American Art

Next Auction

Tuesday, May 3 at 11am
Exhibition: April 29 - May 2


Doyle New York offers American art ranging from the 17th through the 20th centuries in approximately fifteen sales each year. Works span all price levels by a wide range of American artists in a variety of media.

The semiannual auctions of American Art offer important paintings and sculpture by American artists of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Subjects include landscapes, still lifes, marine paintings, genre scenes and portraits representing a variety of schools, including Hudson River and Western art, American Impressionism, the regionalist schools of California and New Hope, as well as folk paintings, and works by expatriate American artists and early modernists. In recent years, the auctions have featured paintings by Thomas Badger, Severin Roesen, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Nast, Edward Moran, William Aiken Walker, Irving Ramsey Wiles, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Richard Edward Miller, Edward Dufner, Ruth Temple Anderson, Paul Cornoyer, William James Glackens, Arthur Dove, Arthur Beecher Carles, Max Weber, Grandma (Anna Robertson) Moses and Andrew Wyeth.

American Furniture and Decorative Arts auctions held twice annually include fine examples of American portraiture; Hudson River, western and regional landscapes; and still lifes. This sale has recently showcased fine examples of work by Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Memin, Erastus Salisbury Field, Rembrandt Peale, Matthew Harris Jouett, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Antonio Jacobsen, Paul LaCroix, Edward Chalmers Leavitt George Martin Ottinger, Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius, Antonio Jacobsen and Thomas Hart Benton.

The popular Doyle at Home sales scheduled regularly throughout the year feature decorative examples of American paintings, drawing and sculpture.


Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single object or an entire collection. To have your property evaluated for possible consignment you may:

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Anne Cohen DePietro

Anne Cohen DePietro
VP, Director, American Paintings
212-427-4141, ext 281

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Anne Cohen DePietro comes to Doyle New York with an extensive background in the museum field. A native New Yorker, she studied art history and fine arts at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. The recipient of a Masters degree in art history and museology from the George Washington University, Ms. DePietro completed an extensive study of American costume and portraiture of the mid-eighteenth through mid-nineteenth centuries. A specialist in American art, with a strong interest in American Modernism, Ms. DePietro spent three years as research historian at the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery.

She served for many years as chief curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, Long Island, and director of its Newsday Center for Dove/Torr Studies, a program devoted to the life and work of Arthur Dove and Helen Torr. With important acquisitions of work by Worthington Whittredge, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Anshutz, J. Alden Weir, Thomas Dewing, Paul Manship, Florine Stettheimer, Georgia OKeeffe, Esphyr Slobodkina, Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, the permanent collection nearly quadrupled in her years at the Museum, with acquisitions valued at more than $9,000,000. She organized numerous landmark exhibitions at the Heckscher including The Paintings of Eduard Steichen, and Arthur Dove and Helen Torr: The Huntington Years. Important archival acquisitions during her tenure include the personal art library, paints, and painting materials of Arthur Dove; an important body of work on paper by Helen Torr, and the extensive autobiographical archives of Esphyr Slobodkina, a founding member of American Abstract Artists. She has written and spoken extensively about American Modernism.

As director of the Newsday Center for Dove/Torr Studies, she spearheaded research, documentation, and fundraising efforts for the Dove/Torr Cottage since its acquisition, raising more than $100,000 from private foundations and public agencies. She remains a member of its advisory panel and also serves on the board of the Slobodkina Foundation in Glen Head, New York.

Most recently, Ms. DePietro served as director at Spanierman Gallery, LLC at East Hampton, where she focused on the art and artists of Long Island.


Eastman Johnson 1824 - 1906 THE LITTLE SOLDIER Signed twice Eastman Johnson and dated 1864 (ll) Oil on board 14 1/2 x 11

Sold For $550,000



Thomas Nast American, 1840-1902 The Halt (The Drink of Water), 1864 Signed Th: Nast and dated 8/64 (...

Sold For $252,000



Frederic Remington 1861-1909 Hole in the Day, 1905/06-1908

Sold For $800,000


George Henry Durrie 1820-1863 Ketcham Farm in Winter, New Haven, 1858

Sold For $772,000


Armin Carl Hansen 1886-1957 ANCHORAGE

Sold For $230,000