James Surls (American, b. 1943)Into the Flowers, 2002Painted steel, wood86 x 159 x 24 inches (218.4 x 403.9 x 61.0...
Auction amount: $106,250
Sold: May 12, 2018
Birth Place: Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas
East Texas native James Surls is among the most acclaimed Texas artists of the late twentieth century and has found great success outside the state, as well. Surls' sculptures are most inspired by nature but also reveal metaphorical and mythological content. In a 2009 catalog for The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, Patterson Sims wrote that Surl's works are, "studies of myths, science, and human behavior."
After graduating from Sam Houston State University and The Cranbrook Academy of Art, he taught at Southern Methodist University and later at the University of Houston and the Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Surl's work is held in many museum collections, and he has had numerous solo exhibitions, including the Dallas Museum of Art in 1984 and The Meadows Art Museum, Dallas, in 2003.
James Surls Original Art Values Sold at Auction
James Surls (American, b. 1943) Into the Flowers, 2002 Painted steel, wood 86 x 159 x 24 inches (218.4 x 403.9 x 61.0...
Saturday, May 12, 2018
James Surls (American, b. 1943) Wheel Metal and wood 35 inches (88.9 cm) high PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
JAMES SURLS (American, b. 1943) Me and the Blades, 1995 Carved natural wood with charring and incised eyes, metal hang...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
James Surls (American, b. 1943) On Being on the Roof, 1992 Pine and Oak 34-1/2 inches (87.6 cm) high ...
Saturday, May 21, 2016
JAMES SURLS (American, b. 1943) From the Roof (Hanging Knife), 1985 Holly and cypress wood 36-1/2 x 6 x 10 inches (92...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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