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December Fine Estate Auction

Sun, Dec 17, 2023 02:00PM EST
Lot 190

Douglas Volk (American 1856-1935)

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Douglas Volk (American 1856-1935)
Breton Lady
Oil on board
7in. x 9in. (18cm x.23cm)
Framed: 13 1/2in. x 16in (34cm. x 41cm)
Provenance: Bearing label verso: M. A. Newhouse, Saint Louis, Missouri

Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk founded the Minneapolis School of Fine Art, Minnesota (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and served as its director until 1893. During his stay in Minnesota, Volk executed murals in the state capitol at Saint Paul. Volk moved to New York and became an instructor at the Art Students' League until 1898. He was one of eight American artists selected in 1919 by the National Art Committee to paint portraits of distinguished American and Allied leaders for a pictorial record of World War I, a project for which he executed portraits of King Albert of Belgium (who awarded him the Cross of the Order of Leopold II in 1920), and Premier Lloyd George


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