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        • THORNTON UTZ PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A WOMAN IN A HAT
          Feb. 18, 2024

          THORNTON UTZ PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A WOMAN IN A HAT

          Est: $500 - $800

          UTZ, Thornton, (American, 1914 - 1999): Portrait of a Woman in a Hat, Oil/Board, 16” x 20”, signed lower right, dated ’79, pierce-carved frame, 26” x 30”.

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        • Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Lithograph
          Jan. 21, 2024

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Lithograph

          Est: $100 - $200

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Lithograph. Numbered 169/550 in lower left. Titled "The Greenhouse Nude". Signed lower right. Lithograph depicting the backside of a female nude figure. Overall Size: 36 3/8 x 21 1/4 in. Sight Size: 30 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) was active/lived in Florida, Tennessee. Thornton Utz is known for Abstract, illustrator, figure, animal. #5358 #3

          Sarasota Estate Auction
        • Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) American, Oil Masonite
          Jan. 21, 2024

          Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) American, Oil Masonite

          Est: $250 - $350

          Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) American, Oil on Masonite Society portrait of a young woman with blond hair, holding a basket of flowers. Circa 1950/60s. Overall Size: 48 7/8 x 38 3/4 in. Sight Size: 39 5/8 x 29 1/2 in. Frame Thickness: 2 in. #5625 Thornton Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.' International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz. One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation. Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Location J Stack

          Sarasota Estate Auction
        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $600 - $750

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124118 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $600 - $750

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman YEAR: 1988 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 24 inches / 76 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124116 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $700 - $900

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 48 x 30 inches / 121 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124122 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting

          Est: $700 - $900

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Boy MEDIUM: mixed media on board CONDITION: Repair to upper right corner. Minor damages to corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 36 x 36 inches / 91 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124121 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $700 - $900

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Shepherd Boy with Lamb MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor paint losses. Minor damages to edges and corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124126 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Girl YEAR: 1991 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 15 inches / 76 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124117 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124125 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124124 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Grandmother and Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 29 inches / 101 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124123 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Golfer YEAR: 1993 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 36 inches / 60 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124119 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Man YEAR: 1981 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 34 x 22 inches / 86 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124120 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $700 - $900

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) NAME: Mother with Children YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 42 inches / 81 x 106 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122090 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas.Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done.I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift.The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it.Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999)
          Nov. 29, 2023

          Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999)

          Est: $200 - $300

          Thornton Utz (American, 1914 - 1999) Portrait of a Young Girl Oil on Board. Signed and dated ('92) lower left. Sight Size: 15 x 30 in. Overall Framed Size: 21 x 36 in.

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        • Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho
          Nov. 05, 2023

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho

          Est: $100 - $200

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho. Signed in lower left. AP and numbered 24/56 in lower right. Lithograph of nude kneeling over. Abstract pink background. Set in a silver frame with a light pink and white mat. Bio on back. Overall Size: 22 x 26 1/4 in. Sight Size: 15 x 19 in. Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) was active/lived in Florida, Tennessee. Thornton Utz is known for Abstract, illustrator, figure, animal. #1282 Location J1

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        • Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho
          Nov. 05, 2023

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho

          Est: $100 - $200

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho. Signed in lower right. Numbered 25/950, in lower left. Lithograph of a nude woman laying on her back. Playing with a strand of pearls. Set in a silver frame with a light pink and white mat. Bio on back. Overall Size: 22 1/2 x 27 in. Sight Size: 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) was active/lived in Florida, Tennessee. Thornton Utz is known for Abstract, illustrator, figure, animal. #1281 Location J1

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        • Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho
          Nov. 05, 2023

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho

          Est: $100 - $200

          Thornton Utz (1914-1999) USA, Watercolor Litho. Signed in lower right. Published proof, 5/12 in lower left. Original signed in lower left. Lithograph of the backside of a woman standing. Running her fingers through her hair. Small spots throughout. Overall Size: 40 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. Sight Size: 31 1/2 x 16 in. Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999) was active/lived in Florida, Tennessee. Thornton Utz is known for Abstract, illustrator, figure, animal. #1280 Location K2

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Oct. 08, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124118 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Oct. 08, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman YEAR: 1988 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 24 inches / 76 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124116 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Oct. 08, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 48 x 30 inches / 121 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124122 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting
          Oct. 08, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Boy MEDIUM: mixed media on board CONDITION: Repair to upper right corner. Minor damages to corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 36 x 36 inches / 91 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124121 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Oct. 08, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Shepherd Boy with Lamb MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor paint losses. Minor damages to edges and corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124126 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Girl YEAR: 1991 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 15 inches / 76 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124117 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124125 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124124 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Grandmother and Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 29 inches / 101 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124123 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Golfer YEAR: 1993 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 36 inches / 60 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124119 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Man YEAR: 1981 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 34 x 22 inches / 86 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124120 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Sep. 10, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $700 - $900

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) NAME: Mother with Children YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 42 inches / 81 x 106 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122090 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas.Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done.I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift.The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it.Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jul. 02, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124118 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jul. 02, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman YEAR: 1988 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 24 inches / 76 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124116 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jul. 02, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 48 x 30 inches / 121 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124122 US Shipping $249 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting
          Jul. 02, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) mixed media painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Boy MEDIUM: mixed media on board CONDITION: Repair to upper right corner. Minor damages to corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 36 x 36 inches / 91 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124121 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jul. 02, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Shepherd Boy with Lamb MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor paint losses. Minor damages to edges and corners. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124126 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France. I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children. Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually. And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • UTZ, Thornton (American, 1914-1999). Rosalynn and Amy Carte...
          Jun. 28, 2023

          UTZ, Thornton (American, 1914-1999). Rosalynn and Amy Carte...

          Est: $300 - $500

          UTZ, Thornton (American, 1914-1999). Rosalynn and Amy Carter Portrait. Ca. 1977. Oil on board. 45 ½ x 33”. Frame: 48 x 35 ½” Double portrait depicting the First Lady and daughter Amy cradling her pet cat. Lot includes a typed letter signed from Rosalynn Carter to Maud Utz (5 Aug. 1976); and a vintage photograph of Rosalynn with one of Utz’s portraits. He was a member of the American Academy of Art, and the Chicago Artists Guild. He received the Governor Bryant Award for his “Freedom” posters; his portrait commissions include ones for Governor (and later President) Jimmy Carter and family, and Princess Grace of Monaco. Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motors. His work appeared on more than fifty covers of the “Saturday Evening Post.” Surface dirt. Scratch of 13” above Rosalynn Carter. Other scratches with some paint loss in random areas. Frame has grime and accretions around perimeter of frame in linen. Third party shipping required.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Girl YEAR: 1991 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 15 inches / 76 x 38 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124117 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124125 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 30 inches / 101 x 76 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124124 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Grandmother and Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few minor scratches/paint losses. Normal wear along edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 40 x 29 inches / 101 x 73 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124123 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Golfer YEAR: 1993 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small scratches/paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 36 inches / 60 x 91 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124119 US Shipping $120 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Man YEAR: 1981 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 34 x 22 inches / 86 x 55 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower left CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124120 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Jun. 11, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $750 - $950

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) NAME: Mother with Children YEAR: 1985 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Missing a few flakes of paint. No visible inpaint under UV light. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 42 inches / 81 x 106 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's label on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 122090 US Shipping $149 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas.Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done.I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift.The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it.Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999)
          Jun. 04, 2023

          Thornton Utz (1914 - 1999)

          Est: $200 - $400

          Thornton Utz (FL. 1914 - 1999) Portrait of woman wearing pearls. Oil on Newspaper laid on Board. Signed lower right. Sight Size: 17.25 x 13.25 in. Overall Framed Size: 21.5 x 17.5 in.

          Helmuth Stone
        • Thornton Utz, American 1914-1999, Painting
          May. 06, 2023

          Thornton Utz, American 1914-1999, Painting

          Est: $100 - $25,000

          Illustration Portrait Of A Child, Oil On Canvas, Signed Lower Left, Letters From Artist Verso, 30 X 40 Inches, Carved Gilt Wood Frame 37 X 47 X 2 Inches. See Photos For Condition.

          J. Garrett Auctioneers
        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Apr. 09, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Boy MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 24 x 20 inches / 60 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124118 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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        • Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting
          Apr. 09, 2023

          Thornton Utz (FL,TN,1914-1999) oil painting

          Est: $650 - $800

          ARTIST: Thornton Utz (Florida, Tennessee, 1914 - 1999) TITLE: Portrait of Woman YEAR: 1988 MEDIUM: oil on board CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. ART SIZE: 30 x 24 inches / 76 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 124116 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: The following is from Harriet Shaplan of Champaign, Illinois:My husband and I knew Maud and Thornton Utz when we lived on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. in the 1980s. We bought the Greenhouse Restaurant (now called the Summerhouse) and Thornton had a lovely nude painting (Greenhouse Nude) hanging at the base of the stairs that eventually made its way to our home where it hung for several years. Prints had been made of it and Thornton wanted it to hang in a more public place so the painting was moved to the Museum of Modern Art in Dallas. Later it was bought by a Frenchman named Francoise Gardinier who owned a phosphate plant in FL. He hung the Greenhouse Nude in a resort he bought on Longboat Key called Far Horizons and later moved it to France.I have 3 large original oil nudes painted by Thornton, one being "Snowfall" which was made into prints, and several prints from his nude collection. Thornton was also commissioned to do portraits of some famous people. . . Princess Grace of Monaco, Jimmy Carter and family, and a royal family in Europe whose name I don't remember. He also did lovely portraits of children.Thornton was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever met and those qualities came through in his nude paintings, which are lovingly and tastefully done. I'm glad to have a found a way to help perpetuate the memory of Thornton Utz. He was truly a gifted artist and a wonderful person.Attached are excerpts Thornton's obituary as it appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Dec. 4, l999:Numerous examples of Thornton Utz's work dot the landscape of Sarasota. From buildings on siesta Key to the chapel windows of the Catholic church of the Incarnation, Utz left behind a county filled with memoirs of his artistic gift. The internationally known illustrator and painter died Wednesday. He was 85.Utz was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., where he spent his young years doodling in textbooks. After discovering his artistic talent, he struggled to save enough money to attend art school in Chicago. With the country in a depression, Utz could afford only one year at the American Academy of the Arts, and though he studied there for only a short time,k he learned the secret to being a great artist: drawing continually.And draw Utz did, as well as paint, illustrate and design. Initial recognition of his work came for his illustrations. During the 1940s and '50s, Utz provided advertising illustrations for clients such as Coca-Cola, General Electric and Ford Motor Co. His work also graced more than 50 covers of the 'Saturday Evening Post.'International fame came with portraits of Princess Grace of Monaco and President Jimmy Carter. In addition to personal portraits of Carter, the family's 1977 Thanksgiving celebration is forever immortalized, thanks to Utz.One of his most serious artist decisions came in 1987, when he was commissioned to design the stained-glass windows for the Catholic Church of the Incarnation.'He struggled a lot before accepting the windows at Incarnation,' said Utz's son Scott. 'He was troubled because of a passage in the Bible on how we shouldn't carve idols and engrave images. He didn't want his work to be glorified.'A man of religious conviction, Utz feared that his artwork would be recognized more than the biblical message behind it. Despite his achievements, Utz never fancied himself an artist talent. 'He was so humble, though so little of himself,' said his daughter Dawn Hadley. 'He never thought of himself as a great artist. That was just his work and his trade. That's what he did to provide for his family.'Collections of Utz's work have been on display at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Pentagon and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.Utz came to Siesta Key 50 years ago from the Northeast. He was a member of the Ringling School of Art Board of Directors, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota.

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