Lena, WI, May 23, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- John Adamski of Pound, Wisconsin could not believe his eyes when after receiving an inheritance from his uncle he discovered there was much more than he had expected. John was going through his uncles house expecting a few of the usual family heirlooms and some personal belongings but to his suprise there were hundreds of pieces of artwork. Pieces ranging from scraps of paper with sketches and simple drawings to very large framed pieces many of which had previously been displayed in museums through-out the country.
Much of the art belonged to the well-known 1950's & 60's surrealist artist H.C. Kimball who was a friend of John's uncle for many years. Kimball, was a member of the original "Artist Colony" along with world famous American Artist Andy Warhol.
Many of today's "in the know" collectors seek Harold Kimball's art. His works have been on display at the Chicago Arts Fair, The Delgado Museum in New Orleans, Concordia University, as well as may other art museums, compuses and displays around the world.
Kimball was born in 1929 in New York City but received most of his artistic knowledge and training in New Orleans at the Delgado School of Art under well-known artist Robert Nix.
The collections contains pieces from other artists including a 1924 Norman Rockwell print, abstract art from Douglas D. Craft, Judith Brama, Kurtz & Allison (Chicago), William Henry Chandler Chalks and some from John's Uncle Robert himself.
John's Uncle lived in Chicago from 1945-1985 he the moved to Pound, WI where he resided until his death in December of 2006 Robert was very good friends with Kimball and collected his artwork for much of his life. Uncle Bob left the entire collection along with personal belongings to John in his final will.
John is going to offer the collection through a public auction to be held this summer at Stiles Auction, LLC located at 6234 Duame Rd. Lena, WI 54139. John plans to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale to start an art scholarship in his uncles name. For more information about the upcoming auction please contact Stiles Auction, LLC (920) 834-4044 Open 10-5 p.m. Central Standard Time seven days a week. To view photos of the collection to be sold point your browser to www.stilesauction.com where you will find more than 180 pieces on display.