James Rogers Lamantia – American Artist

George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882 to 1925), The Rescue, 1922, Conte crayon, pencil and ink wash on paper, signed lower right, titled lower center

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Alexander Runciman sepia ink and wash drawing with white gouache, "Sorrowing Mother with Two Children—A Babe and a Youth", circa late 1760s to early 1770s, monogrammed

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin graphite drawing on paper, The Eschenheim Tower, City Gate of Frankfurt, circa 1833/34, signed

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James Rogers Lamantia, Jr. engraving, "Landscape", 1966, signed

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James Rogers Lamantia (American, 1923-2011)

James Lamantia was a noted architect, artist and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Tulane University. A graduate of Tulane and Harvard Universities and a Rome Scholar, Lamantia worked in architectural firms in both New Orleans and New York. Lamantia was also an accomplished painter; he exhibited his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Chicago Art Institute among others. Most recently he was represented by Galerie Simonne Stern in New Orleans. Lamantia also owned the 539 Gallery in New Orleans, which specialized in Piranesi prints.

-Courtesy of Neal Auction Company, November 2011.

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