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Bob Kuhn (1920-2007) was born in Buffalo, New York. He studied design, life-drawing and anatomy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. Bob Kuhn was one of the most well liked wildlife illustrators in America. He then became a full time painter in 1970.  

Below is a recent realized price for a piece of Bob Kuhn art. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

Bob Kuhn Art. Sold for over $100,000.

We have sold the following art items at auction:

Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon — The National Portrait Gallery Study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, Painted in 1968

Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of Richard Nixon, signed ”Norman / Rockwell” at lower right. Painting is the study for ”Mr. President (Richard Nixon)”, which resides in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and was published in the 4 February 1969 issue of ”Look” magazine, captioned ”Weighed, yet buoyed, by the American past and present, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President, faces the future in this Rockwell portrait”.

Rockwell painted this study in late 1968 of then President-Elect Richard Nixon, a man whose portrait he found ”elusive” but whose features here are unmistakenly Nixon, revealing at the same time both the guardedness and warmth of the 37th President. As the premiere portraitist of the 20th century, one would expect no less from Rockwell. Oil on canvas measures 14” x 11”. Provenance is from Judy Goffman Fine Art of New York, and then subsequently the Charles E. Sigety Collection. Exhibited at the Mississippi Museum of Art in ”Norman Rockwell: The Great American Storyteller” from 2 March-15 May 1988, no. 64. Painting is in very good condition, with a stretcher bar mark along upper edge. Wax lined, with no inpainting. Sold for $125,000.

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Norman Rockwell Oil on Canvas Painting of Richard Nixon. Click to enlarge

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Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”

Beloved American illustrator, Jessie Willcox Smith original cover art for the November 1920 issue of ”Good Housekeeping” as well as the April 1922 issue of the UK edition, entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Mixed media on illustration board measures 18.25” x 19”, showing two children praying before their meal. Signed ”Jessie Willcox Smith” at lower right. Artwork is one of Willcox Smith’s most memorable pieces, with limited edition lithographs even being made of it, a quintessential example of her work featuring two gently postured children in a moment of gratitude and familial warmth.

Jessie Willcox Smith was the exclusive cover artist for ”Good Housekeeping” from 1917-1933, and was the second woman inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, followed shortly thereafter by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Violet Oakley, fellow members of the Red Rose Girls, a group of female artists who flourished during the Golden Age of Illustration. Very good condition with no restoration apparent under blacklight. Artwork was given to Anne Champe Orr, the needlework editor for ”Good Housekeeping”, and then by descent to consignor. Sold for $82,500.

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Jessie Willcox Smith Original Cover Art for ”Good Housekeeping” From November 1920 Entitled ”We Give Thee Thanks”. Click to enlarge.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Drawing — Portrait of a Young Girl ”Fillette”

French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir drawing, pen and ink with ink wash of a young girl with a hat, entitled ”Fillette”. The drawing, created circa 1882, is signed with the initial, ”R”. Renoir, who had been painting Parisian scenes for many years, saw his fame take off when, along with other Impressionist painters, including Monet, Degas and Cezanne, his work was represented in the first Impressionist Exhibition in 1874. He painted scenes of people at work and play, often painting women and girls. He was known for his free brush strokes and the warm sensuality present in the light and color of his palette. Two of Renoir’s most famous paintings, ”Luncheon of the Boating Party” and ”Girl With a Hoop”, were completed during the early 1880’s when this drawing was made. The drawing, measuring 5.5” x 7.75”, is in fine condition. With provenance from Sotheby’s. Also featured in: (1) page 171, Vol. II of ”Pastels & Drawings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir” by Ambroise Vollard. Paris: 1918; (2) page 568, Vol. II of ”Renoir. Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Pastels, Drawings and Watercolours 1882-1894” by Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville. Paris: 2009. Superb Renoir drawing.  Sold for $65,959.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Drawing — Portrait of a Young Girl ”Fillette”. Click to enlarge.

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Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man” — From the Bradbury Estate

Artist Dean Ellis original ”Red Illustrated Man” painting commissioned for the cover art of Ray Bradbury’s ”The Illustrated Man”. Ellis’ depiction was used for the cover of the Bantam Books 1969 paperback edition of ”The Illustrated Man”. Composed in casein on illustration board. Painting measures 17” x 26.5” and is framed to an overall size of 26” x 35”. Near fine condition. With a COA from the Ray Bradbury estate. Sold for $45,894.

Dean Ellis Painting Commissioned for the Cover of Ray Bradbury’s Book ”The Illustrated Man”. Click to enlarge.

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Andy Warhol 1965 Red ”Liz” Lithograph — Limited to Approximately 300

Andy Warhol lithograph of Hollywood superstar, Elizabeth Taylor. Made with acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas and limited to approximately 300. Warhol signs and dates the piece at lower right in black pen, ”Andy Warhol 65”. Simply titled ”Liz”, this red version is part of a series with different background colors. Warhol began his Taylor paintings in 1963 and used a publicity photo for the film ”Butterfield 8” as his source. Measures 22” x 22”. Matted and framed, measures 29” x 29”. Not examined out of the frame, but viewable portion is near fine. Sold for $42,250.

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Andy Warhol 1965 Red ”Liz” Lithograph — Limited to Approximately 300. Click to enlarge.

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Rembrandt Peale’s Painting of “Napoleon”

1812 portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte Rembrandt Peale painting, noted American Neoclassical painter and son of acclaimed artist Charles Willson Peale. Painted by the famed portrait artist who captured the likenesses of nearly all of the important statesmen of the 18th century, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This compelling 22.5″ x 27.5″ oil on canvas comes with a fascinating backstory. Since Bonaparte was unwilling to sit for any artists, Peale spent hours sketching the Emperor on public occasions, such as during the procession of deputies in the Champ de Mars where Bonaparte sat still for hours on end. Contrary to the famously romanticized, larger than life interpretations of the French dictator by such artists as Jacques-Louis David, here Peale offers a very human-scale Bonaparte. Peale employs a palette of muted burgundies and blacks, soft lighting and an echo of the background wine-colored drapery in Bonaparte’s scarf. Painting comes with a transcript of the letter Peale gave to artist Thomas Hollingsworth Morris, original owner of the portrait, datelined Philadelphia, 26 January 1858. Letter reads as follows: “Dear Sir, The Portrait you allude to, is an Original Study of the Head of Napoleon Bonaparte, which I made in Paris, in the Year 1812 (not when he was 1st Consul)–but Emperor). It was the result of many paintings, after seeing him at Reviews & other occasions – for he had decided never to sit to any Artist, after the design to assassinate him by Cerachi [sic] the Sculptor who was making a Bust of him–The same Cerachi who was in this Country & made a Bust of our Washington, which is more like Cerachi himself than like Washington. He was guilliotined [sic]. This Head, the effort of repeated Memories, David the Emperor’s Painter thought a good likeness. I am sorry you did not subscribe your address, as I should like to see this Portrait again when I visit Baltimore. Respectfully Yours, Rembrandt Peale (signed).” An excellent portrait of the legendary military genius by an American master portraitist. Excellent Rembrandt Peale painting. Sold for $32,000.

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Rembrandt Peale’s Painting of “Napoleon”. Click to enlarge.

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Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat” — Gorgeous & Vivid Painting Measures 31.75” x 19”

Ludwig Bemelmans painting for his ”Madeline” series of children’s books, illustrating a scene here for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Rendered in mixed media on board, signed ”Bemelmans” at lower right. Painting measures 31.75” x 19”, with vividly rich colors. Back of board is stamped by the Hammer Galleries, who originally sold Bemelmans’ work for him, with an additional stamp reading ”Sketch for MADELINE And the Bad Hat by LUDWIG BEMELMANS”. Additional provenance includes sale by the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, Inc. in its 16 January 1987 auction. With frame, painting measures 40.5” x 28.5”. Some toning to board consistent in color with the scene, support for painting is bowed, and a small amount of surface cracking on the water. Overall in very good plus condition. Sold for $28,000.

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Ludwig Bemelmans Painting for ”Madeline and the Bad Hat”. Click to enlarge.

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