Howard Fogg Original Artwork Paintings

8 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    August 2011
  • 3 posts
Howard Fogg Original Artwork Paintings
Posted by PFM on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:11 PM

I have several Howard Fogg Original pieces of artwork from the PFM estate and wondering how I can find collectors - any suggestions?

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • 574 posts
Posted by FlyingCrow on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:47 PM

I'm somewhat surprised you don't want to hang on these, but there are several suggested avenues if you really want to sell them.

A.   Contact a well known auction house specializing in fine art.  I think one of our regular posters suggested Sotheby's; and there's also Christies.     A quick search of the internet and calls to fine art galleries in New York will give you your answer.

B.  Consign through an established gallery, consignment shop.  Doyle , New York comes to mind , but there are others.

C.  Set up your own auction and advertise in TRAINS, CLASSIC TRAINS, etc.     This will take the most work and time but you'll get all the money and won't have to pay heavy auction house fees.

D.  Sell online through one of the existing auction websites.   I, personally, would rather give the stuff away than do this.

E.  Donate the artwork to established museums institutions for tax credits, or just the fact that it will be in their possession, safe with YOUR name as the donor, almost forever...some legacy.


Do you have values on all of the paintings?   If you do not have a current appraisal, that's where I'd start first before doing any of the above.

Best wishes.

AB Dean Jacksonville,FL
  • Member since
    October 2010
  • From: Centennial, CO
  • 3,218 posts
Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:33 PM

Heck, I would love to see a digital photo of them even if it's in low resolution with a watermark on them to protect their value.  As suggested, if you don't need the money from the sale I would keep them and or get them into a museums hands for others to enjoy and folks will remember you for remembering them.

  • Member since
    August 2011
  • 3 posts
Posted by PFM on Thursday, August 18, 2011 11:38 AM

Happy, to show the artwork.  Not sure how to do it on this forum? 

  • Member since
    August 2011
  • From: Joplin, Missouri
  • 3 posts
Posted by Route of the Eagles on Friday, August 19, 2011 5:25 PM

If these are actual Howard Fogg "Paintings" I would hold on to them if you even have the slightest interest in railroading.  If you don't by all means find a buyer that has that interest. 

However if these are Howard Fogg "Prints" the value would be reduced, but the interest to a railroader or railfan would still be there and the would sale.

I have a Fogg print of a Missouri Pacific an Alco FA that has been in our family since the 1950s.

Tags: Howard Fogg
  • Member since
    December 2001
  • 8,156 posts
Posted by henry6 on Saturday, August 20, 2011 3:25 PM

I was the one who suggested Soothebey's but it was taken down.  BUT, yes, be sure they are the original art work by all means.  ALCO/GE commissioned him to do paintings of their products in the 1950s; he would work from photos and actually visit some locations.  The paintings were made into prints...two sizes, one larger than the other.  Most were done in one or the other but not both sizes.  If what you have is original, I think oil art work, then do take to a reputable art dealer or auction house.  Christies is another.  Check with a local art society, museum, or dealer for suggestions,too.

RIDEWITHMEHENRY is the name for our almost monthly day of riding trains and transit in either the NYCity or Philadelphia areas including all commuter lines, Amtrak, subways, light rail and trolleys, bus and ferries when warranted. No fees, just let us know you want to join the ride and pay your fares. Ask to be on our email list or find us on FB as RIDEWITHMEHENRY (all caps) to get descriptions of each outing.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: US
  • 1,522 posts
Posted by AltonFan on Saturday, August 20, 2011 6:15 PM

Even if you you don't plan on selling the items, having the items appraised for insurance/estate planning purposes might still be worthwhile.


  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Munster,IN
  • 13 posts
Posted by chuckles on Sunday, August 21, 2011 11:16 AM

I believe that Al Chione, who lives around Durango,CO has a large collection of Howard Fogg paintings.

He is sometimes an advertiser in the back of Trains or Classic Trains magazines.


  • Member since
    August 2019
  • 6 posts
Posted by KathysCountryCorner on Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:52 AM

I believe that I just found an original watercolor painting by Howard Fogg. It is not in the best condition but I found out that the prints still being produced from this original are called "Niagra 6000 4-8-4" or "Niagara Type 4-8-4 Locomotive, Class S-1-b, on New York Central Train No. 50 -- "The Empire State Express", in the Highlands of the Hudson, 1948 from original painting by Howard Fogg". Was eBay the best avenue and what should I start the bid at? Can you tell me what you sold yours for even though it was so long ago or can anyone else help me out? What to do with it???


Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!


Get the Classic Trains twice-monthly newsletter