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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "The Toronto Locomotive"
                  Feb. 11, 2024

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "The Toronto Locomotive"

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "The Toronto Locomotive" Signed lower right. Oil on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Canada 32? Toronto stamp issued March 10, 1983. Dodging the snorting locomotive's bursts of steam, crowds of passengers board the long line of cars. The conductor calls out a last warning to late arrivals ... and dense clouds of black, murky smoke belch out of the cone-shaped stack. The great engine begins its rhythmic pant and chugging motion, that gradually swell to a quickened roar. Beyond the town lies the open country, where, gathering speed, the locomotive comes alive with power. With a long trailing whistle, the steam engine signals the train's departure into the Canadian West. Such was the scene from an era long ago ... when the first Canadian-built steam locomotive -- the Toronto -- hauled passengers on the Ontario, Simcoe & Huron Union Railway. Built in 1853, by the James Good Foundry in Toronto, Ontario, the Toronto was a thirty ton, wood-fired steam engine. This historic engine began its career as a passenger locmotive, providing fast and comfortable transportation to people traveling across Canada. Eventually, the Toronto hauled freight as well as passengers. In 1881, the Northern Railway made an important gauge change which made the Toronto obsolete. Her operators felt it was more expedient to scrap the engine than to change its gauge. Image Size: 13.75 x 12 in. Overall Size: 19.75 x 17.5 in. Unframed. (B08296)

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "African Fish Eagle"
                  Feb. 11, 2024

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "African Fish Eagle"

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "African Fish Eagle" Signed lower right. Original Oil on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork originally appeared on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 14c Official Mail Postal Card issued February 26, 1985. The grandeur of eagles has inspired men since the Stone Age when drawings of eagles first appeared in European caves. Indeed, the eagle is so respected that it is used as a symbol for everything from the seals of great nations to the human soul. And rightly so, for the eagle is the most majestic of all birds. Few if any other birds dare challenge this royal monarch of the skies, for while normally peaceful, the eagle is capable of defending his territory with frightful authority. Devoted parents, eagles carefully tend their young and share in the responsibilities for feeding and guarding the eaglets. The African Fish Eagle, depicted on this artwork, is one of the most striking of all eagles. Similar in appearance to the Bald Eagle, the Fish Eagle has a white head and breast but lacks the Bald Eagle's white tail. A native of the tropical regions of Africa, the African Fish Eagle is skilled at catching fish while skimming above the surface of rivers and lakes. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20.25 x 18 in. Unframed. (B09488)

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) Steamboat Phoenix (1809)
                  Feb. 11, 2024

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) Steamboat Phoenix (1809)

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Steamboat Phoenix (1809)" Signed lower right. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 25c Steamboat Phoenix stamp issued March 3, 1989. In the beginning of the steamboat era, two gentlemen by the names of Fulton and Livingston had a monopoly on steamboat operation in the New York area. John Stevens, Jr., a wealthy New Jersey inventor who had also been involved in steamboat development for many years, launched his own steamboat, the Phoenix, in defiance of the Fulton-Livingston monopoly of the area. Stevens worked his steamboat on the Hudson and in New Jersey waters for close to a year, and then decided to move her to the Delaware, far from Fulton-Livingston territory. It was a weighty decision, for it meant that the craft would have to steam through over 150 miles of open water. Nevertheless, the Phoenix put to sea, with Captain Moses Rogers as her master. Thirteen days later, after several delays due to bad weather and engine trouble, the Phoenix reached Philadelphia. The successful completion of her treacherous journey earned the little sidewheeler her place in American history. She was the first ocean-going steamboat in the world! Image Size: 8.75 x 12 in. Overall Size: 15 x 18 in. Unframed. (B11869)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) oil painting
                  Feb. 04, 2024

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) oil painting

                  Est: $525 - $675

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) TITLE: Steamboat Washington MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 21 x 18 inches / 53 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: This artwork originally appeared on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 25c Steamboat Washington stamp issued March 3, 1989. When steamboats arrived on the Mississippi, it soon became evident that they would have to evolve to meet the requirements of the river in order to be of any use. What was needed was a steamboat that would draw less water and move on the water instead of through it. The craft would need a wide, shallow hull, with heavy boilers and machinery on top of the hull rather than inside it. Captain Henry Shreve took an important step toward building such a steamboat in 1816 with the Washington. Shreve built a deck over the hull and placed the heavy boilers on this deck, and replaced the bulky, low-pressure engine with a new, high-pressure engine. Shreve also got rid of the heavy condenser that allowed the same water to be used over and over again, seeing no need to conserve water while floating on a whole river of it. Passenger accommodations were put on yet a second deck, above the boilers. The Washington could make the trip from New Orleans to Louisville in twenty-five days, an amazing feat in her time. For all her success, the Washington also had tragedy. An explosion on board during her maiden voyage blew Captain Shreve and most of his crew overboard, killing thirteen people. The captain survived to rebuild his steamboat, and the success of the Washington spurred design development. Soon other steamboats were built using the innovations she had pioneered. If any craft could be called "the mother of western steamboats," it would be Captain Shreve's Washington. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127961 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 10, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $360 - $450

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 10, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $400 - $500

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 10, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $500 - $625

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil
                  Aug. 06, 2023

                  John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "The Dorchester Locomotive" Signed lower left. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board painting. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Canada 32c Dorchester stamp issued March 10, 1983. The rugged Canadian Rockies ... and the vast, unexplored wilderness blanketed with thick forests and deep ravines ... were once cut only by wild tumbling rivers and an occasional town. Traveling across the untamed Canadian wilderness on horseback or on foot was a difficult ... and often dangerous journey. Many towns were isolated, and trade and communications were poor. However, in 1836, the beginning of a new era was born when a small stretch of track was carved into the land between Montreal and the Richelieu River -- saving ninety miles of river travel. The first railway in Canada -- the Champlain and St. Lawrence -- opened for business on July 21, 1836. Traveling along the stretch of tracks was the first steam locomotive in Canada ... the Dorchester ... built in England by Robert Stephanson & Company. Nicknamed the "Kitten," this magnificent steam engine was equipped with a long, thin smoke stack and an open cab where the engineers fed chopped wood into the glowing furnace. Several years later, the Dorchester was sold to the St. Lawrence & Industrie Railroad where she remained in service until 1864. A derailment and fiery boiler explosion caused irreparable damage, and Canada's first steam locomotive was destroyed. All that is left today of the famous Dorchester is her brass nameplate which was found by a farmer while plowing his field. He gave it to the College Museum of Joliette, Quebec, where it is now preserved and on display. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 18 in. Unframed. (B08330)

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                • John Swatsley Lithograph Jaguar
                  Jul. 16, 2023

                  John Swatsley Lithograph Jaguar

                  Est: $100 - $40,000

                  John Swatsley Lithograph Jaguar ,Framed it is roughly, 26 1/2 x 32 1/2 and weighs, 12lbs Condition as pictured, unless otherwise noted. If you have any question please contact us.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 11, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $360 - $450

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 11, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $380 - $475

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 11, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $425 - $525

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 11, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $525 - $650

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "China Clipper Seaplane"
                  Jun. 04, 2023

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "China Clipper Seaplane"

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "China Clipper Ship - Seaplane" Signed lower left. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which originally appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. (25cc) E Earth Rate Change booklet stamp issued March 22, 1988. In 1935, one hundred years to the day after the first clipper ship had sailed into San Francisco Harbor, a new "China Clipper" marked a milestone in the delivery of U.S. mail. As thousands watched in awe, she headed west from San Francisco, flying just above the unfinished Golden Gate Bridge. A cheer went up as she set off on the first transpacific airmail flight with a cargo of 110,000 letters. The Martin M-130, christened "China Clipper," was a seaplane designed specifically for long-distance passenger and mail transport. Her body was made almost entirely of aluminum and her wings were high. Her journey would be eight thousand miles long, and special island bases had to be prepared to accommodate her landing needs. But, the task complete, the "China Clipper" opened a new era in mail transport and joined the ranks in an exciting new century of improved communications. Image Size: 8.75 x 12.25 in. Overall Size: 15 x 18 in. Unframed. (B11375)

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                • John Swatsley (B 1937) Steamboat Washington (1816)
                  Jun. 04, 2023

                  John Swatsley (B 1937) Steamboat Washington (1816)

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Steamboat Washington (1816)" Signed lower left. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This artwork originally appeared on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 25c Steamboat Washington stamp issued March 3, 1989. When steamboats arrived on the Mississippi, it soon became evident that they would have to evolve to meet the requirements of the river in order to be of any use. What was needed was a steamboat that would draw less water and move on the water instead of through it. The craft would need a wide, shallow hull, with heavy boilers and machinery on top of the hull rather than inside it. Captain Henry Shreve took an important step toward building such a steamboat in 1816 with the Washington. Shreve built a deck over the hull and placed the heavy boilers on this deck, and replaced the bulky, low-pressure engine with a new, high-pressure engine. Shreve also got rid of the heavy condenser that allowed the same water to be used over and over again, seeing no need to conserve water while floating on a whole river of it. Passenger accommodations were put on yet a second deck, above the boilers. The Washington could make the trip from New Orleans to Louisville in twenty-five days, an amazing feat in her time. For all her success, the Washington also had tragedy. An explosion on board during her maiden voyage blew Captain Shreve and most of his crew overboard, killing thirteen people. The captain survived to rebuild his steamboat, and the success of the Washington spurred design development. Soon other steamboats were built using the innovations she had pioneered. If any craft could be called "the mother of western steamboats," it would be Captain Shreve's Washington. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20.5 x 18 in. Unframed. (B11902)

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C
                  Apr. 02, 2023

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C

                  Est: $100 - $1,000

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene with City" Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Signed lower left. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22? Friendship with Morocco stamp issued July 17, 1987. Morocco was among the first nations to recognize the independence of the United States after the Revolutionary War. As the new nation began to trade with Europe and the Middle East, her ships were often attacked by the Barbary Pirates of Tunis and Tripoli. After unsuccessful negotiations between John Adams and the Tripoli government, the American Congress sent Thomas Barclay to neighboring Morocco to negotiate a separate treaty of peace and friendship. Moroccan Emperor Sidi Mohammed III, agreed to provide safe harbor for American merchant vessels - and to intercede when they were seized by the Barbary states. Barclay conceded to the Emperor's demand for a nominal annual monetary tribute. Thus, an agreement was reached. In Morocco's capital, Marrakech, on June 23, 1786, the Treaty of Marrakech was signed. The next summer, on July 18, 1787, the treaty of peace and friendship was ratified by Congress and thus began the longest unbroken amnity treaty in American diplomatic history. Image Size: 8.75 x 12.25 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 20.5 in. Unframed. (B10942)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 12, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $380 - $500

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 12, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $400 - $500

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 12, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $425 - $550

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 12, 2023

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $525 - $675

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" WC
                  Feb. 05, 2023

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" WC

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" Signed lower right. Original Oil Painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Canada set of four Locomotives stamps issued March 10, 1983. Across endless miles of track laid on the Canadian frontier, the steam locomotives of the 1800s linked towns with towns ... and provinces with provinces. Steaming through the vast landscapes of Canada, the trains brought a bustling commerce to Canadian life. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 18 in. Unframed. (B08329)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 18, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $400 - $525

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 18, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $425 - $525

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 18, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $450 - $600

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 18, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $575 - $700

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C
                  Oct. 02, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C

                  Est: $200 - $400

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene with City" Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Signed lower left. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22 Friendship with Morocco stamp issued July 17, 1987. Morocco was among the first nations to recognize the independence of the United States after the Revolutionary War. As the new nation began to trade with Europe and the Middle East, her ships were often attacked by the Barbary Pirates of Tunis and Tripoli. After unsuccessful negotiations between John Adams and the Tripoli government, the American Congress sent Thomas Barclay to neighboring Morocco to negotiate a separate treaty of peace and friendship. Moroccan Emperor Sidi Mohammed III, agreed to provide safe harbor for American merchant vessels - and to intercede when they were seized by the Barbary states. Barclay conceded to the Emperor's demand for a nominal annual monetary tribute. Thus, an agreement was reached. In Morocco's capital, Marrakech, on June 23, 1786, the Treaty of Marrakech was signed. The next summer, on July 18, 1787, the treaty of peace and friendship was ratified by Congress and thus began the longest unbroken amnity treaty in American diplomatic history. Image Size: 8.75 x 12.25 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 20.5 in. Unframed. (B10942)

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                • John Swatsley (B 1937)Railway Steam Locomotives WC
                  Oct. 02, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B 1937)Railway Steam Locomotives WC

                  Est: $200 - $400

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Railway Steam Locomotives" Signed lower right. Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board painting. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original which was published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 59c Locomotives stamp issued July 28, 1994. As late as the 1850s, the thought of a Bostonian buying a ticket for a train ride to California, and actually arriving there within a week, was unfathomable to most. With rail travel in its infancy and passenger trains limited to connecting thriving population centers such as New York City and Philadelphia, there were few who believed that trains would one day snake around the great mountains and roll through the desolate deserts of America's West. What the skeptics didn't realize was that with the help of federal grants and loans, this undertaking could be accomplished in short order. And on May 10, 1869, the completion date of the Transcontinental Railroad, what a good many had considered a mere pipe dream, became a reality. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 17.5 in. Unframed. (B14770)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 11, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $425 - $550

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 11, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $425 - $550

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 11, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $475 - $625

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Sep. 11, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $600 - $750

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil
                  Aug. 14, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "The Dorchester Locomotive" Signed lower left. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board painting. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Canada 32c Dorchester stamp issued March 10, 1983. The rugged Canadian Rockies ... and the vast, unexplored wilderness blanketed with thick forests and deep ravines ... were once cut only by wild tumbling rivers and an occasional town. Traveling across the untamed Canadian wilderness on horseback or on foot was a difficult ... and often dangerous journey. Many towns were isolated, and trade and communications were poor. However, in 1836, the beginning of a new era was born when a small stretch of track was carved into the land between Montreal and the Richelieu River -- saving ninety miles of river travel. The first railway in Canada -- the Champlain and St. Lawrence -- opened for business on July 21, 1836. Traveling along the stretch of tracks was the first steam locomotive in Canada ... the Dorchester ... built in England by Robert Stephanson & Company. Nicknamed the "Kitten," this magnificent steam engine was equipped with a long, thin smoke stack and an open cab where the engineers fed chopped wood into the glowing furnace. Several years later, the Dorchester was sold to the St. Lawrence & Industrie Railroad where she remained in service until 1864. A derailment and fiery boiler explosion caused irreparable damage, and Canada's first steam locomotive was destroyed. All that is left today of the famous Dorchester is her brass nameplate which was found by a farmer while plowing his field. He gave it to the College Museum of Joliette, Quebec, where it is now preserved and on display. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 18 in. Unframed. (B08330)

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C
                  Jun. 12, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene" W/C

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Morocco Desert Scene with City" Original Watercolor painting on Illustration Board. Signed lower left. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Friendship with Morocco stamp issued July 17, 1987. Morocco was among the first nations to recognize the independence of the United States after the Revolutionary War. As the new nation began to trade with Europe and the Middle East, her ships were often attacked by the Barbary Pirates of Tunis and Tripoli. After unsuccessful negotiations between John Adams and the Tripoli government, the American Congress sent Thomas Barclay to neighboring Morocco to negotiate a separate treaty of peace and friendship. Moroccan Emperor Sidi Mohammed III, agreed to provide safe harbor for American merchant vessels - and to intercede when they were seized by the Barbary states. Barclay conceded to the Emperor's demand for a nominal annual monetary tribute. Thus, an agreement was reached. In Morocco's capital, Marrakech, on June 23, 1786, the Treaty of Marrakech was signed. The next summer, on July 18, 1787, the treaty of peace and friendship was ratified by Congress and thus began the longest unbroken amnity treaty in American diplomatic history. Image Size: 8.75 x 12.25 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 20.5 in. Unframed. (B10942)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 12, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $450 - $575

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 12, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $450 - $600

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 12, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $500 - $650

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Jun. 12, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $625 - $800

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" WC
                  Apr. 10, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" WC

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Canadian Steam Engine" Signed lower right. Original Oil Painting on Illustration Board. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Combination Cover for the Canada set of four Locomotives stamps issued March 10, 1983. Across endless miles of track laid on the Canadian frontier, the steam locomotives of the 1800s linked towns with towns .. and provinces with provinces. Steaming through the vast landscapes of Canada, the trains brought a bustling commerce to Canadian life. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 18 in. Unframed. (B08329)

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                • John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil
                  Apr. 10, 2022

                  John Swatsley (B 1937) "Dorchester Locomotive" Oil

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "The Dorchester Locomotive" Signed lower left. Original Oil painting on Illustration Board painting. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This painting is the original painting which was on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the Canada 32c Dorchester stamp issued March 10, 1983. The rugged Canadian Rockies .. and the vast, unexplored wilderness blanketed with thick forests and deep ravines .. were once cut only by wild tumbling rivers and an occasional town. Traveling across the untamed Canadian wilderness on horseback or on foot was a difficult .. and often dangerous journey. Many towns were isolated, and trade and communications were poor. However, in 1836, the beginning of a new era was born when a small stretch of track was carved into the land between Montreal and the Richelieu River -- saving ninety miles of river travel. The first railway in Canada -- the Champlain and St. Lawrence -- opened for business on July 21, 1836. Traveling along the stretch of tracks was the first steam locomotive in Canada .. the Dorchester .. built in England by Robert Stephanson & Company. Nicknamed the "Kitten," this magnificent steam engine was equipped with a long, thin smoke stack and an open cab where the engineers fed chopped wood into the glowing furnace. Several years later, the Dorchester was sold to the St. Lawrence & Industrie Railroad where she remained in service until 1864. A derailment and fiery boiler explosion caused irreparable damage, and Canada's first steam locomotive was destroyed. All that is left today of the famous Dorchester is her brass nameplate which was found by a farmer while plowing his field. He gave it to the College Museum of Joliette, Quebec, where it is now preserved and on display. Image Size: 14 x 12 in. Overall Size: 20 x 18 in. Unframed. (B08330)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 13, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $475 - $600

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 13, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $475 - $625

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 13, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $525 - $675

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Mar. 13, 2022

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $675 - $850

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • JOHN SWATSLEY (B. 1937) "BROTHER JONATHAN LOCO"
                  Jan. 09, 2022

                  JOHN SWATSLEY (B. 1937) "BROTHER JONATHAN LOCO"

                  Est: $250 - $450

                  John Swatsley (American, B. 1937) "Brother Jonathan Locomotive" Original watercolor painting on illustration board. Signed lower right. Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. This is the original watercolor painting which appeared on the Fleetwood First Day of Issue Maximum Card for the U.S. 22c Brother Jonathan stamp issued October 1, 1987. The early 1830's were marked by improvements in the railroad industry. A man named John Jervis was among the innovators. Jervis was chief engineer for the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. In 1832, he made improvements which would become standard in locomotives through-out the country. His idea was to lighten the engine by removing the rigid front axle with its single pair of wheels and substituting a front truck with two axles and four wheels. The "Experiment" was built at the West Point Foundry according to Jervis' new design. It was a success adn Jervis' concept was adopted almost immeditatley. The engine was renamed "Brother Johathan" and, achieving speeds of 60 miles per hour, became the fastest locomotive in the world. "Brother Jonathon" was later converted to an eight-sheel construction and served for many years along the rails of America. Jervis had thus paved the way for "Americanization" of the locomotive. The result was a period of progress for the railroad industry. Image Size: 8.75 x 12 in. Overall Size: 15 x 20 in. Unframed. (B10187)

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 12, 2021

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $500 - $625

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Illustration - White-tailed Tropical Bird Flying over Rainforest YEAR: 1989 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. Very minor damages to corners. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm BOARD SIZE: 27 x 22 inches / 68 x 55 cm SIGNATURE: unsigned but comes with artist's business card and has publishing house label on verso NOTE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood Mint Stamps of the World Collectors Panel for the Dominica Rain Forest stamp issue of January 15, 1989. The Tropicbird usually makes its home in crannies protected from sun and rain -- in cavities on coastal cliffs, under rocks or vegetation. Sometimes, though, it nests in colonies in trees. A solitary hunter, the Tropicbird most commonly forages for its food alone or with a single companion, catching small flying fish above the sea's surface or skimming the water and diving shallowly in pursuit of other kinds of marine life. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117592 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 12, 2021

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $500 - $650

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Tawny Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm BOARD SIZE: 20 x 18 inches / 50 x 45 cm SIGNATURE: lower right NOTE: comes with artists business card PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 117120 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 12, 2021

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $575 - $700

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Golden Eagle YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm BOARD SIZE: 18 x 20 inches / 45 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The proud and beautiful Golden Eagle could well have been chosen as a symbol for the United States, for it is a far fiercer bird than the Bald Eagle. Indeed, eagles including the Golden Eagle and others have long been symbols cherished by kings, emperors, and nations. For this reason, they have often been used as their emblem. For example, the national seal of Mexico bears the figure of an eagle devouring a serpent which symbolizes to the people of that nation the triumph of good over evil. Other nations, including Egypt and Persia, have lifted the eagle high as part of their battle standards. One of the most impressive of all eagles is the magnificent Golden Eagle which makes its home high in the craggy cliffs of the Rocky Mountains. A proud bird, the Golden Eagle is forever preening its dark brown plumage, accented by the golden crown and nape which earned the bird its name. But, often the bird will leave its lofty nest to soar on powerful wings, spending hours in search of prey. Occasionally, the eagle will soar so high it appears to be a mere speck in the heavens. On seeing this magnificent creature above, it is easy to understand how it earned its nicknames -- the Royal Eagle and the King of Birds. PROVENANCE: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116920 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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                • John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting
                  Dec. 12, 2021

                  John Swatsley (US,b 1937) gouache painting

                  Est: $700 - $900

                  ARTIST: John Swatsley (United States, born 1937) NAME: Spanish Imperial Eagle YEAR: 1982 MEDIUM: gouache on board CONDITION: Excellent. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 15 inches / 45 x 38 cm BOARD SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: This painting was originally published on the Fleetwood First Day Cover for the U.S. 17c Official Mail stamp issued January 12, 1983.; Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation. CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116919 US Shipping $60 + insurance. AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US BIOGRAPHY: Living in different locales, gave John a love of travel and a chance to observe nature in all its variety. This, along with seeing the work of the great illustrators at the end of the illustration era, were the early steps to a lifetime in art. After high school he was accepted by the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles. There he received the foundations in design and painting necessary for a professional artist. After military obligations, he enjoyed a career in magazine art direction and freelance illustrations for philatelic first day covers of new stamp issues. Winning first place in the National Forest Service Centennial stamp competition was a life-changing event, making possible the first of six trips to Africa. Those trips opened up a spectacular array of subjects, leading to a new approach in his art. From a long time use of watercolors, he moved into oils, as he felt they were better suited to the effects he wanted to achieve. "In my new work I strive for the painting to not only represent the beauty of the subjects themselves, but for the painting as a whole to stand as a work of art." John explains, "The viewer can enjoy the piece on different levels; interpretation, color, textures and a fresh approach to design". Swatsley's work shows a freedom in grouping different species together in one composition using imaginative settings that call for the viewer's own participation in the creative process. In his art, you will sense something of the mystery one feels when alone in a quiet corner of creation.

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