The American Art Fair 2010, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Gala Preview Nov. 28

William Trost Richards (1833-1905) Shoal Water, 1900.  Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 60 inches Signed and dated at lower left: Wm T.  Richards 1900.  Menconi & Schoelkopf.
William Trost Richards (1833-1905) Shoal Water, 1900. Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 60 inches Signed and dated at lower left: Wm T. Richards 1900. Menconi & Schoelkopf.
  • Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) Portrait of George Washington, 1822.  Oil on canvas, 44 1/8 x 34 1/2 inches.  Hammer Galleries.

    Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828) Portrait of George Washington, 1822. Oil on canvas, 44 1/8 x 34 1/2 inches. Hammer Galleries.

The American Art Fair at the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts will be held November 29-December 2, 2010 at the Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City. The gala preview on Sunday, November 28, celebrates the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. The Fair, introduced in 2008, focuses on the grand tradition of American art established early in the 19th century and gathers more than 200 works by founding National Academy members and their circle.  Landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture by the artists who defined American art in the 19th and early 20th century include many works that have not been on the market for generations.

The Fair assembles the premier specialists in 19th and early 20th century American art in this historic setting. Exhibitors include Adelson Galleries, Alexander Gallery, Avery Galleries, Debra Force Fine Art, Gerald Peters Gallery, Godel & Co. Fine Art, Hammer Galleries, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Menconi & Schoelkopf, Questroyal Fine Art, and Thomas Colville Fine Art.

The American Art Fair immerses current and potential collectors and patrons in the legacy and importance of the Academy’s role in America and American art.  The institution established over 180 years ago as the National Academy of Design was the center and primary catalyst for emerging artists to distinguish themselves, influence each other, and to define the young nation’s cultural identity.

Fair hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Admission to the preview is by invitation, and from November 29-December 2, complimentary. For details, please call 212.472.1636 or visit

www.TheAmericanArtFair.com.

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire