James D. Havens (1900-1960)
Woodcuts - Oils - Watercolors



Exhibition:
Saturday, June 8, 2019-Saturday, July 20, 2019


Meibohm Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of work by James Dexter Havens (1900-1960), which will include more than forty of his woodblock prints, illustration pieces, as well as watercolor and oil paintings. Havens is most well known for his color woodblock and lino prints from the 1920’s-1950’s. His work is identified by precise line work and detailed colorful descriptions of nature, often from unusual perspectives. Recurring themes include plant, tree and bird species, flight, and the change of seasons. His treatment of the beauty of a snowdrift, raindrops on a branch or a campfire on a starry night is a window into the artist’s unique appreciation of his environment.

A native of Rochester, NY Havens studied at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (know today as the Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT) and at the University of Rochester. Havens was a member of numerous art societies, print-making organizations, and clubs and was an elected Associate Member at the National Academy of Design (A.N.A.), the Society of American Graphic Artists (S.A.G.A.) and the American Watercolor Society (A.W.S.). In 1930 he was a founding member of the Print Club of Rochester, an organization devoted to the promotion of fine art printmaking and one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States.  Almost one hundred years later many of our surroundings have changed but James Haven’s work is timeless, intimate and to be recognized.

 

·        All image dimensions are in inches, height precedes width.                 

·        All works are signed and titled by the artist unless otherwise noted.

·        All prints were printed by the artist, no prints were produced from his estate.

·        Estate signed prints feature the initials ‘A.H.’ or ‘A.P.H.’ by James Haven’s daughter-in-law Anne Pierose Havens. 

·        All works include conservation framing.

·        Additional works by James D. Havens are available through Meibohm Fine Arts.

·        Artist biography and the full exhibition listing can be found at meibohmfinearts.com

 

Catalog of Exhibition:

 

 1.         …done with Mirrors

            10 x 8, Ltd Ed 48/50 woodcut, 1951                          

            765.00

 

2.         Rout

            11-1/2 x 7-5/8, Ed 50, woodcut, 1959-60                  

            865.00

 

3.         Untitled – Cattails

            18-1/2 x 23-1/2, watercolor                                        

            1450.00

 

4.         Zenith

            9 x 6-1/8, ltd ed 1/45, woodcut, 1939                         

            550.00

 

5.         Wet Snow

            6-1/2 x 4-7/8, ltd ed 41/75, woodcut, 1946                

            575.00

  

6.         Sumac-Snow

            7-7/8 x 6-3/8, ltd ed 2/25, woodcut, 1951                  

            575.00 (sold)

 

7.         Chickadees + Pine

            3 x 3, ltd ed 4/40, woodcut (2nd State), 1949             

            360.00

 

8.         Nuthatch

            3-1/2 x 2-3/4, ltd ed 1/40, woodcut, 1940                  

            360.00

 

9.         Chickadee and Mullein

            5 x 4, ltd ed 2/50, woodcut, 1938                               

            395.00 (sold)

   

10.       Insult to Injury

            7-5/8 x 5, ltd ed 54/70, woodcut, 1947                       

            845.00 (sold)

 

11.       Opportunists

            8 x 5-5/8, ltd ed 24/30, woodcut, 1940                       

            845.00

 

12.       Boxer

            3-1/8 x 2-7/8, ltd ed 11/15, linocut, 1932                    

            410.00

    

13.       Duncan

            4-1/8 x 3-3/4, trial proof, woodcut, 1933                    

            350.00

 

14.       A Break

            7-5/8 x 10-1/8, ltd ed 17/85, woodcut, 1947              

            615.00

 

15.       Untitled – Family Companions

            5-3/8 x 10, colored pencil                                           

            950.00

 

16.       Fireflies

            9-1/2 x 7-1/2, woodcut, estate signed, 1955             

            745.00

 

17.       Evening Primrose Moths

            5-1/2 x 6-1/4, woodcut, 1945                                     

            450.00 (sold)

 

18.       Cinnamon Fern and Veery

            8-1/2 x 6-1/2, woodcut, 1948                                     

            595.00

 

19.       Ogunquit

            6-3/4 x 9, ltd ed 46/50, woodcut, 1936                       

            765.00

 

20.       Untitled – Pony on Beach

            10 x 11-7/8, oil on board, 1936                                  

            1200.00

 

21.       Untitled – Phone Lines and Landscape

            26 x 36, oil on canvas                                                

            3700.00

 

22.       Some Stars are Fixed

            7-7/8 x 5-1/2, ltd ed 9/20, woodcut, 1945                  

            845.00

 

23.       Stars and Sparks

            7-3/4 x 5-1/4, ltd ed 26/40, woodcut, 1944                

            845.00 (sold)

 

24.       Drift in Spring

            9-1/4 x 11-3/4, ltd ed 21/30, woodcut, 1944              

            765.00

 

25.       Balance?

            4-1/4 x 3, ltd ed 21/25, woodcut, 1940                       

            410.00

 

26.       Shadows

            4-3/8 x 3-3/8, ltd ed 14/15, linocut, 1938                    

            360.00

 

27.       Northern Lights

            7-1/2 x 5-3/4, ltd ed 25/30, woodcut, 1941                

            445.00

 

28.       Night Watch

            5-7/8 x 7-1/2, ltd ed 28/40, woodcut, 1937                

            710.00 (sold)

 

29.       Bombus on Anchusa

            5-5/8 x 5-7/8, ltd ed 5/35, woodcut, 1938                  

            710.00

 

30.       Swing in Winter

            12 x 4, woodcut, estate signed, 1957                        

            495.00

 

31.       Halloween (Cover: Sky Climbers of America)

            17 x 12, pen & ink on artist board, c.1930                 

            875.00

 

32.       Daydream

            4” circle, ltd ed 1/40, linocut, 1934                             

            445.00

 

33.       Going West

            4-3/4 x 6-1/4, ltd ed 15/40, linocut, 1934                    

            545.00

 

34.       Winter Morning (No. 2)

            7-5/8 x 5-3/4, ltd ed (ed 50), woodcut,

            estate signed, 1953                                                   

            645.00

 

35.       Winter Morning

            7-3/8 x 5-3/4, ltd ed 6/30, woodcut

            (2nd State), 1951                                                        

            645.00

 

36.       Untitled – Three Boys and Their Dog

            25 x 30, oil on canvas                                                

            3500.00

 

37.       Wind and Snow

            6-1/4 x 7-1/2, ltd ed (ed 50), trial proof,

            woodcut, estate signed, 1938                                    

            740.00

 

38.       Silence

            4-3/4 x 6-1/2, ltd ed 5/30, woodcut, 1935                  

            545.00 (sold)

 

39.       Alley Ardor

            5-3/8 x 8-1/2, ltd ed 2/50, woodcut, 1944                  

            845.00

 

40.       Barn (Painting with Alling Clements)

            15 x 18, watercolor                                                    

            1200.00

 

41.       Untitled – Farmyard View in Autumn

            16 x 20, oil on board, unsigned                                  

            1150.00 (sold)

 

42.       Untitled – Chicken Coop

            13 x 18-1/2, watercolor, unsigned                             

            850.00

 

43.       Chicken Yard

            4-5/8 x 10-7/8, ltd ed (ed 70), woodcut

            (2nd State), estate signed, 1954                                

            765.00 (sold)

 

44.       Spring Thaw (Ayrault Rd., Fairport, NY)

            22 x 30, oil on canvas, 1942                                      

            3000.00 (sold)

 

45.       After School

            6-1/2 x 4-1/2, ltd ed 14/85, woodcut, 1947                

            445.00

 

46.       Three Cedars

            9 x 7, ltd ed 32/45, woodcut, 1945                             

            595.00

 

47.       Out of Season

            9 x 13-3/4, woodcut, estate signed                            

            665.00

 

48.       Barge Canal – At Mitchell Road

            16 x 20, oil on artist board, Dec. 1957                       

            1500.00

 

49.       Carolina Corn

            11-3/4 x 8-1/2, ltd ed 19/52, woodcut, 1942              

            765.00

 

50.       Dogwood

            9-3/4 x 7-3/4, woodcut, 1955                                     

            1375.00

 

51.       Scarlet Runner Beans

            9-3/4 x 7-1/4, ltd ed 62/80, woodcut, 1957    

765.00

 

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