Skip to main content

American Art | Bonhams Skinner / Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in.

Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 1
Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 2
Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 3
Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 4
Thumbnail of Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 1
Thumbnail of Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 2
Thumbnail of Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 3
Thumbnail of Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975) Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in. image 4
Lot 43
Pasquale
(Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975)
Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont) 22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm) framed 30 x 38 in.
25 January 2023, 12:00 EST
Skinner Marlborough, Massachusetts

Sold for US$2,550 inc. premium

Own a similar item?

Submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

How to sell

Looking for a similar item?

Our specialists can help you find a similar item at an auction or via a private sale.

Find your local specialist

Ask about this lot

Pasquale (Patsy) Santo (American, 1893-1975)

Peaceful Valley (Viereck Farm, North Bennington, Vermont)
signed 'Patsy Santo' (lower right)
oil on canvas
22 x 30 1/4 in. (55.9 x 76.8 cm)
framed 30 x 38 in.

Footnotes

Provenance
Family of the artist

N.B.
After emigrating from Italy in 1913 at age 20, Patsy Santo worked a variety of jobs, including for the railroad and as a housepainter, in Albany, Hoosick Falls, and Greenwich, New York, finally settling in Bennington, Vermont in 1917. While he had dabbled in art earlier, his first success occurred in 1937 when one of his paintings earned a blue ribbon at the state fair in Rutland, Vermont. Artist Walt Kuhn saw Santo's prize-winning painting and helped introduce him to the New York art world. Santo was invited to participate in the exhibition Unknown American Artists at the Museum of Modern Art alongside other self-taught artists including Grandma Moses. He painted his rural Vermont landscapes with a precision and attention to detail nearing photo-realism.

Additional information