Mitchell-Nevin Fine Art represents the estate of Francis Hamabe (1917-2002), selected works from his Maine colleagues Vincent Hartgen (1903-2003), Waldo Peirce (1884-1970) and Denny Winters (1905-1985). We also represent the contemporary Maine artists Larry Moffet, Margaret Straus and others.
The Hamabe estate has a collection of drawings, collages and paintings. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the estate goes to the Maine Community Foundation, a vehicle that supports the Maine Expansion Funds (mainecf.org), whose mission is promoting the arts in rural Maine.
His widow, Phyllis Hamabe, is working on a monograph about Hamabe's work with author Carl Little. Publication is scheduled for 2011.