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2022 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 603

David Maass O/B Painting, Ducks in Flight

Estimate: $5,800 - $6,200

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David A. Maass (Minnesota, b. 1929) oil on board landscape painting depicting ducks flying in a v-formation over a marshy coast through a cloudy evening sky, with four redhead ducks rendered prominently in the foreground hovering above the choppy wake. Signed "Maass" lower right. Previous sales tag affixed en verso. Housed in a contemporary wood frame with a gilt-painted outer border and filet. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 35 1/4" W. Framed: 30 1/8" H x 42" W. Biography: David Maass was born in 1929 in Rochester, Minnesota, and developed an appreciation for birds and wildlife at a young age. He rescued wounded birds, raised pigeons, and often accompanied his stepfather on hunting trips. He befriended wildlife artists Stu Ferrier through work, and David Hagerbaumer while in the U.S. Marine Corps, both of whom encouraged him and helped to develop his technique. Throughout his career, many of his works and illustrations have been exhibited, published, and recognized to benefit wildlife causes (Adapted from AskArt).

Private Cleveland, Tennessee collection.


Oil painting overall very good condition with light grime and some abrasion to lower perimeter due to previous framing technique. Frame with areas of loss, concentrated in corners.