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979) Hawaiian Shoreline Wate
            Sep. 13, 2014

            JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979) Hawaiian Shoreline Wate

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979) Hawaiian Shoreline Watercolor on paper 21-3/8 x 28-3/8 inches (54.3 x 72.1 cm) (sight) Signed lower left: John / Pike THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

            Heritage Auctions
          • JOHN PIKE, American, 1911-1979, Caribbean beach scene, Watercolor on paper, 24½" x 17¼" sight. Matted and framed.
            Jun. 28, 2013

            JOHN PIKE, American, 1911-1979, Caribbean beach scene, Watercolor on paper, 24½" x 17¼" sight. Matted and framed.

            Est: $1,200 - $1,500

            JOHN PIKE American, 1911-1979 Caribbean beach scene depicting figures beneath a shade tree. Signed lower left. Watercolor on paper, 24 1/2" x 17 1/4" sight. Matted and framed.

            Eldred's
          • JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979). THE BUCK, signed lower right. Gouache.
            Apr. 21, 2013

            JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979). THE BUCK, signed lower right. Gouache.

            Est: $500 - $700

            JOHN PIKE (American, 1911-1979). THE BUCK, signed lower right. Gouache - Framed, sight: 20 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in.

            Sloans & Kenyon
          • John Pike (American, 1911-1979)
            Nov. 20, 2011

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979)

            Est: $500 - $700

            John Pike (American, 1911-1979), "Shrimp Boats on a Louisiana Bayou", 1950, watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, sight 21 in. x 14 1/2 in., matted and framed; together with a 1950 Esso Standard Oil Company map of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi featuring this watercolor as the cover illustration

            Neal Auction Company
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