Lot 441    

Bob Moline (American, b. 1938),
2009, American Indian & Western Art , September 11
Ranch Hand and Horse Corral
watercolor on paper
signed l.l.
5.5" x 18"

Edward M. Woliver, MD (1914-2008) was born and educated in Cincinnati. In 1946, after serving in WWII as a general surgeon, he returned to the Queen City where he enjoyed a long distinguished career, practicing and teaching general surgery techniques for more than forty-five years. In 1990 the Academy of Medicine in Cincinnati honored him with the Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award. Dr. Woliver’s wife of sixty-three years survived him, as did his four children: Sheila Young, Robert Woliver, John Woliver, and Sally Woliver. Dr. Woliver’s first exposure to art occurred as a high school student. Walking the halls of Hughes High School, he experienced examples of the [Cincinnati] Art League’s phenomenal art collection, known today as the Cincinnati Public School collection, for which students citywide contributed small sums of money to purchase art not only for the Hughes collection, but also for other schools in the city. Thus students all over the Queen City saw local artists’ paintings on display on a daily basis, and with their own pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, built what today is an important group of art from the depression period. Woliver was editor of his 1932 high school senior yearbook and thus had the opportunity to feature original artworks hanging in Hughes at that time. For this reason many of the paintings in his collection are by local artists, such as Sharp, Farny, and Hauser. In the 1970s Woliver began accompanying Esther—a scientist, artist, and breeder of Arabian horses—on an annual trip to Scottsdale, AZ to participate in a major horse show. There, Western art captured his imagination and added another dimension to his collection. His interest in this genre led him to travel and acquire art in Jackson Hole, WY and other western cities. His daughter, Sally, said that he also met the artists and maintained an active correspondence with them. Her mother, she noted, painted non-stop until her death in 2009; Mrs. Woliver, however, preferred to keep her paintings, rather than market them. Esther’s painting, /Navajo Shepherd/, is the first of her artworks being offered for sale. Cowan’s is pleased to offer the Woliver collection for auction.


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Estate of Dr. Edward Woliver of Cincinnati, Ohio
Sold: $587.50
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