Update, August 6– Mark Davis arrived yesterday morning with the truck containing Harry and Lois’s paintings, and we are still opening boxes of paintings and sorting through the collection. There are hundreds of pieces, and the quality is even better than we expected. The variety of styles and subjects is impressive, and it’s enlightening to see decades of paintings, from Harry’s days as a student at Herron in the 1930’s, up through the early part of this millennium. It will take months to sell the entirety of the collection, but every auction will contain significant pieces, from oils to watercolors to pastels to sketches and drawings.
Wickliff Auctioneers is honoured to have been selected to represent the family of Harry Allen Davis (1914-2006) and Lois Davis (b.1924) at our September 13 auction. Offered in three sessions (September, October, November), the collection features early figurative drawings and, of course, Harry’s renown paintings of historic Indiana buildings and landmarks.
In addition, paintings executed by Lois will be offered. Both Harry and Lois made significant contributions to the Indiana art community. They began exhibiting paintings in the annual Hoosier Salon in the late 1940’s, with each garnering many prizes for their entries in the decades following.