Lot 336
John Koch (American, 1909-1978), Saint Sebastian
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (wax lined), signed lower left, presented in an ornate gilt composition frame.

Stretcher size 89 1/2 x 50 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 100 1/4 x 60 1/2 in.

From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina, Mint Museum Randolph, Personal Preferences: Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection, February 1 - June 3, 2007

A noted American realist, John Koch was born in Ohio and received minimal formal training. He spent two summers at the artists' colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, followed by four years in France. After returning to the United States, he settled in New York City and is best known for his stunningly detailed figural and interior scenes.

Koch used this monumental painting of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian as a prop in several other works. One such work is in the collection of the Fisher Governor Foundation, Iowa, titled Studio Interior, completed in 1961.

New stretchers; good estate condition.

$30,000 - 50,000