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John Ford Clymer

 (1907 - 1989)
John Ford Clymer was active/lived in Wyoming, Ontario / Canada.  John Clymer is known for genre-west, wildlife, illustrations.

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Artist Bulletins for John Ford Clymer

26 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

The Quiet Man
Ken Wainner MD (04/29/2014)
Does anyone, esp from the JFC Museum, know anything about the history of "The Quiet Man"? It appears to reflect an association with the movie of the same title as it clearly shows an Irish background. Thanks. Ken

John Ford Clymer
Mia Merendino (11/20/2009)
I wish to comment on a prior posting. The Clymer Museum of Art in Ellensburg, Washington, has been assisting folks with their queries and providing answers to questions about Clymer works as best we can. As you may know there is no definitive tome on John Clymer that could be used as a resource for information. His career was established in illustration art;later in his life he began his historic depictions of the settlement of the Frontier. We are a small museum and staff, a non-profit and we work very hard to assist those that call or e-mail us.

duck & duckling "the Guardian" print
Leonard (02/05/2009)
For Cindy, I have a similar print of a painting for the Chrysler company in 1948.

Signed John Clymer Painting Geese Takeoff
cindy (12/26/2008)
I have a signed oil on canvas painting from John Clymer's of geese or ducks in flight landing on a countryside pond with a vintage auto in the background. I searched AskArt's database but can not find this title. Anyone know. Thanks, Cindy

john clymer
gena (06/13/2008)
i cant seem to find out much info on this print. its signed john clymer, 85/975 dated 1975 its a man on a horses crossing a river maybe a trapper, followed by some indians. can any one help? thanks gena

Drawings by John DeGrasse
George Wilson (04/15/2008)
I have 4 Prints of Pen/Ink drawings made of the Washington DC Naval Yard. by John DeGrasse former USMC combat Artist.I would like to know there approx value.

prints for walter chryslet
vikki (03/23/2008)
I am looking for a print of cows and calves in a pasture that was done for walter chrysler company in late 40s or 50s...there was a set of 4...mother dog washing pup...ducks... and fawn and skunks...any information would be appreciated...vikki

value of china plates
Sandra Jordan (01/28/2008)
I have inhereted "Encounters" and "Survival Celebrations". These are painted china plates. I would like to know the value

John Clymer, painter of the west
Joe Wolf (01/21/2008)
You can look at the prices of the signed prints and "Posters" on the Clymer Museum webpage. The Museum is in Ellensburg, WA. I am a collector of his prints. They are the best researched subjects of all of the modern day painters of the fur trade subjects.

john clymer
erzsebet (07/30/2007)
I have an original oil painting of John Floyd Clymer the impressionist. It a painting of a harbor possibly during war. I have heard that he was born in the us,canda, and englend, but know nothing more specific. I would like to know what this painting is worth but noone seems to know anything. He has copied 3 painting by Claude Monet, some people wonder if there are anymore. If you have any info please email me. Thank you!

Clymer print
Sherrie Gregory (07/11/2007)
Indeed this is John Clymer's work... I have a metal tray and the tear sheet for the is called "Clocking At Daybreak"..and I LOVE it.. if I could find a print or even the ORIBINAL oil..I would buy it. His advertising work was much more varied than the Western fine art he did.. I happen to LOVE the advertising work, very much. Congratulations.. Sherrie

Clymer print
Sandra (07/11/2007)
I have a print of a black jockey riding a horse on a track with two men watching, and underneath it says The Clocker in the middle, it's signed by John Clymer, and on the left side it says From The Early Times Collection. With all this talk on the board about two Clymers, and noticing that the Clymer I Googled only did Western style paintings, I'm wondering what I've got. Any information would be appreciated!

Juel Hansen Jr. (07/10/2007)
I have a boat scene painting signed in capital letters in the lower left corner "CLYMER".I know it is not John F.Clymer but who is it?

john ford clymer
curtis bucoviz (01/09/2007)
I have a signed john clymer oil painting of a native man in a canoe surrouned by rapids.My grandmother was given this painting in vancouver canada and passed it on to me. I believe it was painted in the early 1900's but never recieved much info on it,does anybody know who I could contact or have themselves any info. thanx...

John Clymer
Carol Parke (11/17/2006)
I have a John Clymer impressionist painting of a river and perhaps a mill village, man in boat, small bldg. and path on left shore. Would love to know more about this artist, apparently not John Ford Clymer according to his museum. Signed in left hand corner. Frame has #870712 on back and appears to be old and original. Any info. and approximate worth would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mystery Clymers
Sherrie Gregory (10/27/2006)
There are at least two John Clymer artists. Unfortunate and Clymer is not a common name. The impressionist/seascape one is nothing like the work of Clymer the illustrator/Western painter. I am still amazed that some that should know better still want to believe they are one in the same. Even the big auction houses have mis labeled one. Walt Reed is an authority and I reccomend anyone with questions go to him. He is located in NYC and founded "Illustration House" I believe. Just Google him. I don't quite know why anyone would use the Smithsonian. Walt has written books on Clymer and knows his art very very well. I agree on the quality of the impressionist Clymer. Some is pretty good and others I have seen are just terrible. Those may be student work or a fond admirer trying to "copy" that Clymer. All the best in your respective researches. Sherrie

Impressionist "Clymer" paintings
kathy (10/23/2006)
I am really trying to find out anything on Clymer the "impressionist". I have three originals and they are beautiful. I heard he was born in England but can not find out anymore. This is so frustrating because I love his work. I bought my "clymer's " in Charleston SC in the early '80's.

impressionist "Clymer" paintings
Jon (09/21/2006)
I'm a dealer in art. I too have stumbled into this situation. I travel far and wide across the US and I have seen thse impressionist works in Florida, Texas, and especially here in Southern California. One I had a few years ago sold at an auction house back east and they sold it as a Clymer (under $1000 hammer). I purchased a clipper ship one recently in Texas. Now, I've seen another one, and it's so bad, the color use is so dreadful, the scale of the figures is so far off, relative to the perspective etc., that I'm convinced that we are most definitely talking about two artists. I had just thought that perhaps Clymer's style loosened up greatly in his last years, but, now, after seeing this string of posts here, I believe this is surely not the case. The "Clymer" impressionist paintings are very, very new looking, with white, almost brand new canvas on the back side, and brand new looking stretchers! It's interesting to learn, here, that the museum disavows any connection between these new paintings and the artist John Ford Clymer.

Clymer Boys
Sherrie Gregory (09/12/2006)
Richard, Anyone looking at the paintings can tell they are by different artists. The signatures are both consistent with each one. There is a John FLOYD Clymer listed here in AskArt..but he is not the one. The impressionist one is maybe Canadian I am told by one of the dealers. Go to Illustration House and talk to Walt Reed. Call the Clymer Museum in Washington.. you can Google the numbers. They will tell you that these are NOT John Ford Clymer's works. There is another one on Ebay now trying to pass as THE John Clymer. They are really making a lot of stuff up about the painting... I would think the family would be interested in preserving John's good name and reputation. Sincerely, Sherrie

Impressionist Clymer
Richard (09/09/2006)
I asked the Smithsonian staff to research John Clymer the impressionist and they could not find another Clymer beside John Ford. I find no John Clymer listed in any English artist search site. Iam becoming convinced that there is only one John Clymer artist and his middle name is Ford. We shall see.

Sherrie Gregory (09/07/2006)
Hi Tracey, Thanks so much for the Clymer feedback... I have been battling these "other Clymers" for years.... I wish we could come up with who he is. I am a huge Clymer fan and sure hate to see the others sold for John Ford Clymer paintings. I have three real ones and one I am sure is his but never had any authenication on it as itisn't signed. Can you family perhaps identify it? Thanks again, Sherrie

Two John Clymers
Tracey (08/31/2006)
I too have seen auction houses selling the impressionist paintings signed by "John Clymer", saying it's John Ford Clymer. However, the Clymer family states that these impressionist-type pieces are NOT those of John FORD Clymer. They believe the other John Clymer was from England. I myself have looked for any information I can on him, but can find none. I should note that I'm married to Mr. Clymers grandson, so I tend to believe the family when they state it is a different artist.

KAREN (08/10/2006)

John Clymer
Richard (08/08/2006)
I own two impressionist Clymers. The Clymer museum believes that these impressionist paintings signed by John Clymer are done by a different artist. I find nothing on this mysterious impressionist John Clymer. I think the signatures on his western works and the impressionist works are similar. Some auction houses claim John Ford Clymer as the artist of these impressionist paintings. It is an interesting situation.

John Clymer
jim (07/23/2006)
I have one Clymer and have seen many. Recently, I have seen several impressionist oils with a Clymer signature. News to me as I thought he was an illustrator and western painter. Does anyone know if Clymer ever painted impressionistic scenes?

John Clymer
Jeff Beaver (06/06/2006)
I have 2 posters done by John Clymer one is a Cowboy ranch scene 50x23 inchesand another is a bear and her cubs with stream and mountain sky scene. app. 50x23 any information will be helpful

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