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Sandford Ross Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, Water color painter, Lithographer, b. 1907 - d. 1954

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    • Sanford Ross lithograph
      Dec. 02, 2023

      Sanford Ross lithograph

      Est: $100 - $200

      Sanford Ross(1907-1954) Road lithograph, 1934, signed, dated and numbered 23/25 in pencil and inscribed 'For Martha'.   9 7/8 x 13 5/8"

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • Sanford Ross, Vermont, New Jersey (1907 - 1954), cityscape, 1936, lithograph, 15 7/8"H x 22 5/8"W (sheet)
      Oct. 28, 2023

      Sanford Ross, Vermont, New Jersey (1907 - 1954), cityscape, 1936, lithograph, 15 7/8"H x 22 5/8"W (sheet)

      Est: $140 - $250

      Sanford Ross Vermont, New Jersey, (1907 - 1954) cityscape, 1936 lithograph Pencil signed and dated lower right, inscribed lower left. Biography from the Archives of askART: Born on February 23, 1907 in Newark, New Jersey, Pierre Sanford Ross, who used the name Sanford Ross, was a landscape painter who maintained a studio in Barnard, Vermont. The following, courtesy of Mark Borthwick, was printed in conjunction with a retrospective exhibit of Ross's work in 1954. Sanford Ross, observed a New York critic, "likes America now and just as it is." By doing so, Sanford Ross made people with ordinary eyesight see beauty in places they had never seen it before. Before he was twenty-four, Ross had a one-man show in Manhattan's Macbeth Gallery. He delighted and surprised New York critics with his precocious drawings of the uninhibited, grotesque, but somehow touchingly absurd mansions which the great tycoons of the 1890s build along the New Jersey shore. Ross grew up among the decaying elegance of Elberon where President James Garfield died and where Guggenheim and Brady spent summers. "Every one a priceless souvenir of the gloire passeé," as one critic put it. As other shows followed, Lewis Mumford, in the New Yorker, declared that Ross "seems to me to have the potentiality of pushing beyond the mere sentimentality and mere factual statement - the two bogs in which Burchfield and Hopper have tended, respectively, to get stuck." The next year, Ross cast an eye on the Connecticut countryside and the World Telegram critic observed: "His new tenderness has been held in leash so that instead of romanticizing the serene beauty of his subject, he has disclosed the loveliness implicit in it." He turned his skillful pencil to a new subject, produced a masterful series of lithographs of the great American highway, desolate, dreary and dripping in the melted snows of late winter. Of these Alfred Reese observed in "American Fine Prints of the Twentieth Century," "he has so grasped the mood and spirit, the essence of what the road connotes at that time of year, that he has succeeded in forever making it his own." Fortune Magazine sent him to look at Newport's grandiloquent summer architecture and at Saratoga's baroque flamboyance. He journeyed to New Zealand and Kenya, came back with a series of watercolors which the American Federation of Artists sent on a nationwide tour of schools and museums. World War II was a difficult period for Sanford Ross. He had seriously damaged his ankle in an accident and the Army refused to take him. He taught GIs to paint at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center. Restless and frustrated, he himself found it difficult to paint when the world he cared about as fighting for its life while he stood helplessly by. But in 1947 he married and moved from his native New Jersey to Vermont. "Life has begun for me all over again," he wrote. "It is my second beginning." There, surrounded by Vermont's unparalleled loveliness, he painted the lyrical watercolors and oils for which he is best known. "Ross is an artist who reaps solid pictorial rewards from the long contemplation required," wrote the New York Times critic of Ross' latest one-man show in New York. "These pictures belong to their time, as all good pictures must," wrote Noel Busch, "but the time belongs to them too, in a way that suggests that they may be capable of surviving their occasions - their seasons in Vermont during a long winter in the world." Sanford Ross was born in Newark, NJ, was educated at Taft School and Princeton University which he left after only a year to devote himself to art. He studied painting with Thomas Hart Benton and George Luks, lithography with Adolph Dehn. His prints are included in "Fifty Prints of the Year 1934," "Fine Prints of the Year 1937" and "1938", and the book Prize prints of the Twentieth Century." He has shown regularly in New York at Macbeth Gallery, at Rheinhart and Leeman, and at the Van Diemen- Lilienfeld Galleries. Besides being in many private collections, his works are owned by Dartmouth College, the Addison Gallery in Andover Mass., the New York Public Library, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Newark Museum.

      Ripley Auctions
    • Sanford Ross, Etching, 'Highway 30'
      Mar. 02, 2022

      Sanford Ross, Etching, 'Highway 30'

      Est: $200 - $400

      (American, 1907-1954) signed and dated 1934 and numbered 2/25 l.r., verso titled l.l.c. Overall: 20-7/8"h x 16-3/4"w Sight: 10-3/8"h x 14-1/2"w

      Nye & Company
    • Six Sanford Ross Lithographs
      Feb. 26, 2021

      Six Sanford Ross Lithographs

      Est: $300 - $400

      Six Sanford Ross (Vermont/New Jersey, 1907-1954), pencil signed lithographs of homes, all dated 1931, some with titles and one desert scene 15.5" x 17.5" sight size / 17" x 19" overall

      Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
    • Sandford Ross (American, 1907äóñ1954), Northern Frontier, Kenya
      Oct. 12, 2019

      Sandford Ross (American, 1907äóñ1954), Northern Frontier, Kenya

      Est: $50 - $25,000

      Sandford Ross (American, 1907äóñ1954), Northern Frontier, Kenya printing is likely a lithograph, possibly a collotype reproduction, 1938, pencil signed, dated, titled and numbered 5/25, framed, not under glass. DOA 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

      Leland Little Auctions
    • Sanford Ross lithograph
      Feb. 10, 2018

      Sanford Ross lithograph

      Est: $150 - $250

      Sanford Ross (American 1907-1954)- ''Connecticut Valley''- lithograph, 1936, signed, dated, titled and numbered 1/25 in pencil, with inscription 'For Aunt Laura and (?) - Sanford', pencil mark in upper center of image, minor soiling and discoloration in margin. 9 7/8 x 13 3/4''

      Rachel Davis Fine Arts
    • 1938 Sanford Ross "Northern Frontier- Kenya" litho
      Feb. 26, 2017

      1938 Sanford Ross "Northern Frontier- Kenya" litho

      Est: $50 - $75

      pencil signed & numbered 12- 25 (American 1907- 1954)

      Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
      Sep. 23, 2016


      Est: $150 - $250

      A 1936 lithograph titled 'Connecticut Valley' and penciled edition 4/25 with dedication 'For Margaret' lower left, signed by the artist lower right and dated 1936. The image size is 10 x 14 inches, sheet size is 13 x 17.25, frame size is 19.5 x 23.5 inches. We ship in-house for all items with the exception of very large and or very fragile pieces and some international shipments.

      Dirk Soulis Auctions
    • Sanford Ross (American, 1907-1954) Masai Natives on Cape to Cairo Road. Signed l.r., identified on a label on the reverse from Dartmout
      Feb. 12, 2014

      Sanford Ross (American, 1907-1954) Masai Natives on Cape to Cairo Road. Signed l.r., identified on a label on the reverse from Dartmout

      Est: $400 - $600

      Sanford Ross (American, 1907-1954) Masai Natives on Cape to Cairo Road. Signed l.r., identified on a label on the reverse from Dartmouth College. Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 34 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Surface grime, edge wear. Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

    • Lithograph of a Winter Scene by Sanford Ross.
      May. 04, 2013

      Lithograph of a Winter Scene by Sanford Ross.

      Est: $200 - $300

      Sanford Ross (1907-1954) Framed Lithograph Print of a Winter Scene. Image size 14 1/4" by 20 3/4". Frame 23 1/4" by 29 1/4".

      J. M. Benware Auction Service LLC
    • Sanford Ross
      Sep. 18, 2011

      Sanford Ross

      Est: $300 - $400

      Sanford Ross (American, 1907-1954) "Victorian Mansion," 1931, lithograph, 13.25" x 18", pencil signed, dated and numbered, with dedication, edition of 25, unframed

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      Feb. 03, 2011


      Est: $400 - $600

      Both show New England multi-building farms nestled amongst snow laden hills with trees and fields. One shows a hunter with his dog in foreground. Signed lower right. Identically housed in natural wood frames with white mattes. Each having an original Kennedy & Co. labels on reverse. SIZE: Sight: 13-1/4" x 20-3/4". PROVENANCE: Woolworth Collection (F.W. Woolworth Dept. Store). CONDITION: Both are heavily foxed but having no tears or rips. 9-21389

      James D. Julia
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