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Live Auction

Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 96

Joe Bowler (NY/SC, 1928-2016), Reclining Nude, O/C

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Property from the Estate of Richard Ellis, Savannah, GA


Joe Bowler (NY/SC, 1928-2016), Reclining Nude, 1988, Oil on Canvas, signed and dated '88 lower left, depicting a nude woman reclining on a bed, with linen surround in a wood frame. Frame size: 19 1/4 in. x 25 1/4 in.

Joe Bowler was a New York painter and illustrator who eventually settled in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Bowler apprenticed at Cooper Studios at the start of his career and sold his first illustration to Cosmopolitan at the age of 19. Despite contracting a debilitating case of polio in adulthood that required many years of physical therapy, Bowler returned to illustrating almost immediately and continued working. Bowler was named Artist of the Year by the Artists Guild of New York in 1967, inducted into the Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1992 and honored by The Portrait Society of America in 2014.

Measurements: Height: by sight, 11 1/2 in. x Width: 17 1/2 in.


Overall good condition, light wear to frame.

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