Estate sale of paintings and objets d’ art from the estate of L. Foster Harmon

April 12,13 & 14th 10-4 each day

Former art gallery owner L. Foster Harmon helped solidify Southwest Florida’s cultural reputation by contributing time and money to advance the visual and performing arts. He served on many local arts organizations’ boards and committees and helped them expand or renovate their facilities. He was a strong advocate for for education, especially in the arts, and provided scholarships to Ringling School of Art and Design and to the Asolo’s drama students.

He opened a gallery in Naples, Florida in 1964 and drew widespread acclaim for its modern art. Harmon also operated a second gallery in downtown Sarasota from 1980 until he sold the business in 1993.

Over the years Harmon became involved as a board member of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Foundation, a humanities advisory committee at Edison Community College in Fort Myers and Naples’ Fine Arts Committee. His philanthropy also included Florida Studio Theatre, the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Company, The Players of Sarasota and the Sarasota Opera Association.

PEL will be conducting an estate sale of paintings and objets d’ art from the estate of L. Foster Harmon on April 12,13 and 14th. 10-4 all days.

In addition to a collection of Mid Century Modern furniture there are several original pieces of art and sculptures.

Sculptures

Geo. Frederick Holschuh – Welded Copper female
Jane Armstrong – Pecking Order
Jane Armstrong – JUBILEE (marble leaping fi
Charles Taylor – Small gold color aluminum mobile
Milton Hebald- Vespa (Bronze, 2 on scooter)
Milton Hebald Girl in wind and Three Girls
Frank Colson – Abstract ceramic sculpture
Murial Chamberlin – CAT (marble)
Jay Lefkowitz – Quarter Moon (welded steel)
Robert Wilson – Glass Sculpture
John Baldwin – Bronze Figure “COURTESAN”
Paul Marco – UNICORN
Ralph Hurst – Small Bird
Jack Cartlidge – Standing Figure (bronze)
Edna Hibel – TREE OF LIFE

Oil Paintings

Sidney Laufman – Trees
Karl Zerbe – GREAT HOLLYWOOD NUDE #1
Claud Bentley (Large oil) Winner of 1959 Sarasota Art Association
Walter Meigs (Acrylic/canvas)
Byron Brown – PLUTONIC (oil/canvas 50×35 1950)
Gene Johnson – “CELESTIAL LANDSCAPE” (Abstract, Acrylic 30X50)

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