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 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.
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
Study for Prospect
20 x 24 in. oil on canvas 1972 SOLD
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
22.25 x 25.125 in. (image) 30.75 x 32 in. (sheet) 1992 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Edition: 19/75 Provenance The artist's estate to the current owner Price on request
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
36 x 30 in. (image) 44.5 x 35 in. (sheet) 1984 Silkscreen Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 107/144 l.l. Framed Provenance a southern Maine collector Price on request
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 SOLD
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 SOLD
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
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
Sky in Cora's Marsh
27.5 x 30 in. (image) 34.5 x 35 in. (sheet) 1987-88 Woodcut Signed "Welliver" l.r. Not currently available but please inquire if interested.
Brown Trout (second state)
20 x 29.5 in. (image) 29.5 x 36 in. (sheet) Artist's Proof of the 1978 Etching and Aquatint Signed "Welliver" l.r. Not Framed Provenance the artist by gift to one of Neil's printmakers $2,500
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
37 x 37 in. (image) 40 x 40 in. (sheet) 1973 Silkscreen Signed "Welliver" l.r. Numbered 55/144 l.l. Framed SOLD