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Wood cutter, Painter, Sculptor, b. 1903 - d. 1981

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          • Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Lithograph, New York Still Life 1937
            Feb. 20, 2024

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Lithograph, New York Still Life 1937

            Est: $400 - $600

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Lithograph- New York Still Life 1937. signed and dated in pencil. (MC983), sight size 10 x 8 inches, overall frame 18 1/4 x 16 inches. Provenance: Matthew S. Marks Co, Ltd., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

            Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
          • Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Color Woodcut
            Feb. 20, 2024

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Color Woodcut

            Est: $400 - $600

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Color Woodcut- Jai-Alai 1939. (Brooklyn Mus. 30) 10 x 13-7/8 inches, 17 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches overall frame, signed in pencil, edition of 44. Provenance: Matthew S. Marks Co, Ltd., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

            Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
          • LOUIS SCHANKER SIGNED PRINT
            Feb. 09, 2024

            LOUIS SCHANKER SIGNED PRINT

            Est: $150 - $300

            LOUIS SCHANKER PRINT, SIGNED 39-44, APPROXIMATELY 23 IN X 27 IN

            Dennis Auction Service
          • LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled.

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled. Collage with acrylic on board, 1972. 500x762 mm; 19 3/4x30 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower left recto, and signed in white crayon and with the artist's ink estate stamp, verso. Provenance: Private collection, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • LOUIS SCHANKER Horse and Rider.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            LOUIS SCHANKER Horse and Rider.

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER Horse and Rider. Oil on canvas board, 1940. 340x440 mm; 13 1/2x17 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto and signed with the artist's address in oil, verso. Provenance: Ripley Auctions, Indianapolis, September 26, 2020, lot 206; private collection, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled.

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            LOUIS SCHANKER Untitled. Oil on canvas, 1938. 690x590 mm; 27 1/2x23 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right recto. Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York, with the label; Sotheby's, New York, May 15, 1991, sale 1357, lot 269; Salander-O'Reilly, Inc., New York, with the label; private collection, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker woodcut
            Jun. 03, 2023

            Louis Schanker woodcut

            Est: $600 - $900

            Louis Schanker (1903-1981) ''Forms in Action'' (Brooklyn 48) woodcut, 1941, signed and titled in pencil, stamped 'New York City WPA Art Project', edition of 30, very good condition. 10 x 13 3/4''

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Untitled.
            May. 25, 2023

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Untitled.

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil on canvas, 1945. Signed, Schanker, and dated, 45, lower left. 584x737 mm; 23x29 inches. Provenance: Ted Himmelstein, NY; Estate of Alice Himmelstein, Marina del Rey, CA: Acquired from above by the current owner, c. 2009.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker (AM 1903-1981)
            Feb. 24, 2023

            Louis Schanker (AM 1903-1981)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) abstract oil on canvas signed lower right dated 1939

            Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Circle Image #2”, circa 1954., Color woodcut, 14” x 17.75” sight. Framed 21.5” x 25”.
            Nov. 04, 2022

            LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Circle Image #2”, circa 1954., Color woodcut, 14” x 17.75” sight. Framed 21.5” x 25”.

            Est: $400 - $600

            LOUIS SCHANKER New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981 "Circle Image #2", circa 1954. Signed, titled and numbered 203/210 in pencil lower margin.

            Eldred's
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Cafe”, 1938., Color linoleum and woodcut on imitation Japan paper, 9.5” x 6” sight. Framed 20” x 16”.
            Nov. 04, 2022

            LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Cafe”, 1938., Color linoleum and woodcut on imitation Japan paper, 9.5” x 6” sight. Framed 20” x 16”.

            Est: $500 - $700

            LOUIS SCHANKER New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981 "Cafe", 1938. Signed, titled and numbered 8/35 in pencil lower margin.

            Eldred's
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Figure”., Color woodcut, 25” x 13” sight. Framed 33” x 20.5”.
            Nov. 04, 2022

            LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Figure”., Color woodcut, 25” x 13” sight. Framed 33” x 20.5”.

            Est: $300 - $400

            LOUIS SCHANKER New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981 "Figure". Signed and titled in pencil lower margin.

            Eldred's
          • Louis Schanker Color Woodcut Print.
            Oct. 01, 2022

            Louis Schanker Color Woodcut Print.

            Est: $300 - $500

            (New York 1903-1981), Circle Image, image 14 x 18 inches, pencil signed and dated 1951 lower right, numbered 1/200 lower left, ex-collection Nelson A. Rockefeller, original mid-century frame, 19.5 x 23.5 inches.

            Casco Bay Auctions
          • Louis SCHANKER: "Untitled Still Life"
            Sep. 24, 2022

            Louis SCHANKER: "Untitled Still Life"

            Est: $300 - $500

            Louis SCHANKER (1903-1981): "Untitled Still Life". Offset lithograph on wove paper, 1937. Signed and dated in pencil. From the "American Abstract Artists" portfolio, published by Squibb Galleries, New York, NY. Plate size: 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches.

            Armstrong Fine Art
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Cafe”, 1938., Color linoleum and woodcut on imitation Japan paper, 9.5” x 6”. Framed 20” x 16”.
            Jul. 07, 2022

            LOUIS SCHANKER (New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981), “Cafe”, 1938., Color linoleum and woodcut on imitation Japan paper, 9.5” x 6”. Framed 20” x 16”.

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            LOUIS SCHANKER New York/Connecticut, 1903-1981 "Cafe", 1938. Numbered 8/35, signed and titled in pencil lower margin.

            Eldred's
          • Louis Schanker woodcut
            Jun. 11, 2022

            Louis Schanker woodcut

            Est: $400 - $700

            Louis Schanker (1903-1981) ''Conversation''- woodcut in colors, 1938, signed and numbered 19/30 in pencil. 5 3/4 x 6 1/2''

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • Louis Schanker, (American, 1903-1981), "Football", 1939, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", framed 34-1/2" x 28-1/2"
            Apr. 24, 2022

            Louis Schanker, (American, 1903-1981), "Football", 1939, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", framed 34-1/2" x 28-1/2"

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Football", 1939 oil on canvas signed and dated lower left, with a "Meredith Long & Company, Houston, TX" label with artist and title en verso. Framed. 30" x 24", framed 34-1/2" x 28-1/2" Provenance: Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas; Estate of Nancy R. Morrison, Houston, Texas.

            New Orleans Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Study in Green" 1944, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 30" sight, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed
            Mar. 19, 2022

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Study in Green" 1944, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 30" sight, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Louis Schanker Am., 1903-1981 "Study in Green" 1944 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r., Willard Gallery and David Porter Gallery labels verso

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker etching
            Mar. 19, 2022

            Louis Schanker etching

            Est: $300 - $500

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) ''Speakeasy I'' (Brooklyn Museum 1) etching, 1924, signed in pencil. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4''

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • Louis Schanker woodcut in colors
            Feb. 12, 2022

            Louis Schanker woodcut in colors

            Est: $200 - $400

            Louis Schanker (1903-1981) ''St. George and the Dragon''- woodcut in colors, 1941, singed, titled and numbered 4/10 in pencil, some hole in paper above sword. 9 x 12'' Schanker obviously experimented with different colors and designs while printing the proofs for this print, other proofs have different colors and/or additional patterns. Illustrated- Farmer, American Prints from Wood (1975); and in Zigrosser, The Book of Fine Prints (1937).

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Composition with Figures.
            Jan. 27, 2022

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Composition with Figures.

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Composition with Figures. Color woodcut on Japan paper. 202x355 mm; 8x14 inches, full margins. Edition of 55 plus 20 trial proofs. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by the New York City WPA Art Project, with the ink stamp lower left. 1942. A very good impression of this scarce color variation. Johnson 27. Schanker was known for his abstract compositions with bold colors and lines and founded the American Abstract Artists, participating in its first annual exhibition in 1937. While participating with the WPA, Schanker worked as an artist and supervisor in the mural division and the graphics division, eventually becoming the director of the graphic arts division. Between 1937-42 he worked on many woodcuts, many of which were published by the Federal Art Project.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Carnival.
            Dec. 02, 2021

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Carnival.

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903 - 1981, AMERICAN) Carnival. Monotype with gouache and ink on paper, 1938. Signed, Shanker, and dated, 38, lower right. 381x559 mm; 15x22 inches. Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., NY; Private collection, acquired from above February 16, 1979.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Black, White and Colored Abstract Swirl, 1968, Oil on canvas, framed, 20" x 24" actual, 20 1/2" x 24 1/2" framed
            Nov. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Black, White and Colored Abstract Swirl, 1968, Oil on canvas, framed, 20" x 24" actual, 20 1/2" x 24 1/2" framed

            Est: $500 - $700

            Louis Schanker Am., 1903-1981 Black, White and Colored Abstract Swirl, 1968 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.l. and on verso

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow, Orange and Blue Segmented Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 29 3/4" actual, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed
            Nov. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow, Orange and Blue Segmented Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 29 3/4" actual, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed

            Est: $500 - $700

            Louis Schanker Am., 1903-1981 Yellow, Orange and Blue Segmented Abstract Oil on canvas, framed Signed on verso

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow and White Circles, 1969, Oil on canvas, unframed, 24" x 29" actual
            Nov. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow and White Circles, 1969, Oil on canvas, unframed, 24" x 29" actual

            Est: $500 - $700

            Louis Schanker Am., 1903-1981 Yellow and White Circles, 1969 Oil on canvas, unframed Signed and dated u.r., signed on verso

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker woodcut in colors
            Sep. 25, 2021

            Louis Schanker woodcut in colors

            Est: $300 - $500

            Louis Schanker (1903-1981) "St. George and the Dragon''- woodcut in colors, 1941, singed, titled and numbered 4/10 in pencil, some hole in paper above sword. 9 x 12'' Schanker obviously experimented with different colors and designs while printing the proofs for this print, other proofs have different colors and/or additional patterns. Illustrated- Farmer, American Prints from Wood (1975); and in Zigrosser, The Book of Fine Prints (1937).

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, White, Grey, and Black Abstract, 1951, Oil on canvas, framed, 30 1/8" x 36 1/16" sight, 30 7/16" x 36 5/
            Aug. 14, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, White, Grey, and Black Abstract, 1951, Oil on canvas, framed, 30 1/8" x 36 1/16" sight, 30 7/16" x 36 5/

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 White, Grey, and Black Abstract, 1951 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r. and verso 30 1/8" x 36 1/16" sight, 30 7/16" x 36 5/8" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Geometric Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 29 3/4" actual
            Aug. 14, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Geometric Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 29 3/4" actual

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Geometric Abstract Oil on canvas, framed 24" x 29 3/4" actual Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Three Forms, Oil on canvas, framed, 19 1/2" x 23 7/8" actual
            Aug. 14, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Three Forms, Oil on canvas, framed, 19 1/2" x 23 7/8" actual

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Three Forms Oil on canvas, framed 19 1/2" x 23 7/8" actual Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • LOUIS SCHANKER Abstract Composition (Twigs and Leaves).
            Jun. 30, 2021

            LOUIS SCHANKER Abstract Composition (Twigs and Leaves).

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER Abstract Composition (Twigs and Leaves). Watercolor and gouache on paper, 1945. 680x500 mm; 26 3/4x19 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right recto, and titled in pencil, verso. Ex-collection private collection, New York.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker American (1903-1981) Original Pastel Abstract
            Jun. 29, 2021

            Louis Schanker American (1903-1981) Original Pastel Abstract

            Est: $200 - $1,000

            Louis Schanker American - Original Pastel abtract on Paper titled - Forward Pass - signed lower right. Measures 8 tall x 15.25 wide, frame 12 tall x 19 wide x 1 deep

            Absolute Auction Gallery
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow, Orange and Blue Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 33" x 24" sight, 34 1/2" x 25" framed
            May. 15, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Yellow, Orange and Blue Abstract, Oil on canvas, framed, 33" x 24" sight, 34 1/2" x 25" framed

            Est: $600 - $800

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Yellow, Orange and Blue Abstract Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r., signed and dated on verso 33" x 24" sight, 34 1/2" x 25" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981), Study in Green and Black, Woodcut in Color, Framed
            Mar. 11, 2021

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981), Study in Green and Black, Woodcut in Color, Framed

            Est: $500 - $700

            Louis Schanker (American 1903-1981) Study in Green and Black Woodcut in color, 1939, signed L. Schanker in graphite l.r., titled in graphite l.c., published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, New York, with ink stamp l.l.; apparently in good condition. Framed.* Sheet size: 254 x 356 mm (10 x 14 in)

            Weschler's
          • Louis Schanker (NY, CT, 1903 - 1981)
            Feb. 21, 2021

            Louis Schanker (NY, CT, 1903 - 1981)

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Louis Schanker (NY, CT, 1903 - 1981) 1969 abstract painting. Signed and dated lower right. Oil on canvas. Housed in a wooden frame. Sight Size: 20 x 24 in. Overall Framed Size: 24 x 28 in.

            Helmuth Stone
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Blue, Green, and Red-Orange Abstract, 1944 , Oil on canvas, unframed, 24" x 30"
            Feb. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Blue, Green, and Red-Orange Abstract, 1944 , Oil on canvas, unframed, 24" x 30"

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Blue, Green, and Red-Orange Abstract, 1944 Oil on canvas, unframed Signed and dated l.r., dated u.r. 24" x 30" Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Movement" 1942, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 30" sight, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed
            Feb. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Movement" 1942, Oil on canvas, framed, 24" x 30" sight, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 "Movement" 1942 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated u.r., signed on canvas verso, artist name, address and title inscribed on verso 24" x 30" sight, 24 1/2" x 30 1/2" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Blue and Coral Geometric Abstract, 1948, Oil on canvas, framed, 29" x 35 3/4" actual, 29 1/2" x 36 1/4"
            Feb. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Blue and Coral Geometric Abstract, 1948, Oil on canvas, framed, 29" x 35 3/4" actual, 29 1/2" x 36 1/4"

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Blue and Coral Geometric Abstract, 1948 Oil on canvas, framed Signed and dated l.r. 29" x 35 3/4" actual, 29 1/2" x 36 1/4" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Geometric Landscape", Oil on canvas, framed, 30" x 40" actual, 30 1/2" x 40 1/2" framed
            Feb. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, "Geometric Landscape", Oil on canvas, framed, 30" x 40" actual, 30 1/2" x 40 1/2" framed

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 "Geometric Landscape" Oil on canvas, framed Signed l.r., The Concoran Gallery of Art Twentieth Biennial Exhibition label on verso 30" x 40" actual, 30 1/2" x 40 1/2" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Black and white abstract figures, Ink on paper, matted and framed under glass, 13" x 16" sight, 25 3/4"
            Feb. 13, 2021

            Louis Schanker, Am. 1903-1981, Black and white abstract figures, Ink on paper, matted and framed under glass, 13" x 16" sight, 25 3/4"

            Est: $300 - $500

            Louis Schanker Am. 1903-1981 Black and white abstract figures Ink on paper, matted and framed under glass 13" x 16" sight, 25 3/4" x 28 3/8" framed Provenance: By descent from Artist to Private Collection New York

            Barridoff Auctions
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Football.
            Feb. 04, 2021

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Football.

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Football . Color woodcut. 251x350 mm; 10x13 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof aside from the edition of 55. Signed and titled and inscribed "#11" in pencil, lower margin and inscribed "WPA working proof" in dark brown ink, lower right. Published by the Works Progress Administration, New York. Circa 1940. A very good impression with strong colors. Schanker worked as an artist and supervisor for the New York Works Progress Administration. Most notably, he painted several public murals for the WPA's Federal Art Project, including those at the the Neponsit Beach Children's Hospital, the Municipal Broadcasting Station (WNYC Studio) in New York, and for the Hall of Medicine and Public Health Building at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Aerial Act.
            Feb. 04, 2021

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Aerial Act.

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER (1903-1981) Aerial Act. Woodcut. 305x355 mm; 12x14 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of approximately 25-30. Signed, titled and inscribed "Black Proof" in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, New York. 1940. A very good impression. Schanker was known for his abstract compositions with bold colors and lines and founded the American Abstract Artists, participating in its first annual exhibition in 1937. While participating with the WPA, Schanker worked as an artist and supervisor in the mural division and the graphics division, eventually becoming the director of the graphic arts division. His murals for the Neponsit Beach Children's Hospital in Rockaway, Queens depict circus scenes similar to Aerial Act, likely influenced from his time working at Barnum & Bailey circus while living an itinerant lifestyle earlier in his life. Between 1937-42 he worked on many woodcuts, many of which were published by the Federal Art Project.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis Schanker (1903-1981)"Football,"
            Jan. 28, 2021

            Louis Schanker (1903-1981)"Football,"

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Football," 1941, woodcut, signed, titled and numbered 9/30. Unframed. Size: 8'' x 7.5'', 20 x 19 cm (image); 9'' x 8.5'', 23 x 22 cm (sheet); 15'' x 14'', 38 x 36 cm (mat). Provenance: Collection of Joshua P. Smith.

            Material Culture
          • Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981)
            Jan. 28, 2021

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981)

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Study in Green and Black," 1941, color woodcut, signed, titled and numbered: 9/55. Size: 10'' x 14'', 25 x 36 cm (image); 13.25'' x 18'', 34 x 46 cm (sheet); 18'' x 21.5'', 46 x 55 cm (mat). Provenance: Collection of Joshua P. Smith.

            Material Culture
          • Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Football"
            Nov. 23, 2020

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Football"

            Est: $300 - $600

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) "Football", (BM 39), 1940, woodcut, signed and inscribed. Unframed. Size: 10'' x 13.75'', 25 x 35 cm (plate); 12'' x 15.5'', 30 x 39 cm (sheet). Provenance: Collection of Joshua P. Smith.

            Material Culture
          • Louis Schanker, (American, 1903-1981), Untitled (Horses and Rider), 1940, oil on canvas board, 13 1/2"H x 17 1/4"W (image), 16"H x 20"W (frame).
            Sep. 26, 2020

            Louis Schanker, (American, 1903-1981), Untitled (Horses and Rider), 1940, oil on canvas board, 13 1/2"H x 17 1/4"W (image), 16"H x 20"W (frame).

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Louis Schanker (American, 1903-1981) Untitled (Horses and Rider), 1940 oil on canvas board signed and dated lower right. Biography from Mercury Gallery Born in 1903, Louis Schanker quit school as a teenager and joined the circus, worked in the wheat fields of the Great Plains, and rode the rails. In 1919, he went to New York and began studying art. He spent 1931 and 1932 in Paris and came back "something of a Cubist", becoming a muralist and graphic arts supervisor for the WPA and a founding member of The Ten, to which he was attached from start to finish. Schanker was a radical among radicals. His "conglomerations of color-patches, among other things," wrote the sympathetic critic Emily Genauer in 1935, "are bound to alienate no small part of the gallery-going public." They did not alienate a small part of the New York art scene, however, and Schanker was invited to the Whitney Annual, even though he later protested against it as one of the "dissenters." By 1937, however, even the hostile "New York Times" critic conceded that "Mr. Schanker" had "a touch of lyric feeling." And in 1938, a writer for "Art News" declared that "Louis Schanker's delightful "Street Scene From My Window" calls forth admiration for its delicacy of color and kaleidoscopic forms in plane geometry." In 1989, summing up Schanker's career for a book on American abstraction, Virginia Mecklenburg wrote of "an animated expressionism that aims at a fundamental emotional structure." Schanker was also a founder of the American Abstract Artists and participated in its first annual exhibition in 1937. But a decade later he wrote: "Though much of my work is generally classified as abstract, all of my work develops from natural forms. I have great respect for the forms of nature and an inherent need to express myself in relation to those forms." Schanker taught for many years, first at the New School for Social Research and then, from 1949 until his retirement, at Bard College. He was one of the major printmakers of the 1930s. 13 1/2"H x 17 1/4"W (image), 16"H x 20"W (frame).

            Ripley Auctions
          • LOUIS SCHANKER View of the Seine, Paris.
            Sep. 17, 2020

            LOUIS SCHANKER View of the Seine, Paris.

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            LOUIS SCHANKER View of the Seine, Paris. Oil on canvas, circa 1932. 514x610 mm; 20 1/4x24 1/4 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. Ex-collection private collection of Betty and Douglas Duffy (owners of Bethesda Art Gallery); thence by descent to current owner, private collection, Houston.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Louis SCHANKER: Abstract Landscape - Mixed Media
            Sep. 12, 2020

            Louis SCHANKER: Abstract Landscape - Mixed Media

            Est: $1,500 - $2,000

            A gouache and mixed media work titled "Landscape Abstraction", signed lower right "Schanker '39", bearing ACA Galleries label. Provenance: From the Estate of Larry Casper, past president of the Appraisers Association of America. [Image: 14 x 16 inches; Frame: 1 x 24 inches].

            Roland Auctions NY
          • Skull Oil Painting
            Aug. 01, 2020

            Skull Oil Painting

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Possibly Schanker, Louis (American, 1903-1981) "Skull" Oil On Canvas. Signed lower right. Total Framed Measures 31 inches high x 28 inches wide. Approx. Dated.

            Joshua Kodner
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