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Painter, Water color painter, Sculptor, b. 1904 - d. 1993

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    • Charles Francis Quest, American (1904-1993), Figures Dancing, 1950, color woodcut, ed. 17/25
      Feb. 10, 2024

      Charles Francis Quest, American (1904-1993), Figures Dancing, 1950, color woodcut, ed. 17/25

      Est: $250 - $350

      Charles Francis Quest American, (1904-1993) Figures Dancing, 1950 color woodcut, ed. 17/25 signed, dated, numbered, and notated "to my friend John" in the lower margin, framed.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Dec. 17, 2023

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,000 - $1,250

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Charles Quest (1904-1993): Pomona
      Oct. 11, 2023

      Charles Quest (1904-1993): Pomona

      Est: $150 - $250

      Charles Quest (1904-1993): Pomona color woodblock on paper; 1954; pencil-signed, dated and numbered 10/25

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    • Charles QUEST: "Three Nude Women Playing Music".
      Oct. 07, 2023

      Charles QUEST: "Three Nude Women Playing Music".

      Est: $300 - $500

      Charles QUEST (American, 1904-1993): "Three Nude Women Playing Music". Wood engraving on J Whatman wove paper, 1948. Edition of 25. Signed and numbered in pencil. Image size: 12 x 9 inches.

      Armstrong Fine Art
    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Sep. 10, 2023

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,000 - $1,250

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Jun. 11, 2023

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,050 - $1,300

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • CHARLES M. QUEST (AMERICAN (ST. LOUIS), 1904-1993)
      May. 27, 2023

      CHARLES M. QUEST (AMERICAN (ST. LOUIS), 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $200

      Charles M. Quest American (St. Louis), 1904-1993 Untitled Woodblock, signed in pencil lower right Monochrome portrait of a nude in the cubist manner, matted behind glass and framed.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Mar. 12, 2023

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,100 - $1,400

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Dec. 18, 2022

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,150 - $1,450

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Print, Charles F. Quest
      Dec. 17, 2022

      Print, Charles F. Quest

      Est: $200 - $400

      Charles F. Quest (American, 1904-1993), "Pomona," 1954, woodblock print, pencil signed lower center, dated lower right, edition 10/25, gallery label (Aaron Galleries, Chicago, IL) affixed verso, overall (with frame): 26"h x 13.5"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Charles Quest, (1904 - 1993) (1904-1993), Pears and Peaches, watercolor
      Dec. 10, 2022

      Charles Quest, (1904 - 1993) (1904-1993), Pears and Peaches, watercolor

      Est: $400 - $600

      Charles Quest (1904 - 1993), (1904-1993) Pears and Peaches watercolor signed and dated 1957 on the front right corner; framed

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    • CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN (MISSOURI), 1904-1993)
      Nov. 19, 2022

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN (MISSOURI), 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $300

      Charles Quest American (Missouri), 1904-1993 Sewing Machine & Seated Woman Woodcut on paper Two cubist works, both pencil signed lower right. One a still life in black featuring a sewing machine, edition 14/25 lower left, and noted "Collection - Washington University / 'Sewing Machine' / woodcut 0 2 blocks" lower left behind matting. The second a portrait in blue of a seated woman, proof c lower left, titled and medium (2 blocks) noted lower left behind matting.

      Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • Charles F. Quest American, 1904-1993 Still Life with Puppets, 1975
      Sep. 28, 2022

      Charles F. Quest American, 1904-1993 Still Life with Puppets, 1975

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Charles F. Quest American, 1904-1993 Still Life with Puppets, 1975 Signed Quest and dated 75 (ur) Oil on paper 22 3/4 x 30 1/2 inches (57.8 x 77.5 cm) C 

      Doyle New York
    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Sep. 11, 2022

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,200 - $1,500

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Charles Quest, Missouri / North Carolina (1904-1993), The Sewing Machine, woodcut
      Jun. 25, 2022

      Charles Quest, Missouri / North Carolina (1904-1993), The Sewing Machine, woodcut

      Est: $300 - $500

      Charles Quest Missouri / North Carolina, (1904-1993) The Sewing Machine woodcut framed. Label verso: The Painter's Gallery Charles Quest was a teacher, coworker and friend of John Wehmer.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Jun. 12, 2022

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,250 - $1,600

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • Charles Quest woodcut
      Jun. 11, 2022

      Charles Quest woodcut

      Est: $150 - $250

      Charles Quest (1904-1993) Still-Life- woodcut in two colors, signed and annotated 'artist's proof' in pencil. 9 1/4 x 12''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      May. 27, 2022

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $300

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Tempura or gouache on paper, signed and dated 1992 lower right. Brightly colored, naive style rendering of a mother and child. Double matted behind glass, painted wooden frame. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lives. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours everyday painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sight: 12" height, 9" width; frame: 27.75" height, 23.75" width

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      May. 27, 2022

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $200 - $400

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Oil on board, signed upper right and dated 1938. Portrait of a lady in white fur, flowers in her hair, against a swirling pastel ground. Gilt frame, further information to verso; the earliest Quest painting to be offered. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lives. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours everyday painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sight: 24.25" height, 18.25" width; frame: 27.5" height, 21.5" width

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    • CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      May. 14, 2022

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $300

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Woodcut, signed and dated 1950 with "Artist Proof C". Abstract, post cubist image in cool, blue-green tones. Matted behind glass, linen-wrapped frame. St. Louis artist. Impression: 9" height, 12" width; frame: 18.25" height, 21.25" width

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    • CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      May. 14, 2022

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $300

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Woodcut, signed and numbered 17/25. Monochromatic, waist length rendering of two female nudes. Matted behind glass, linen-wrapped frame with article on the St. Louis artist to verso. Impression: 11.9" height, 8.8" width; frame: 27" height, 18" width

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    • CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      May. 14, 2022

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $100 - $300

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Woodcut, signed and numbered 14/25. Monochromatic, post-cubist horizontal scene with several figures at bust length. Matted behind glass, ebonized frame. St. Louis artist. Image 4.4" height, width 12"; Frame: 8" height, 22" width

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    • Charles Quest Wood Engraving #13/15 [Abstract]
      Apr. 07, 2022

      Charles Quest Wood Engraving #13/15 [Abstract]

      Est: $125 - $175

      Charles F. Quest (American, 1904-1993) pencil signed wood engraving. Signed 'Charles Quest' and dated '1947' lower right; numbered '13/15' lower left and titled 'Abstraction #1' lower left. Image measures 8 in. x 6 in., sheet measures 11.125 in. x 9 in. and is hinge mounted to a mat frame that measures 15.875 in. x 13.25 in. 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
    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Mar. 13, 2022

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,350 - $1,700

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • CHARLES QUEST, STILL LIFE WITH LEMONS, OIL, 1984
      Jan. 15, 2022

      CHARLES QUEST, STILL LIFE WITH LEMONS, OIL, 1984

      Est: $700 - $900

      Charles Quest (American/North Carolina, 1904-1993). "Harmony in Gold and Green" -1984, oil on canvas laid onto board. Signed lower right; dated, signed and titled verso. Approx. 20.5" x 29" (frame), 15.75" x 24" (board)

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    • Print, Charles F Quest
      Dec. 18, 2021

      Print, Charles F Quest

      Est: $200 - $400

      Charles F Quest (American, 1904-1993), "Pomona," 1954, woodblock print, pencil signed lower center, dated lower right, edition 10/25, gallery label (Aaron Galleries, Chicago, IL) affixed verso, overall (with frame): 26"h x 13.5"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Dec. 12, 2021

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,400 - $1,800

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Dec. 11, 2021

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $150 - $300

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Graphite on paper, signed and dated lower left. Full-body female nude study, behind glass, cloth and gilt frame. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lifes. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours every day painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Birth place: Troy, NY Death place: Tryon, NC Addresses: St. Louis, MA/Webster Groves, MO; Tryon, NC, 1971-on Profession: Painter, educator, etcher, engraver, sculptor Studied: Wash. Univ. Sch. FA, 1924-29; advanced study in Paris, France, 1929; summer study, Spain, France & England, 1960; Fred Carpenter; Edmund Wuerpel. Exhibited: Les Peintres Graveurs Actuels Aux …tats-Unis, Bibliothèque Nat., Paris, 1951; Am. Watercolor, Drawings & Prints Exh., MMA, New York, 1952; Art in the Embassies Program, Dept. of State, Washington, DC, 1967; 51st Exh., SAGA, New York, 1971; NGA; MoMA, 1933; CGA; CI; NAD; SFMA; CAM, 1932-46, 1944 (prize; AIC, 1942; 1942; WFNY 1939; Swope Art Gal.; SAM; Springfield MA, 1945 (prize); Kansas City AI, 1932 (medal); CAFA; Smith College; San Diego FAS; CM; CMA; LOC 1945, 1946; St. Louis AG, 1923 (prize), 1924, 1925 (prize), 1926, 1927 (prize), 1928, 1929, 1930 (prize), 1932 (prize,) 1933, 1937, 1942, 1945, 1946. Additional awards: purchase prize, 3rd Ann. Nat. Print Exh., BM, 1949; purchase prize, Nat. Print Exh., LOC, 1952; purchase prize, 51st Ann. Print Exh., SAGA, 1971. Member: St. Louis AG; SAGA; Missouri State Teachers Assn. Work: British Mus., London, England; Victoria & Albert Mus., London; Bibliothèque Nat., Paris; MoMA; MMA; U.S. War Dept., Wash., DC; Univ. Wisconsin; Munson-Williams-Proctor Inst.; CAM; Springfield MA; LOC; Carpenter Branch Lib.; St. Mary's Church, Helena, AR; Hotel Chase, St. Louis; Pub. Sch., University City, Munic. Auditorium, St. Louis; baptistry murals, St. Michael & St. George Episcopal Church, St Louis, MO, 1934; altar painting, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Louis, 1935; altar painting, Old Cathedral, St. Louis, 1959-60. Comments: Preferred medium: oils. Teaching: St. Louis Public Schools, 1929-44; Wash. Univ. Sch. FA, 1944-70s. Sources: WW73; WW47; article, St Louis Post Dispatch, 1960; demonstration of printmaking, 1968 & demonstration of figure drawing, 1968, Art in St Louis," (program produced on KMOX-TV, St. Louis). " Sight: 23.75" height, 17" width; frame: 32.35" height, 27.25" width

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Dec. 11, 2021

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $150 - $350

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Sleeping Girl Charcoal on paper, signed and dated 1938 lower right. Recumbent female nude study, behind glass, gilt frame. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lifes. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours every day painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Birth place: Troy, NY Death place: Tryon, NC Addresses: St. Louis, MA/Webster Groves, MO; Tryon, NC, 1971-on Profession: Painter, educator, etcher, engraver, sculptor Studied: Wash. Univ. Sch. FA, 1924-29; advanced study in Paris, France, 1929; summer study, Spain, France & England, 1960; Fred Carpenter; Edmund Wuerpel. Exhibited: Les Peintres Graveurs Actuels Aux …tats-Unis, Bibliothèque Nat., Paris, 1951; Am. Watercolor, Drawings & Prints Exh., MMA, New York, 1952; Art in the Embassies Program, Dept. of State, Washington, DC, 1967; 51st Exh., SAGA, New York, 1971; NGA; MoMA, 1933; CGA; CI; NAD; SFMA; CAM, 1932-46, 1944 (prize; AIC, 1942; 1942; WFNY 1939; Swope Art Gal.; SAM; Springfield MA, 1945 (prize); Kansas City AI, 1932 (medal); CAFA; Smith College; San Diego FAS; CM; CMA; LOC 1945, 1946; St. Louis AG, 1923 (prize), 1924, 1925 (prize), 1926, 1927 (prize), 1928, 1929, 1930 (prize), 1932 (prize,) 1933, 1937, 1942, 1945, 1946. Additional awards: purchase prize, 3rd Ann. Nat. Print Exh., BM, 1949; purchase prize, Nat. Print Exh., LOC, 1952; purchase prize, 51st Ann. Print Exh., SAGA, 1971. Member: St. Louis AG; SAGA; Missouri State Teachers Assn. Work: British Mus., London, England; Victoria & Albert Mus., London; Bibliothèque Nat., Paris; MoMA; MMA; U.S. War Dept., Wash., DC; Univ. Wisconsin; Munson-Williams-Proctor Inst.; CAM; Springfield MA; LOC; Carpenter Branch Lib.; St. Mary's Church, Helena, AR; Hotel Chase, St. Louis; Pub. Sch., University City, Munic. Auditorium, St. Louis; baptistry murals, St. Michael & St. George Episcopal Church, St Louis, MO, 1934; altar painting, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Louis, 1935; altar painting, Old Cathedral, St. Louis, 1959-60. Comments: Preferred medium: oils. Teaching: St. Louis Public Schools, 1929-44; Wash. Univ. Sch. FA, 1944-70s. Sources: WW73; WW47; article, St Louis Post Dispatch, 1960; demonstration of printmaking, 1968 & demonstration of figure drawing, 1968, Art in St Louis," (program produced on KMOX-TV, St. Louis). " Sight: 16.5" height, 27" width; frame: 32" height, 41" width

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Dec. 11, 2021

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $150 - $350

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Tempura or gouache on paper, signed and dated 1992 lower right. Brightly colored, naive style rendering of a mother and child. Double matted behind glass, painted wooden frame. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lifes. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours every day painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sight: 12" height, 9" width; frame: 27.75" height, 23.75" width

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Dec. 11, 2021

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $350 - $750

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Oil on board, signed upper right and dated 1938. Portrait of a lady in white fur, flowers in her hair, against a swirling pastel ground. Gilt frame, further information to verso; the earliest Quest painting to be offered. About the Artist: Charles F. Quest wanted to be an artist from when he was a boy and copied old-master paintings onto his bedroom walls. He studied art in Washington and then traveled to France, Spain, and England. Quest taught at the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis for many years, where he learned to make woodcuts and created many images of figures and still lifes. He found these “more enjoyable than any other means of expression” (Walker, “Charles Quest: Visions in Copper and Wood,” Summer 2002, Georgetown University Art Collection, online exhibition). He retired in the 1970s and moved to an artists’ colony in Tryon, North Carolina. He enjoyed the solitude of the colony and spent ten or twelve hours every day painting in his studio. Courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sight: 24.25" height, 18.25" width; frame: 27.5" height, 21.5" width

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    • CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Nov. 20, 2021

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $200 - $300

      CHARLES QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Woodblock, editioned 9/25, signed, and dated 1954 along lower edge. Stylized female nude, vertically rendered in close format, matted behind glass, cloth and brushed gilt frame. About the Artist: Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, MO. From 1929-1944, he taught art in public schools and from 1940 through the 1970s was a professor at Washington University School of Fine Arts, where he also once studied from 1924-29. Impression: 17" height, 5.25" width; frame: 24.75" height, 13" width

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    • Charles Quest, American (1904-1993), Abstract, 1955, woodcut, ed. 1/20, 12 x 9 inches
      Oct. 23, 2021

      Charles Quest, American (1904-1993), Abstract, 1955, woodcut, ed. 1/20, 12 x 9 inches

      Est: $250 - $350

      Charles Quest American, (1904-1993) Abstract, 1955 woodcut, ed. 1/20 signed, dated and numbered in pencil lower margin, framed.

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    • Charles F. Quest, American (1904-1993), The Raid, circa 1966/73, oil on canvas, 44 x 82 1/8 inches
      Oct. 23, 2021

      Charles F. Quest, American (1904-1993), The Raid, circa 1966/73, oil on canvas, 44 x 82 1/8 inches

      Est: $5,000 - $10,000

      Charles F. Quest American, (1904-1993) The Raid, circa 1966/73 oil on canvas signed and dated upper right, framed. Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions fund Provenance: Collection of the artist The piece has tones of Max Beckman with its expressionist style, as well as its subject matter. While not much is known about the inspiration of the piece, it was first exhibited at the Faculty Art Show at WashU. In fact, the painting was also painted in the studios there while he was an instructor. It has also been exhibited at Mint Museum in Charlotte (1979) and the Gerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte (1984). Quest was an avid artist who truly believed in gaining inspiration from the Old Masters- he and his wife would spend lots of time at the City Art Museum (SLAM) just studying the paintings there. His work would go on to become part of great collections all over the country including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Georgetown University, Crystal Bridges Museum, and in MoMA.

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    • Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting
      Sep. 12, 2021

      Charles Quest (MO,NC,1904-1993) oil painting

      Est: $1,400 - $1,800

      ARTIST: Charles Francis Quest (Missouri, North Carolina, 1904 - 1993) NAME: Nude Girl with Orange Robe YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Missing one flake of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 28 x 22 inches / 71 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: upper left and on verso NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118863 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Troy, New York, Charles Quest was an active artist and educator in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1929 to 1944, he taught art in the public schools, and from 1944 to the 1970s, he was a professor at the Washington University School of the Fine Arts, where he had studied from 1924 to 1929. He also did advanced study in France, Spain and England. His preferred medium was oil.Quest exhibited widely including the National Academy of Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He executed religious murals in St. Louis including altar paintings in Trinity Episcopal Church and the Old Cathedral, and gave printmaking workshops.

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)
      Jun. 18, 2021

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993)

      Est: $60 - $120

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (AMERICAN, 1904-1993) Artist's proof, hand-signed, titled, and dated 1955 along lower edge. Textured woodcut abstraction, monochrome with a soft grey backdrop. Matted behind glass, white wood frame. Sight: 10" height, 13" width; frame: 18.75" height, 22.5" width

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    • Charles Quest (American 1904-1993), Apocalypse, Woodcut, 11/25, Framed, 19-1/2 x 16 inches
      Mar. 23, 2021

      Charles Quest (American 1904-1993), Apocalypse, Woodcut, 11/25, Framed, 19-1/2 x 16 inches

      Est: $100 - $200

      Charles Quest (American 1904-1993), Apocalypse, Woodcut, 11/25, Framed, 19-1/2 x 16 inches

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    • Charles Quest woodcut
      Feb. 06, 2021

      Charles Quest woodcut

      Est: $150 - $250

      Charles Quest (American 1904-1993)- ''Two Women''- woodcut in color, 1947, signed, dated and numbered 11/25 in pencil, very good condition. 12 x 9''

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    • Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Portrait, 1953, 1953
      Oct. 28, 2020

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Portrait, 1953, 1953

      Est: $300 - $500

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Portrait, 1953, 1953 woodcut signed, inscribed and dated in pencil 6 x 6 inches. Note to the buyer: This work is currently being stored at the Hindman St. Louis office. The shipment of the work from St. Louis will be at the buyer's expense. Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

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    • Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Work Bench, 1949
      Oct. 28, 2020

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Work Bench, 1949

      Est: $200 - $400

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Work Bench, 1949 woodcut signed and numbered from the edition of 40 12 x 4 1/2 inches. Note to the buyer: This work is currently being stored at the Hindman St. Louis office. The shipment of the work from St. Louis will be at the buyer's expense. Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

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    • Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Break Forth Into Singing, 1952
      Oct. 28, 2020

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Break Forth Into Singing, 1952

      Est: $300 - $500

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) Break Forth Into Singing, 1952 woodcut signed, dated, inscribed and numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil 12 x 9 inches. Note to the buyer: This work is currently being stored at the Hindman St. Louis office. The shipment of the work from St. Louis will be at the buyer's expense. Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

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    • Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) The Circus Riders, 1951
      Oct. 28, 2020

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) The Circus Riders, 1951

      Est: $300 - $500

      Charles Quest (American, 1904-1993) The Circus Riders, 1951 linocut 13 x 7 1/4 inches. Note to the buyer: This work is currently being stored at the Hindman St. Louis office. The shipment of the work from St. Louis will be at the buyer's expense. Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

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    • CHARLES F. QUEST Still Life with Citrus and Wine.
      Sep. 17, 2020

      CHARLES F. QUEST Still Life with Citrus and Wine.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      CHARLES F. QUEST Still Life with Citrus and Wine. Oil on board, 1991. 455x608 mm; 18x23 7/8 inches. Signed in oil, upper right recto and signed, dated and inscribed "Tryon N.C." in felt-tip marker and black ink, verso. Ex-collection private collection of Betty and Douglas Duffy (owners of Bethesda Art Gallery); thence by descent to current owner, private collection, Houston.

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    • Charles F. Quest (MO/NC, 1904-1993), Still Life with Wine Bottle
      Dec. 07, 2019

      Charles F. Quest (MO/NC, 1904-1993), Still Life with Wine Bottle

      Est: $600 - $900

      Charles F. Quest (MO/NC, 1904-1993), Still Life with Wine Bottle watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1965 at upper right, matted and framed under glass. SS 18.5 x 25.5 in.; DOA 25.75 x 32.75 in. After a long and successful teaching career at Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Charles Francis Quest retired in the 1970s and settled in the artist colony in Tryon, North Carolina. Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • Charles Quest, American (1904-1993), Floral Still Life, 1964, watercolor on paper, 19 x 13 inches (sight)
      Jun. 22, 2019

      Charles Quest, American (1904-1993), Floral Still Life, 1964, watercolor on paper, 19 x 13 inches (sight)

      Est: $150 - $250

      Charles Quest American (1904-1993) Floral Still Life, 1964 watercolor on paper, signed and dated upper left, framed. 19 x 13 inches (sight)

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    • Charles Francis Quest. Floral Still Life, Oil
      Mar. 19, 2019

      Charles Francis Quest. Floral Still Life, Oil

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      (American, 1904-1993). Oil on canvas, signed and dated "Quest 75" ur, 24 x 30 in., framed

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    • CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (American 1904-1993) A PAINTING, "Two Cubist Figures with Arrow in Blue,"
      Oct. 07, 2018

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (American 1904-1993) A PAINTING, "Two Cubist Figures with Arrow in Blue,"

      Est: $4,000 - $7,000

      CHARLES FRANCIS QUEST (American 1904-1993) A PAINTING, "Two Cubist Figures with Arrow in Blue," casein and oil on canvas board, signed and dated 1946-1947 L/M. 37 1/2" x 25 3/4" Provenance: Estate of Laura Gerow Bramlette, heiress of Morton D. May and the Mays Department Store fortune.

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    • Charles Francis Quest (MO/NC, 1904-1993), Summer Flowers
      Sep. 22, 2018

      Charles Francis Quest (MO/NC, 1904-1993), Summer Flowers

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      oil on canvas, signed and dated 1972 at upper left, presented in the likely original frame and retaining the original artist's label. SS 21.5 x 27.5 in.; DOA 27.5 x 33.5 in. Born in New York, Quest retired to Tryon, NC in the 1970s following a successful career as an arts instructor in St. Louis, MO. His works are in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Asheville Art Museum. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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