Howard SchleeterBlue Bird In A Landscape
May 29, 1947
May 29, 1947
Blue Bird In A Landscape (53 Goache Series). Housed in a custom hardwood frame, outer dimensions measure 24 ¼ x 22 ½ x 1 inches. Image size is 18 x 14 inches. Howard Schleeter, the son of a commercial artist, studied formally at the Albright Art School in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. However, his studies at Albright were brief and the artist considered himself to be primarily self-taught. He later met Charles Lindbergh while working as an airplane mechanic. However, he soon chose to make his living entirely as an artist and, in 1929, he traveled to New Mexico. The following year he married and the couple made New Mexico their permanent home. Schleeter studied under Brooks Willis during the 1930’s and worked in several mediums including gouache, watercolor, oil, scratchboard and engraving. The Great Depression took its toll on Schleeter who occasionally found work digging ditches to make ends meet. In 1936, his financial status greatly improved when he received the first of several commissions from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Though he worked primarily in abstraction, the five murals he completed for a WPA commission in the Melrose Public School library are realistic depictions of the West. He worked on several more New Deal commissions during the years of 1936 and 1942 in locations including Santa Fe, Clayton, and Washington D.C. During this time, Schleeter furthered his income by teaching at a Las Vegas, New Mexico, art gallery during 1938 and 1939. In 1945, the Encyclopedia Britannica referred to Schleeter as “an artist’s artist.” He also received local attention when he became one of the first artists chosen by Peter Hurd and Jane Mabry for his significant contributions to New Mexico’s art. Schleeter taught at the University of New Mexico during 1950-1951 and 1954. Expedited and International Shipping is available; please contact us for an estimate.
- Creation yearMay 29, 1947
- Movement & Style
H 24.25 in. x W 22.5 in. x D 1 in.
H 61.6 cm x W 57.15 cm x D 2.54 cm
- Gallery locationDenver, CO
- Reference numberLU2732173813
- Seller reference number21412
Shipping, Returns & Payment
About the Seller
1stdibs seller since 2013
Typical response time: 4 hrs
Located in Denver, CO
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Howard SchleeterShadow Variations (New Mexico), 1944
$15,600 Sale Price
Shadow Variations (New Mexico)
Housed in a custom hardwood and gold leaf frame, outer dimensions measure 26 ¼ x 30 ½ x 1 ½ inches. Image size is 17 ¼ x 21 ½ inches. About the artist: Howard Schleeter, the son of...
An original painting by New Mexico modernist, Howard Schleeter. Presented in a custom frame created by the artist, outer dimensions measure 25 ½ x 31 ½ x 1 inches. Image size is 15...
Still Life, #10
Mixed media on board. Housed in a custom frame with archival materials; outer dimensions measure 21 ¼ x 25 ¼ x 1 ½ inches. Image size is 17 ¼ x 21 ¼ inches. Provenance: Private Col...
Edna Jeanette Tacon
An abstract painting by Canadian artist, Edna Tacon. Presented in a custom frame with all archival materials and museum glass, outer dimensions measure 27 ¾ x 21 ¼ inches. Image si...
You May Also Like
Max PapartAraire, 1973
$833 Sale Price
Paper, Mixed Media, Gouache
'Airare', the title of this gouache and mixed media on fine paper work refers to a primitive plough used in southern Europe and an almost obsessive object of Papart's compositions. T...
Watercolor, Gouache, Archival Paper
POWER BOOTHE is represented by Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT Power Boothe has exhibited his geometric abstract paintings for over four decades. His work is represented in pu...
Early work was impressionistic and hard abstract. Carola later developed a more mature way of working in a colourful exploration of the subject. Colour was her main interest and she...
Oil, Gouache, Board
Signed & dated 1962 lower right Vaclav Vytlacil (Vas-lav Vit-la-chil) was born in New York City in 1892 to Czech parents, but was raised in Chicago. He was an artist since boyhood, ...
Milton WilsonCapp Series Abstract Colors, 1972
$1,475 Sale Price
Capp Series Abstract Colors
Gouache, Laid Paper, Pencil
Important gouache on paper by California abstract expressionist (American, 1923 -2004). This image appears to one of his series of works he titled "Capp Series". Gouache an...
Gouache, Archival Paper
Dynamic, multi colored abstract by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). Depicts a group of hunters and their horses participating in a hunt with colorful abstract landscape and hills in...
William WheelerAbstract Nude, 1963
$1,355 Sale Price
Paper, Watercolor, Gouache
Figurative abstract by William (Bill) Wheeler (American, b-1940). Unframed. Signed "Wheeler" and dated "3-21-63" lower right. Image size, 11.25"H x 8.25"W. William Wheeler is a cele...
Pushing prams near the harbour walls
Heather Bray (Cornish, 20th / 21st Century) ‘Pushing prams near the harbour walls’ Gouache on card Signed ‘J H Bray’ (lower left) 9.1/4 x 12.5/8in. (23.5 x 32cm.)