California & American Art Auctions
Director: Jeff Moran
John Moran Auctioneers is a nationally renowned market leader and trendsetter in sales of California and American art. We annually offer more works of California Impressionism, California Style watercolors, and Western art than any other auction house. Our bi-annual fine art auctions feature carefully selected artworks valued from a few thousand to several hundred thousand dollars, or more. Moran’s was the first auction house to sell a California Impressionist painting for a price in excess of one million dollars when Guy Rose’s “Early Morning Summertime” realized 1.2 million at our June, 2001 auction.
Building on decades of success, John Moran Auctioneers continues to set and surpass auction records for the most important California Impressionists, including Granville Redmond, William Wendt, Maurice Braun, Paul Lauritz, Elmer Wachtel, Joe Duncan Gleason, Edgar Payne, Hanson Puthuff, and Joseph Kleitsch. We also handle top Western artists such as Nicolai Fechin, Oscar Edmund Berninghaus and Gustave Baumann, and Regionalist works by Millard Sheets, Emil Kosa Jr., and Phil Dike among many others