Katherine Joy Postle Gallery


Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989) was born and received her primary education in Idaho; after teaching art in the local schools, she went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago (where she received recognition for her drawings), and subsequently spent most of her life in Florida, living in the Pensacola and Orlando areas. She also traveled west along the Gulf Coast and north to the Smokey Mountain region, recording her journeys in many landscapes primarily done as watercolors. Her other main interest was in birds, about which she wrote and illustrated several books, including "Fine Feathers" (1941; jointly published by Postle and her husband Robert Blackstone), "Glamor Birds" (1944; published by Blackstone), and "Drawing Birds" (1961; published by Pitman Publishing Corporation, NY). She is listed in both "Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide" and Doris Dawdy's "Artists of the American West." All watercolors chronologically arranged below are from the estate of Joy Postle Blackstone, are unframed (except #A5AF), and were executed on Rough watercolor paper (except #s A5AF & A5AJ which are on a smoother Cold Press paper)


Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). Smokey Mountain Forest (9" x 5" on a smooth paper). Pencil-signed and dated ("'20") LR; Triple-matted and framed. $325. (#A5AF)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Slaughter's Ranch Ariz" (10" x 14"). Signed and dated ("'29") LR; further titled and dated ("April 3, 1929") on back. $175. (#A5AP)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Near Baytown Tex." (9" x 14"). Pencil-signed and dated ("'29") LR; titled and further dated ("Last week of Sept.") on back. $165. (#A5AI)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Shadows-on-the-Teche - Camellia Garden, La." (10" x 14"). Pencil-signed LR; more fully titled and dated ("April 11, 1931") on back.$175. (#A5AM)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Enchanted Wood - Old live oak on McIlhenny's estate, Avery's Island, La." (10" x 14"). Signed and dated ('"31") LL; titled and also dated ("April 13, 1931") on back. $175. (#A5AN)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). Live Oak Forest (10" x 14"). Unsigned. $125. (#A5AO)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Grand Bayou (near) Gulf Beach - Sunset glow on rushes (Pensacola)" (10" x 14"). Unsigned; More fully titled and dated ("Oct 19, 1931") on back. $150. (#A5AV)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Escambia Bay - Noon (Pensacola)" (10" x 14"). Pencil-signed and dated ("Postle '31") LL; further description written on back. $175. (#A5AZ)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989; Florida). "Escambia Bay (Our Camping Ground) (Pensacola)" (9" x 13"). Pencil-signed and dated ("Postle '31") LR; titled and also dated ("Oct. 21, 1931") on back. $165. (#A5AH)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). Escambia Bay, Pensacola (10" x 14"). Unsigned. $125. (#A5BA)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Escambia Bay - Young Pines (Pensacola)" (10" x 14"). Unsigned; title, further description, and date ("Oct 23, 1931") written on back.$125. (#A5AW)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Looking up Black Water River - Seminole Lodge, Ala" (10" x 14"). Signed LL; titled and dated ("Feb 28, 1932") on back. $175. (#A5AQ)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Scenic Highway - Pensacola" (10" x 14"). Unsigned; title and date ("May 4, 1932") written on back.$150. (#A5AX)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). Scenic Highway View, Pensacola (10" x 14"). Unsigned. $125. (#A5AY)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Above Tugalo(o) Power Plant - N. Georgia" (14" x 10"). Unsigned; titled and dated ("May 17, 1933") on back. $150. (#A5AK)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). North Georgia Forest (14" x 10"). Unsigned. $125. (#A5AL)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Morning Mist - Below Wakulla Spring" (10" x 14"). Pencil-signed and dated ("Postle '33") LL; titled and dated on back. $175. (#A5AU)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Upstream Su(w)annee River at Wannee - Late aft." (11 x 10). Unsigned; titled and dated ("Oct 1934") on back (cut off).$140. (#A5AG)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). Suwannee River below Bridge - downstream (10" x 14"). Pencil-signed LL; titled, dated ("Oct 16, 1934"), and initialed on back. $175. (#A5AR)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Morning Mist - Lake Katherine (Oklawaha)" (15" x 21"). Signed and dated ("1937") LL; titled and also signed on back.$275. (#A5AJ)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). "Fannin(g) Spring - Looking out to Suwannee River" (10" x 14"). Unsigned; titled, dated ("April 14, 1939"), and further described on back. $150. (#A5AS)
Postle Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989). River scene (10" x 14"). Unsigned. $125. (#A5AT)