Owen J. Gromme

United States (18961991 ) - Artworks
GROMME Owen J. Wintering Quail

Copley /Jul 21, 2011
17.58 - 52.74
Not disclosed

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Owen J. Gromme - Untitled

Owen J. Gromme - Untitled

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Lot number: 11
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Owen J. Gromme (1896-1991) Signed "O.J. Gromme" lower right Color lithograph, 6.5 by 9 inches 1978 First of State Wisconsin Duck Stamp Design Inscribed "503/5800" lower left Edition # 503 of 5800 Framed with 1978 Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp Provenance: Private Collection, Rhode Island
Owen J. Gromme - Geese, Horicon, Wisconsin

Owen J. Gromme - Geese, Horicon, Wisconsin

Original 1974
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Lot number: 213
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Owen J. Gromme (American, ?-1991) Geese, Horicon, Wisconsin, 1974 signed and dated 'O.J. Gromme.'74.' (lower left) oil on canvas 26 x 36in overall: 30 1/2 x 40 1/2in PROVENANCE: Private collection, Beach Park, Illinois The work is accompanied by 2 signed and dated pencil studies, 123/4 x 17 3/4in each, as well as correspondence from the artist tothe original purchaser.
Owen J. Gromme - Wild Turkeys

Owen J. Gromme - Wild Turkeys

Original 1943
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Lot number: 24
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Owen J. Gromme (1896-1991) Wild Turkeys, 1943 Signed and dated "Owen Gromme 1943" lower right Oil on canvas, 30 by 24 inches The successful reintroduction of the Wild Turkey to nearly the entirety of its historical range of North America is one of the great conservation stories of the last century. The onslaught of this majestic bird began with the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. The number of Wild Turkeys at the time of their arrival was, by some estimations, as many as ten million birds. Clear-cutting, a common practice in the colonies, destroyed the forests where the turkey made its home. As a result of the loss of its habitat, by 1700 local bird populations had dwindled. Benjamin Franklin was an early admirer of the Wild Turkey and in a letter to his daughter in 1784 he pronounced his displeasure over the choice of the bald eagle as the national bird instead of the iridescent bronze game bird. John James Audubon (1785-1851) reported seeing wild turkeys by the hundreds along the Upper Mississippi in 1810. By 1951 the entire population in North America was estimated at a little over 300,000 birds with a legal annual harvest in fifteen states of 47,000 birds. This clearly unsustainable quota placed the bird in dire straits. Due to the tireless effort of conservation groups and hunters around the country by 1999 the Wild Turkey population had rebounded to over five million birds, present in forty-nine of the fifty United States. This work, completed in 1943, was painted at a time when turkey stocks were at near collapse. The Spanish moss in the background places the work in the South, which due to its extensive habitat, was one of the Wild Turkey�s last bastions for the surviving population. Owen Gromme was born in Wisconsin in 1896, and he spent much of his childhood hunting in the wetlands and forests near his home. Gromme made his career as the Curator of Birds and Mammals at the Milwaukee Public Museum, staying in this position for over four decades. In this capacity he traveled across the United States, as well as to Africa, documenting the wildlife he encountered. Although he was a high school dropout, by the time of his death in 1991 Owen Gromme had received five honorary doctorates, as well as published Birds of Wisconsin, which he also illustrated. Known for his conservation activism, his paintings reflect his love of the outdoors. Provenance: Private Collection, Georgia Literature: James E. Cardoza, "The Wild Turkey: An Astonishing Success Story," MA, 2002.
Owen J. Gromme - Wintering Quail

Owen J. Gromme - Wintering Quail

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Lot number: 311
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Owen J. Gromme (1896-1991) "Wintering Quail" Signed "Owen J. Gromme" lower right Color print, 16.75 by 22.5 inches Inscribed "Published jointly in 1970 by Wild Wings, Inc. of Lake City, Minnesota and Owen J. Gromme of Wisconsin" upper center Wild Wings, Inc., Lake City, Minnesota label on back Inscribed "Limited edition 550 prints" on label on back
Owen J. Gromme - Shovelers, Federal Duck

Owen J. Gromme - Shovelers, Federal Duck

Original 1945
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Lot number: 2
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Owen J. Gromme (1896-1991) Shovelers, Federal Duck Stamp Design, 1945 Signed "Owen J. Gromme" lower right Lithograph, 6 by 7.75 inches Inscribed "Federal Duck Stamp 1945" lower left Framed with 1945 Federal Duck Stamp
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