The Northwest School

A selection of works on paper from the Northwest School and their contemporaries

Beginning in the 1930s-40s, the movement's early participants Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey combined natural elements of the Puget Sound area with the mid-century Modernist aesthetic to create a novel and distinct regional style.  Diffuse lighting, earthy tonal ranges, and local signs and symbols in the work of Northwest School artists further earned them the enduring  label of mystics. Their work became recognized nationally when LIFE published a 1953 feature article on them, and was largely interpreted as a spiritual interpretation of Northwest life. Although most denied being a "school" of art, they did know and influence one another and younger artists in a style that would emerge to be uniquely Northwest.

Additional Available Works : Mt. Mum (Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada) at Davidson Galleries

Waldo S. Chase American (1895-1988)

Mt. Mum (Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada)

Medium: Color woodcut
Year: 1927
Edition : 3/200
Signature: Signed in ink
Size: 11 x 8 inches
Condition: Slightly toned. Some scattered foxing in top margin.
Stock Number: 47202c
Price: $1250.00

William Cumming : Female Figure at Davidson Galleries

William Cumming (1917 - 2010)

Female Figure

Medium: Ink on notebook paper glued to board
Size: 6 x 3-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 47901c
SOLD

Linocuts : Untitled (Tlingit Figures) at Davidson Galleries

Helmi Dagmar Juvonen American [Northwest] (1903 - 1985)

Untitled (Tlingit Figures)

Medium: Linocut
Year: 1953
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 14-1/4 x 11-1/2 inches
Description: Exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, 1976
Stock Number: 19776c
Price: $1250.00

Recent Acquisitions : Round As The Moon Is Round (Tobey Poetry) at Davidson Galleries

Helmi Dagmar Juvonen American [Northwest] (1903 - 1985)

Round As The Moon Is Round (Tobey Poetry)

Medium: Pencil and watercolor on cardstock
Year: 1976
Signature: Signed lower left
Size: 6-7/8 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 47898c
SOLD

Recent Acquisitions : Egyptian Face at Davidson Galleries

Helmi Dagmar Juvonen American [Northwest] (1903 - 1985)

Egyptian Face

Medium: Pencil and watercolor
Signature: Signed lower right
Size: 7 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 47899c
Price: $650.00

Recent Acquisitions : Tlingit Mask at Davidson Galleries

Helmi Dagmar Juvonen American [Northwest] (1903 - 1985)

Tlingit Mask

Medium: Pencil and watercolor
Signature: Signed lower right
Size: 14 x 11 inches
Stock Number: 47900c
Price: $950.00

Lois S. Keeler : Duck Pond at Davidson Galleries

Lois S. Keeler (1904 - 1997)

Duck Pond

Medium: Dry pigment stencil on mat board
Year: 1939
Edition : Edition: 4/25
Signature: Signed
Size: Image: 12-1/2 x 16-1/4 inches. Sheet: 16-1/2 x 23-1/4 inches
Description: Titled and numbered in pencil
Stock Number: 31166c
Price: $385.00

Original Prints : Sails in Seattle Harbor at Davidson Galleries

Harold E. Keeler American (1905 - 1968)

Sails in Seattle Harbor

Medium: Color lithograph
Signature: Estate signature
Size: 17-3/4 x 13-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 30455c
Price: $425.00

Original Prints : Trees and Moon at Davidson Galleries

Harold E. Keeler American (1905 - 1968)

Trees and Moon

Medium: Color Lithograph
Edition : 6/17
Signature: Signed
Size: 17-1/4 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 30466c
Price: $300.00

Don Paulson : Butterfly at Davidson Galleries

Don Paulson (1939 - 2006)

Butterfly

Medium: Gouache on paper
Year: 1966
Signature: Signed bottom right
Size: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48140c
Price: $325.00

Don Paulson : Asters at Davidson Galleries

Don Paulson (1939 - 2006)

Asters

Medium: Two works, gouache on paper
Year: 1960
Signature: Top work signed, bottom work initialed
Size: 2-7/8 x 1-3/4 inches (top); 2 x 1-1/2 inches (bottom)
Stock Number: 48141c
Price: $385.00

Don Paulson : Black Pine Bonsai at Davidson Galleries

Don Paulson (1939 - 2006)

Black Pine Bonsai

Medium: Gouache on paper
Year: 1960
Signature: Signed lower right
Size: 8 x 9 inches
Stock Number: 48142c
Price: $450.00

Don Paulson : Fantastical Landscape at Davidson Galleries

Don Paulson (1939 - 2006)

Fantastical Landscape

Medium: Gouache and ink on paper
Year: 1967
Signature: Signed in pencil lower right
Size: 8-3/8 x 4-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 48143c
Price: $425.00

Jay Steensma : Idaho Relic at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma American (1941-1994)

Idaho Relic

Medium: Oil on brown paper bag
Year: 1992
Signature: Signed, titled and dated in pencil
Size: 6-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 27453c
Price: $1200.00

Jay Steensma : Early American Landscape With Christmas Cup at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma (1941 - 1994)

Early American Landscape With Christmas Cup

Medium: Tempera on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: 4 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47903c
Price: $385.00

Jay Steensma : The Student at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma (1941 - 1994)

The Student

Medium: Grease pencil on paper
Year: 1991
Signature: Signed in pencil, lower right
Size: Sheet: 6 x 4-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48147c
Price: $425.00

Jay Steensma : Eco at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma (1941 - 1994)

Eco

Medium: Grease pencil on paper
Year: 1991
Signature: Signed, lower right
Size: 3 x 3-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48149c
Price: $375.00

Jay Steensma : Eco at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma (1941 - 1994)

Eco

Medium: Grease pencil on paper
Year: 1993
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 2-1/4 x 3 inches
Stock Number: 48146c
Price: $350.00

Jay Steensma : Eco at Davidson Galleries

Jay Steensma (1941 - 1994)

Eco

Medium: Grease pencil on paper
Year: 1993
Signature: Signed in pencil lower right
Size: 3-7/8 x 4-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48144c
Price: $400.00

Mark Tobey : Self-Portrait at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

Self-Portrait

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1967
Edition : 141/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 8 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 48133
Price: $1500.00

Mark Tobey : Winter Leaves at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

Winter Leaves

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Color etching
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Ateliers Rigal
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48134
Price: $1500.00

Mark Tobey : Flame Of Colors at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

Flame Of Colors

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Mourlot
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 16-7/8 x 11-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48135
SOLD

Mark Tobey : The Grand Parade at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

The Grand Parade

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Mourlot
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 9-3/8 x 10-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 48136
Price: $1800.00

Mark Tobey : Crowded City at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

Crowded City

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Mourlot
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 7-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48137
Price: $1800.00

Mark Tobey : The Awakening Night at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

The Awakening Night

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Etching
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Ateliers Rigal
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Stock Number: 48138
SOLD

Mark Tobey : To Life at Davidson Galleries

Mark Tobey (1890 - 1976)

To Life

Series: Homage To Tobey Portfolio
Medium: Color etching
Year: 1974
Edition : 41/150
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Ateliers Rigal
Publisher: Transworld Art, Switzerland
Size: 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48139
SOLD

George Tsutakawa : Untitled at Davidson Galleries

George Tsutakawa (1910 - 1997)

Untitled

Medium: Sumi drawing on handmade paper
Signature: Signed
Size: 12-1/2 x 23 inches
Stock Number: 47897c
Price: $4800.00

Wesley Wehr : Skagit Night at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Skagit Night

Medium: Mixed Media (Crayon and Tempera)
Year: 4 Dec. 1966
Signature: Signed
Size: 4-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 47955
Price: $1500.00

Wesley Wehr : Palouse Twilight at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Palouse Twilight

Medium: Mixed Media (Crayon and Tempera)
Signature: Signed
Size: 4 x 3-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 47953
Price: $850.00

Wesley Wehr : Totem Beach at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Totem Beach

Medium: Mixed Media (Crayon and Tempera)
Year: 20 Jan 1971
Signature: Signed
Size: 4 x 4-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 47956
Price: $900.00

Wesley Wehr : Guemes Winter at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Guemes Winter

Medium: Mixed Media (Crayon and Tempera)
Year: 1967
Signature: Signed
Size: 4 x 4-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 47958
Price: $1250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 3-3/4 x 2-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 47907
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 4-3/8 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47908
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1973
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 5 x 4-1/8 inches
Condition: Faint tape residue.
Stock Number: 47909
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 4-1/8 x 2-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 47910
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 4-7/8 x 3-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 47911
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 47912
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 6-7/8 x 4-1/2 inches
Condition: Some mild staining well away from image
Stock Number: 47914
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 7 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47915
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 6 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47916
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 6 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47917
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 6 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47918
SOLD

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 8 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 47919
Price: $250.00

Wesley Wehr : Imaginary Figure at Davidson Galleries

Wesley Wehr (1929 - 2004)

Imaginary Figure

Medium: Ink drawing on paper
Year: 1975
Signature: Signed
Size: Sheet: 8-1/8 x 5-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 47920
Price: $275.00