American Art

The American Art department specializes in historically significant paintings, drawings and sculpture, encompassing a wide range of schools and genres from the nineteenth century through modernism. The department has contributed to scholarship with the rediscovery and authentication of long-lost works, including Sanford Robinson Gifford’s Study of the Parthenon, 1869, which sold in June 2016 for $269,000.

Top lots include The Beach, Isle Adam, by William Glackens, which sold for $581,000 in June 2017. In the same sale, a rediscovered watercolor by John Marin, titled Small Point, Maine, from the Bumper, reached $50,000.

The department offers original works by such artists as Charles Burchfield, Elsie Driggs, Walt Kuhn, John La Farge, Joseph Stella, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy C. Wiggins and Marguerite Zorach. Notable collections offered include James D. Smilie’s late nineteenth century drawings, as well as Paul Cadmus & His Circle, which featured works previously in the artist’s collection, including the egg tempera and oil painting Venus and Adonis for $245,000, consigned by Jon Anderson and Philis Raskind-Anderson.


Todd Weyman

(212) 254-4710 ext. 32

Lisa Crescenzo

Client Relations & Dept. Manager
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Sarah McMillan

(212) 254-4710 ext. 28

Meagan Gandolfo

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Gabriella Moreno

(212) 254-4710 ext. 50

Department ScheduleSee Past Auctions

Mar 410:30AM ET

19th & 20th Century Art

Sale 2560

June 2021

American Art

Sale 2575
Consignment Deadline: April 16 — Submit Material

Summer 2021

Focus on Women

As collectors and institutions turn their focus to the important contributions of women, Swann is pleased to feature their work at auction. We are seeking consignments that highlight the stories of all those in the community who identify as women in the fields of activism, art and design, community, education, entertainment, health and wellness, science and innovation, sport, and work. The auction will feature first editions, handwritten manuscript material, archives, and works on paper by historically significant poets, novelists, scientists, journalists, photographers, playwrights, performers and beyond. Consign Now

Summer 2021

LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History

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