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Early Fort Worth artist Bror Utter‘s intriguing oil on canvas painting “The Visitors” (1943) fetched $35,850 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas last weekend.

"THE VISITORS" BY BROR UTTER
"THE VISITORS" BY BROR UTTER

That’s some serious cheese for local art.

Utter (1913-1993) is a prominent figure among the Fort Worth Circle artists who explored modernism in the 1940s. He’s often pegged as Fort Worth’s most influential early artist.

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Still, Kelly Fearing‘s “The Lifters” (1944) appears to hold the record for top selling painting — it reportedly sold for close to $40,000 a couple of years back.

Fearing is still alive and kicking and living in Austin.

KELLY FEARING IN 2008
KELLY FEARING IN 2008

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  1. Bror Utter gave a talk and demonstration about art at a school assembly when I was a kid. He painted a watercolor while he spoke, signed the painting, and gave it to the school.

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