Donald William Peel Paintings Phase 1
Ended: 07/22/19 at 6:00 PM EDT
The following surrealist art sale features works by the celebrated Washington artist Donald William Peel (1921 – 2010).
Donald was born in 1921 in Seattle, WA. Upon graduation from high school he entered the Cornish School of Art in Seattle. His studies were interrupted by WWII, after which he returned to the Cornish School, followed by the Derbyshire School of Fine Art in Seattle. Later Peel attended the Fazzini School of Art in Rome, Italy.
Described in a Seattle Times review as an “uncompromising sharp-focus realist,” Donald received the popular vote award in the first major exhibit he entered, the Seattle Art Museum Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists in 1952 and again in 1953. He continued to win awards and receive invitations to numerous exhibits, including the Frye Art Museum West Coast Invitational, the Henry Gallery Artists of Washington Invitational and the West Coast Annual Oil painting Exhibit.
In 1999, Peel began a “Dream Series” in acrylic on wood panel. The series includes 88 large panels; an amazing accomplishment for an artist in his 70s and 80s who in 2002 was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Donald completed the Dream Series in 2004 when he moved to Vermont to be closer to his family.
Donald’s first piece to be offered at auction at Bonhams, San Francisco, sold for $1,500.
The Thomas Hirchak Company is honored to have been retained to auction the remaining paintings in the Dream Series.
The works shall be offered over several sales, each sale containing examples of Donald Peel’s expressive use of bold colors, sharp lines and figurines. It is certain that these works will only add to the growing reputation of one of the United States most uncompromising Realist Artists.
Donald William Peel passed away on May 26,2010, leaving his Dream Series as a wonderful epitaph to a life spent creating evocative and highly creative pieces of Art.
Phase 1 Includes:
Lot 1: 5’s And 6’s; 48″ x 48″; 1999
Lot 2: A Short Journey To A Vacant Wall; 36″ x 96″;2001
Lot 3: A Tired Tire; 60″ x 70″; 2000
Lot 4: A Sebastian Complex; 48″ x 66″; 2001
Lot 5: Message From A Metal Wall; 48″ x 60″; 2000
Lot 6: Paperman’s Escape; 48″ x 72″; 2001
Lot 7: A Dreamer Dreaming; 48″ x 72″; 2002
Lot 8: Do I Know This Person; 24″ x 72″; 2001
Lot 9: Inside A Cement Gallery; 36″ x 48″; 2001
Lot 10: Paper Dolls; 48″ x 72″; 2000
Lot 11: A Figure Leaving A Blue Wall; 48″ x 48″; 2002