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Front Cover 416 Gerard Curtis Delano 1890-1972 Dineh Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches Signed lower left Signed, titled and inscribed “This is what the Navajo call themselves. It means: The People” verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 221 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $150,000 - 250,000

Opposite 460 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 Forty Winks Acrylic 15 x 24 inches Signed center right Signed and dated 2001 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 24 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000

Back Cover 444 James Reynolds 1926-2010 The Board of Directors Oil on canvas 38 x 48 inches Signed lower left/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 422 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000


Museum Collection Auctioned by Scottsdale Art Auction January 20, 2018 • 9:00 am Scottsdale, Arizona Session II lots 266 - 542

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MICHAEL FROST

JACK A. MORRIS JR.

j.n. bartfield galleries

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BRAD RICHARDSON legacy gallery Bozeman • Jackson Hole • Scottsdale

60 W. 55th Street New York, NY 10019 212.245.8890

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4. At the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer, the Purchaser shall (a) be acknowledged by bidder number by the auctioneer, (b) pay the hammer price and a buyer’s premium as outlined above. In addition, Purchaser may be required to sign a confirmation of purchase. All sales are final with no exchanges or returns.

Auction The art illustrated in this catalogue will be offered for sale on January 19 & 20, 2018 by Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC on Premises at 7176 Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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A letter from Leanin’ Tree Founder Ed Trumble Thank you, my friends, for your interest in the art of the Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden! As I write this on my 93rd birthday, I acknowledge that my physical limitations will unfortunately prevent me from attending “my auction” (as I have come to think of it) in Scottsdale in January 2018. So my gratitude must be expressed by letter rather than in person. Oh, how I wish I could shake your hand, and thank each and every one of you, and share my hope that you are successful with a winning bid for a piece (or pieces!) of the Leanin’ Tree Museum legacy. Western art has been my life’s passion and mission. The roots of my interest in the West were planted early and deep, in a young boy’s fertile imagination, as my family scrabbled for survival on a Depression and drought-battered Nebraska farm. Riding my cow pony Sunny, with ol’ Buster my dog darting to and fro alongside pulled by every elusive scent, we—well, I—dreamt of leading great cattle drives, fightin’ off determined varmints and rustlers, and pushing deep into steep, blue valleys in pursuit of beaver, gold, wealth, fame—the collective dreams of youth. The Good Lord has been gracious in allowing me 93 winters, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t feel those years. After all, it’s not like I’m 92 anymore! My life has been blessed by God and dumb Irish luck. But even the benevolent St. Patrick can’t stop the ceaseless march of time. For several years, a decision has been looming, haunting, inescapable. What to do with my art collection? My dear wife, best friend, confidant and co-curator, Lynn Marie, has traveled this path with me through many exciting and fruitful years, as we built the collection and fulfilled our vision of the museum and sculpture garden, culminating in my 2008 book The Story of Leanin’ Tree. We have shared an unbelievably wonderful journey. It was never my expectation that my family would maintain my art museum indefinitely. They have their own lives to lead, their own dreams to fulfill—plus a great business to run! I have always cared deeply about ensuring that my family can remain dedicated to their proud work of creating and selling Leanin’ Tree’s nationally popular greeting cards. So now the time has come. We all made the emotionally difficult decision to sell the art collection and close the Museum. Because the Museum has been my lifelong project, it was personally important to me to know that my collection would come full circle in the great hall of Scottsdale Art Auction, as my art treasures find their way into the loving care of the next generation of families, collectors and museums. I wish to thank the entire team at Scottsdale Art Auction who have worked tirelessly to produce a stunning auction catalog. My friendship with SAA’s Brad Richardson extends back many decades, and even further back through Brad’s father-inlaw, Troy Murray. Oh, the art stories we could tell! I have known Brad and his partners, Jack Morris and Mike Frost, to be trusted advisors and colleagues through our many years together down the western art trail. For almost five decades it has been an unparalleled honor to have hosted several million visitors to the Leanin’ Tree Museum. I have so many treasured memories standing in my museum—surrounded by visual treasures—sharing stories of the art and artists with pilgrims young and old, all with a golden light in their eyes, awestruck by the allure and accessibility of beautiful art of the American West. I remember a woman from New York, without ever taking her tear-filled eyes off the canvas in front of her, saying to me, “That is the most beautiful painting I have ever seen.” The Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden has brought immeasurable joy, appreciation and awe to those who have had the privilege to experience it in person. The gratitude I feel for those who have loved the art I have loved cannot be expressed. From the depth of my soul, thank you.

Ed Trumble Founder, Leanin’ Tree and Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western and Wildlife Art S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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266 Edward Borein 1872-1945 Painted Teepee Etching 7 x 9 inches Estimate: $200 - 400 Edward Borein’s paintings, drawings and etchings are authentic, the products of an artist who knew the life of the cowboy and vaquero. Leaving his California home at any early age, Borein drove cattle throughout the Southwest and Mexico. He enrolled in art school, but felt stifled there and went back to cowboy life, sketching the details of life on the range. Eastern periodicals bought his work and he met and befriended Maynard Dixon and Charles Russell. Borein’s fame grew in New York, but he eventually settled in Santa Barbara, becoming a fixture in the art scene there and a favorite among the Hollywood set. Fred Harman may be best known for having first failed to make a go of an animated cartoon company he founded with a guy named Walt Disney (Walt moved to Los Angeles afterward). But Harman found his own success with the Red Ryder and Little Beaver comic strips he drew until 1962. Befriending and sketching the Ute, Apache, Navajo and Paiute Indians he lived among as a cowboy. Harman’s upright cowboy inspired Daisy’s Red Ryder BB Gun, made famous as the gift Ralphie covets in the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story. 267 Fred Harman 1902-1982 Red Ryder and Little Beaver Pen & Ink 18 x 27 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

268 Fred Fellows b. 1934 Winter In The North Country Oil on board 12 x 14 inches Signed lower right/CA Estimate: $700 - 1,000

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269 Edward Borein 1872-1945 Running Horses Pen & Ink 6 x 11 inches This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 123 Estimate: $300 - 600

270 Nick Eggenhofer 1897-1985 Saluting the Stagecoach Charcoal 8 x 13 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 118 Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500

271 Nick Eggenhofer 1897-1985 Soldiers Gouache 5 ½ x 8 ¾ inches Signed lower right Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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272 Melvin Warren 1920-1995 Viva Zapata Bronze, cast number 5/20 15 inches high, 19 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1970 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

273 William Moyers 1916 - 2010 At the Little Big Horn Bronze, cast number 5/30 17 inches high, 29 inches wide Signed and dated 1976 A&S USA Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000

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274 Melvin Warren 1920-1995 The Drifter Bronze, cast number 5/20 9 ½ inches high Signed, titled and dated 1967 Herald Phippen Foundryman This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 83 Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500

275 Melvin Warren 1920-1995 Amel Bronze, cast number 8/50 9 ½ inches high Signed and titled Estimate: $400 - 600

276 Charles Russell 1864-1926 Horse Head Bronze, cast number 5/50 5 inches high Signed JHM Classic Bronze, circa 1970 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 276 Estimate: $300 - 600 Charlie Russell lit out from St. Louis when he was a young man but cowboy life led to a desire to grasp the rapidly changing West in art. Russell is a legend in every medium, depicting the West he knew as well as the West that had passed.

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277 Karl Bodmer 1809-1893 Collection of Four Lithographs Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 The West that Karl Bodmer saw and drew and painted on as the official artist in Prince Maximilian’s five thousand mile expedition up the Missouri in 1833-34 was rolling up like a carpet behind him. Back in his native Europe, Bodmer published engravings and aquatints of the prairie he depicted, vast with buffalo, and the many Native Americans he painted, in an incomparable folio, Travels in the Interior of North America. His exquisite, sensitive portraits are often the only records we have of the many individual Native Americans he painted.

Saukie and Fox Indians Lithograph 5 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 110

Horse Racing Sioux Lithograph 5 x 6 ½ inches

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Elkhorn Pyramid Lithograph 9 ½ x 11 ½ inches

Saukie & Fox Indians Lithograph 10 x 12 ½ inches


278 Thomas McKenney 1785-1859 James Hall 1793-1868 Not-Che-M-Ne Lithograph 9 x 6 inches Estimate: $200 - 400

279 Ace Powell 1912-1978 Cabin and Horses Oil on canvas 10 x 20 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $800 - 1,200

280 Michael Coleman b. 1946 First Snow in the Woods Oil on board 18 x 24 inches Signed lower left and dated 1975 Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

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281 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Ink Study With 6 Figures Pen & Ink 10 x 8 inches Signed lower left

282 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Blackfoot Chief In War Bonnet Mixed Media 11 x 8 ½ inches Signed lower center

Estimate: $800 - 600

Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

283 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Horse’s Head Pen & Ink Watercolor 9 ½ x 6 inches Initialed lower left and inscribed “To Ed Trumble and Family Best Wishes for a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year Mae & Olaf Wieghorst 1974” Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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284 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 The Night Herder - Dark Sky Oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 377 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

285 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 California Ranch Oil on canvas 24 x 30 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 376 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

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286 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 The Buffalo Hunter Bronze, cast number 5/20 13 ½ inches high Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 248

287 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Calling the Mountain Spirit Bronze, cast number 5/17 24 ¾ inches high Signed/CA BBW Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000 Literature: James K. Howard. Ten Years with the Cowboy Artists of America. Flagstaff: Northland Press. 1976. p. 38. illustrated.

288 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 A Day In Town Bronze, cast number 5/20 8 inches high Signed and titled This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 249 Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

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289 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Down the Snake Bronze, cast number 12/22 10 ½ inches high, 33 inches wide Signed/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 246 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Joe Beeler grew up on the Oklahoma border, studied in Kansas and Los Angeles and made his living in commercial art before breaking through in 1960 with a one-man exhibition at the Gilcrease. Five years later, Beeler became one of the founding members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Beeler, who lived and worked in Sedona and was equally adept at painting and sculpting, believed that “a really fine or great piece of western art will not only show care in the documentary aspects of the work, but it will also be a fine piece judged primarily on its merits alone.”

290 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Cheyenne Scout Bronze, cast number 5/20 14 inches high Signed/CA; BBW

291 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Indian Brave Wearing Yellow Shirt, Vest and Red Bandana Watercolor 13 x 11 inches Signed lower right/CA

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292 Earl Carpenter b. 1931 Christmas Eve at Snake Kiva in Mishongnovi Oil on canvas 24 x 48 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 397 Estimate: $3,000 - 6,000

293 Joni Falk b. 1933 Lodge Smoke Oil on canvas 30 x 30 inches Signed lower right/AWA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 429 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

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294 Joni Falk b. 1933 Tranquility in the Pines Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

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295 Gordon Snidow b. 1936 Candle, Rider in the Distance Oil on canvas 10 x 14 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 1971 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 352 Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot. 296 John Falter 1910-1982 Roundup Wages Oil on board 18 x 24 inches Signed lower right and dated 76 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 17 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 Though Nebraska native John Falter was best known for the 185 covers he did for the Saturday Evening Post, he was also a highly successful commercial artist, counting Gulf Oil, Arrow Shirts and Schlitz Beer among his many accounts. When the Post ended its run in the 1970’s and the illustration market evaporated, Falter turned his attention to easel paintings of scenes from American History, especially the opening of the West.

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297 Irvin (Shorty) Shope 1900-1977 The Coming Home Song Oil on canvas 28 x 42 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 250 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000

298 Mehl Lawson b. 1942 Diamonds & Denim Bronze, cast number 5/25 32 ½ inches high Signed/CA, titled and dated 94 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 259 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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299 John Hampton 1918-1999 The Vaquero Bronze, cast number 35/50 23 inches high, 26 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1984 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

300 John Hampton 1918-1999 Race for the Wagon Bronze, cast number 5/50 25 inches high, 37 inches wide Signed/CA, titled and dated 1982 Buffalo Bronze Works This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 314 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 Literature: Catherine Reynolds. Cowboy Artists of America. El Paso: Desert Hawk Publishing. 1988. p. 43, illustrated.

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301 Grant Speed 1930-2011 Stampedin’ Over a Cutbank Bronze, cast number 7/20 22 inches high, 33 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1972 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 161 Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 The realism in Grant Speed’s bronzes stems from his years of experience as a bronc buster and cowboy in West Texas. And yet, as you can see in works like Stampedin’ Over a Cutbank, his realism isn’t at all slavish. If anything, Speed, who was one of the first members of the Cowboy Artists of America, makes realism serve his art in a very sophisticated way. Details convey information about the who, what, where, and when, of his subjects, but he blurs them, withholds them, or ignores them altogether when he wants to suggest movement or draw your eye in a particular direction.

302 Grant Speed 1930-2011 Opening Up New Country Bronze, cast number 5/25 14 inches high, 24 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1971 Classic Bronze JHM This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 158 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

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303 Russ Vickers 1923-1997 Food and Shelter on the Hoof Oil on board 4 x 12 inches Signed lower right; Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 356 Estimate: $800 - 1,200

304 Russ Vickers 1923-1997 The Sun Sets on the Open Range Oil on board 4 x 12 inches Signed lower right; Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 356 Estimate: $800 - 1,200

305 Russ Vickers 1923-1997 Last Look at the Good Life Oil on board 4 x 12 inches Signed lower right; Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 357 Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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306 Russ Vickers 1923-1997 Ancient Right-of-Way Oil on canvas 30 x 48 inches Signed lower right and dated 79 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 358 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

Russ Vickers began his career as a commercial illustrator in the aerospace industry in Los Angeles. In 1970, his paintings were featured over the opening and closing credits in the John Wayne film Chisum and he began showing his work in Sedona. Three years later, Vickers moved to Arizona, where he devoted himself to easel paintings of Western historical subjects. Ancient Right-of-Way is one of Vickers’s most involved and poignant works. In it, old and new, indigenous and intruder, tradition and change intersect, peaceably—this time.

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307 Luke Frazier b. 1970 The Other Woman Oil on board 11 x 14 inches Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated 2004 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 288 Estimate: $2,500 - 3,500

308 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Bookends - Steer and Buffalo Heads Bronze, cast number 5/30 8 inches high each Signed/CA BBW This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 111 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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309 Charles Fritz b. 1955 Where Giants Grow in the Earth Oil on canvas 40 x 44 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 385 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

Charles Fritz is best known these days for his monumental suite of 100 paintings commemorating Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery which were recently on exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Where Giants Grow in the Earth is a more poignant work, celebrating Fritz’s “feelings for the, “people who work the land, and for all who labor…”

310 Ross Stefan 1934-1999 Horse Trader From Truchas Oil on canvas 28 x 40 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 373 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 Ross Stefan’s father worked in advertising in Milwaukee and was very supportive of his son’s artistic ambitions. At 13, young Ross had his first art exhibition, which, as it happened, was a smash. Six years later, perhaps because of Ross’s health, the family moved to Arizona. In Arizona, Stefan took classes for two years, then struck out on his own, opening a studio in Tubac and venturing into Navajo territory to interpret the sun-drenched land and people in his inimitable style.

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311 John Hampton 1918-1999 The Long Trail Oil on canvas 42 x 32 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 1990 Signed, titled and dated verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 312 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

312 John Hampton 1918-1999 Arizona Frontier Sheriff Oil on board 32 x 44 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 75 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 318 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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313 John Hampton 1918-1999 Turning the Leaders Bronze, cast number 55/55 20 inches high, 32 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1981 Buffalo Bronze Works This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 316 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 Literature: Catherine Reynolds. Cowboy Artists of America. El Paso: Desert Hawk Publishing. 1988. p. 42, illustrated.

314 John Hampton 1918-1999 Throwing the Hooley-Ann Bronze, cast number 5/25 18 inches high, 18 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1977 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 317 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

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315 John Hampton 1918-1999 Campfire - Cowboys Oil on canvas 10 x 20 inches Signed lower left and dated 1970 Estimate: $2,000 - 4,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

316 John Hampton 1918-1999 Between a Rock and a Hard Place Bronze, cast number 10/50 20 ½ inches high Signed/CA and dated 1983 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 313 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

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317 John Hampton 1918-1999 Will Rogers Bronze, cast number 5/50 24 ½ inches high, 22 inches wide Signed, titled and dated 1985 Buffalo Bronze Works Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

318 Veryl Goodnight b. 1947 Spirit Horse Bronze, cast number 9/50 26 inches high, 27 inches wide Signed and dated 1994 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 305 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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319 Gordon Snidow b. 1936 Keith Gouache 24 x 16 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 122 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

A Western master in oil, watercolor, gouache, and bronze, Gordon Snidow was a working cowboy and one of the charter members of the Cowboy Artists of America. Snidow, one of the first painters to make the women of the west an important part of his art, describes his artistic progress in the following way, “My childhood dreams of making pictures like Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington still persist. With maturity, I realized that the West, as I saw it in their paintings, was only a time in history. The West didn’t die when the open range was fenced—it only changed… I paint the cowboys as I see them today, doing the things I see them doing.”

320 Gordon Snidow b. 1936 Looking for the Old Piebald Mare Gouache 24 x 36 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 354 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

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321 Gordon Snidow b. 1936 Ramrod Acrylic 36 x 24 inches Signed lower left and dated 1995 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 82 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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322 Buck McCain b. 1943 Cowboy Bronze, cast number 17/35 75 inches high Signed and dated 1996 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 455 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000

323 George Lundeen b. 1948 Waitin’ for an Answer Bronze, cast number 1/21 63 inches high Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 28 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 40,000 George Lundeen’s life-sized bronze, Waitin’ for an Answer, was commissioned by Ed Trumble as a tribute to Trumble’s first partner, Bob Lorenz. When Trumble and Lorenz began the Lazy RL Ranch, Lorenz drew a pen and ink of a horse tethered to a mailbox as letterhead for the infant enterprise. Lundeen’s expectant cowboy and collie are a supremely suitable memorial.

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324 Frank Hoffman 1888-1958 Time For a Smoke Oil on canvas 14 x 16 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000

Perhaps the most important Taos-based illustrator, Frank Hoffman’s job as art director for the Chicago American prepared him for his first trip West in 1916. After meeting Leon Gaspard in Taos, Hoffman stayed on and bought a small ranch two miles from town. He did work for The Saturday Evening Post and produced calendars and advertising for The Great Northern Railway and Brown & Bigelow.

325 Grant Speed 1930-2011 The Bronc Rider Bronze, cast number 5/100 12 ½ inches high Signed/CO and dated 1979 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 163

326 Pat Haptonstall 1943-1995 Settlin’ the Dust Bronze, cast number 3/12 19 inches high, 23 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1987

Estimate: $800 - 1,200

Literature: Catherine Reynolds. Cowboy Artists of America. El Paso: Desert Hawk Publishing. 1988. p. 141, illustrated.

Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500

Pat Haptonstall’s childhood asthma led his parents to move to Arizona, where Pat began to draw and won his first award for artistic achievement. Drawn to sculpture, Haptonstall worked in foundries before embarking on his own works, fresh takes on Western subjects that earned him a place in the Cowboy Artists of America. S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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327 Jim Rey b. 1939 A Branding in the Sandhills Oil on canvas 20 x 48 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 339 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000 You see through A Branding in the Sandhills as if you are looking in on a real roundup moment. Jim Rey conveys all the energy of the “bawling spring calves… being roped and separated from their anxious mothers.” The cowboys know what they have to do, as do the horses, some of whom, in the foreground, seem to be taking advantage of a break in the action. The whole painting is muted and tonal, suggestive of ritual and ceremony.

328 Grant Speed 1930-2011 During the Chilly Hours of Dawn Bronze, cast number 5/30 17 inches high, 40 inches wide Signed and dated 1975 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 162 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

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329 Bill Owen 1942-2013 Sunset At Cataract Oil on canvas 12 x 22 inches Signed lower right/CA and dated 1986 Estimate: $6,000 - 10,000 Bill Owen was a working ranch hand from the time he could ride a horse, but his desire to see the lives of cowboys—as they are—represented in art, caused him to transpose his skill at observation from the range to the studio. Owen once said, “My objective is to chronicle the modern, working cowboy as he lives and works today… Not only is my public acceptance, and my fellow artists’ acceptance a tremendous compliment, but when my working cowboy friends drop by and say ‘Bill, that’s the way it really is, then I know that what I’m putting on canvas is truly worth the effort.” 330 Will James 1892-1942 Stepping Into A Water Trap Pen & Ink 9 x 9 inches Signed lower left and dated 34, titled lower center Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 Will James was a true rover and wrangler who never strayed far from pencil and brush. Accused of cattle rustling in his native Canada, James drifted south, where he was finally caught with his hand in the corral door near Carson City, Nevada. After serving his sentence, James moved to California where he sold sketches, did some stunts for films, and did a stint in the Army along the Mexican border. By 1922, he was selling stories he wrote and illustrated, stories that came to the attention of famed Scribner’s editor Max Perkins (who worked with Ernest Hemingway, among many others). James published his most famous work, Smoky the Cowhorse, in 1926 and won the 1927 Newberry Medal for children’s literature. Smoky would go on to be adapted for film on numerous occasions. James’s books have never been out of print.

331 Will James 1892-1942 Can Never Tell By The Size Pen & Ink 8 x 12 ½ inches Signed lower right, titled and dated 35 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 119 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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332 G. Harvey b. 1933 The Layover Oil on canvas 24 x 40 inches Signed lower right and dated 1977 Titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 166 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot. One of G. Harvey’s recurrent pictorial motifs concerns the theme of refuge. The world might be one giant storm—or, often, one imminent storm—that we traverse out of necessity, at our peril, but there are moments of refuge, places of community and communion, comradely gatherings in warm dwellings out of the cold, the blow, the night. The Layover depicts just such a refuge, a rest stop that is all the more welcome for being temporary. The solitary rider in Hunting by Moonlight (lot 429)—what, precisely, is he hunting?—comes out of another one of Harvey’s themes: solitude that ticks over into loneliness.

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333 Frank McCarthy 1924-2002 Headed North Oil on board 24 x 44 inches Signed lower right/CA/dated 77 Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 180 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000

Frank McCarthy began his career in art working elbow to elbow with many famous illustrators. They painted and brawled together in the 50’s and 60’s, living the Bohemian life in what was called “The Bullpen,” a building in Midtown Manhattan that was, in reality, a hive of artists who lived from assignment to assignment as the Mad Men of the day dreamed up campaigns for pulp novels, cigarettes, lingerie and Oldsmobiles. McCarthy illustrated books and magazine stories and did posters for Hollywood—James Bond films in particular. In 1974, McCarthy shed his journeyman artist role and moved to Arizona, where he set up his easel and created some of the finest action scenes that ever leapt out of the Old West.

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334 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Rocky Mountain Trapper Oil on board 14 x 12 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 375 A copy of the book will accompany this lot

335 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 The Night Herder - Moonlight/Clouds Oil on board 12 x 10 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 374 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: William Reed. Olaf Wieghorst. Flagstaff, AZ, 1969, p. 135, illustrated. A child acrobat in his native Denmark, Olaf Wieghorst made a smooth transition to successful rodeo rider after his family moved to the United States. He was also a U. S. Cavalryman on the rugged Mexican border and a mounted police officer in New York City. To say that he knew his way around horses is quite an understatement. After moving to California in 1944, Wieghorst translated an interest in art into a career depicting Western life in the saddle, taking special pride in his ability to convey the anatomy of the horse within a well-constructed scene; he was always on the lookout for the “little natural things” to add to his popular canvases. Among his many friends and the many avid collectors of his work were Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan. The Leanin’ Tree collection has a host of superb Wieghorst works: oils, watercolors, pen and inks, and bronzes. They range from pastoral, elegiac scenes to scenes of cowboy life filled with the drama and mystery he knew first hand.

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336 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Rider in Snowstorm Mixed Media 11 x 11 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 374

337 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Cowboy on Rearing Horse Pen & Ink Watercolor 12 x 11 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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338 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Cowboy Sitting in front of Horse Pen & Ink Watercolor 9 x 12 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 376 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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339 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Bidding For a Bride Oil on canvas 30 x 48 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 244 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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340 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Warrior Bronze, cast number 5/35 26 inches high, 11 inches wide Signed/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 247 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000

341 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Dog Soldiers Bronze, cast number 11/15 21 ½ inches high, 37 inches wide Signed/CA BBW This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 242 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

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342 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Range Chuck Oil on canvas 28 x 38 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 378 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 50,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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343 Arnold Friberg 1913-2010 Crossing the Tribal Border Oil on canvas 25 x 50 inches Signed lower left/RSA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 141 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $60,000 - 90,000

Arnold Friberg simply wanted his art to “tell a story.” Friberg worked with Norman Rockwell, Harvey Dunn, Cecil B. DeMille and many others, specializing in Westerns and historical scenes. He loved to paint horses, an art he deemed “next to worship.” Twenty-seven mounted Indians cross the magisterial, muralistic masterpiece, Crossing the Tribal Border. As if lit by flickering flames (a Friberg trademark) the Indians, girded for battle, move down the hillside and across the creek, the tribal border of the title.

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344 Melvin Warren 1920-1995 Lost in the Stampede Oil on canvas 24 x 38 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 424 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 A particular favorite of President Lyndon Johnson, Melvin Warren saw the Old West as a richly textured, earth-toned world of cattle drives and moonlit frontier encounters. Commercial artist by day, Western master by night, Warren lived in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where Western art eventually won the day and he took his place in the ranks of the CAA. Lost in the Stampede, for example, is a major work, Warren’s take on the classic Western art theme of lightning spooking the herd that can easily stand with Russell’s, Remington’s, and Frank Tenney Johnson’s. Warren’s singular contribution places a riderless horse at the center of the composition. Two other cowboys look on, knowing that they must put grief and horror aside for the moment as they scramble to save the herd.

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345 Melvin Warren 1920-1995 Four of a Kind Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 1971 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 18 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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346 Charlie Dye 1906-1972 Mustangs, Mules and Men Oil on board 24 x 36 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 309 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 Literature: Paul Weaver. Charlie Dye: One Helluva Western Painter. Los Angeles: Petersen Prints, 1981, p. 19, illustrated.

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347 Charlie Dye 1906-1972 Beef and Beans Oil on board 24 x 36 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 309 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot. Literature: Paul Weaver. Charlie Dye: One Helluva Western Painter. Los Angeles: Petersen Prints, 1981, p. xv, illustrated.

Charlie Dye was a working cowboy on a roundup with Joe Beeler and John Hampton in 1964 when they came up with the idea of the Cowboy Artists of America. Of his own art, Dye said, “I have always tried to paint what I can remember of a life a led before I became dishonest and studied art. My old man could have forgiven me if I had turned out playing piano in a whorehouse, but artists rated one step below pimps in his book.” Dye’s details of cowboy life, like the smoke from the joints of the stovepipe in Beef and Beans, as an example, unite the eye of the artist with the experience of the range.

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348 Fritz White 1930-2010 In Search of the Snowgoose Bronze, cast number 6/16 33 inches high Signed/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 364 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 Literature: Catherine Reynolds. Cowboy Artists of America. El Paso: Desert Hawk Publishing. 1988. p. 82, illustrated.

349 Fritz White 1930-2010 Song of the Wolf Bronze, cast number 5/16 8 inches high, 18 inches wide Signed and dated 72 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 364 Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500 Literature:

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350 Richard Greeves b. 1935 Yankton Sioux Grass Dancers Bronze, cast number AC2/30 22 ½ inches high, 30 inches wide Signed, titled and dated 2004 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 143 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

351 Richard Greeves b. 1935 Bird Woman (Sacajawea) Bronze, cast number 3/10 70 inches high Signed, titled and dated 2001 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 476 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $25,000 - 45,000 Richard Greeves has danced to his own bronze drummer for decades and interest in Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery has inspired his work throughout his career. In the monumental Bird Woman (Sacajawea), Greeves finds beauty in Sacajawea’s resolve, showing that the journey to the Pacific was accomplished step by step, hardship by triumph, there and back. S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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352 Kenneth Riley 1919-2015 Homage to Catlin Oil on board 46 x 36 inches Signed lower right/NAWA and dated 77 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 108 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $75,000 - 125,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

Ken Riley was born in Missouri in 1919. He loved both music and art, played the drums, and painted. But art sunk its hooks deep, and he soon found himself studying in Kansas City with Thomas Hart Benton and in New York with George Bridgman and Harvey Dunn. After serving as a combat artist during the Second World War, Riley produced illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post and other periodicals, and traveled through Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But the American West called him. He began to paint the Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Tetons and Black Hills, the Badlands, and the Southwest and to develop a mature style that often suggests the shallow relief of classical Greek and Roman wall carving. In 1982, Riley became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, receiving numerous gold medals. In 1995 he won the coveted Prix de West. Ken Riley’s paintings can be found in important public and private collections including the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the Booth Western Art Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum. Literature: Susan Hallsten McGarry. West of Camelot: The Historical Paintings of Kenneth Riley. Indianapolis: Eiteljorg Museum. 1993, pp. 160-61, illustrated.

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Susan Hallsten McGarry. A Poetic Spirit: The Enduring Art of Kenneth Riley. Oklahoma City: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 2003, p. 36, illustrated.

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353 Kenneth Riley 1919-2015 Dance Progressions Oil on canvas 50 x 42 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 203 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $75,000 - 125,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: Susan Hallsten McGarry. West of Camelot: The Historical Paintings of Kenneth Riley. Indianapolis: Eiteljorg Museum. 1993, pp. 63-65, illustrated.

Susan Hallsten McGarry. A Poetic Spirit: The Enduring Art of Kenneth Riley. Oklahoma City: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. 2003, p. 24, illustrated.

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354 Kenneth Riley 1919-2015 Ceremonial Regalia Oil on canvas 46 x 42 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 202 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $75,000 - 125,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: Susan Hallsten McGarry. West of Camelot: The Historical Paintings of Kenneth Riley. Indianapolis: Eiteljorg Museum. 1993, pp. 192-93, illustrated.

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355 Martin Grelle b. 1954 Back From the River Oil on canvas 44 x 44 inches Signed lower right/CA and dated 2006 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 380 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $125,000 - 175,000 Back from the River is classic Martin Grelle. Sun edges the trees and a small herd of ponies as a brave brings them back to camp, presumably from the river of the title. Ed Trumble describes the part of Southern Colorado that provides the backdrop for this painting as “near idyllic.” And so it must have been. Whatever they’ve gone through, whatever they’re about to face, this family or band of Native Americans and their mounts are, for today, enjoying a moment of utter beauty and tranquility.

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356 Buck McCain b. 1943 The Invocation Bronze, cast number 2/9 162 inches high, 108 inches wide Signed, titled and dated 1990 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 456 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $100,000 - 175,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

Buck McCain, a fifth generation Southern California rancher, took a few art courses while studying pre-med. His art teacher urged him to keep on and McCain painted on the side as he ranched in Nevada after college, eventually doing paintings for a department store in Los Angeles, then traveling to Europe to study. Scottsdale sculptor Ernest Berke encouraged McCain to try three dimensions, and McCain added muscular bronzes, dramatic and heroic works like Cowboy, The Monarch, and Invocation to his already notable paintings. Invocation recalls James Earle Fraser’s End of the Trail—the single Native American on a horse with its head bowed—if Fraser has cast his Indian in a mood a defiance rather than resignation. Here, instead, man and mount have a strong wind at their backs—you can see it in the horse’s mane and tail—and the prayer contained in the upraised buffalo skull is more a confirmation of strength, an assurance of victory, rather than an offering of appeasement to a deity who may not be listening.

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357 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Cowboy Meditation Bronze, cast number 33 22 inches high Signed and dated 64 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 193 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 188-189, illustrated.

Almost certainly the only figure in American art to claim friendship with Jackson Pollock and John Wayne, Harry Jackson was born in Chicago and grew up in his mother’s diner near the stockyards where men of the range brought their cattle to market. Jackson went West in his teens, served in the Pacific in World War II, went East to meet Pollock and paint among the new-minted Abstract Expressionists, then rediscovered realism and made the West his subject while he lived and worked in Italy.

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358 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 The Trapper Bronze, cast number 5P 20 ½ inches high Signed and dated 1970 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 189 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 222-225, illustrated.

359 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Pony Express II Bronze, cast number PEII 12P 13 inches high Signed and dated 1980 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 191 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 234-239, illustrated.

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360 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 The Marshall Bronze, cast number 9 29 inches high, 33 inches wide Signed, dated 1970 and inscribed “John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn” This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 189 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 248-255, illustrated.

361 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Silent Pardners Bronze, cast number 5 12 ¼ inches high Signed and dated 1973 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 89 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 256-257, illustrated.

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362 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Safe and Sound Bronze, cast number SAS22P 19 ½ inches high Signed and dated 1982 in bronze and dated 1983 in paint This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 197 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000

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363 R. Brownell McGrew 1916-1994 Under Agathlan Oil on board 40 x 30 inches Signed lower left/CA Titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 145 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 75,000

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364 R. Brownell McGrew 1916-1994 Little Miss Left Hand Oil on board 18 x 14 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 146 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

R.Brownell McGrew worked in the film industry before becoming a full time painter specializing in Hopi and Navajo subjects. McGrew referred to himself as “an Impressionist in the classical sense,” though he paints to a much finer level of detail, as opposed to the Impressionists, and his paintings often have a “wet look” because he mixed his colors with linseed oil to achieve levels of luminosity that he felt suited the landscape and peoples of the desert. There is often a generational aspect and a sense of continuity in McGrew’s faces and figures. Taken together, Little Miss Left Hand and Hosti’ in Duggai have this now and then, past and present feel, almost as if they are flip sides of the same coin.

365 R. Brownell McGrew 1916-1994 Hosti’ In Duggai Oil on board 20 x 24 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 147 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: R. Brownell McGrew. R. Brownell McGrew. Kansas City: The Lowell Press. 1978. p. 52. Illustrated.

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366 Ray Swanson 1937-2004 Moments with the Grandkids Oil on canvas mounted on board 36 x 56 inches Signed lower right/CA Signed/CA, titled and dated 93 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 383 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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367 Dave McGary 1958-2013 American Horse Bronze, cast number AC2/30 36 inches high Signed and dated 1992 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 427 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: Michael Duty. Dave McGary: American Realism in Bronze. Ruidoso. McGary Studios. 1997. p. 123, illustrated.

368 Dave McGary 1958-2013 Bear’s Nest Bronze, cast number 30/30 33 ½ inches high Signed and dated 1993 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 427 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 Literature: Michael Duty. Dave McGary: American Realism in Bronze. Ruidoso. McGary Studios. 1997. p. 127, Illustrated. Dave McGary was all about detail in his scrupulously accurate bronzes of Native Americans. Bear’s Nest and American Horse, for example, were important Sioux warriors—American Horse was a chief—during the Western tempest that raged on either side of the Little Big Horn. McGary’s polychrome bronzes have the feel of beads, feathers, leather, and history.

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369 Kenneth Bunn b. 1938 Aerial Approach Bronze, cast number 9/12 55 inches high Signed and date 2004 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 465 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 18,000

370 Kenneth Bunn b. 1938 Whitetail Doe Looking Back Bronze, cast number 4/21 26 inches high, 29 inches wide Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 295 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

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371 Veryl Goodnight b. 1947 Happy Go Lucky Bronze, cast number 15/21 47 inches high, 55 inches long Signed and dated 2003 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 474 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 Literature: Goodnight Fine Art Ltd. No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight. Phoenix: O’Neil Printing. 2011. p. 133, Illustrated. From Happy Go Lucky, the bronze burro children ride when they enter the Leanin’ Tree garden, to the life-size, wild Wolf Pack (lot 505) that studies and howls in the trees, Veryl Goodnight’s emotional sculptures seem to be channeling her ancestor, Texas cattleman and ranger Charley Goodnight, who drove 2,000 cattle from Texas to New Mexico in 1866.

372 Jim Budish b. 1951 Chauncey Bronze, cast number 9/99 85 ½ inches high Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 461 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Jim Budish’s whimsical, elongated rabbit, Chauncey, stands tall. He’s a contented lepus, but he’s listening intently with his “rabbit ears,”—like the antenna on an old TV—up and out to receive the all the world’s broadcasts, from the laughter of children to the songs of birds.

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373 Tim Shinabarger b. 1966 Sik Sik Shell Game Bronze, cast number 12/12 58 inches high Signed and titled This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 447 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000 A native of Montana, Tim Shinabarger grew up near his beloved northern Rocky Mountains, though his career has taken him across the nation and around the world as he seeks new subjects for his award-winning wildlife bronzes. Of Sik Sik Shell Game, Shinabarger says, “Sik Sik” is the Inuit word for the arctic ground squirrel. In the soft Alaskan tundra, the squirrel’s burrow often has many funnel-like entrances. While the bear is furiously digging in one entrance, the prey may escape out the back door. If the bear sees or hears the squirrel leave, he pursues it to another entrance and begins digging all over again. Like a shell game, it becomes a game of chance for both predator and prey.”

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374 Tim Shinabarger b. 1966 Push Comes to Shove Bronze, cast number 17/25 18 inches high, 54 inches wide Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 302 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000

375 Dan Ostermiller b. 1956 Lop-Eared Rabbit Bronze 2 inches high Estimate: $250 - 500

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376 Michael Coleman b. 1946 After the Rain Oil on board 40 x 30 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 104 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 20,000 Michael Coleman was born and raised in Provo, Utah and spent his boyhood hunting, fishing and trapping, often taking a sketchbook with him. Early on, he decided on a career in art, studying at Brigham Young University and traveling widely. His style is greatly influenced by many of the 19th century masters of the Hudson River School, as well as Henry Farny, Thomas Moran, and Carl Rungius. His paintings are both rich and muted, and are true to his chosen landscapes and subjects. His Indian encampments, wildlife and hunting subjects are rendered in such a way as to give the viewer a sense of gazing on the past.

377 Michael Coleman b. 1946 Rabbit Snare Oil on board 20 ¾ x 14 ¾ inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 265 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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378 Gerald Balciar b. 1942 Staking Claim Bronze, cast number 5/45 28 inches high Signed and dated 1999 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 296 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

379 Steve Kestrel b. 1947 Opulent Owl Bronze, cast number 1/15 14 inches high, 16 inches wide Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 448 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000 Steve Kestrel’s “metaphorical forms,” as he calls them, are animals rendered out of—and into— geometries, abstractions designed to reveal the essence of the animals. Opulent Owl, for example, is all circles and ovals, an evocation in bronze, you might say, of the round “Whoo-hoo” tones of the nocturnal bird.

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380 Kenneth Bunn b. 1938 Intruder (Monumental) Bronze, cast number 4/6 108 inches high, 120 inches wide Signed and dated 2001 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 465 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $80,000 - 120,000

Colorado native Ken Bunn is one of America’s preeminent sculptors of animals, known equally for his magnificent birds and superb mammals. Because of Bunn’s interest in animal locomotion, he will often exaggerate—deliberately—some aspect of the animal in order to draw the viewer’s attention to movement. It’s an effective strategy, whether the animal is a whitetail doe looking over her shoulder or a mountain lion on the prowl stepping silently from ledge to ledge. This life size mountain lion, Intruder, is Bunn’s entry in a long line of large American cats that have been cast in bronze. Think of animalier Edward Kemeys (18431907), whose trips to the West in the 1870’s inspired a love for the “panther.” Still Hunt still sits, and has since 1883, on an enormous rock overlooking a path in New York’s Central Park—and still scares the unwary jogger. Or Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), whose Jaguar and Reaching Jaguar loom over the Bronx Zoo in the Sculpture Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bunn’s Intruder is a worthy addition to the list of great bronzes of great cats.

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381 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Rugged Mountains Oil on canvas 16 x 24 inches Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated 2009 verso Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500

382 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Cache Valley Charcoal 8 x 11 ½ inches Initialed lower right, titled, dated May 29, 94 and inscribed “Logan Utah” Estimate: $300 - 600

383 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Minnesota Barn Oil on canvas 16 x 24 inches Signed lower right Signed and titled verso Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500

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384 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Relics of Time Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 236 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

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385 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Achievement Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 229 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 Look at any of Gary Ernest Smith’s figurative works, then look at Two Barns. Notice how there’s more than a bit of Thomas Hart Benton in his farm pictures, more than a bit of Georgia O’Keeffe in his buildings, and more than a bit of Maynard Dixon in his landscapes. Smith’s career is an exercise in Western realism and abstraction, a distillation of Western masters he has forged into his own style.

386 Gary Ernest Smith b. 1942 Two Barns Oil on canvas 12 x 20 inches Signed lower right Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 232 Estimate: $1,200 - 2,200

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387 Joseph Lorusso b. 1966 Winter Light Oil on board 12 x 12 inches Signed lower left Signed and titled verso Estimate: $800 - 1,200

388 Tucker Smith b. 1940 Frost in the Gulch Oil on board 9 x 12 inches Signed lower right and dated 83 Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000

389 Cyrus Afsary b. 1940 Yellowstone Smokepots Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches Signed lower right/NAWA Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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390 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Dartmouth Portrait #14 Oil on canvas 80 x 68 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 212 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 55,000 Exhibitions: Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO, October 4, 2015 - January 17, 2016 Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, AZ, February 26 - June 5, 2016 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Overland Park, KS, June 23 - September 18, 2016 Fritz Scholder was one of the most important artists of Native American ancestry who worked in the twentieth century. Born in Minnesota, Scholder’s studies culminated in a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and numerous awards and grants from important foundations. The distortions in his portraits, the flat affect, the dark imagery of skulls and skins has its origins in modernist practice as seen in Francis Bacon and others, but it is also rooted in the difficulties of contemporary Native American life and in the struggle to reconcile modernity with traditional culture.

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391 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Hollywood Indian #5, 1970 Acrylic 80 x 68 inches Signed lower center This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 211 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 55,000

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392 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Study on Paper #2, 2001 Acrylic 12 x 9 inches Signed lower left

393 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Bouquet in Green Vase Acrylic 9 x 11 inches Signed upper left

Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

Estimate: $800 - 1,600

394 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Cow Kachina #2 Acrylic 14 x 11 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 208 Estimate: $2,000 - 4,000

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395 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Portrait with Pipe, 1995 Acrylic 80 x 68 inches Signed upper right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 210 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 55,000

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396 Allan Houser 1914-1994 Apache Cradle Board Bronze, cast number 11/15 46 inches high Signed and dated 94 AHI This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 199 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 Allan Houser was the first child born in Oklahoma to Geronimo’s Chiricahua Apache after their release in 1914 from decades of detention in Florida, so it isn’t surprising that the strength and dignity of his ancestry and the triumphs and travails flow through and from his sculptures. Combining Modernist approaches and abstractions with traditional Native American elements, Houser’s simplified figures straddle the plane of the world we all live on and a higher, spiritual plane. In Houser’s sculptures, life, work and worship are made of the whole cloth of purpose; they are aspects of divinity that cannot truly be separated.

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397 Allan Houser 1914-1994 Respect Bronze, cast number 12/12 57 inches high Signed and dated 85 AHI This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 198 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000


398 Allan Houser 1914-1994 Like the Eagle Bronze, cast number 7/10 32 ½ inches high, 40 inches wide Signed and dated 91 AHI This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 478 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 70,000

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399 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Deep Purple Oil on board 7 x 9 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $300 - 600

400 Jean Richardson b. 1940 Teal Time Oil on canvas 50 x 40 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $750 - 1,500

401 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Long Yellow Oil on board 5 x 9 ¼ inches Signed lower left Estimate: $300 - 600

402 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Collection of Two Paintings Estimate: $400 - 800 Square Black Oil on board 7 ½ x 7 ½ inches Signed lower left

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403 Fritz Scholder 1937-2005 Shaman & Animal #3 Oil on canvas 68 x 80 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 209 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

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404 Paul Dyck 1917-2006 The White Buffalo Spirit Medicine Egg Tempera 36 x 48 inches Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated 1977 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 207 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 A descendant of the great Flemish and English painter Anthony Van Dyck, Paul Dyck grew up with his pioneer family among the Blackfeet, Crow, and Cheyenne near Calgary. He was sent to Europe to study art, became an important collector and lecturer on American Indian culture and was adopted into both the Sioux and Blackfoot Nations. The White Buffalo is one of Dyck’s most important paintings, depicting a legend he had been told, one that explains the vanishing of the buffalo, and of the Buffalo Culture he himself had witnessed and shared. “The far-ranging hunters shared strange stories. They had heard of others having seen a Buffalo Spirit in human shape riding a white buffalo and following a great herd. The buffalo returned and the people were happy. Then one year the sacred life-giving herds failed to appear. The buffalo were gone forever…the Blackfeet people had lost their way of life.”

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405 Tom Darro b. 1946 Enduring Summer Oil on canvas 26 x 36 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 254 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

406 Don Crowley b. 1926 The Transformation Oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches Signed lower right/CA Signed/CA and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on pages 23 & 257 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Don Crowley enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist in the East before settling in Arizona to capture that state’s indigenous peoples. In The Transformation, Crowley catches a San Carlos Apache girl contemplating The Sunrise ceremony that will initiate her into womanhood. Crowley says, “Legend has it that a young woman molded of white clay once mated with the sun. The result of that union was the original Apache tribe. Therefore, one phase of the ceremony includes the girl being splattered with white clay as she kneels in prayer to the sun to symbolize that union.”

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407 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 The Raid Oil on canvas 38 x 64 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 369 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Oleg Stavrowsky stumbled into art after serving in World War II, and from commercial art, he made the leap into illustration. In 1969, Stavrowsky, on a whim it seems, stumbled into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and decided then and there to give “Cowboys and Indians” a try. He’s been at it ever since. Stavrowsky loves jazz and you can see it in the way he combines traditional and modernist approaches in his compositions and in the abstractions that surround his central figures.

408 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Easing Down to Salida Oil on canvas 38 x 64 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 368 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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409 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Moving Camp Oil on canvas 30 x 60 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 369 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

410 Oleg Stavrowsky b. 1927 Chiggers II Oil on canvas 24 x 74 inches Signed lower right Signed, titled and dated “2 October 1998” This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 370 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

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411 Fred Fellows b. 1934 No Easy Way Out Bronze, cast number 5/50 36 inches high, 25 inches wide Signed/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 311 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

One of the architects of contemporary Western painting and sculpture, Fred Fellows grew up in Oklahoma, in close proximity to the Otoe and Osage peoples and also spent time in California as a saddle maker, cowboy, rodeo rider, and commercial artist. A member of the CAA since 1968, Fellows is perhaps best known for the movement he imparts to his figures and for capturing the drama, even in moments of stillness.

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412 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 The Cowboy Bronze, cast number 22/30 28 inches high, 31 inches wide Signed and dated 1988 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 174 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Literature: Donald J. Hagerty. Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. Hong Kong: South Sea International Press LTD. 1997. p. 111. Illustrated.

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413 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 The Last Farewell Bronze, cast number 11/15 38 inches high, 34 inches wide, 25 inches deep Signed and dated 1975 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 172 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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414 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 The Legend Keeper Bronze, cast number 7 12 inches high Signed and dated 1993 Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

415 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 Earth Song Bronze, cast number 7 12 inches high Signed and dated 1993 Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

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416 Gerard Curtis Delano 1890-1972 Dineh Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches Signed lower left Signed, titled and inscribed “This is what the Navajo call themselves. It means: The People” verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 221 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $150,000 - 250,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

Literature: Richard G. Bowman. Walking with Beauty: The Life and Art of Gerard Curtis Delano. Denver, CO: Richard Bowman. 1990. As Richard Bowman writes in Walking with Beauty: “Bill Harmsen was a friend of Delano’s and visited his studio many times. One day Bill received a call from Jerry [Delano], and was very excited, and wanted to show him a painting he had thought to be the finest he had ever done. During his visit, Jerry told him how many times he had put the uncompleted painting aside, and not until now was he able to finish it in its entirety. ‘Dineah is one of my finest and most valuable paintings,’ Bill has also remarked.” Gerard Curtis Delano filled his lonely childhood in Massachusetts with fishing, hiking—and drawing. No one thought much of his artistic ambitions, but Delano persisted, making his way to and through art schools in New Bedford and New York, where he embarked on a career in commercial art. But the American West always fascinated Delano; some of his earliest drawings had been of Indians. Finally, in the 1920’s, he went west, had his first taste of success, then returned to the East Coast to study with N. C. Wyeth and Harvey Dunn. Afterwards, Delano headed west for good. Settling in Colorado, he made his career, and fame, painting Native Americans—the Navajo in particular—and the history of the Old West. Lush, minimally rendered masses, soft, diffuse light, and beautiful contrasting colors animate Delano’s paintings.

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417 Gerard Curtis Delano 1890-1972 Wagon Dust (Arizona Skies) Oil on canvas 42 x 32 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 223 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $75,000 - 100,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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418 Gerard Curtis Delano 1890-1972 The Blizzard Oil on canvas 32 x 40 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 218 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 70,000

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419 Gerard Curtis Delano 1890-1972 The White Cloud Oil on board 24 x 28 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 222 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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420 Wilson Hurley 1924-2008 A Full Moon at Sunrise on Mount Taylor Oil on board 36 x 60 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 333 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $25,000 - 45,000

Wilson Hurley was a West Point graduate, Vietnam vet, engineer and lawyer. But he left these lives behind to paint the American West. Hurley studied under Josef Bakos, Theodore Van Soelen and John Young-Hunter, three important second generation Santa Fe and Taos painters. Hurley’s many murals demonstrate a deep understanding of the American landscape tradition as practiced by Bierstadt, Moran and Leigh. Wilson described A Full Moon at Sunrise on Mt. Taylor to Ed Trumble with the following words: “At dawn on the 25th of March, I watched as the full moon set behind Mt. Taylor, eighty miles to the west. As the morning sun crept over the hills behind me, the snowy ridges of the mountain emerged, and the desert floor was suddenly washed with oranges, pinks, and blues, just as you see them in the painting.”

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421 Harry Curieux Adamson 1916-2012 Emperor Geese Coming To Preen Oil on board 30 x 44 inches Signed lower left and dated 1981 Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Harry Adamson was one of the premier interpreters of American wildfowl. Adamson first studied under wildlife photographer and sculptor Paul J. Fair then honed his talent illustrating journals at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley, California. Adamson’s mastery of birds on the wing, with light catching their colors, is unmatched. His works have been exhibited at the Smithsonian, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and can be found in many museums and collections.

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422 John Clymer 1907-1989 High Ground Oil on canvas 24 x 40 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 73 Titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 290 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $60,000 - 90,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: Walt Reed. John Clymer: An Artist’s Rendezvous with the Frontier West. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1976, p. 29, illustrated. In addition to his masterful historical works, John Clymer also painted atmospheric high country wildlife and sporting scenes. The bighorns in High Ground move through deep snow on a mountainside, staying steps ahead of the storm that rolls up the slope. It’s a stark, beautifully composed painting that speaks to the resilience of the species and the solidarity of family.

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423 Martha Pettigrew b. 1950 Water Carrier Bronze, cast number 4/12 73 inches high Signed, titled and dated 2003 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 471 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

424 Martha Pettigrew b. 1950 Beauty of the Harvest Bronze, cast number 10/12 72 inches high Signed, titled and dated 1995 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 470 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

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425 Dixie Jewett b. 1945 Ironfire Metal Parts 109 inches high, 112 inches wide Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 452 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 50,000 Dixie Jewitt’s crazy clockwork horses, welded pieces of rusted machinery, are “found object” masterworks. A life-sized Jewitt horse like Ironfire is sort of irresistible, wanting you to look at it as a horse, to identify its individual components, and to marvel at how the whole thing was done. A horse made out of machinery? Why not? After all, don’t we measure engines by their horsepower? Turnabout is fair play.

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426 G. Harvey b. 1933 Hunting By Moonlight Oil on board 10 x 6 inches Signed lower left and dated 78 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 167 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000

427 Grant Speed 1930-2011 Scouting The War Party Bronze, cast number 5/10 5 inches high, 11 inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1967 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 163 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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428 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Cowboy on Horse Pen & Ink 10 x 8 inches Signed lower left

429 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Indian Woman by Fire Bronze 3 d inches high Signed

Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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430 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Cowboy Galloping with Pistol Watercolor 14 x 11 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 22

431 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Indian With Lance on Horse Facing Right Pen & Ink Watercolor 7 x 5 inches Initialed lower left Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

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432 Fritz White 1930-2010 Snowblind - The Only Way Home Bronze, cast number 1/25 11 ½ inches high, 25 inches wide Signed/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 364 Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

433 Fritz White 1930-2010 Tho’d by a Rank ‘un Bronze, cast number 1/12 14 ½ inches high Signed/CA Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

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434 Glenna Goodacre b. 1939 Crossing the Prairie Bronze, cast number 8/11 68 inches high Signed and dated 2001 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 472 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 Literature: Daniel Anthony. Glenna Goodacre Sculpture. Santa Fe: Encantado Press LLC. 2009. Cover & pp. 2, 5, 238, illustrated. A copy of this book will accompany this lot. Born in Texas into a family that valued education, Goodacre sailed to Europe on the Queen Elizabeth when she was sixteen, soaked up the culture and returned determined to make a life by making art. After college, her paintings came to the attention of New Mexico art legend Forrest Fenn. A small chunk of wax given by Fenn to Goodacre encouraged her to try her hand at sculpture. In 1969 she produced her first piece, Ballerina, and never looked back. After pursuing her craft in Italy she embarked on her singular career: creating figures large and small, singly and in composed groups, expressive Native Americans and pioneers, children, and the elderly. She has executed commissioned portraits of noted figures, public monuments, and designed the Sacagawea dollar coin.

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435 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Sacagawea- First Working Model for a Monument Bronze, cast number SAP9P 27 inches high Signed, titled and dated 1977 and dated 1980 in paint This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 192 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 149, 277, 280-290, illustrated. 436 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 The Victor Bronze, cast number VRP14P 40 inches high, 26 inches wide Signed and dated 1991 WFS Cody This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 196 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000

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437 Robert Daughters 1929-2013 Chamisa, Velarde Valley Oil on canvas 44 x 50 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 306 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000

One of the Taos Six, Robert Daughters’s paintings are reminiscent of some of his forebears in that art-layered town. Think of Blumenschein and Higgins, for example. Or think of Ufer and Phillips. Tom Trumble sees some Van Gogh in Chamisa, Velarde Valley—that’s there, too. It’s the soft, thick, waves of forms, the movement Daughters gets, as if the light and the wind are whispering and conspiring.

438 Jerry Jordan b. 1944 Blushing Autumn Oil on canvas 32 x 30 inches Signed lower left and inscribed “T.A.O.S” Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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439 Ed Mell b. 1942 Reaching Clouds Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 Ed Mell’s jagged peaks, angular clouds, and spike-made trees need no introduction. His style is his own, is unmistakable, and will no doubt be enduring. To call his work realistic or abstract is to fail to see it—it’s visionary, the product of a singular vision of the desert West, beyond categories and classification.

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440 Ed Mell b. 1942 Sonoran Sunbreak Oil on canvas 48 x 48 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 227 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $25,000 - 30,000

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441 John Coleman b. 1949 An Honored Life Bronze, cast number 7/12 117 inches high Signed, titled and dated 2003 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 445 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $70,000 - 100,000

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442 John Coleman b. 1949 Pariskaroopa - Two Crows Bronze, cast number 3/9 88 inches high Signed, titled and dated 2003 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 444 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $70,000 - 100,000

Pariskaroopa—Two Crows, is part of John Coleman’s Explorer Artists Series, an exploration in three dimensions of the unparalleled portraits of Native American chiefs, braves and medicine men painted by George Catlin and Karl Bodmer in the 1830’s. Faithful to the two-dimensional originals, Coleman fleshes these individuals out in all their splendor, inviting us to look at the portraits anew. An Honored Life depicts a Plains Indian chief, looking inward and back over his life and deeds with a mixture of sadness and satisfaction, a sense of having done his best.

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443 Herb Mignery b. 1937 Checkmate Bronze, cast number AP 120 ¼ inches high, 120 ½ inches wide Signed/CA and dated 1988 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 442 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $150,000 - 250,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

Herb Mignery grew up on the family ranch in Nebraska. Like many Western artists, Mignery honed his skills in the armed forces, then found work in commercial illustration. In 1983, he was elected to the Cowboy Artists of America. In his book on the CAA, Michael Duty states that Mignery is a “man of many talents” and goes on to quote the artist on his approach: “Overall design is very important to me. I start with an abstract form and use opposing and intersecting lines to achieve movement and add interest to a sculpture.” (pp. 74-75) Keep that in mind. Now look at the images of Checkmate. Cast in an edition of only three, plus one artist’s proof, Ed Trumble considers Herb Mignery’s Checkmate to be the “finest piece of monumental cowboy sculpture ever done!” Honoring the daily tribulations of the working cowboy, Checkmate describes a dangerous situation that ordinary mortals can hardly imagine. Yet there is something more, something in the composition, the arrangement of man and animal, something in the way they lean against one another, force opposing force, balance on the verge of becoming unbalance, that recalls ancient depictions of charioteers in races, in battle, or out hunting, as they strain to contain, to reign in and over animals whose sole wish is to be unleashed. ‘Monumental’ is the typical word for a work like Checkmate, but ‘classical’ might not be unmerited.

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444 James Reynolds 1926-2010 The Board of Directors Oil on canvas 38 x 48 inches Signed lower left/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 422 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000

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445 James Reynolds 1926-2010 Bad Water Oil on board 30 x 48 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 1980 Signed, titled and dated 5-5-80 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 412 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 50,000

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446 George Carlson b. 1940 The Graceful Dance Bronze, cast number 9/21 29 inches high Signed and dated 2002 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 238 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000

447 George Carlson b. 1940 Searching the Wind Bronze, cast number 12/21 19 inches high, 28 inches wide Signed and dated 1997 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 238 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

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448 George Carlson b. 1940 The Conqueror Bronze, cast number 3/12 48 inches high, 45 inches wide Signed and dated 2004 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 462 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000 Prediction: Centuries from now, George Carlson will be one of the artists of our era whose work is remembered and revered. Considering the high esteem in which his work is held today, this prediction is more of a safe bet. Whether he is sculpting figures or animals, whether they tend toward realism, or lean into abstraction, Carlson’s visions of the world find spatial expression in forms that seem to combine motion and stillness, time and timelessness.

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449 George Carlson b. 1940 I’m The Drum Bronze, cast number 16/21 37 inches high, 20 inches wide Signed and dated 1975 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 239 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

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450 James Reynolds 1926-2010 Wilson Mountain, Sedona Oil on canvas mounted on board 36 x 60 inches Signed lower left/CA & NAWA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 421 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 Growing up in California near the Donner Pass, a place that gave rise to many a tale, Jim Reynolds was steeped in the lore of the Old West. At 13, Reynolds received a calendar with a reproduction of a Frank Tenney Johnson and he began to wonder what it would take to be able to paint like that. After a stint in the navy in World War II, Reynolds studied art, became a commercial illustrator, and enjoyed great success as a storyboard and set artist in Hollywood. In 1967, Reynolds heeded an inner call and moved to Arizona, where he became an instant celebrity among Western painters, praised for his vibrant palette, impressionistic brushwork and lively animals and figures.

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451 James Reynolds 1926-2010 King of the Forest Oil on canvas 36 x 40 inches Signed lower right/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 418 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

452 James Reynolds 1926-2010 Silver Sierra Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches Signed lower left/CA Titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 414 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 20,000

Literature: Don Hedgpeth. Traildust, Cowboys, Cattle, and Country: The Art of James Reynolds. Greenwich, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1997, pp. 34-35, illustrated.

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453 James Reynolds 1926-2010 The Loner Oil on board 30 x 48 inches Signed lower right/CA and dated 1977 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 420 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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454 James Reynolds 1926-2010 Colorado High Country Oil on canvas 28 x 40 inches Signed lower left/CA & NAWA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 20 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $25,000 - 45,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot. Literature: Don Hedgpeth. Traildust, Cowboys, Cattle, and Country: The Art of James Reynolds. Greenwich, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1997, pp. 30-31, illustrated.

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455 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 Rams Along a Rocky Ridge Acrylic 12 x 18 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 285 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Like many artists in his generation, Bob Kuhn started out as an illustrator, contributing renderings of animals to books and periodicals. In 1970, he turned his attention exclusively to easel painting and eventually inherited the mantle worn by Wilhelm Kuhnert and Carl Rungius as the finest interpreter of big game animals. Kuhn developed a unique mature style combining the action he was already famous for with a way of arranging colors and employing a battery of strokes to create painterly compositions that harmonize animal and habitat. Kuhn balanced a desire to capture his subjects accurately with a flair for design that transmits the essential cycle of action and stillness in the natural world.

456 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 Hasty Retreat, Whitetails Acrylic 12 x 17 s inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 285 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

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457 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 Eye on the Prize Acrylic 18 x 24 inches Signed lower left Signed and dated 2005 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 284 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 75,000

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458 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 The Stealth Hunter Acrylic 26 x 42 inches Signed lower right Signed and dated 2002 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 282 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $80,000 - 120,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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459 Dan Ostermiller b. 1956 Sow and Cub Bronze, cast number 2/6 44 inches high, 76 inches wide Signed and dated 2000 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 449 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 60,000 Dan Ostermiller’s unerring sense of animal anatomy most certainly stems from the time he spent working with his father, a widely respected Wyoming taxidermist. But Ostermiller’s bronze animals distill the essences of the animals he sculpts into universal forms that resonate beyond the accurate and move toward the ideal.

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460 Bob Kuhn 1920-2007 Forty Winks Acrylic 15 x 24 inches Signed center right Signed and dated 2001 verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 24 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000

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461 Sydney Laurence 1865-1940 Mt. Landscape (McKinley) Oil on board 16 x 12 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 391 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Sydney Laurence was the first Western painter to make Alaska the principal subject of his art. Laurence studied at the Art Students’s League. While there he learned to render water, rocks, and peaks in private lessons with Edward Moran. Laurence married, traveled to England and throughout Europe, and eventually became a war correspondent during the Boer War in South Africa. For reasons that remain a mystery, he left his family and lit out for the gold fields of Alaska, where he remarried and found his calling painting scenes from the rugged and beautiful Alaskan wilderness—Mt. McKinley in particular.

462 Conrad Schwiering 1916-1986 Teton Winter Oil on board 25 x 30 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 342 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Conrad Schwiering affection for the West’s peaks and vastness blossomed in his native state, Colorado, but when he attended college in Wyoming and saw the Tetons, he began what would prove to be a lifelong affair of art. After a period of study at the Art Students’ League in New York and a stint in the service, Schwiering returned to Wyoming and settled in Jackson. There, he devoted his life and career to capturing the Tetons in every season and in every light.

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463 Conrad Schwiering 1916-1986 Spring Fling Oil on canvas mounted on board 36 x 48 inches Signed lower right/NAWA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 343 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $18,000 - 28,000

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464 Bill Hughes 1932-1992 Land of Condor Oil on canvas 64 x 96 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 406 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 40,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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465 Bill Hughes 1932-1992 Hidden River Oil on canvas 60 x 96 inches Signed lower right and date 1980 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 27 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 40,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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466 Andrew Peters b. 1954 Halcyon Oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 332 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 Of Halcyon, Ed Trumble writes: “Andy Peters travels the West in his rugged pickup truck fitted with painting supplies and a bedroll searching for a scene like this where he can camp and paint—hopefully documenting its beauty forever.”

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467 Cyrus Afsary b. 1940 Lower Yellowstone Falls from Artist’s Point Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 106 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Born in 1940, Cyrus Afsary trained in the style of famed Russian impressionists Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov. In his teens he was commissioned to paint portraits of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and other Hollywood and Las Vegas personalities. After college, Afsary broadened his horizons, painting landscapes and still lifes in addition to portraits. The American West, as Afsary paints it, is a soft-edged, beautiful place forever in a state of becoming.

468 Cyrus Afsary b. 1940 Arizona Green Desert Oil on canvas 36 x 40 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 337 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000

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469 Curt Walters b. 1950 Cimmerian Whispers Oil on canvas 60 x 80 inches Signed lower right Titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 439 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 75,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

The title of Curt Walters’s Grand Canyon panorama, Cimmerian Whispers, as the artist says, “comes from Homer. The Cimmerii were a mythical people in the land of darkness. The wanderings of ancient Anasazi Indians seeking refuge within the walls of this great canyon remind me of the Cimmerii!” Perhaps the Anasazi, as Walters conceives them, are the shadows that play across the many-hued layers, or perhaps they are the roving, roaming patches and streaks of light.

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470 Terri Kelly Moyers b. 1953 Las Trampas Oil on board 12 x 12 inches Signed lower right and dated 07 Signed, titled and dated verso

471 John Moyers b. 1958 Quiet Day - Vermillion Lakes Oil on board 10 x 11 inches Signed lower left/CA Signed/CA and titled verso

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472 Terri Kelly Moyers b. 1953 Backlit - Lake McArthur Oil on board 10 x 12 inches Signed lower left Signed and titled verso Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

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473 Bill Hughes 1932-1992 Dawn Challenge Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $3,000 - 4,000

474 Larry Fanning 1938-2014 Colorado Buffalo Oil on canvas 36 x 54 inches Signed lower right and dated 93 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 389 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

Like many artists, Larry Fanning began in illustration, working for Boeing Aircraft where, as he says, his “art talent was used to try to sell bombers to the Air Force.” Fanning also worked for Hallmark and Mattel but then, after some spiritual soul searching, he gathered a portfolio and sought to make a life at the easel, painting Western and wildlife subjects. He has made quite a success of it, developing a super-realistic style that emphasizes the drama in the moment he chooses to depict.

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475 Glenna Goodacre b. 1939 War Chant Bronze, cast number 5/21 18 ½ inches high Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 178 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000

476 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Charlie Dye Bronze, cast number 20/100 15 ½ inches high Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 308 Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000 477 Joe Beeler 1931-2006 Dineh - Navajo Family Bronze, cast number 5/20 24 inches high Signed/CA BBW This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 245 Estimate: $3,000 - 6,000

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478 Bill Hughes 1932-1992 Kiwi Magic Oil on canvas 57 x 46 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 405 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $18,000 - 38,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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479 Bill Hughes 1932-1992 Sunday Afternoon Oil on canvas 50 ¼ x 69 ¼ Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 408 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $18,000 - 38,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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480 William Sharer b. 1934 Late Afternoon Oil on board 9 x 12 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

481 William Sharer b. 1934 Turquoise Door at Ranchos de Taos Oil on board 24 x 48 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 225 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $14,000 - 24,000

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482 William Sharer b. 1934 Shoshone Oil on canvas 48 x 36 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 103 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 Exhibition: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Oklahoma City, OK, November 20, 1992 - March 14, 1993 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. New Mexico native William Sharer’s paintings privilege design and color in a powerful manner reminiscent of Gerard Curtis Delano though Sharer’s forms are even more reduced than Delano’s. The power of Sharer’s paintings lies in the sense that the viewer gets that the artist has looked and looked and looked again at his model in Shoshone and at the oft-painted landmark church in Turquoise Door at Ranchos de Taos. Sharer knows his subjects, knows what to paint and what to leave out.

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483 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Gunsil Bronze, cast number 35 20 inches high Signed and dated 66 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 182-183, illustrated.

484 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Algonquin Chief and Warrior Bronze, cast number 5 31 inches high Signed and dated 1971 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 188 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 228-229, illustrated.

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James K. Howard. Ten Years with the Cowboy Artists of America. Flagstaff: Northland Press. 1976. p. 99, illustrated.


485 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Two Champs II Bronze, cast number 5 29 inches high Signed, titled, dated 1974 and inscribed “Clayton Danks on Old Steamboat, Two Champs 1907, 1909 Cheyenne, WY” This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 187 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 260-264, illustrated.

486 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 A Lack of Slack Bronze, cast number 5 14 ½ inches high, 22 inches wide Signed and dated 1973 Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 258-259, illustrated.

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487 Frank McCarthy 1924-2002 Breaking the Moonlit Silence Oil on canvas 26 x 50 inches Signed lower right/CA and dated 1991 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 182 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 50,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot. Literature: Elmer Kelton. The Art of Frank McCarthy. New York: William Morrow and Company. 1992, pp. 74-75, illustrated.

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488 Frank McCarthy 1924-2002 When His First Shot Was His Last Oil on board 24 x 36 inches Signed lower right and dated 72 Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on pages 130 & 181 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $30,000 - 40,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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489 George Walbye b. 1941 Grandpa’s Saddle Bronze, cast number 5/12 44 inches high Signed and dated 1997 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 446 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 Grandpa’s Saddle, George Walbye’s life-sized garden sculpture, is a participatory work of art. A bronze saddle on an invisible horse, the piece invites anyone and everyone to mount up and ride off to the Lands of Anywhere and Nowhere.

490 William Moyers 1916 - 2010 Time Out Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches Signed lower left/CA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 328 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

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491 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 The Foreman Bronze, cast number 34 17 inches high Signed and dated 1974 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 119 Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 266-267, illustrated.

492 Harry Jackson 1924-2011 Iroquois Guide Bronze, cast number 13P 19 inches high Signed, titled and dated 1967 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 186 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 Literature: Donald Goddard and Larry Pointer. Harry Jackson. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1981. pp. 218-220, illustrated.

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493 Sherry Sander b. 1941 Whitetail Deer (Heroic size) Bronze, cast number 2/15 90 inches high, 108 inches wide Signed and dated 96 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 480 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $50,000 - 75,000 An ardent student of nature, Sherry Sander’s bronze animals always seem to emerge from their surroundings, almost as if they grow out of their environments. Sander fills her sculptures with movement and action and experiments with patinas to give even more life to her works.

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494 Sherry Sander b. 1941 Foxes on the Bayou (Life Size) Bronze, cast number 3/15 56 inches high, 88 inches wide Signed and dated 92 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 479 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000 “One evening out of my studio window, a pair of foxes picked their way down a fallen cottonwood to my pond. As I watched them, they looked up toward me framing a perfect composition.” - Sherry Sander Awards: • Society of Animal Artists, Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Representational Sculpture • Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, Corporate Award 495 Sherry Sander b. 1941 Antelope at Ingomar Bronze, cast number 11/35 12 ½ inches high, 33 ½ inches wide Signed and dated 89 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 275 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 AWARD: • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, People’s Choice Award

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496 John Schoenherr 1935-2010 Matter At Hand Oil on canvas 12 x 24 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000 An acclaimed illustrator of children’s books and a Caldecott Medal winner for his work on Owl Moon, John Schoenherr had two other careers, one in science fiction illustration. He illustrated Frank Herbert’s classic Dune. Herbert once said Schoenherr was “the only man who has ever visited Dune.” Schoenherr’s third career was as a superb painter of animals. The strong sense of design you see in his children’s books and science fiction carries over into his easel paintings. To Schoenherr, the sweep of snow and the patterns of lichen on rock are as important as the animals themselves.

497 John Schoenherr 1935-2010 Two’s Company Oil on canvas 20 x 48 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 278 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

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498 Sherry Sander b. 1941 Spring Squabble Bronze, cast number 17/35 18 inches high, 35 inches wide Signed and dated 07 Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

499 Sherry Sander b. 1941 Stampede Bronze, cast number 5/35 18 ½ inches high, 32 inches wide Signed This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 274 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 8,000 “I live in the northwest corner of Montana not far from the National Bison Range and have ready access to the great American Buffalo. Not only is this animal a symbol of our national heritage, it is steeped in Montana history as well.” - Sherry Sander AWARDS: • Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence • Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, Wyoming, William E. Weiss Purchase Award • C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, Best of Show • The Biscoe Museum, San Antonio, Texas, Artists Choice Award S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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500 Larry Fanning 1938-2014 September Snow Oil on canvas 36 x 26 inches Signed lower right and dated 91 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 389 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

501 Larry Fanning 1938-2014 Alpha Pair Oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches Signed lower right and dated 93 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 389 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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502 Veryl Goodnight b. 1947 Wolf Pack (Set of Three Bronzes) Bronze, cast number 3/10 38 x 69 x 32 inches 61 x 73 x 23 inches 42 x 78 x 24 inches Signed and dated 2005 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 475 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $35,000 - 50,000 Literature: Goodnight Fine Art Ltd. No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight. Phoenix: O’Neil Printing. 2011. pp. 142-145. Illustrated.

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503 Nancy Glazier b. 1947 Elk Ridge Oil on canvas 24 x 50 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 266 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $14,000 - 18,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot. Nancy Glazier’s Elk Ridge is all about two things: the bright light that carves them out of the landscape and the steam that comes off their warm hides and out of their moist nostrils. These aspects of the natural world that Glazier sees and conveys are what distinguishes her work from all other American animal painters.

504 John Schoenherr 1935-2010 Fox Hunt II Oil on canvas 24 x 60 inches Signed upper right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 279 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

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505 Gerald Balciar b. 1942 Sound Of Autumn Bronze, cast number 1/12 144 inches high, 60 inches wide Signed and dated 2005 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 450 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $70,000 - 100,000 It is in the rolling dairy farms and the deep northwoods of Gerald Balciar’s childhood in rural Wisconsin that one finds the source of his fascination with animals and interest in their portrayal in three dimensions. His bronzes capture his subjects in powerful and intimate moments, moments of instinct and deep connection with the land. Balciar is a member of the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, the Society of Animal Artists.

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506 Buck McCain b. 1943 The Monarch Bronze, cast number 3/7 60 inches high, 105 inches wide Signed and dated 2002 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 459 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $45,000 - 65,000

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507 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 The Last Arrow Bronze, cast number 14/30 15 inches high, 21 inches wide Signed and dated 1973 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 175 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

508 Cyrus Afsary b. 1940 In the Land of Many Smokes Oil on canvas 30 x 48 inches Signed lower right/NAWA This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 113 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

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509 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Indian Chief - Portrait Bust Oil on board 10 x 8 inches Signed lower left Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000

510 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Appaloosa Mare & Colt Mixed Media 11 x 9 inches Signed lower left This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 374 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

511 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Mexican Cowboy with Coiled Rope Watercolor 11 x 11 inches Signed lower center Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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512 Olaf Wieghorst 1899-1988 Bucking Bronc Bronze, cast number 22/30 6 ½ inches Signed and dated 1972 JHM Classic Bronze This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 86 Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

513 Buck McCain b. 1943 Chieftain Royalty Oil on board 16 x 12 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

514 Nick Eggenhofer 1897-1985 Travois Bronze, cast number 5/20 9 ½ inches high, 18 ½ inches wide Signed and dated 1967 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 430 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500 Born in Bavaria, the tales of Buffalo Bill that made their way across the ocean entranced young Nick Eggenhofer. So thoroughly did he pursue his passion that when he emigrated to the United States he quickly found a market for his art in the Western pulps. Eggenhofer’s characteristic dry brush technique and deft watercolors—as well as an absolute devotion to accuracy in matters of costume, saddlery and tack—brought a new standard of realism to illustrations of Western action and life.

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515 Ramon Kelley b. 1939 Firelight Reflections Pastel 16 x 12 inches Signed lower right/PSA Signed/PSA and titled verso Estimate: $1,800 - 2,400

516 Ramon Kelley b. 1939 Harmony In Blue Oil on canvas 9 x 12 inches Signed lower right and dated 84 NAWA and dated verso Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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517 Ramon Kelley b. 1939 Juanita Oil on canvas 12 x 9 inches Signed lower left/NAWA Estimate: $800 - 1,200

518 Bye Bitney b. 1960 Repose Oil on board 12 x 10 inches Signed upper right Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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519 Cyrus Afsary b. 1940 Still Life Oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 336 Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

520 Don Doxey b. 1928 A Star in the Attic Oil on canvas 30 x 50 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 261 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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A superb painter of life in the American Southwest, Burt Proctor studied with Harvey Dunn in New York, and something of Dunn’s approach—in which the artist builds a composition by applying geometries of thick paint, often with a palette knife—can be seen in Proctor’s work. On the Beach also shares some qualities with Nicolai Fechin, as forms swirl around the beautiful stillness of the woman’s face.

521 Burt Proctor 1901-1980 On the Beach Oil on board 30 x 20 inches Signed lower center Signed and titled verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 394

522 Adam Kelley b. 1965 Mountain Man Pastel 16 x 12 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $700 - 1,000

Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

523 Claire Ruby 1925-2005 Hand Full of Food Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $2,500 - 4,500 Born in Hungary, Claire Ruby studied in Budapest and then in Chicago when she moved to the United States. Ruby was a skilled and successful impressionist who specialized in landscapes, still lifes, and portraits.

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524 David Halbach b. 1931 Old Barn Watercolor 4 ½ x 16 inches Signed lower right and dated 1971 Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500

525 David Halbach b. 1931 Last One’s In Watercolor 6 x 8 inches Signed lower left/CA and dated 09 Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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526 Nick Eggenhofer 1897-1985 Warrior Bronze, cast number 5/20 11 inches high Signed and dated 1967 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 431 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

527 Fred Fellows b. 1934 Spirit of the Plains Bronze, cast number 5/35 26 inches high Signed/CA Classic Bronze JHM This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 311 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

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528 Earle Heikka 1910-1941 Bringing in Nanooksoah Bronze, cast number 5/33 11 inches high, 30 inches wide Signed and dated 1934 JHM Classic Bronze - E.H. Hoy 1974 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 437 Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000 Born and raised in Great Falls, Earle Heikka was directly influenced by the work of Charles Russell. Largely self-taught, the Depression found Heikka in desperate financial straits, though his realistic and dramatic clay models had attracted the attention of important collectors like Gary Cooper. Tragically, Heikka took his own life before most of his highly detailed, pack trains, stagecoaches, and cowboys ever saw the light of day in bronze.

529 Earle Heikka 1910-1941 Unexpected Bronze, cast number 5/36 17 inches high, 27 inches wide Signed and dated 39 AP Adams 1973 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 436 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

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530 Earle Heikka 1910-1941 Pursued Bronze, cast number 21/48 15 ¼ inches high, 22 ¼ inches wide Signed and dated 33 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 432 Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

531 Earle Heikka 1910-1941 Trophy Hunters Bronze 15 inches high, 48 inches wide This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 19 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $7,000 - 10,000

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532 Larry Fanning 1938-2014 The Medicine Pipe Oil on canvas 34 x 26 inches Signed lower right and dated 94 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 388 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $6,000 - 9,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

533 Stan Davis b. 1942 The Wood Gatherer Oil on canvas 10 x 8 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $800 - 1,200

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534 Fritz White 1930-2010 Stalking The Night Shadow Bronze, cast number 5/17 36 inches high Signed/CA and dated 1987 Estimate: $5,000 - 10,000

Edward Fraughton’s Where Trails End was one of President Ronald Reagan’s favorite Western bronzes and was often seen in the Reagan White House. The severing of the bond between cowboy and horse in the teeth of a snowstorm, a bond Fraughton once compared to the Greek centaur—“man and horse working together almost as one body” epitomizes the artist’s interest in unity and balance in all of his compositions.

535 Edward Fraughton b. 1939 Where Trails End Bronze, cast number 5/30 14 ½ inches high, 29 ½ inches wide Signed and dated 1973 This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 173 A copy of the book will accompany this lot Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000 S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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536* John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Sundown Rhapsody, the Saguaro Oil on board 20 x 16 inches Signed lower right/FIAF Inscribed “Sundown Rhapsody presented to my wife Barbara with love - John W Hilton” verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 214 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500

537 John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Silver and Gold, California Yucca Oil on board 24 x 48 inches Letter of authenticity verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 216 Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 Inspired by his friends Maynard Dixon and Nicolai Fechin, John Hilton abandoned brush painting for the palette knife and embarked on a lifelong project to illuminate the many moods of the Sonoran Desert. The son of missionaries, Hilton traveled the world, receiving some of his early formal art training in China and had what can only be described as an incredible life: he was—among other things—an accomplished musician, gemologist to the stars, naturalist, desert training scout for General Patton, miner, and author.

538* John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Smoketree Dream Oil on board 30 x 40 inches Signed lower right Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 *A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany lot 536, 538 and 539.

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539* John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Candles in the Big Church Oil on board 16 x 20 inches Signed lower right Signed, titled and inscribed “For my darling Barbara from John, Xmas 1959” verso This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 58 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500


540 John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Miracle in Stone Oil on board 36 x 48 inches Signed lower right Titled verso Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

541 John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Smoketree Ranch & Mt. San Jacinto Oil on board 32 x 42 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 215 Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card that features this art work will accompany this lot.

542 John W. Hilton 1904-1983 Through the Palms to Mt. San Jacinto Oil on board 28 x 48 inches Signed lower right This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 213 Estimate: $3,500 - 5,000 A copy of the Leanin’ Tree greeting card and post card that this art work was featured on will accompany this lot.

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Friday & Saturday • January 19-20, 2018 Index – Alphabetical by lot number Artist

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Adamson, Harry Curieux......................................421 Afsary, Cyrus..........................389, 467, 468, 508, 519

Balciar, Gerald..............................................378, 505 Beeler, Joe..............286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 308 339, 340, 341, 476, 477 Bitney, Bye.............................................................518 Bodmer, Karl..........................................................277 Borein, Edward...............................................266, 269 Budish, Jim............................................................372 Bunn, Kenneth.......................................369, 370, 380

Carlson, George.............................446, 447, 448, 449 Carpenter, Earl.......................................................292 Clymer, John..........................................................422 Coleman, John................................................441, 442 Coleman, Michael...................................280, 376, 377 Crowley, Don..........................................................406

Darro, Tom...........................................................405 Daughters, Robert..................................................437 Davis, Stan.............................................................533 Delano, Gerard Curtis............. FC, 416, 417, 418, 419 Doxey, Don............................................................520 Dyck, Paul.............................................................404 Dye, Charlie...................................................346, 347

Eggenhofer, Nick..........................270, 271, 514, 526 Falk, Joni......................................................293, 294 Falter, John.............................................................296

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Fanning, Larry................................474, 500, 501, 532 Fellows, Fred..........................................268, 411, 527 Fraughton, Edward.........412, 413, 414, 415, 507, 535 Frazier, Luke...........................................................307 Friberg, Arnold......................................................343 Fritz, Charles..........................................................309

Glazier, Nancy......................................................503 Goodacre, Glenna...........................................434, 475 Goodnight, Veryl...................................318, 371, 502 Greeves, Richard............................................350, 351 Grelle, Martin........................................................355

Halbach, David.............................................524, 525 Hampton, John.............299, 300, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317 Haptonstall, Pat.....................................................326 Harman, Fred.........................................................267 Harvey, G.......................................................332, 426 Heikka, Earle.................................528, 529, 530, 531 Hilton, John W......536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542 Hoffman, Frank......................................................324 Houser, Allan.........................................396, 397, 398 Hughes, Bill...........................464, 465, 473, 478, 479 Hurley, Wilson.......................................................420

Jackson, Harry......357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 435, 436, 483, 484, 485, 486, 491, 492 James, Will....................................................330, 331 Jewett, Dixie..........................................................425 Jordan, Jerry...........................................................438


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Kelley, Adam........................................................522

Artist

Lot #

Kelley, Ramon........................................515, 516, 517 Kestrel, Steve.........................................................379 Kuhn, Bob.....................IFC, 455, 456, 457, 458, 460

Richardson, Jean.....................................................400 Riley, Kenneth.......................................352, 353, 354 Ruby, Claire...........................................................523 Russell, Charles......................................................276

Laurence, Sydney...................................................461

Sander, Sherry.......................493, 494, 495, 498, 499

Lawson, Mehl.........................................................298 Lorusso, Joseph.......................................................387 Lundeen, George....................................................323

McCain, Buck...............................322, 356, 506, 513 McCarthy, Frank.....................................333, 487, 488 McGary, Dave.................................................367, 368 McGrew, R. Brownell.............................363, 364, 365 McKenney & Hall..................................................278 Mell, Ed.........................................................439, 440 Mignery, Herb........................................................443 Moyers, John..........................................................471 Moyers, Terri Kelly.........................................470, 472 Moyers, William.............................................273, 490

Ostermiller, Dan...........................................375, 459 Owen, Bill..............................................................329

Peters, Andrew.....................................................466 Pettigrew, Martha...........................................423, 424 Powell, Ace............................................................279 Proctor, Burt..........................................................521

Schoenherr, John.....................................496, 497, 504 Scholder, Fritz........390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 403 Schwiering, Conrad........................................462, 463 Sharer, William......................................480, 481, 482 Shinabarger, Tim............................................373, 374 Shope, Irvin (Shorty)...............................................297 Smith, Gary Ernest.........381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386 Smith, Tucker.........................................................388 Snidow, Gordon..............................295, 319, 320, 321 Speed, Grant...........................301, 302, 325, 328, 427 Stavrowsky, Oleg....399, 401, 402, 407, 408, 409, 410 Stefan, Ross............................................................310 Swanson, Ray.........................................................366

Vickers, Russ................................303, 304, 305, 306 Walbye, George...................................................489 Walters, Curt.........................................................469 Warren, Melvin......................272, 274, 275, 344, 345 White, Fritz...........................348, 349, 432, 433, 534 Wieghorst, Olaf......281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 334, 335 336, 337, 338, 342, 428, 429, 430, 431, 509, 510, 511, 512

Rey, Jim................................................................327 Reynolds, James............444, 445, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, BC S C O T T S D A L E A RT A U C T I O N

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