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2022 Fall Fine Art & Interiors

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 340

Archive of 24 Leo B. Blake Art Works

Estimate: $300 - $350

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Group of twenty-four (24) items by or owned by the artist Leo B. Blake (American, 1887-1976). Includes pencil, ink, or gouache drawings on paper, cardstock, or canvasboard depicting harbor scenes, landscapes, and farming scenes, including one (1) titled "Study of a Sailboat Docked" and one (1) winter scene illustration mock-up for "The Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, Topeka Kansas" stamp, designed by Blake. One (1) signed "Leo B. Blake," three (3) with artist's name or studio stamp, and twenty (20) unsigned. "Study of a Sailboat Docked" is matted and housed under plexiglass in a wooden frame, all other items unframed. Framed Study: 8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W. Unframed items ranging in size from 9" H x 11" W to 16" H x 20" W. Biography: Leo B. Blake studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1908-1912, and began his career in illustration and commercial art. In 1933, he relocated to New England and set up a studio in the Berkshires, where he focused on painting landscapes and taught classes, including at Williams College (1937-1941) and the Berkshire Museum (1943-1953). Blake was a member of numerous organizations including the Pittsfield Art League (where he served as president), the North Shore Arts Association, the Illinois Academy of Fine Arts, and the American Artists Professional League. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club, and the Berkshire Museum.


All items in overall good condition with light toning. Signed drawing with tears, largest 5/8", to edges of sheet. "Study of a Sailboat Docked" not examined outside of frame.

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