Nicholas Takis was born in NYC in 1903 and passed away in 1964. He studied at the Art Students’ League, New York School of Fine & Applied Art, and New York Evening School of Industrial Art. His work was exhibited in NYC and Pittsburgh, among other cities.
I mostly look at the work of my contemporaries for inspiration, but it’s also good to look to the not-too-distant past, at the work of people like Takis, or Mark Coomer, or Katsuyuki Nishijima, or even Þórarinn B. Þorláksson. That traces a bit of a lineage between past and present.
an impressive artist
brilliant work! another great find, Maya!
You’ve got the eye for spotting really cool artwork…. are these out in the world for sale?
Tim, I try to archive cool stuff here as I come across it, but I haven’t seen these prints for sale anywhere yet [just the paintings, for $400-ish each]. I’ll have to keep hunting!
These illustrations are adorable! Thank you so much for introducing me to this great artist!
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i recently purchased two of these paintings. one is a street scene featuring bycycles, and the other is a street scene with autos,, any one have any ideas where i can find out what these are worth
The paintings I posted above came from this site, where they’re listed at $400 each. I have no idea if those are fair prices, but that’s the only price indication I’ve seen for Takis’ paintings.
For anyone who enjoyed the images I posted above, there is currently a lot of 4 of Takis’ serigraphs going for $290/BO on eBay. I’m personally a lot less smitten by them than I am by the images I had posted here. The frames, which I’m guessing are original, are really ugly.
I have a couple of his serigraphs if anyone is interested in them. I can email more information to any interested parties.
I have a takis original painting with his signature & Im wondering waht it is worth?
Judy, you may try looking for a gallery or dealer specializing in his work, or work in his style and/or of that period. Checking out eBay might also provide some idea of current values.
I have found two prints under glass just as the two above. Busy Street, and Broadway. The two have old wooden frames that are NOT in very good condition, but I dare not remove them in fear of damaging the work. On the back of the artwork it is written in pencil: P 180 M 125 Takis. And on the seal is written the name of the artwork. I have no idea what these are worth, but would be interested in speaking to someone that might be interested in them.
Hi, Hailee. I’m no expert, but I think the lithographs you own don’t hold much value. Enjoy them and, if need be, reframe the prints!
I just found a painting under another picture after buying what turned out to be an original P. Sigal drawing of “Palm Passage – St. Thomas”. He was a famous street artist from the virgin Islands from 1956-75. I went to clean the glass and then all this backing turns out to be an original N. Takis painting signed and dated 1935. I paid $8.00 for it at the local Good-Will store. Haven’t found the title for it yet, but I will. It’s of a milkman pulling a cart with two blue jugs on it down the middle of a winding street with three building on the left, a small square pinkish house on the right with a group of trees with long black trunks and round green tops with black, white and olive green dots. There are two green hills in the back ground as well as light blue mountains and blue sky.
Wow! So, two original paintings for $8? That’s insane luck.
I have 2 of Takis’ prints. Love the colors. Both are street scenes. One has a man with his monkey sitting on the music box. The other is of an ice-cream truck. The original frames are in very good shape. Will post them on Ebay soon if anyone is interested.
They sound lovely! I hope you’ll treasure them and enjoy them until you’re ready to pass them on to another fan.
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I have come across two original N. Takis water colors, in my possession. Both are farm scenes and in some old frames. After researching I have found they are priced at $300 to 600. i would like to put them up for sale ( personal or auction) but do not know where to start.
Kenneth, you could try eBay, Craigslist, or a gallery or consignment store in your area. Good luck!
I found two signed Nicholas Taki’s paintings hidden behind pictures I bought at goodwill. One is of a city street and the other of ocean harbor. Any idea where the best place to get a value on these?
Denise, that’s very cool! I don’t have any suggestions beyond what I suggested previously in this thread.