I happened to stumble on your thread searching for information on Bill Ellsworth. I recently inherited artwork from local artists (I am originally from the area), including one of Bill Ellworth’s original etchings titled, “You’ve Done It Again, Ollie”, and is numbered 11/18. It appears he passed away in 2006. Not sure if you are still looking for data about your etchings, but if so, here are a few resources that may prove helpful to your search. As you will discover, he did sell his work. Perhaps the low numbers represent various series of works. Good luck.
https://www.jeffreysevans.com is a local and reputable auction company that appears to do well selling works of local artists and artifacts. They may or may not be able to provide you with some additional information.
Hi, I hope you found the info on Bill Ellworth. He started out doing oil paintings. Most of those are now in museums. Then he switched to watercolor. He finally settled on etchings. He was concerned because a lot of his following couldn't afford his oils or watercolors. When he was alive he sold in galliers in CA, Hawaii, VA etc His 8" by 10"s sold for around $125.00. Don't know price after he died. I hope you got good prices when you sold them on e-bay. He had many interests and painted on most of those subjects.As you could tell by a lot of his pictures his sence of humor was different and keen. Any other questions and I will try to answer them.
I have a collection of Bill Ellsworth etchings, and am looking to acquire more. Do you still have any for sale?
Hi Tomcat, I was a friend of Bill Ellsworth. We were in Japan together and a few other stations. I have no pictures to sell. Are you only interested in etchings? I can try to contact one of his daughters that handled his estate. I have no idea what they would be selling for now. Bill's been dead about 10 years. I presume from your call sign you are interested in planes and carriers? Let me know what you are interested in and I will try to contact his daughters.
Hi, my name is Mike. I have a painting done by him, it is framed and mounted in a 39"x 28" frame that I aquired in Utah during my last USAF assignment (1991). It is a painting of a very small image of an air carrier that looks like the Enterprise on a huge background of sea and sky. It is not very impressive to my eye and perhaps one of Ellsworth's earlier works. His label is on the back side of the frame, and the paper backstop has some tears in it. Anyone interested?
Fairfields - I'm sorry I never saw this post before now! I wasn't a friend of Bill's, but I lived near him, and loved going to his house to buy his etchings. He was a great guy, and a lot of fun to talk with. If you are still in contact with his family, I would definitely be interested in hearing if they have any of his aircraft prints for sale.