A fine example of Sam Savitt’s famed rodeo paintings, this work is framed under glass and measures 17 by 19 inches. The medium is either watercolor or gouache.
Painted in gouache, this piece was completed in 1996 near the end of Sam Savitt’s career. This energetic depiction of a rodeo rider is framed under glass and measures 20 by 23 inches.
Wild horses were always very interesting to Sam Savitt and he often painted this subject. This painting in gouache is a great example. He flicked tiny drops of paint against the horses to simulate flying dirt with great effect. Held inside a mat measuring 15 by 20 inches, the image is 9 by 15 inches.
This pencil drawing, which measures 14 inches square, is a rough sketch executed on light paper, which has been affixed to foam board. I rate the condition of the drawing as “fair,” but it is a very good representation of Sam Savitt’s ability to capture the horse in motion. The words at the bottom of the page, “bareback bronc” are his notes.
The drawing in black ink shows a rider sailing towards earth after having been tossed by a horse he was trying to break. This drawing on paper measures 14 by 10 inches and has neither a frame nor a mat. Price: $1,050.
Completed in 1945, this is the oldest Savitt horse drawing in our possession. This little sketch — done with a ball-point pen — showcased his remarkable skill as a 28-year-old artist working with an inflexible medium, which did not allow room for error. Not for sale.
This watercolor painting, an illustration for a story, shows Indians rounding up cattle in the 1800s. This piece is in a tan mat with brown inset and measures 14 by 16 inches. Price $1,075.
Rodeo is a rough sport and that’s well demonstrated in this spirited watercolor. This is a framed painting, measuring 22 by 25 inches. Price: $2,975.