HELEN SAWYER (1990-1999) Lot of 2: The Lantern and The Tree, Early 20th c., Oil on wood panel

  • 7 1/2 x 9 1/2"
  • Artist Name:
  • Helen Sawyer
  • Literature:
  • Landscape and still-life painter Helen Alton Sawyer was the daughter of a prominent Washington, D.C. family. She spent much of her childhood in Spain where she was exposed to fine art and other elements of culture. Her father was painter Wells M. Sawyer with whom she studied as well as in New York City at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, and with painter Charles Hawthorne on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her talent manifested itself early, and she and her father exhibited in a two-person show in 1921 in New York City at the Babcock Galleries. Sawyer married artist Jerry Farnsworth from Dalton, Georgia, whom she met when they both studied with Hawthorne. He referred to his wife as a "born artist, while terming himself a made artist" (Sternberg, 107). She continued to use her maiden name of Sawyer throughout her career. Her painting career is primarily associated with Cape Cod where from 1933, she and her husband founded an art school, which in 1940, they had near their home at North Truro. In 1943, they also founded an art school in Sarasota, Florida where the Ringling Brothers Circus had their headquarters. Both Helen and her husband painted circus scenes.
  • Medium:
  • Oil on wood panel
  • Circa:
  • Early 20th c.
  • Notes:
  • One signed verso
  • Condition:
  • Very good as is condiiton, edge roughness, minor scuffing, please consider photos an accurate description of condition

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October 23, 2021 1:00 PM EDT
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