Am. 1929 - 2005
Neil Welliver moved to Maine in the early 1960's and began his 40 year exploration of the Maine landscape. His works are represented in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Farnsworth Art Museum. He ranks among America's preeminent landscape painters. Here is a wonderful biographical essay by Maine writer Edgar Allen Beem.
As you can see from the images to the right, we have both his oil paintings and his fine art prints for sale.
I have clients who are looking for an oil on canvas (a) landscape by Neil Welliver in approximately a 48 x 48 inch size and (b) painting of fish. If you have one in your collection that you would like to sell, please let us know.
The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine had an exhibition from April 13, 2019 to February 9, 2020 that included works by Neil Welliver, Alex Katz and other New York based artists who discovered the joys of painting in Maine in the summers after WWII.
For images of some of Welliver's paintings and prints in museum collections, click on the links below.
Crystal Bridges - "Snow on Alden Brook" (96 x 96 in. oil on canvas)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston - "Gould's Hill" (1972, 72 x 60 in. oil on canvas)
Museum of Modern Art - "Shadow" (1977, 96 x 96 in. oil on canvas)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - "Late Squall" (1984, 96 x 120 in. oil on canvas)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - "Cedar Breaks" (1976, 96 x 96 in. oil on canvas)
Woodcuts and other prints
Asheville Art Museum - "Night Scene" (1981-82 colored woodcut)
Cleveland Museum of Art - "Stump" (2000, 30 color woodcut)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston - "Trout and Reflections" (1980 Hand colored etching). See one for sale to the right.
National Gallery of Art - "Osprey's Nest" (52/80).
Yale University Art Gallery - "Flotsam-Allagash" (1995, 19 color woodcut); Reflected Nude (1974, hand colored etching)
Neil Welliver - Paintings
Neil Welliver - Meadow
60 x 60 in. Oil on canvas signed "Welliver" l.r. Provenance a southern Maine collector SOLD