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This site is a compilation of several different works of art that I "inherited" as a result of years and years of work in an art gallery.  The gallery was located in the art and fashion district in North Miami Beach, and the clients represent a "who's who" of the rich and famous.  These works represent artists of different styles, backgrounds, and exhibits. 

Inasmuch as I no longer work in a gallery, and my home is much too small to display these pieces, I am forced to offer them for sale.  These works represent significant values, as there is no longer the "overhead" associated with the gallery.   Each of these pieces was displayed in the gallery, and most of the similar works have been sold.  I have been lucky enough to acquire these pieces, and now offer them at a fraction of their price when they were in the gallery .  The list prices I have shown are representative of the prices when they were in the gallery, and many, many, were sold at these prices.

You can enlarge each image by clicking on the thumbnail image.  In some cases, you can view a high resolution image and a close-up of the artists' signature.  The images below are snapshots of the paintings, and do not do justice to the art or artist.  If you are interested, I can send you a better quality picture than what is on this site.  

I would be happy to discuss any of these pieces with you by telephone. 

Call Gerry Grapes at (954) 485-8300 for more information!

Russo, Germano
Levier
Sideris,Stephanos

Bernadeau
Bernadette
Peyrat
Eres,Walter
Colao
Matta,Garcia
La Lande
Atlanta,Krawor
Grossman

Straski

Rampaso,Luciano
Purdy, Donald
Monnard


GERMANO RUSSO  

Born in Florence, Italy 1935.

Majored in fresco & mural art and the history of art at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Florence where he received his Masters Degree in 1958.  He was chosen to represent young Italian art at the humanities session Salzburg working professionally since 1958 russo has been widely exhibited and is in featured collections all over the world.

In 1958 Russo came to the United States and for one year was the New York correspondent for the Italian National News Agency for the next two years he taught art and art history at the Catan-Rose Institute of Art Jamaica New York.

From 1961 he has devoted himself solely to his painting and is married to Bernadette whose art is in the permanent collection at the White House Washington DC.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

GALLERIES

Image Description Sale Price List Price
20' X 24' OIL PAINTING " MOTHER AND BOY "$1200-$2500 20' X 24' OIL PAINTING

MOTHER AND BOY 

signature
high resolution

$1200 $2500
24' X 30' OIL PAINTING " GIRL/FRUIT " $1400-$2500 24' X 30' OIL PAINTING

GIRL/FRUIT
signature
high resolution

$1400 $2500
20' x 24' OIL PAINTING " LADY ON PORCH " $1200-$2500 20' x 24' OIL PAINTING

LADY ON PORCH
signature
high resolution

$1200 $2500
24' X 36'  OIL PAINTING " SUMMER INTERLUDE "$2300-$4000 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

SUMMER INTERLUDE
signature
high resolution

$2300 $4000
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " 2 GIRLS PLAYING CHESS " $1600-$3200 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

2 GIRLS PLAYING CHESS
signature
high resolution

$1600 $3200
30' X 40' OIL PAINTING " 2 GIRLS/TEA TIME IN GARDEN " $2500-$4500 30' X 40' OIL PAINTING

2 GIRLS/TEA TIME IN GARDEN
signature
high resolution

$2500 $4500

 


LEVIER

Charles Levier, the highly successful French painter, was born in Corsica in 1920.

At age seventeen he entered the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs for Private Studies. During World War II Levier served in the French Army in North Africa, later becoming liaison officer with the United States and France preparing for his first one-man show at the Galerie Constantine in Lyons in 1949, followed by his American debut in Los Angeles in 1950. in 1955 another major exhibit at the Galerie de Colisee in Paris brought him to the attention of renowned, Dr. Lilienfeld who presented Levier's works at the Vandieman Lilienfeld Gallery in New York City.

E. Benezit dictionary vol. 6, page 630, confirms Levier's solid price structure. In 1961 his works auctioned from $900 to $1500. in 1991, Mayer International Auction Records and Galerie Dame Blanche Paris sold Levier Paintings from $12,000 to $14,000.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

COLLECTIONS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
52_small.jpg (2062 bytes) 30' X 40' OIL PAINTING

PORTE CORTE

$3500 $7500
54_small.jpg (2360 bytes) 30' X 40' OIL PAINTING

LA PETITE PLACE

$3500 $7500
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DEUX FEMMES
signature
high resolution

$1200 $3000
56_small.jpg (3298 bytes) 30' X 40' OIL PAINTING

RUE `A PROVENCE

$3500 $7500
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " LE PLAGE FLEURE " $2500-$4500 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

LE PLAGE FLEURE

$2500sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $4500
22' X 30' WATER COLOURS " BRIDGE AND MOUNTAINS " $1200-$3000 22' X 30' WATER COLOURS

BRIDGE AND MOUNTAINS

$1200sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $3000
115_small.jpg (2148 bytes) 15' X 21' OIL PAINTING

SAILBOATS

$1200sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $3000
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " DEUX FEMMES/FLEURS " $2500-$6500 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

DEUX FEMMES/FLEURS

$2500

sold.JPG (2482 bytes)

$6500

   


SIDERIS,STEPHANOS

Born in Athens, Greece, 1921.

Receiving his education at the E.O.N. Art School,  he was awarded first prize for the Attica Messagion Competition. His father discouraged his pursuit of art and prevailed upon Stephanos to study economics at the University of Athens where he received his B.A.

Never forsaking his art he continued his studies followed by three successful exhibitions in Athens, Salonica, and Pireaus.   Recognized by the press his reviews in 'Provoli' reported "Sideris is an artist who will achieve great heights."

In 1961 an exhibition at the Gallery of Art in Athens earned him praise from renowned art critic, Constantopolous who claimed Sideris destined for success

In 1963 following acclaimed exhibitions in Italy he was shown at Koroplin in Athens where Kessaris, art critic for Iolocos wrote, "in the work of Stephanos Sideris, artists may see what can be achieved by a true artist when he joins his soul to his talent. "

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
16' X 20' OIL PAINTING " LANDSCAPE/PICNIC " $550-$1200 16' X 20' OIL PAINTING

LANDSCAPE/PICNIC

$550sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $1200
30' X 40' OIL PAINTING " LANDSCAPE " $1500-$2500 30' X 40' OIL

PAINTING LANDSCAPE

$1500 $2500
20' X 24' OIL PAINTING " LANDSCAPE " $850-$1500 20' X 24' OIL

PAINTING   LANDSCAPE 

$850 $1500

       


BERNADEAU

Born in Paris, France 1934.

At an early age he demonstrated a unique artistic ability which brought him not only acclaim but a scholarship at the world renown Beaux Arts. Critics have lavished Bernadeau with enormous praise for his dramatic, expressive work.  He is able to capture and interpret florals with luminous colors that have made him sought after by countless collectors. His future is destined for success considering his previous recognition and record accomplishments throughout the United States and Europe

Image Description Sale Price List Price
36' X 36' OIL PAINTING " PURPLE/YELLOW IRIS " $450-$900 36' X 36' OIL PAINTING

PURPLE/YELLOW IRIS 

$450 $900
36' X 36' OIL PAINTING " BURGANDY IRIS $450-$900 36' X 36' OIL PAINTING

BURGANDY IRIS
signature
high resolution

$450 $900
36' X 36' OIL PAINTING " BLUE IRIS $450-$900 36' X 36' OIL PAINTING

BLUE IRIS
signature
high resolution

$450 $900

         


BERNADETTE

The wife of renowned painter, Germano Russo. Her work is featured at the White House Washington DC. Bernadette's highly regarded radiant portraiture of young mothers and children seated in sun dappled gardens, porches and patios reflects a serene, innocent age.

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Image Description Sale Price List Price
16' X 20' OIL PAINTING " CHILD IN GRASS " $550-$950 16' X 20' OIL PAINTING

CHILD IN GRASS
signature
high resolution

$550

sold.JPG (2482 bytes)

$950
   24' X 30' OIL PAINTING

TWO GIRLS IN A GARDEN

$750

sold.JPG (2482 bytes)

$1250
16' X 20' OIL PAINTING " GIRL WITH A FLORAL " $550-$950 16' X 20' OIL PAINTING

GIRL WITH A FLORAL 
signature
high resolution

$550 $950
24' X 30' OIL PAINTING " GIRL WITH HAT " $750-$1250 24' X 30' OIL PAINTING

GIRL WITH HAT
signature
high resolution

$750 $1250
9' X 12' OIL PAINTING " GIRL/PARASOL " $450-$850 9' X 12' OIL PAINTING

GIRL/PARASOL

$450sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $850

               


PEYRAT

Born st. Germain es belles in 1911.  Influenced and encouraged by his famous cousin Maurice Uttrilo, Peyrat slowly developed his own style unaffected by his academic training. From his first exhibit in LImogess in 1948 instant recognition and success followed in 1950 at Angouleme and Royan in 1953. Presented by the Honorable Consul General of France, art expert, Frederic Stern and United Press International. Peyrat's Paris Exhibitions in 1958 and 1961 established him as one of France's Leading Artists. His highly acclaimed American Exhibit in 1968 was reported by the media...

" a fascinating painter whose fame would be known by the end of the century "

Peyrat is an internationally recognized and collectible artist

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
12' X 16' OIL PAINTING " SMALL VILLAGE " $600-$1200 12' X 16' OIL PAINTING

SMALL VILLAGE

$600 $1200
20' X 24' OIL PAINTING " CHATEAY " $1200-$2400 20' X 24' OIL PAINTING

CHATEAU
signature
high resolution

$1200 $2400
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " FLOWER MARKET/PARIS " $1250-$2500 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

FLOWER MARKET/PARIS 
signature
high resolution

$1250 $2500
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " BRIDGE/RIVER/CHATEAU "  $1250-$2500 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

BRIDGE/RIVER/CHATEAU
signature
high resolution

$1250 $2500

           


WALTER ERES

Born in Australia 1948. His mother, the noted painter eugena v. Eres won the highest award at Escola do Belas Artes, Sao Paulo Brazil. Walter Eres studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the National Academy of Art winning the New York University Scholarship. A prodigy at thirteen, Walter Eres is now sought after by prominent galleries for his outstanding still life, sea, and landscapes

GALLERIES

COLLECTORS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
13' X 18' OIL PAINTING " LAKE/TREES " $400-$800 13' X 18' OIL PAINTING

LAKE/TREES

$400 $800
13' X 18' OIL PAINTING " FOREST/TREES (UNFRAMED) $400-$800 13' X 18' OIL PAINTING

FOREST/TREES (UNFRAMED)
signature
high resolution

$400 $800
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " MOONLIT/SHIP AT SEA " $700-$1200 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

MOONLIT/SHIP AT SEA

$700sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $1200

 


COLAO

An American artist of note and a resident of New England. He studied at the Art Students League with Frank Dumont. He is a member of the National Arts Club the Hudson River Arts Association.  A grand prize and gold medallist of w.w.o.a.e. an exhibitor at the American Artists Professional League. His beautiful florals, still-life, and landscapes are nationally recognized and sought after by discerning collectors both in the United States and abroad.

GALLERIES

Image Description Sale Price List Price
20' X 24' OIL PAINTING " SEASCAPE" $750-$1300 20' X 24' OIL PAINTING

SEASCAPE
signature
high resolution

$750 $1100
24' X 30' OIL PAINTING " SEASCAPE" $950-$1100 24' X 30' OIL PAINTING

SEASCAPE

$950

sold.JPG (2482 bytes)

$1300

   


GARCIA MATTA

Born in Havana, Cuba 1908. He studied under Leopoldo Romanez at the National School of Art, Havana and the Rey Alfonso Academy Valencia, Spain.

COMMISSIONS

GALLERIES

Mata, one of our most prestigious and collectible artists is in more collections than we can enumerate. With regret, we announce his death in 1989.

Image Description Sale Price List Price
30' X 40' OIL PAINTING " RED SETTER" $2500-$4500 30' X 40' OIL PAINTING

RED SETTER

$2500

sold.JPG (2482 bytes)

$4500
8' X 10' OIL PAINTING

HORSE/DOG

$895sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $1500
8' X 10' OIL PAINTING

HORSE/DOG

$895sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $1500
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " SILK FLOWERS/2 BIRDS " $1495-$3000 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

SILK FLOWERS/2 BIRDS

$1495sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $3000

   


LA LANDE

Image Description Sale Price List Price
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " VICTORIAN LADIES " $1600-$3500 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

VICTORIAN LADIES
signature
high resolution

$4000 $7500 This painting is not currently for sale.  If you have a real  interest in it, please contact me to discuss it.

 


ATLANTA KRAWOR

Heralded in France in 1930's for her gifted ability to capture in oil the lush French countryside and the charm of children at play. Each of her paintings provides the viewer with a tranquility and esthetic quality her florals are reminiscent of Monet.

COLLECTORS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " LADY/ARRANGING FLOWERS " $995-$1895 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

LADY/ARRANGING FLOWERS
signature
high resolution

$995 $1895
47abig.jpg (181359 bytes) 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

LADY/ARRANGING FLOWERS
signature

high resolution

$995 $1895

 


GROSSMAN

Image Description Sale Price List Price
18' X 22' OIL PAINTING " FIRSTBORN " $900-$1800 18' X 22' OIL PAINTING

FIRSTBORN

$900 $1800

 


STRASKI

Unfortunately this very talented artist spent his teen years in a Nazi Concentration Camp.

His work reflects only the rabbis of his youth who taught him violin, cello, and the torah remembrances of these men helped keep Straski's sanity during the ordeal of inhumane incarceration. Whenever possible he saved small pieces of scrap paper and made thumbnail sketches of his beloved teachers who he vowed would never be forgotten.

Straski's poignant portraiture of these men are owned and treasured by many who are not of the Jewish faith who consider a Straski "rabbi" an honour.

COLLECTORS

Image Description Sale Price List Price
OIL PAINTING

RABBI PLAYING A VIOLIN

$250sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $500
OIL PAINTING " RABBI READING A BIBLE " $250-$500 OIL PAINTING

RABBI READING A BIBLE

 

$250sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $500

 


LUCIANO RAMPASO

Born in Milan, Italy 1934. Studied at the Academy of Belle Arts Venice he is an artist of unparalleled accomplishment who depicts his beloved cities of the world, old haunts, and favorite by-ways of Europe. Since 1970 he resides in Great Britain traveling extensively painting scenic splendors with vivacity and luminosity. The works of Luciano Rampaso in the United States and abroad are successfully received. The popularity of his art is well established and he became a highly sought after collectible painter.

GALLERIES

Image Description Sale Price List Price
24' X 36' OIL PAINTING " REGATTA " $995-$1895 24' X 36' OIL PAINTING

REGATTA
signature
high resolution

$995 $1895

 


DONALD PURDY

Born in 1924, Purdy is one of America's most important contemporary artists. An intuitive impressionist, he was influenced during his student days by the Barizon School, French and post impressionist and American 19th century painters. He creates magnificent, light filled romantic and sensitive paintings that provide the viewer with a continuing sense of joy and beauty not often found in Contemporary American Art.

AWARDS

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

EXHIBITIONS

MEMBER

Image Description Sale Price List Price
24' X 30' OIL PAINTING " SAILBOAT/LAKE " $900-$1800 24' X 30' OIL PAINTING

SAILBOAT/LAKE

$900sold.JPG (2482 bytes) $1800

 


MONNARD

Born of European parents he was an outstanding student at the Parsons School of Design New York. While attending school he worked for W and J Sloane and created artistic travel brochures for Pan American Airways. Greatly inspired by the French impressionists and the romantic Belle Epoch. He traveled frequently to Paris, the French Riviera and Italy to continue his studies. Monnard is a highly collectible artist whose works favor musicians and their instruments.

Image Description Sale Price List Price
30' X 40' OIL PAINTING " GAZEBO "$1050-$2000 30' X 40'OIL PAINTING

GAZEBO
signature
high resolution

$1050 $2000

                                                                                                                                  

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To get any additional information, or to discuss the paintings, please contact:

Gerry Grapes (in the United States) at (954) 485-8300

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