Description

    A. D. GREER (American, 1904-1998)
    Still Life with Flowers, c. 1978
    Oil on board
    14 x 11 in.
    Signed lower right
    A traditional oil painter of Western landscapes and still lifes, Aubrey Dale Greer was quoted in Contemporary Western Artists by Peggy and Harold Samuels, "I was seventeen before I started painting with watercolors, and then I switched to oils when I was twenty. The first oil painting I sold was for $50. Even if I couldn't sell something, I'd draw a picture for something to eat. A man came to me and said he wanted to publish two of my paintings. One of the paintings reproduced eventually sold more than a million copies. From then on, I didn't have to worry about selling. As soon as I'd get one done, I'd take it to a dealer and they'd buy it. If I see a thing -- say the North end of the Grand Canyon -- I look at it until I memorize it, and then I sly back to Austin and paint it. I also have files of pictures, but I don't paint from those pictures. If I would want to paint some grapes, I have a lot of pictures of grapes, and the night before I started I might take those pictures out and look at them, then I'd put them away, go to bed, and get up the next morning and start painting."

    This lot includes a 2008 letter of opinion which reads, "I have looked at this painting and in my opinion it is an A. D. Greer -- probably painted around the mid 1970s or 1980s. I worked with A. D. off and on for many years. Millie Benge."


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    This piece is framed to an overall size of 19.25 x 16.25 in. Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.

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