Posted 2 years ago
Here is a painting from my collection which was selected by the king of fright for the Vincent Price Collection at Sears and Roebuck:
"Construction", James Glanton, 15" x 22", watercolor, 1963
James Glanton was born in 1936 in Longview, Texas. He was a graduate of the Chouinard Institute and exhibited in California and Colorado. He was living in Los Angeles in 1963. This painting was sold by Sears, Roebuck, and Co. as part of the Vincent Price Collection. From late 1962 until 1971 it was possible to purchase fine art, from Picassos to works by lesser known artists through the Sears catalog and at some stores. Sears contracted well known actor and fine art expert Vincent Price to acquire fine art for Sears and lend his name to the collection. The quality of the works Price selected was considered to be very good. Over 50,000 pieces of fine art were sold by Sears under the auspices of the Vincent Price Collection. The history of this program can be found on Sears' web site and there is a rare Sears training video on YouTube showing Vincent Price explaining the collection to Sears sales folks. Very fun.