Turner Online Auction

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

The Collection of Bohemian Artist Xavier Martinez and His Family

Featuring over 200 lots, the online auction spans about 110 years and five generations related to famed Northern California artist Xavier Martinez (1869-1943). Items include a wide range of family possessions saved through the years such as photos, correspondence, books, ephemera; as well as artworks created by and gifted to Martinez, and art produced by members of subsequent generations . Never seen before by the public, this historical collection is sourced from the family’s multi-generational homes in Northern California – first in Piedmont and Carmel, then in Pebble Beach.

The online auction offers a diverse selection of books from the family library, including "México y Sus Alrededores," a signed edition by Jack London dedicated to Martinez with photograph, Inedited Works of Bakst, and several publications on Carmel. Other lots on paper include silhouettes, photos of Martinez, caricatures of his bohemian circle of friends, and his 1915 Gold Medal Panama-Pacific International Award. Among the Bohemian Club memorabilia are plays, photos, publications, and ephemera. There are numerous groupings of letters, albums, papers, and/or ephemera – including Martinez, both his wife Elsie and daughter Michaela, Ralph DuCasse, Harriet Dean, his father-in-law Herman Whitaker, Franklin Roosevelt, photographer Edward Weston, artist Magda Pach, and others. Groupings of publications feature art exhibit catalogs and the California College of Arts and Crafts. In addition, besides an array of artworks by Martinez, there are paintings, drawings, sketches, etchings, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by Micaela Martinez DuCasse, Ralph DuCasse, Chiura Obata, Josephine Wood Colby, Albert Thomas DeRome, Leo Lentelli, Arnold Genthe, Benjamen Chin, Gardiner Hale, Evelyn Otheto Stoddard Weston, Eugene Delacroix, Del F. Lederle, and others.

10:30am - 2:30pm

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Turner Online Auction