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Joseph (J.R.) Willis (1876-1960) New Mexico, Oil
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Joseph Roy (J.R.) Willis (1876 - 1960). Signed lower left. The artist, known as J.R., was born in Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia, near Sylvania, on the 24th of November, 1876. He died December 30, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married Tempie Easterling of Reidsville, Georgia in 1899. They had a son and two daughters and were divorced. In 1916, he married Violet Powell of Ontario, Canada.Willis is best known for his Indian photographs and paintings and Southwestern landscapes. During the winters, he spent time in the Miami, Florida area where most of his brothers, sister, and mother lived, and from there, he made frequent trips to Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic where he did landscape painting. He also made frequent painting trips to Mexico and at least one trip to Guatemala, Central America.The artist, known as J.R., was born in Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia, near Sylvania, on the 24th of November, 1876. He died December 30, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married Tempie Easterling of Reidsville, Georgia in 1899. They had a son and two daughters and were divorced. In 1916, he married Violet Powell of Ontario, Canada.Willis is best known for his Indian photographs and paintings and Southwestern landscapes. During the winters, he spent time in the Miami, Florida area where most of his brothers, sister, and mother lived, and from there, he made frequent trips to Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic where he did landscape painting. He also made frequent painting trips to Mexico and at least one trip to Guatemala, Central America.and Overall Size: 25 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. Sight Size: 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.
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Joseph (J.R.) Willis (1876-1960) New Mexico, Oil

Estimate $600 - $900
Jul 24, 2022
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Starting Price $300
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0945: Joseph (J.R.) Willis (1876-1960) New Mexico, Oil

Sold for $350
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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $300
Day 2 Romare Bearden, Albert York, & Antiques
Jul 24, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Joseph Roy (J.R.) Willis (1876 - 1960). Signed lower left. The artist, known as J.R., was born in Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia, near Sylvania, on the 24th of November, 1876. He died December 30, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married Tempie Easterling of Reidsville, Georgia in 1899. They had a son and two daughters and were divorced. In 1916, he married Violet Powell of Ontario, Canada.Willis is best known for his Indian photographs and paintings and Southwestern landscapes. During the winters, he spent time in the Miami, Florida area where most of his brothers, sister, and mother lived, and from there, he made frequent trips to Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic where he did landscape painting. He also made frequent painting trips to Mexico and at least one trip to Guatemala, Central America.The artist, known as J.R., was born in Goloid Community Screven County, Georgia, near Sylvania, on the 24th of November, 1876. He died December 30, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married Tempie Easterling of Reidsville, Georgia in 1899. They had a son and two daughters and were divorced. In 1916, he married Violet Powell of Ontario, Canada.Willis is best known for his Indian photographs and paintings and Southwestern landscapes. During the winters, he spent time in the Miami, Florida area where most of his brothers, sister, and mother lived, and from there, he made frequent trips to Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic where he did landscape painting. He also made frequent painting trips to Mexico and at least one trip to Guatemala, Central America.and Overall Size: 25 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. Sight Size: 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.

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