1940s BALLET PAINTINGS FEATURED IN SHANNON’S JANUARY 19TH ONLINE FINE ART AUCTION
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers to host their first online auction of the year on Thursday, January 19th at 2:00PM. The sale will include quality paintings, prints, works on paper and sculptures.
Offerings from artist’s estates will be led by 24 works on paper from the estate of George Alan Swanson. A native of Bloomfield, New Jersey, Swanson achieved international success as an artist. From 1941 he painted the dancers of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the Ballet Theatre and the Jooss Ballet. When he left to join the war effort, 50 of his Ballet Russe paintings were loaned to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Included in the selection of Swanson watercolors are portraits of some of the most famous ballet stars of the 1940s and 1950s; Igor Youskevitch, Alicia Marakarova and Sergei Temoff. The dancers are engaged performing famous ballets including Baisier de la Fee, Les Sylphides and Le Lac de Cygnes.
Swanson was renowned for his aptitude for watercolor apparent in the offerings at Shannon’s. The works are priced to sell and are sure to attract the interest of dance aficionados.
Previews will be held daily, starting Thursday, January 12th, and continuing through Wednesday, January 18th (closed weekends). Preview hours are 10-5 (EST). The auction will start promptly at 2:00PM Eastern time. The sale will be online hosted by Invaluable.com, absentee bids will be available upon request by calling the gallery, there will be no live or phone bidding.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. Shannon’s will be holding their Spring Fine Art Auction in April 2017. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, October 27th auction, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.