American | California | Western Fine Art | Watercolor | Scene Painting | Women in Art

For over fifty years, John Moran Auctioneers has been known for our unparalleled track record in achieving excellent prices for California & American fine art. Moran’s was the first auction house to sell a work by a California artist for over a million dollars, and continues to bring outstanding works by pre-war artists such as Guy Rose, Granville Redmond, Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel, Edgar Alwin Payne, and many more to market in our highly anticipated California & American Fine Art auctions. Select works are also featured in our California Living, ReDesigned, and Studio Fine Art auctions throughout the year.

American Fine Art, John Peto, Price Realized $875,000

American

Guy Wiggins  |  Maxfield Parish  |  John Frost  |  Nicolai Fechin  |  Thomas Hill  |  Thomas Moran  |  Birger Sandzen  |  Robert Henri  |  Jasper Cropsey  |  Childe Hassam  |  N.C. Wyeth  |  Albert Bierstadt  |  Norman Rockwell  |  Antonio Jacobsen

California Art, Joe Duncan Gleason, Price Realized $161,000

California

Edgar Payne  |  Granville Redmond  |  Alson Clark  |  Aurthur Rider  |  Guy Rose  |  William Wendt  |  Wayne Thiebaud  |  Grigory Gluckmann  |  Maurice Braun  |  John Marshall Gamble  |  Edgar Payne

Western Art + Design, Frank Tenney Johnson, Price Realized $258,750

Western Fine Art

Edward Borein  |  Joseph Henry Sharp  |  Frederic Remington  |  Charles Marion Russell  |  Maynard Dixon  |  Olaf Wieghorst  |  Tucker Smith  |  Howard Terpning  |  Victor Higgins  |  Carl Rungius  |  Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert

American Art, Paul De Longpre, Price Realized $13,200

Watercolor

Phil Dike  |  Millard Sheets  |  Percy Gray  |  Paul De Longpre  |  Donald Teague  |  Elmer Wachtel  |  Jake Lee

California Art, Jack Laycox, Price Realized $15,600

Scene Painting

Thomas Hart Benton  |  Dan Lutz |  Ben Messick  |  John Haley  |  Rex Brandt  |  Paul Sample  |  Don Kingman  |  Emil Kosa, Jr.  |  Fletcher Martin | Barse Miller  |  Phil Paradise  |  Otis Oldfield

Women in Art, Anna Hills, Price Realized $11,400

Women in Art

Marion Kavanagh Wachtel  |  Anna Hills  |  Anna Katherine Skeele  |  Jane Peterson  |  Georgia O’Keeffe  |  Mary Cassatt  |  Elaine de Kooning  |  Lee Krasner  |  Suzanne Valadon  |  Mabel Alvarez  |  Marjorie Reed

Head of Sale

Morgana Blackwelder

Senior Vice President, Fine Art Director

Morgana Blackwelder has been in the antique business since 2004.

Morgana joined Moran’s full time in 2007 as a client service specialist. In this position, she was pivotal in the expansion of the jewelry department and creating stand-alone sales in coordination with the sale director. During this same time, Morgana became one of Moran’s fine art cataloguers and found her true love of fine art.

After taking a sabbatical to travel the world, she has returned to a full-time position as our Director of Fine Art.

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