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Edgar Louis Yaeger Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, b. 1904 - d. 1997

Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904–1997) was an American modernist painter from Detroit, Michigan.

Yaeger studied under Robert A. Herzberg at the Detroit School of Fine and Applied Arts, by which he was awarded the Founder's Society Purchase Prize. Subsequently, with the backing of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship, Yaeger embarked on a study tour of eight European countries, from France to Czechoslovakia.

Yaeger was best known for his contributions to the Michigan Federal Art project and the Works Progress Administration scheme during the Depression era, to which he contributed a number of murals that were displayed in public buildings. Some of his contributions are located at the West Quad Dormitory at the University of Michigan and the Detroit Public Lighting Commission Building.

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    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Michigan / France (1904 - 1997), hands over open fire, 1978, gouache on paper, 20"H x 16"W(mat), 13 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W(sight)
      Feb. 10, 2024

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Michigan / France (1904 - 1997), hands over open fire, 1978, gouache on paper, 20"H x 16"W(mat), 13 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W(sight)

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Michigan / France, (1904 - 1997) hands over open fire, 1978 gouache on paper Signed and dated lower right. Biography from Cincinnati Art Galleries: Edgar Yaeger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1904. He is credited for being one of the first American modernists. He was a prolific artist who mastered virtually every medium: watercolor, oil, fresco, printmaking, mosaic, and woodcarving. He also painted numerous commissioned murals for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era. As a young artist, Yaeger actively exhibited his work; in 1932, he won the Founder's Society Purchase Prize from the Detroit Institute of Arts. He also was the recipient of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship. With this support, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, studying in France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. When he returned to the United States, he entered numerous juried exhibitions. In the 1930 Carnegie International Exhibition, Henri Matisse was a member of the jury. He admired Yaeger's sophisticated knowledge and application of color. Yaeger recounted that "Cezanne helped me more than anyone- his use of color." Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, and Rivera also helped inform Yaeger's style. Yaeger's murals, paintings, and mosaic work earned him international recognition during his life time. The Kresge Art Museum currently holds 88 works by Yaeger, which include the preliminary sketches of his WPA murals.

      Ripley Auctions
    • Painting, Edgar Yaeger
      Nov. 16, 2023

      Painting, Edgar Yaeger

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Edgar Yaeger (American, 1883-1969, Untitled (Still Life), oil on canvas, signed lower right, canvas: 30"h x 25"w, overall (with frame): 36.5"h x 31"w. Note: Frame included is handmade by the artist as noted verso.

      Clars Auctions
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Still Life
      Jul. 26, 2023

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Still Life

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Still Life 1938 mixed media on paper sight: 7.625 h x 9.875 w in (19 x 25 cm) Signed and dated to lower right 'Edgar Yaeger 1938'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Sketch for a fireplace screen at the Brodhead Naval Armory
      Jul. 26, 2023

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Sketch for a fireplace screen at the Brodhead Naval Armory

      Est: $150 - $250

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Sketch for a fireplace screen at the Brodhead Naval Armory c. 1936 pencil, colored pencil and ink on paper 7.25 h x 10.375 w in (18 x 26 cm) Brodhead Naval Armory in Detroit was one of the WPA mural commissions the artist worked on in the late 1930s. Sold with a photocopy of a similar work in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute attached to verso of frame. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Landscape from the Balcony
      Jul. 26, 2023

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Landscape from the Balcony

      Est: $400 - $600

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Landscape from the Balcony 1936 oil on canvas 22.12 h x 26.875 w in (56 x 68 cm) Signed and dated to lower right 'Edgar Yaeger 1936'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Family Scene
      Jul. 26, 2023

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Family Scene

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Family Scene 1938 oil on canvas 23 h x 26 w in (58 x 66 cm) Signed and dated to lower right 'Edgar Yaeger 1938'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904-1997). Male Nude.
      Apr. 11, 2023

      Edgar Yaeger (1904-1997). Male Nude.

      Est: $400 - $600

      Oil on canvas, 12.25 x 16 inches, signed and dated 1981 lower right. Condition reports are not available for the items in this catalog. These are antique and vintage items, and will show signs of use and wear. We have attempted to show any obvious defects or damages in photographs, please carefully review photos to determine your level of interest prior to bidding. All items are sold as is, all sales are final. Shipping: we offer in house shipping, which will be invoiced separately, after items are paid for. Buyers are responsible for all shipping charges, import duties and taxes.

      Casco Bay Auctions
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Girl Reading a Book 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm) framed 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.
      Jan. 25, 2023

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Girl Reading a Book 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm) framed 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Girl Reading a Book unsigned, identified and titled on a label from Cincinnati Art Galleries (affixed to the frame backing) oil and charcoal on canvas 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm) framed 31 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.

      Bonhams
    • Edgar Yaeger (Detroit, 1904-1997) Charcoal On Paper, 1979, H 11.5", W 17.75", Reclining Nude
      Dec. 14, 2022

      Edgar Yaeger (Detroit, 1904-1997) Charcoal On Paper, 1979, H 11.5", W 17.75", Reclining Nude

      Est: $100 - $200

      A charcoal drawing on paper by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting a reclining female nude with a distant gaze. Artist's signature and date to the lower right. Frame measures H 21" x L 24.75".

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Oil On Canvas Board, 1949, The Detroit Yacht Club, H 17.5'' W 23.5''
      Nov. 18, 2022

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Oil On Canvas Board, 1949, The Detroit Yacht Club, H 17.5'' W 23.5''

      Est: $600 - $1,000

      Oil on canvas board depicting the Detroit Yacht Club by the Michigan artist Edgar Yaeger. Signed and dated 1949 in the lower left. Having a painted wood frame, H 21.5", W 27".

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904 - 1997). Portrait of a Man.
      Nov. 12, 2022

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904 - 1997). Portrait of a Man.

      Est: $300 - $500

      Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, signed and dated 1936 lower right, unframed.

      Casco Bay Auctions
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger, Michigan / France (1904 - 1997), untitled abstract, 1937, oil on canvas, 20 1/2"H x 27 1/2"W (sight), 25"H x 32"W (frame)
      Nov. 05, 2022

      Edgar Louis Yaeger, Michigan / France (1904 - 1997), untitled abstract, 1937, oil on canvas, 20 1/2"H x 27 1/2"W (sight), 25"H x 32"W (frame)

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Edgar Louis Yaeger Michigan / France, (1904 - 1997) untitled abstract, 1937 oil on canvas signed lower right. Biography from the Archives of askART: Biography from Papillon Gallery Edgar Louis Yaeger was born in 1904 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a shoe store owner and the fourth generation of his family to live in the area. Yaeger's family was hesitantly supportive of his artistic pursuits. In the early years of his life, Yaeger learned a succession of skills from his beloved grandfather, who taught him to draw, to carve figures from blocks of soap and to paint using discarded paints found in an alley, thus laying the foundation for capabilities Yaeger would use throughout his life. By his own account, Yaeger showed little interest for any vocation apart from art; while his father was disappointed that his son wouldn't follow him into the family shoe business, he lent his grudging support to Yaeger's artistic pursuits, saying that so long as he was able to earn a living he was free to continue. ?Yaeger's talent began to emerge in earnest during his high school years as he started winning prizes for his drawings and paintings. Scholarships enabled him to pursue his formal artistic training at the University of Detroit, the John P. Wicker School of Fine Arts, and Robert Herzberg's Detroit School of Fine and Applied Arts. Both to economize and to support himself, Yaeger ground paints for his own use and for sale to fellow students. Concurrently, his work began to attract the attention of a broader audience of influential art patrons. Early recognition arrived in the form of acceptance into the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1930 – a show juried by Henri Matisse. In 1932, Yaeger won two prizes which would provide a significant boost to his budding career: The Detroit Institute of Arts' Founders' Society Purchase Prize and the Detroit News'Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship. Apart from the increased public profile and prestige afforded by the awards, the $500 Scripps cash award enabled Yaeger to pursue his art education overseas. Yaeger departed for Paris, then still the center of European artistic activity and the home to legions of American expatriates, where he studed at the Academe Andre L'hote and the Ecole Scandinav, where he received instruction from L'hote, Marcel Gromaire and Orthon Friesz. Yaeger embraced the opportunities for education and inspiration afforded him by life in Paris, relishing the chance to meet other artists, peruse cutting-edge Paris galleries, and to paint in the French countryside as well as the advanced education provided by his European instructors. Forced by economics to return home midway through his European tenure, Yaeger was awarded an additional $500 by the Whitcombs in recognition of his talent and thrift, enabling him to return to France, Yaeger purchased a $10 bicycle upon which he traveled across the continent, drawing, sketching and painting directly from life in a panoply of European settings. ?A confluence of factors including escalating tensions in prewar Europe and the American economic depression led Yaeger to return to the United States in 1935. Yeager settled once again in Detroit, taking up residence in his family home where he would remain for the rest of his life. Shortly after his return, Yaeger began to work on a succession of murals commissioned by Franklin Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration and its landmark Federal Arts Project. While not enamored of the officially-sanctioned Social Realist style favored by program administrators, Yaeger nonetheless joined the ranks of American artistic luminaries commissioned by the FAP to create murals, paintings, and sculptures for WPA sites in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Yaeger's FAP commissioned works included murals for Detroit Receiving Hospital's Children's Ward, the Ford Grammar School in Highland Park, and Western Market (all now destroyed). A commission for the Detroit Public Lighting Commission, a landmark mural celebrating the historical development of electric light, was partially saved from oblivion prior to the building's 1977 demolition and is now visible at Michigan State University's Kresge Art Museum. Surviving Yaeger WPA murals exist at the Brodhead Naval Armory (now closed), Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, and the University of Michigan's West Quad Dormitory. ?Yaeger was somewhat dismissive of his WPA-era projects; his reluctance to embrace social realism and his resistance to the influence of program administrators and site managers led him to leave many of these works unsigned. Ironically, they become a cornerstone of his artistic reputation, and likely to his regret, a prism through which the remainder of his life's work would be perceived by critics and the public. He became pigeonholed in the eyes of some as a "WPA" artist, and with Social Realism's fall from stylistic favor he received a corresponding lessening of attention and appreciation. ?Nonetheless, Yaeger continued to work at a frenetic pace, completing private commissions including mosaics for churches and murals for private clients as well as an endless succession of paintings and drawings. Prizes, gallery exhibitions, and purchases continued to accrue, albeit at a lessened frequency, through the 1960s—even during the Abstract Expressionist, Pop, and Op-Art eras. With the ascendence of conceptualism in the late 1960s-early 1970s and its attendendant dismissal of both painting and representationalism in favor of pure abstraction, Yaeger began to recede into obscurity. ?The mid-1980s, however, witnessed something of an Edgar Yaeger renaissance. As conceptualism fell from style and interest in painting returned —thanks in large measure to American Neo-Expressionists such as Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat and Europeans such as Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke— stylistic devices favored by Yaeger came once again into vogue. Simultaneously, a Detroit-based group of Yaeger fans led by Yaeger's friend and agent John Joseph Jr. began evangelizing the artist's work on his behalf, a practice never undertaken in earnest by the modest Yaeger. A flurry of press attention and new public commissions followed, including an outdoor mosaic on the facade of Detroit's Scarab Club. For the majority of his remaining years, Yaeger's work continued to receive steady if low-key attention within Detroit and regional artistic and press circles. Yaeger's artistic reputation was also bolstered by growing appreciation for his craftsmanship. His patience and dedication to craft are evidenced by the meticulously created handmade frames he made for many of his paintings. Yeager's method involved assembling dozens of individually cut, sized, and carved pieces of wood into a single frame, carefully combing, filing and finishing the frame until it perfecty suited the picture it housed. Yaeger refused to use power tools for any of these creations, insisting upon a deliberate, careful process of gradual refinement. His exacting standards often resulted in more time being taken in the creation of a frame than in painting the picture itself. ?Yaeger's friends and business associates usually could count on a special annual treat: The arrival of one of his original Christmas cards. Yaeger's colorful hand-tinted cards were produced through the laborious linocut process; after making his initial sketches, Yaeger would hand-carve his design in reverse onto a piece of linoleum, which he would then ink and press into the individual sheets of paper. Once the ink dried, Yaeger would patiently hand-color each one. Edgar Yaeger died in 1997 at the age of 93, leaving behind thousands of completed paintings and drawings, a smaller number of reliefs and mosaics, and his legendary murals. Art historians and curators continue to wrestle with Yaeger's placement in the modernist pantheon, seemingly disinclined to rewrite an official 20th century art narrative which largely excluded him, but institutional support – notably from East Lansing's Kresge Museum – continues to reaffirm Yaeger's rightful status as an unheralded modernist master. Such a stature may have been something this introspective master craftsman never expected or pursued, but it is a position he richly deserves.

      Ripley Auctions
    • Edgar Yaeger (Detroit, 1904-1997) Charcoal On Paper, 1979, H 11.5", W 17.75", Reclining Nude
      Oct. 13, 2022

      Edgar Yaeger (Detroit, 1904-1997) Charcoal On Paper, 1979, H 11.5", W 17.75", Reclining Nude

      Est: $200 - $400

      EDGAR YAEGER (DETROIT, 1904-1997) CHARCOAL ON PAPER, 1979, H 11.5", W 17.75", RECLINING NUDE A charcoal drawing on paper by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting a reclining female nude with a distant gaze. Artist's signature and date to the lower right. Frame measures H 21" x L 24.75".

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Yaeger (American 1904-1997) Oil On Canvas, 1985, H 12", W 16", Portrait Of Woman Sitting
      Oct. 13, 2022

      Edgar Yaeger (American 1904-1997) Oil On Canvas, 1985, H 12", W 16", Portrait Of Woman Sitting

      Est: $300 - $400

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1985, H 12", W 16", PORTRAIT OF WOMAN SITTING Signed and dated lower right, unframed. Good condition

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904-1997). Male Nude.
      Oct. 01, 2022

      Edgar Yaeger (1904-1997). Male Nude.

      Est: $400 - $600

      Oil on canvas, 12.25 x 16 inches, signed and dated 1981 lower right.

      Casco Bay Auctions
    • Edgar Yaeger, American (1904-1997), Untitled, 1943, gouache on paper, 7 3/4"H x 10"W (sight), 13"H x 15 1/4"W (frame)
      Sep. 24, 2022

      Edgar Yaeger, American (1904-1997), Untitled, 1943, gouache on paper, 7 3/4"H x 10"W (sight), 13"H x 15 1/4"W (frame)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Edgar Yaeger American, (1904-1997) Untitled, 1943 gouache on paper signed lower right. Edgar Louis Yaeger was an American modernist painter from Detroit, Michigan. Yaeger studied under Robert A. Herzberg at the Detroit School of Fine and Applied Arts, by which he was awarded the Founder's Society Purchase Prize.

      Ripley Auctions
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan, France)
      Aug. 06, 2022

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan, France)

      Est: $200 - $300

      six colored lithographs. To include: a fish signed lower right 1985 (4 1/4" x 6 3/4"), a bowl of fruit 14/50 signed in pencil lower right (7" x 5 3/4"), a toy horse signed lower right (6 3/4" x 10"), a house in a woodland landscape signed lower right (4 1/4" x 4 3/4"), a still life with a picture of flowers signed lower left dated 1965 (8 1/4" x 5 1/4"), a still life vase with flowers signed lower left (7 1/2" x 6 3/4").

      Marion Antique Auctions
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1985, H 12", W 16", PORTRAIT OF WOMAN SITTING
      Jul. 22, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1985, H 12", W 16", PORTRAIT OF WOMAN SITTING

      Est: $600 - $800

      Signed and dated lower right, unframed. Good condition

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) TILE MOSAIC H 12.5" W 11" STAR OF DAVID
      Mar. 25, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) TILE MOSAIC H 12.5" W 11" STAR OF DAVID

      Est: $400 - $600

      Framed Dimensions H 15.25" W 15.25".

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS 1982 H 13.75" W 17.5" NUDE PORTRAIT
      Mar. 25, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS 1982 H 13.75" W 17.5" NUDE PORTRAIT

      Est: $400 - $600

      Framed Dimensions H 16" W 20"

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (DETROIT, 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, H 12", W 14", PARISIAN PROMENADE
      Mar. 25, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (DETROIT, 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, H 12", W 14", PARISIAN PROMENADE

      Est: $500 - $700

      An oil on canvas by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting a Fauvist urban landscape with figures in the foreground. Artist's signature 'E Yaeger' to the lower right. Frame measures H 15.5" x L 17.5". Provenance: Purchased from Elayne McKinley who obtained the work from John Joseph, a close and personal friend of Edgar Yaeger.

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1985, H 12", W 16", PORTRAIT OF WOMAN SITTING
      Mar. 25, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1985, H 12", W 16", PORTRAIT OF WOMAN SITTING

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Signed and dated lower right, unframed.

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1943, H 23.5", W 27.5", ABSTRACT STILL LIFE
      Mar. 25, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN 1904-1997) OIL ON CANVAS, 1943, H 23.5", W 27.5", ABSTRACT STILL LIFE

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Signed and dated lower right. Framed Dimensions H29" W 35.5". The back of the frame reads "Frame by Edgar Yaeger".

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) OIL ON MASONITE, 1938, H 12.25", W 18", GARDEN LANDSCAPE
      Mar. 24, 2022

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904-1997) OIL ON MASONITE, 1938, H 12.25", W 18", GARDEN LANDSCAPE

      Est: $600 - $800

      A 1938 oil on masonite by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting a modern garden landscape. Artist's signature and date to the lower right edge. Having a Detroit Museum of Art Founders Society Rental Collection paper label to verso. Frame measures H 18" x L 24".

      DuMouchelles
    • AN ETCHING OF A STREET BY EDGAR YAEGER
      Feb. 19, 2022

      AN ETCHING OF A STREET BY EDGAR YAEGER

      Est: $100 - $150

      A vintage etching depicting a city street scene by Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904–1997). Signed in pencil: Yaeger. Framed.

      Antique Arena Inc
    • †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), Pair of Drawings, "Reclining Nude with Chair," 1926, ink on paper, signed and dated..
      Nov. 14, 2021

      †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), Pair of Drawings, "Reclining Nude with Chair," 1926, ink on paper, signed and dated..

      Est: $250 - $450

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), Pair of Drawings, "Reclining Nude with Chair," 1926, ink on paper, signed and dated in pencil lower left, and "Seated Nude" en verso, and "Reclining Nude on Bed," 1926, charcoal on paper, signed and dated in charcoal lower right, unframed, H.-7 in., W.- 10 1/2 in. (2 Pcs.)

      Crescent City Auction Gallery
    • †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Nude with Head in Arms," 1927, "Reclining Nude I," and "Reclining Nude II," 1926,...
      Nov. 14, 2021

      †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Nude with Head in Arms," 1927, "Reclining Nude I," and "Reclining Nude II," 1926,...

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Nude with Head in Arms," 1927, "Reclining Nude I," and "Reclining Nude II," 1926, three graphite drawings on paper, each signed and dated lower right, all unframed, largest H.- 8 1/2 in., W.- 11 in. (3 Pcs.)

      Crescent City Auction Gallery
    • †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Forward Facing Nude," and "Back of Seated Nude," 1926, pair of charcoal drawings o..
      Nov. 14, 2021

      †Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Forward Facing Nude," and "Back of Seated Nude," 1926, pair of charcoal drawings o..

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904-1997, Michigan/France), "Forward Facing Nude," and "Back of Seated Nude," 1926, pair of charcoal drawings on paper, each signed and dated on bottom, unframed, H.- 11 in., W.- 8 1/2 in. (2 Pcs.)

      Crescent City Auction Gallery
    • EDGAR YAEGER, 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, 1972 H 13.7" W 11" "HUNTER"
      Oct. 08, 2021

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, 1972 H 13.7" W 11" "HUNTER"

      Est: $400 - $500

      Portrait of a seated lady hunter with a rifle. Signed and dated. Wood frame: 16" x 13". Edgar Louis Yaeger (1904–1997) was an American modernist painter from Detroit, Michigan.

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    • EDGAR YAEGER, AMER. 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, H 25" W 20.5" STILL LIFE
      Sep. 10, 2021

      EDGAR YAEGER, AMER. 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, H 25" W 20.5" STILL LIFE

      Est: $400 - $800

      Signed lower right "Edgar Yaeger 1931". Modernist artist and WPA muralist. worked primarily in Detroit, Mi, Image depicts chair, fruit, pitcher. Frame 30" x 26". Provenance: Property of a Chicago, IL private collector.

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER, AMER. 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, H 25" W 20.5 STILL LIFE, APPLES
      Sep. 10, 2021

      EDGAR YAEGER, AMER. 1904 - 97, OIL ON CANVAS, H 25" W 20.5 STILL LIFE, APPLES

      Est: $400 - $800

      Signed lower right: Edgar Yaeger, 1938. American modernist Fra and WPA muralist who lived in Detroit, MI. Frame 30" x 26". Provenance: Property of a Chicago, IL collector.

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    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMER, MICH, 1904-97) GOUACHE ON PAPER, 1933, H 10.5", W 7.75", MOONLIGHT FIGURE
      Feb. 26, 2021

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMER, MICH, 1904-97) GOUACHE ON PAPER, 1933, H 10.5", W 7.75", MOONLIGHT FIGURE

      Est: $400 - $800

      A 1933 gouache on paper by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting a modernist female nude under moonlight. Artist's signature and date to the lower right. Bearing a Treadway Toomey Auction label to the verso. Frame measures H 15" x L 12".

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    • EDGAR YAEGER (AMER, MICH, 1904-97) OIL ON CANVAS, H 19", W 23.5", "BENNETT'S STUDIO (SCARAB CLUB - 1937)"
      Jan. 28, 2021

      EDGAR YAEGER (AMER, MICH, 1904-97) OIL ON CANVAS, H 19", W 23.5", "BENNETT'S STUDIO (SCARAB CLUB - 1937)"

      Est: $400 - $800

      An oil on canvas titled "Bennett's Studio (Scarab Club - 1937)" by Edgar Yaeger. Depicting studio of Reginald Bennett as it would have appeared at the Scarab Club of Detroit in the 1930s. Artist's signature to the lower right. Frame measures H 25" x L 28.5".

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel
      Jan. 03, 2021

      Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel

      Est: $100 - $200

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Pastel. Signed and dated (1937) lower right. Modernist. Sight Size: 10.25 x 8 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 13.75 in. Framed behind glass.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Edgar Yaeger, (American, 1904-1997), Still Life with Teapot and Lemons, oil on canvas, 21" x 24"
      May. 06, 2020

      Edgar Yaeger, (American, 1904-1997), Still Life with Teapot and Lemons, oil on canvas, 21" x 24"

      Est: $300 - $500

      signed lower right

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting
      Mar. 01, 2020

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting

      Est: $525 - $600

      ARTIST: Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) NAME: Nude Female YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to cardboard. CONDITION: Normal wear to edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. IMAGE SIZE: 16 x 11 inches / 40 x 27 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: Lower left SIMILAR ARTISTS: Leon Dolice, Anthony Thieme, William C Emerson, Svend Svendsen, Carl Krafft, John Hardrick, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 114961 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $35 + insurance. Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) Edgar Yaeger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1904. He is credited for being one of the first American modernists. He was a prolific artist who mastered virtually every medium: watercolor, oil, fresco, printmaking, mosaic, and woodcarving. He also painted numerous commissioned murals for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era. As a young artist, Yaeger actively exhibited his work; in 1932, he won the Founder's Society Purchase Prize from the Detroit Institute of Arts. He also was the recipient of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship. With this support, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, studying in France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. When he returned to the United States, he entered numerous juried exhibitions. In the 1930 Carnegie International Exhibition, Henri Matisse was a member of the jury. He admired Yaeger's sophisticated knowledge and application of color. Yaeger recounted that "Cezanne helped me more than anyone- his use of color." Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, and Rivera also helped inform Yaeger's style. Yaeger's murals, paintings, and mosaic work earned him international recognition during his life time. The Kresge Art Museum currently holds 88 works by Yaeger, which include the preliminary sketches of his WPA murals.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel
      Jan. 26, 2020

      Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel

      Est: $150 - $300

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Pastel. Signed and dated (1937) lower right. Modernist. Sight Size: 10.25 x 8 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 13.75 in. Framed behind glass.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel
      Dec. 15, 2019

      Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel

      Est: $150 - $300

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Pastel. Signed and dated (1937) lower right. Modernist. Sight Size: 10.25 x 8 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 13.75 in. Framed behind glass.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting
      Dec. 08, 2019

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting

      Est: $575 - $650

      ARTIST: Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) NAME: Nude Female YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to cardboard. CONDITION: Normal wear to edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. IMAGE SIZE: 16 x 11 inches / 40 x 27 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: Lower left SIMILAR ARTISTS: Leon Dolice, Anthony Thieme, William C Emerson, Svend Svendsen, Carl Krafft, John Hardrick, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 114961 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $35 + insurance. Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) Edgar Yaeger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1904. He is credited for being one of the first American modernists. He was a prolific artist who mastered virtually every medium: watercolor, oil, fresco, printmaking, mosaic, and woodcarving. He also painted numerous commissioned murals for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era. As a young artist, Yaeger actively exhibited his work; in 1932, he won the Founder's Society Purchase Prize from the Detroit Institute of Arts. He also was the recipient of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship. With this support, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, studying in France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. When he returned to the United States, he entered numerous juried exhibitions. In the 1930 Carnegie International Exhibition, Henri Matisse was a member of the jury. He admired Yaeger's sophisticated knowledge and application of color. Yaeger recounted that "Cezanne helped me more than anyone- his use of color." Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, and Rivera also helped inform Yaeger's style. Yaeger's murals, paintings, and mosaic work earned him international recognition during his life time. The Kresge Art Museum currently holds 88 works by Yaeger, which include the preliminary sketches of his WPA murals.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • EDGAR LOUIS YAEGER WATERCOLOR, 1941
      Oct. 20, 2019

      EDGAR LOUIS YAEGER WATERCOLOR, 1941

      Est: $60 - $100

      EDGAR LOUIS YAEGER (AMERICAN, 1904–1997), WATERCOLOR, 1941, SIGHT: H 6.75", W 8", HARBOR SCENE Signed and dated LR; framed, 13" x 14".

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997 OIL ON CANVAS DATED 1927
      Oct. 18, 2019

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997 OIL ON CANVAS DATED 1927

      Est: $200 - $400

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997 OIL ON CANVAS DATED 1927 H 10" W 12" Edgar Yeager oil on canvas, Depicting a river surrounded by a lush landscape. and signed lower right and dated 1927. The painting is framed. The consignor was a longtime personal friend of Edgar Yaeger and he gifted this painting to her.

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997, OIL ON CANVAS, DATED 1978
      Oct. 18, 2019

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997, OIL ON CANVAS, DATED 1978

      Est: $200 - $400

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997, OIL ON CANVAS, DATED 1978 H 10", W 12" Edgar Yaeger oil on canvas, depicting a dock at the edge of a river surrounded by lush landscape. The painting is framed and signed at the lower right with the date 1978. The consignor was a longtime personal friend of Edgar Yaeger and he gifted this painting to her.

      DuMouchelles
    • EDGAR YAEGER OIL ON CANVAS, TITLED 'VILLAURUS'
      Oct. 18, 2019

      EDGAR YAEGER OIL ON CANVAS, TITLED 'VILLAURUS'

      Est: $200 - $400

      EDGAR YAEGER, 1904-1997, OIL ON CANVAS, TITLED 'VILLAURUS' 1956 H 15" L 18" An Edgar Yaeger painting signed at the lower right corner and dated "1956". Titled 'Vallauris'. The painting depicts hillside villas in the French countryside. The consignor was a longtime personal friend of Edgar Yaeger and he gifted this painting to her. The painting is framed.

      DuMouchelles
    • Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting
      Aug. 18, 2019

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (MI,French,1904-1997) oil painting

      Est: $675 - $750

      ARTIST: Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) NAME: Nude Female YEAR: 1976 MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to cardboard. CONDITION: Normal wear to edges. No visible inpaint under UV light. IMAGE SIZE: 16 x 11 inches / 40 x 27 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: Lower left SIMILAR ARTISTS: Leon Dolice, Anthony Thieme, William C Emerson, Svend Svendsen, Carl Krafft, John Hardrick, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 114961 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $35 + insurance. Edgar Louis Yaeger (Michigan, France, 1904 - 1997) Edgar Yaeger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1904. He is credited for being one of the first American modernists. He was a prolific artist who mastered virtually every medium: watercolor, oil, fresco, printmaking, mosaic, and woodcarving. He also painted numerous commissioned murals for the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era. As a young artist, Yaeger actively exhibited his work; in 1932, he won the Founder's Society Purchase Prize from the Detroit Institute of Arts. He also was the recipient of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Traveling Scholarship. With this support, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, studying in France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. When he returned to the United States, he entered numerous juried exhibitions. In the 1930 Carnegie International Exhibition, Henri Matisse was a member of the jury. He admired Yaeger's sophisticated knowledge and application of color. Yaeger recounted that "Cezanne helped me more than anyone- his use of color." Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, and Rivera also helped inform Yaeger's style. Yaeger's murals, paintings, and mosaic work earned him international recognition during his life time. The Kresge Art Museum currently holds 88 works by Yaeger, which include the preliminary sketches of his WPA murals.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Edgar Yaeger Contemporary Oil Painting on Canvas
      Aug. 05, 2019

      Edgar Yaeger Contemporary Oil Painting on Canvas

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (French/American: 1904 - 1997) geometric still life oil painting on canvas mounted in a carved gilt wooden frame. Signed & dated to lower right. Circa: 1947. Measures: 24" L x 18" H + 3-5/8" Frame. From a Bal Harbor estate. Local Pick Up or Third Party Shipping Required.

      Napoleon's Fine Art
    • Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997)
      Jun. 09, 2019

      Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997)

      Est: $500 - $700

      Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997). Signed and dated (1967) lower right. Titled "Flags & Boats on Riviera" verso. Oil on Board. Sight Size: 7.5 x 9.5 in. Overall Size: 12.5 x 14.5 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997) Watercolor
      Jun. 09, 2019

      Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997) Watercolor

      Est: $300 - $500

      Edgar Yaeger (American, 1904 - 1997). Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper. Pencil signed lower right. Titled "Trans Atlantic S.S.Co." lower left. Sight Size: 4.75 x 7.75 in. Overall Size: 11.5 x 14.5 in. Framed behind glass.

      Helmuth Stone
    • Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel
      Apr. 28, 2019

      Edgar Yaeger (1904 - 1997) Pastel

      Est: $150 - $300

      Edgar Louis Yaeger (American, 1904-1997) Pastel. Signed and dated (1937) lower right. Modernist. Sight Size: 10.25 x 8 in. Overall Size: 16.75 x 13.75 in. Framed behind glass.

      Helmuth Stone
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