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COLLECTOR SPECIALS

Here we offer works outside of our normal inventory and artist representation. These works were brought to us from clients and collectors and are great pieces outside of the ordinary.

Rare and unique items for the dedicated collector. More works will be available soon.

PAINTINGS : ON CANVAS OR PAPER BOARD
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GÜNTER MOHR A.K.A. GUMO (1923–1988)

Born in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany, started as a trained draftsmen, turned to graphic-design, working for RIAS Berlin (Radio in the American Sector of Berlin). He moved to the United States in 19565, became an art director in Seattle, later senior art director west cost for Container Corporation of America. Around 1980 he joined the faculty of California College of Arts and Crafts and a full professor shortly thereafter. He also worked as a motorsport photographer and was a painter. In 1969 he had his first solo exhibition, “Numbers by Gumo”, at the Stockbridge Gallery in Atherton.

Cabin at the Lake
(Olympic Peninsula)
1966, oil / canvas
28" x 50"

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GÜNTER MOHR (GUMO)

Mountain of Salt
(Redwood City)
1967, oil / canvas
30" x 30"
orange wood frame

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GÜNTER MOHR (GUMO)

Butterfly House
(Carmel-by-the-Sea)
1960, oil / paper board
24" x 30"

PRINTS : SERIGRAPH, WOODCUT, LINOLCUT, INTAGLIO
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STEPHANIE FURNISS MURPHY (*1945)

A Marin County artist who created serigraphs and other artful works. She is especially known for super-graphics and murals in schools and public buildings around San Francisco. 

Untitled
1974
serigraph / paper board
29.75" x 29.75"

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MARIE JERABEK SIMIRENKO (*1937)

A printmaker from Mountain View, California specialized in woodcuts and similar print techniques.

Baby Owl
1965
woodcut / Japan paper
plate 17" x 20"
paper 24" x 26"

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JOHN W. YOUNG

Artist and Model
linolcut intaglio
ed. 5/10
plate 17" x 13"
paper 22.5" x 15"
(paper discoloration around the image from former matting)

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JOHN W. YOUNG

An American 20th century artist and printmaker.

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HEINZ KREUTZ

11. Zustand
1962
woodcut / Japan paper
20" x 16"

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HEINZ KREUTZ
(1923–2016)

Heinz Kreutz, born in Frankfurt, Germany turned to art after being wounded in WWII and began abstract painting in 1948. He was a founding member of the artist's collective Quadriga (1952), which helped propel German art back into international avant-garde. He became one of the most important German post-war painters. Later he transferred his unique style into woodcut printing.

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HAKU MAKI

Poem 71–63 (4)
woodcut intaglio
No. 34/154
1963
plate 17" x 10.5" on larger heavy paper
matted / framed

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HAKU MAKI 
(1924–2000)

The artist was born as Maejima Tadaaki in Asomachi, Japan. He studied printmaking at the Modern Print Research Society. 1950 he changed his name to Haku Maki. Maki developed his own process of relief printmaking with deep embossing and the use of distorted Chinese characters.
The works look nearly three-dimensional.

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HANNA MERIANS

Tiberias
1970, No. 7 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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The Market in Tiberias
1970, No. 15 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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Festive Board
1970, No. 14 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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The Baker in Tiberias
1970, No.11 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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Untitled
1970, No. 4 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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Delivering the Bride
1972, No. 11 of 30
orig. lithograph
16.5" x 12" paper

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Veiled Woman
1970, No. 4 of 15
orig. lithograph, signed
15" x 20" paper

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HANNA MERIANS
(1925-1991)

Hanna Merians was born in Tiberias, on the shore of the sea of Galilee.
Shortly after the founding of the State of Israel, she was sent to Paris to complete her studies.
Her first serious work was done during a four year stay in the far east, using both European and oriental techniques, which she studied with local masters.
1961 she moved to the U.S.A. and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Academy. She has also studied at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and at the University of Madrid.

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From 1969 to 1973 she worked at the Center for Contemporary Graphic Arts in Geneva, Switzerland and also with Pietro Sarto in the Atelier de Taille Douce in St. Prex. The result has been a thorough mastery of the techniques of etching and lithography.
Hanna Merians died of cancer on March 29, 1991 in her house in Sausalito, California.
Her work can be found in international publications, various galleries, and also in the collection of the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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From 1969 to 1973 she worked at the Center for Contemporary Graphic Arts in Geneva, Switzerland and also with Pietro Sarto in the Atelier de Taille Douce in St. Prex. The result has been a thorough mastery of the techniques of etching and lithography.
Hanna Merians died of cancer on March 29, 1991 in her house in Sausalito, California.
Her work can be found in international publications, various galleries, and also in the collection of the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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