VP and director of American Art at Heritage Auctions Hudson River School
Cornerstones of 19th-century American art, these bucolic scenes are blue-chip investments.
Prime examples—by Jasper Francis Cropsey, for example—clock in
Early American Modernists
They might not quite have Georgia O’Keeffe’s name recognition, but with pieces netting $160,000 and up, modern painters like Man Ray (above) and John Marin are coming into their own.
His scenes of bygone innocence are a balm for the uncertainty of the
current moment, with prices easily peaking over $1 million. If you’ve got an original, move it now while
it’s at its peak.