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Susan Teller

We feature American paintings and works on paper from the 1920s to the 1950s with special interest in the Urban/Industrial Scene, Modernism, Atelier 17, Surrealism, and African American work.

Blog entries from susantellergallery for May 2010

Hugh Mesibov, The Siege (Leningrad), 1943, 54 x 61 inches

Hugh Mesibov show at Susan Teller Gallery extended through May 27

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Hugh Mesibov Wartime Shipyard show at the Susan Teller Gallery is now EXTENDED through May 27, 2010Hugh Mesibov: The Wartime ShipyardSurrealist Works of 1942/45, Paintings and DrawingsLink to site:www.susantellergallery.comThe entire show may be viewed under Exhibitions or Current.During World War II Hugh Mesibov was a First Class Ship Fitter at the historic William Cramp & Son Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia. That day-to-day experience, combined with horrific wartime news, resulted in a body surrealist paintings and drawings. A highlight of the show is his monumental painting,...


Mesibov, Dialogue in Armor, 1944, 30 x 24 inches

Hugh Mesibov Memories of the Wartime Shipyard

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:35 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

HUGH MESIBOV, The Wartime Shipyard, Surrealist Works of 1942/45. EXTENDED THROUGH MAY, 27, 2010. During World War II Hugh Mesibov (born 1916) was a First Class Ship Fitter --- one of more than 18,000 workers employed at the historic William Cramp & Son Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia. Cramp’s, founded in 1830, had been closed since 1927, but was re-opened in 1941; the USS Miami, a Navy cruiser, was built there. On the last day, when the job ended in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to the site. Mesibov remembers him waving to the crowd. Roosevelt died later that year...


St. Louis Mercantile Library Fair

Posted: May 20, 2010 11:06 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

    Back in the Gallery from Missouri.  The St. Louis Mercantile Library fair was wonderful. In spite of the rain the event was amazingly well attended. In particular there was interest in work by Michael J. Gallagher, Joe Jones, and Fred Shane. At the Gallery the Hugh Mesibov Wartime Shipyard is extended through Thursday, May 27.