Oil painting of a boat - art auctions
Lot 178 - Emile Gruppe (1896-1978) Smith's Cove, oil on canvas, 18 x 20 in. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

The RAA&M Annual Art Auction attracts serious collectors from across the country, as well as those just starting an art collection. Held in the Hibbard Gallery of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M), the auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past such as: Aldro T. Hibbard, Harry A. Vincent, Anthony Thieme, Emile Gruppé, W. Lester Stevens, Antonio Cirino, Paul Strisik, Charles Paul Gruppé, Emma Fordyce MacRae, William Meyerowitz, Charles Kaelin, Don Stone, Charles Movalli, Bernard Corey, Charles Vickery and many more.

The auction specializes in Cape Ann art, but is not limited to this region and also includes works by numerous other prominent historic American artists.

Oil painting of small town
Lot 56 – W. Lester Stevens (1888-1969)
Winter Scene, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.
Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000
Oil painting of small town
Lot 177 – Antonio Cirino (1888-1983)
Fisherman Shack, oil on board, 10 x 12 in.
Estimate: $1,000 – $1,500
Oil painting of boats - art auctions
Lot 165 – Harry A. Vincent (1864-1931)
Early Morning, Rockport, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Estimate: $12,000 – $18,000
Oil painting of a snow scene
Lot 153 – Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972)
The Old Sawmill, Newfane, VT, oil on canvas mnt. on board, 18 x 24 in.
Estimate: $4,000 – $6,000
Oil painting of a rocky shore
Lot 149 – W. Lester Stevens (1888-1969)
Bass Rocks, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in.
Estimate: $5,000 – $8,000
Oil painting of a boat - art auctions
Lot 146 – Emile Gruppe (1896-1978)
Morning, Gloucester Harbor, oil on canvas, 1942, 30 x 25 in.
Estimate: $6,000 – $10,000

The auction, now in its 36th year, began with a bequest by founding member, Antonio Cirino (1888-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the RAA&M with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists and has been the RAA&M’s major annual fundraising event ever since.

The RAA&M Annual Art Auction takes place May 1, 2021. For details, please visit RockportArtAssn.org.

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