Vogt Galleries To Offer The Estate Of G. Harvey At Auction

October 25, 2019

Vogt Galleries recently announced the personal estate of famed American artist G. Harvey will be sold at auction on Saturday, Nov. 16, in San Antonio, Texas, and live online. The auction will feature many of his paintings and sculptures, as well as over 100 personal effects from the artist’s home and studio in Fredericksburg, Texas. Gerald Harvey Jones, a celebrated artist of turn-of-the-century Americana, professionally known as G. Harvey, passed away in 2017. The estate will headline Vogt Galleries’ inaugural Western Arts Auction, curated by specialists Katy Alexander and Gabe Echeverry. Harvey’s artwork and personal collection will be on display in San Antonio at Vogt Galleries beginning Monday, Nov. 11.
About Gerald Harvey Jones (G. Harvey)
Born in 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, G. Harvey was a celebrated artist and lifelong Texan whose youth spent in the Texas Hill Country helped inform his nostalgic and evocative imagery of Western and Americana scenes.
Soft-spoken and private, Harvey was a prolific artist whose fans included President Lyndon B. Johnson and Texas Gov. John Connally. His paintings have appeared in prestigious sites such as the White House, the National Archives, the Treasury Building, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History.
Harvey began painting in the late 1950s and started earning national recognition soon after. Often compared to Impressionist masters such as Edouard Cortes, observers also recognized inspiration from and likenesses to Texas artists José Arpa and Julian Onderdonk.
Highlights from the collection
Leading the sale will be many original G. Harvey Western and Texas oil paintings, bronzes, and sketches that were in his personal inventory. The estate also features selections from his vast library of art as well as history books that influenced his work. The sale includes intimate personal effects from his studio, featuring a paint palette and brushes, his cowboy boots, décor and taxidermy mounts from his studio, studies for both paintings and sculptures, photographs with former presidents, and ephemera and memorabilia such as letters and studio notes.
Further details about the collection can be found online at www.vogtauction.com/western.
Vogt Auction Galleries is located at 7233 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas.


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