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Attic Sale – Winter Exhibitions

Attic Sale

Bert Gallery loves to clean closets! In the spirit of the end of the year clean up we reviewed inventory in the storage room and assisted some of our favorite clients slim down their collection. No more paintings under the bed and piled in the attic, they are now in the Attic Sale.

  1. Bannigan Sullivan, Watercolor 10” x 10”,  Abstract $150. Framed     SOLD                               Thomas Sgorous Collection

  1. Edna Martin, Charcoal Sketch 15” x 16”, Serious Dinner Conversation     $50. Matted

  1. Unknown Artist, Watercolor 4” x 6”, Venice $20, unframed

  1. Unknown Artist, Watercolor 4” x 6”, Seascape $20. Unmatted

  1. Percy Albee, Pencil Sketch 5” x 7”, Beach, $10, Unmatted     SOLD                                                        

6. Edna Martin, Woodcut 11” x 8”, Vermont Pasture, 1948   $40, matted  SOLD                                                                      

J. Bannigan Sullivan Exhibited in the Salon of the Americas 1934,.

Edna Martin ( 1896 – 1996) Edna Martin, born in Seekonk, Massachusetts, graduated from RISD in 1918. Her focus was on drawing and painting. She worked under Eliza Gardiner, the nationally recognized printmaker. Upon graduating, Martin secured a teaching position at the Lincoln School – a career which was to last 44 years. Martin’s love for the outdoors is evident in her work, inspired by her love of horseback riding, hiking, and managing her family farm. On trips to Wyoming during the summers of 1929 and 1931, Martin produced watercolors and etchings that highlighted the integration of her abilities in draftsmanship, printmaking, and composition.

Percy Albee (1883 – 1959) Albee was a student of both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design. He met his wife the noted wood engraver Grace Albee at the School of Design. In his early career, he painted murals and was a printmaker in Providence. He enjoyed membership at the Providence Art Club and the Providence Water Color Club. Albee was awarded many mural commissions including both Memorial Hall and St. Paul’s Chapel at Brown University, The Roger Williams Park Museum, the Rhode Island Country Club and the Auditorium of the Brigham School in Providence. The latter mural was received in the American Magazine of Art in 1926. By the late 1920’s Percy took his family to Paris where he concentrated on large lithographs. By the 1930’s they returned to New York and eventually settled in Bucks County Pennsylvania. He continued to work and achieved Associate Member of The National Academy of Design and The Society of American Etchers and the Sal Magundi Club. He also won the 1937 prize for an exhibition at the Allied Artists of America.




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