NEIL
WELLIVER

Am. 1929 - 2005 

Neil Welliver

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.

WANTED:

I have clients who are looking for Neil Welliver's 1973 silkscreen Maiden's Cliff and his 1982-3 woodcut, Birches.  If you have one in your collection that you would like to sell, please let us know.

Museum links:

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.

Paintings

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
Study for Prospect

Study for Prospect

20 x 24 in. oil on canvas 1972 SOLD

Neil Welliver - Meadow

Neil Welliver - Meadow

60 x 60 in. Oil on canvas signed "Welliver" l.r. Provenance a southern Maine collector SOLD

Neil Welliver - Woodcuts and other prints
Sky in Cora's Marsh

Sky in Cora's Marsh

27.5 x 30 in. (image) 34.5 x 35 in. (sheet) 1987-88 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Edition: 31/90 Provenance The artist's estate Price on request

New Dams in Meadow

New Dams in Meadow

29.375 x 29.25 in. (image) 34.5 x 33.5 in. (sheet) 1984 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Edition: 43/80 Provenance Private collection The artist's family Price on request

Two Mergansers

Two Mergansers

22.25 x 25.125 in. (image) 30.75 x 32 in. (sheet) 1992 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Edition: 75 Provenance The artist's estate Price on request

Flotsam-Allagash

Flotsam-Allagash

30 x 30 in. (image) 35 x 34 in. (sheet) 1995 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 31/120 l.l. Framed Provenance a southern Maine collector $3,000

Neil Welliver - Deer

Neil Welliver - Deer

22.5 x 26 in. (image) 29.25 x 33.25 in. (sheet) 1982-3 Etching and aquatint Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 11/68 l.l. Framed Provenance O'Farrell Gallery a Maine collector $3,800

Neil Welliver - Smelts

Neil Welliver - Smelts

15.75 x 18 in. (image) 22.25 x 25.125 in. (sheet) 1977 Hand Colored Etching Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 14/40 l.l. Framed Provenance a Connecticut collector Price on request

Reflected Nude

Reflected Nude

10 x 8 in. (image) 15 x 11 in. (sheet) 1974 Hand colored etching Signed "Welliver" l.r. Artist Proof #8 l.l. Edition: 28 Provenance a Wisconsin collector Price: please inquire

Reflected Nude

Reflected Nude

10 x 8 in. (image) 15 x 11 in. (sheet) 1974 Etching Signed "Welliver" l.r. Artist Proof l.l. Edition: 14 Mint condition* Provenance the artist a New York collector *This etching has never been framed or exposed to sunlight. $1200

Osprey's Nest

Osprey's Nest

29.25 x 31.5 in. (image) 35.75 x 36 in. (sheet) 1979-80 Woodcut (15 blocks, 23 colors) Signed "Welliver" l.r. "AP" l.l. Framed Provenance a Welliver collector by descent to the current owner SOLD

Trout and Reflections

Trout and Reflections

22.5 x 30 in. (image) 29.5 x 36 in. (sheet) 1980 Hand colored Etching Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 27/60 l.l. Not Framed Provenance a Virginia collector Price on request

Ducktrap

Ducktrap

37 x 37 in. (image) 40 x 40 in. (sheet) 1973 Silkscreen Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 55/144 l.l. Framed SOLD

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