George Nakashima (1905-1990)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Georg Jensen (1866 - 1935)
Paul Evans (1931 – 1987)
Paul Evans is internationally recognized as a great studio furniture maker of the 20th century. In his finest work, such as Argente and Sculpted Front, he deploys his training in welding, metallurgy, and jewelry design to sculpt brutal and beautiful furniture in metal – work that prefigured the art furniture movement today.
Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)
Wharton Esherick was an artist whose talent for functional sculpture led him to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in the 20th century. He is considered the father of modern American studio furniture.
Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)
Alexander Calder was born in 1898. His father was the sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder and his mother a painter. Calder was encouraged to create, and from the age of eight he always had his own workshop wherever the family lived. For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his first sculptures.
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978)
The multi-talented designer and sculptor Harry Bertoia came to America from Italy in 1930. He studied at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he later established the metalworking department and where he began making organically formed jewelry in silver and copper.
American + European Art
The global demand for fine Asian works of art has resulted in exceptional prices realized for property curated by Rago’s Asian department. We deal in rare and valuable objects from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, as well as from the Middle East, Oceania and Africa. We bring this property to market three times a year in Rago’s Great Estates auctions and through the auction of single owner collections.