Art Auction 2018 | Richard Haines


Richard Haines

Estero Beach
Oil on canvas, 1964
30 x 24 inches
Courtesy of Diane and E. Gene Crain, The E. Gene Crain Collection
Value: $2,500
Starting bid: $1,000

Richard Haines (1906–84) was born in Marian, Iowa. In his youth he worked as a designer for a greeting card company before traveling to France to pursue his studies in fine art. He studied fresco under Robert La Montagne Saint-Hubert and composition under Jean Despujols at the Fontainebleau Schools. Upon his return to the States, he became involved with government-sponsored mural work during the New Deal as part of the Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture. In 1941 he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for Douglas aircraft before beginning a successful career teaching at the Chouinard Art Institute. He later held a twenty-year position as head of the painting department at Otis Art Institute.

Both of the paintings by Haines in the auction are scenes at Estero Beach, near Ensenada, Baja California.

Selected collections
Laguna Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

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