Do Not Do Business with David Gatling or David Flores. He is unethical and possibly a con artist. If he contacts you please let me know so I can give the information to the authorities. I was in a transaction with a verbal and written agreement for some paintings and he refused to send the artwork after getting my check.

Le repas des cochons
signed AW Sparks, 85"x73"

Courtesy of Dominique Mayens

A.W.Sparks, Steel Mills,
signed lower right AW Sparks, 1915, 36"x48.5"

courtesy of Elizabethtown College

Arthur W. Sparks, Woman Sewing in Garden, oil on canvas,
13.75" X 10.5"
Courtesy of
The Butler Institute Of American Art.

Arthur W. Sparks, Quai St. Catherine Martinique, oil on beaver board, 23 1/2 x 28 3/4"

Portrait of Arthur Watson Sparks, 1919
Sam Rosenberg

This biography from the archives of AskART.com,

A landscape and genre painter, he became head of the new Department of Painting and Illustration at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and earned a reputation according to William Gerdts as "probably Pittsburgh's leading Impressionist artist." He also traveled in the West, and one of his surviving paintings from that period, a Grand Canyon landscape, is titled "Grand View, Ariz Canyon."
He was born in Washington DC, and studied with Howard Helmick and in France for ten years at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He was much impressed with the painting of Claude Monet and painted colorful scenes of relaxed figures in dappled, suffused light. He died in Philadelphia in 1919.

If anyone has information about this American Impressionist please contact chris@ArthurWatsonSparks.com
Thursday, 10/31/2002 2:47 PM