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Collecting Concepts

Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

Garth's Auctions Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers

Collecting Concepts (ideas, musings, points of interest)...from America's Most Trusted Auction House (or ramblings on an Eclectic assortment of antique, art and vintage collecting topics...fueled by the incredible variety we encounter every day!)


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ART-ANTIQUE SCHMOOZE and NEWS

C. Dianne Zweig

Farmington Valley Arts Center

Enjoy the coloroful ride as Dianne takes you along to some of her favorite galleries, studios, events, shows, antique shops, markets, Schmooze about antiques, collectibles, retro, art, vintage, kitsch, lifestyle, trends and more.


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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis.


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Ackerman's Fine Art Blog | Art of the 19th - 21st Centuries

Kenny Ackerman

Ackerman's Fine Art

The Ackerman's Fine Art blog offers advice and insight into the art world and important artists from American and Europe. Our blog offers information about how to collect and care for your art and provides tips on how to spot quality examples by various artists.


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Steamboat Models -The Rare Investment

Rex Stewart

The Hudson River steamboat model and other such works are highly sought after in the collectible market, primarily because of its rarity. Very few collectibles in this genre exist and there is a place where they can be realized and collected to enhance the Bard paintings that are now favored in the maritime.


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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.


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Beauty, Rarity, History...The M.S. Rau Antiques Blog

Bill Rau

M.S. Rau Antiques

A New Orleans institution for 100 years, M.S. Rau Antiques is among the premier antiques galleries in the world. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, their 30,000 square foot showroom houses one of the world’s most extensive and stunning collections of rare antiques, important fine art and breathtaking jewelry.


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20th Century by HKFA

Heather Karlie Vieira

20th Century by HKFA is for treasure hunters, interior designers, art aficionados and more. I buy and sell an important selection of well curated 20th Century finds. These are some of the stories about those finds...


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South Florida Art Adventures

Lisa Morales

Allegory PR Services

This blog documents my weekly art adventures in South Florida. To me, the first response to art should be visceral. Then, and when ready, I move beyond the visceral and develop an intellectual response. I like to take notes and photographs, research and think, and then return to write about my experience. South Florida's art scene is exploding! I hope that my adventures will help you develop a greater appreciation of art. I won't write much down, but I'll provide you the links, a couple of photos, and a bit of information. The rest is up to you. Go out and discover art, hone your appreciation, and share your knowledge!


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The Art of Dealing Art

Jay Caldwell

The Caldwell Gallery

Having bought, sold, and appraised fine American and European artwork for more than forty years here are some of our thoughts about the private, and sometimes not so private, aspects of dealing art and today's art world.


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Clarke Auction

Joseph Ronan Clarke

Highlights of upcoming and past auctions at Westchester's Premier Auction.


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Thoughts, Comments & Observations... The Rehs Galleries Blog

Alyssa Rehs

Rehs Galleries Inc

Thoughts, comments and observation on the 19th century art market.


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Art Trak Tribal Art

John Buxton

ArtTrak

The ArtTrak blog has been created as a discussion forum for the website www.arttrak.com. Periodically ArtTrak also sends out Newsletters to their subscribers and this information after publication is also added to the blog. While much of the blog is devoted to African, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, American Indian, and Folk Art, we are also very involved with appraisal and authentication issues. Your comments are welcome.


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Questroyal Fine Art Blog

Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC

Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, is an established American art gallery specializing in fine American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Questroyal’s ever-changing, diverse inventory of more than four hundred artworks includes important Hudson River School, impressionist, and modernist examples.


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Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Art Blog

Joseph K. Levene

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

With three decades multfifaceted art experience, Joseph K. Levene tackles relevant art topics and news.


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Keeping up with Payne Fine Arts

Warren Payne

Here's the latest news from Payne Fine Arts, the online art gallery based in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to our seasonal exhibition, we link you to special events of interest to our regional collectors and to print and online resources.


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Antique Helper: Art, Antiques and Collecting

Antique Helper

Reflections on collecting art and antiques and auction going penned by Antique Helper Staffers, including Bill Kranz, Dan Ripley, Andrea Hastings and Joni Back-Bubenzer


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Navigating the marine art market

Marine Arts Gallery

Advice and news on collecting antique and contemporary marine art for the beginner or seasoned collector. Answering questions on finding that perfect ship painting or restoring and framing a family heirloom.


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On the Hunt

Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

Located on Newbury Street in Boston, Copley Fine Art Auctions specializes in antique decoys and 19th- and 20th-century American, sporting, and wildlife paintings. Please visit the website at www.copleyart.com for more information.


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Hudson River School Stories

Paul G. Stein

Behind-the-scenes vignettes of the Hudson River School, culled from the increasing abundance of online archival sources.


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Art Wynwood 2012

Pamela Cohen

Art Wynwood will feature paintings, photography, sculpture, art video and new media, conceptual art and urban street art by 500 artists from 13 countries. With representation from 100 cities from around the world, including 50 across the U.S., Art Wynwood will further distinguish the Wynwood Arts District as a leading cultural destination for acquiring contemporary art.


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Gene Oliver: Musings about Fine Arts

Gene Oliver

Gene Oliver Gallery

Musings about fine arts from the Gene Oliver Gallery In San Juan Bautista, California. We specialize in European and American works from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular emphasis on Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism artists. We also provide art valuation services and curatorial consultations.


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Finding Edmonia Lewis and Others

M. Richardson

The emphasis is on 19th-Century African American artists Edmonia Lewis, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edward Mitchell Bannister, and Meta Warrick Fuller.


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Blue Heron Fine Art Blog

James Puzinas

Blue Heron Fine Art

Blue Heron Fine Art is a fine art gallery founded in 1995 specializing in American paintings from the 19th through 21st centuries. This blog was created to provide news, research and what are valuable insights into the current art market. More importantly, this blog is intended to be interactive. Comments, questions and opinions are encouraged!


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The Art of Marketing the Fine Arts

Regina Kolbe

A public relations blog that offers advice on maximizing your marketing opportunities.


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Discoveries: Fitz Henry Lane

James A. Craig

In 2006, the American art world was stunned to discover that it had been calling one of its most beloved artists by the wrong name. New research revealed that Fitz Hugh Lane (when alive) had actually been named Fitz Henry Lane. What other new revelations await?


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DeChant Art Consulting, LLC

Teresa DeChant

DeChant Art Consulting

DeChant Art, LLC is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality in art consulting and representation. I strive to assist clients in building an art collection that is both tasteful and of value. While helping clients build their art collections I have researched a number of artists based in the United States and internationally.


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Anatomy of an Auction

Bill Roland

Bill Roland takes a hands-on approach to valuing and selling the antiques, fine art and decorative arts that move through his gallery. The old school approach pays off, for consignors and buyers. Bill blogs about things he does every day, with an eye to making the auction process transparent for consignors and buyers.


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Antiquamania

Laura Beach

Dispatches from the collecting world.


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Treasure of the Month

Norton Museum of Art

On the third Wednesday of every month, the Norton Museum of Art shares a focus on an artwork from its collections.


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Tales of an Art Dealer

Carey Vose

Founded in 1841, Vose Galleries specializes in top quality 18th, 19th and early 20th century American realist artwork.


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Art & Antiques Notes

Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

ArtfixDaily

Art world news, exhibition reviews, and notes on collecting.


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 The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

The Art of Style: Fine Art & Contemporary Fashion" Featuring The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center at Bodytalk Boutique May 1, 2014, 5:30-8:00 p.m

Posted: April 15, 2014 10:19 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

THE SECRET IS OUT  The Fuse Factory Artists of The Farmington Valley Arts Center are having their first event ,The Art of Style: Fine Art and Contemporary Fashion. Spring into color for an evening featuring original artwork by the Fuse Factory Artists of the Farmington Valley Arts Center along with a beautiful collection of stylish women's clothing. The public is invited to a complimentary wine and cheese opening reception Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30- 8:00p.m. to meet the artists and view their works including paintings, collages, sculpture and ceramics which have...


All Women Online Art Exhibition

3rd Annual All Women Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Posted: April 02, 2014 03:16 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its April 2014 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to view online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “All Women” and only women artists were asked to submit their best art.  There was no overall artistic theme for this competition. An art competition was held in March 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 22 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 36 different states.  Overall, ...


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The Uncensored and Unflinching George Grosz

Posted: March 25, 2014 11:56 Last Updated: | Kenny Ackerman

In times of turbulence and upheaval, art is used as a vehicle to expose unrest or the gruesome underbelly of the events. George Grosz was a German artist caught in the between war and the rise of the Nazi party. By using satire, Grosz expressed his politics and general pessimism towards modern society. Characters are twisted exaggerations and each scene is rich in iniquity. While he is known now for his deeply political works, Grosz was not always political. Born to a lower middle class family in a small town in Pomerania, Grosz could often be found reading trashy novels, satire magazin...

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This model of the Beetle Whaleboat is produced completely in wood.  The model overall length which include the steering oar is 14" inches.  The scale is 1:32, 3/8" = 1'.

BEETLE Whaleboat Model -A Collector's Choice

Posted: March 24, 2014 15:10 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

When travelling in and around New England, it would not be surprising to discover a small, yet interesting multi-oared boat model displayed somewhere in a home, office, or library setting. This small double-ended type vessel would also be found in likely places such as antique shops, online galleries, and at notable maritime galleries -serving as a decorative art accent, or part of a collection. And, of course, these are very much part of the museum settings around the world for its simplistic yet esthetic design. The whaleboat has been the subject of countless stories and maritime...


Betsey in Her Bed, 1965

Mary Sinclair Centennial Retrospective on view through Saturday, April 5.

Posted: March 23, 2014 08:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This show covers sixty-five years of paintings and works on paper, from 1933 to 1997. Sinclair's children, her home, and her Union City, New Jersey, neighborhood, were her most important subjects. She considered herself an impressionist. Her son, the artist Richard Barnet, noted, “The skill and beauty of Mary Sinclair’s drawing-in-color does not stand alone. Rather, central to her work are the compositions. She always builds powerful designs from these elements: people and the places they inhabit.”  


Entitled La Promeneuse (The Walker), this oil painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is an incredible rarity on the market.

When A City Speaks: A Rare Painting by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Posted: March 19, 2014 15:50 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Though his career lasted only a decade, no other artist is more associated with Parisian nightlife and turn-of-the-century decadence of the Belle Époque than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Born into an aristocratic family, Lautrec gravitated to art at a very young age, spending most of his formative years bedridden due to a multitude of illnesses and genetic issues stemming from the consanguineous marriage of his parents (they were first cousins). His mother was the driving force in his life, always encouraging and focusing his attentions on his art. By 1882, he had moved to Paris and joine...


My vintage Henredon desk and chair from where I will write those notes...

How the Hand Written Note Just Might Save Us...

Posted: March 18, 2014 20:46 Last Updated: | Heather Karlie Vieira

Earlier tonite I spent an hour connecting with folks from around the world through a weekly online forum called Interior Designer Chat. The topic of tonight's chat had to do with referrals in the Interior Design business. As it was my first time participating in such a forum and as I am a dealer in antique and vintage furnishings, I spent more time reading than responding. As I scanned through the fast moving flow of comments, I noticed an overwhelming theme from this group of Interior Designers. Personal connection is a key to success. My business is buying and selling decorative and d...


Likonomics, Asian Art and Alternative Asset Management

Posted: March 03, 2014 09:49 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

I often ask investment and legal professionals, "are you talking with your clients about their investments in antiques, art and collectibles?  Are you offering informed advice on the management of a potentially significant portion of their overall net position?" More often than not, unless the client has pro-actively discussed their alternative assets (better known to the owner as their "collection"), the investment or legal professional is in the dark. It has been interesting and rewarding to help these folks connect with their clients on this issue and begin to make informed deci...


Sean McCormick, Owner and Curator at McCormick Place in Downtown Miami poses with the McCormick Place design concept that is now a rooftop mural (visible by all points in central Downtown) created by Miami-based Venezuelan artist, Eleazar Delgado.

Stories Waiting To Be Told

Posted: February 16, 2014 13:37 Last Updated: | Lisa Morales

McCormick Place is certainly a place to go visit. Rich in history (specifically, Miami history) stories emerge from each corner, room and floor, as well as, the elevator, walls, and the roof! However, it's a place where new ideas and stories are born each day. Peek into the artist studios, visit the exhibits, and, on First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Miami, sit under the tree out front, gaze at the stars, the Downtown Miami skyline... And, as Sean McCormick (Owner/Curator) will tell you, it all began with a concept. I was going to reveal the story behind the concept shown here which is ...


"Prelude" by Agnes Pelton at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Our Favorite 40 Museums - Part 4

Posted: December 30, 2013 07:58 Last Updated: | Jay Caldwell

31. Museum of Fine Arts Boston With the recent Art of the Americas Wing expansion, the allure of MFA Boston has grown exponentially. These four floors showcase artworks from the entire continent – North, South, and Central America with artworks that span over 3000 years. Some of our particular favorites include works by Paul Revere, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, and John Singleton Copley. The art at MFA Boston is not limited to that of the Americas. With an eclectic  collection of nearly half a million objects the museum allows you to explore many other world cultures and time...


Picasso Madura.  "Bearded Man's Wife." Est.  25/35,000 USD.

Fine Art Leads Best Ever January at Clarke.

Posted: December 11, 2013 13:10 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

     The New Year at Clarke Auction will start, perhaps stronger than ever before, with a demonstration of their resolution for consistent excellence in 2014.      The fine art selection for Clarke’s January 5th sale already boasts some unbelievable pieces that will propel Clarke into 2014 with fantastic appeal including a massive work by Walasse Ting,  an important gouache by Emil Schumacher, an oil on masonite of stellar execution by Ettore Caser, and a multitude of fine works from a magnificent and large Hartford, Connecticut estate.   &nbsp...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - November 29, 2013 - Volume 156

Posted: December 04, 2013 08:24 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

Rehs Contemporary on Amazon We are eager to announce our growing involvement in the newest trend that has been sweeping over the art gallery market.   According to Amazon, their buyers have shown a tremendous interest in high end brands, luxury products, and home decor. With that said, we decided to team up with AmazonArt and are now live on the site!    Our hope is that by joining this new venue, which looks to share our quality works of art with a global online market, we will bring a new international client base to our contemporary program.  For the...


Allen Brisson-Smith for The New York Times

Art Donations - More Orphans Now and in the Future

Posted: November 11, 2013 18:10 Last Updated: | John Buxton

This New York Times article points out a serious problem in the art world that has been created as a result of the new AAM (American Association of Museums) collecting guidelines. Collectors that started after 1970 that are now downsizing as they enter their 60s are finding that they have limited options for passing on their collections. The options are pretty clearly limited for most to giving them to the family or selling them. The wealthiest collectors are creating trusts or foundations to circumvent issues where museums could be compelled to return objects that had been donated and had...


John Leslie Breck (1860–1899) Early Snow, 1894.  Oil on canvas.  18¼ x 22 inches (approx.) Signed and dated lower left: John Leslie Breck / 1894.  Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York

Bidders Beware: American Art Sales Yield Strong Results

Posted: June 05, 2013 21:42 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Last month's American art auctions in New York confirmed the market's accelerating recovery. Critics may point out disappointing lots, but as an eager buyer I can assure you that it was exceedingly difficult to acquire the most desirable work. This is a market that consists of well-informed collectors, determined to purchase paintings that represent the best efforts by important artists. If you were in the auction room when those coveted works were offered, you could immediately sense the enthusiasm as you witnessed competitive bidding. We must be careful not to judge the market by the lot...


Purported Jasper Johns Bronze Seized by FBI

FBI Seizes Counterfeit Jasper Johns Sculpture

Posted: September 08, 2013 15:17 Last Updated: | Joseph K. Levene

The FBI arrested Brian Ramnarine, 58, on charges he created a purported Jasper Johns Bronze Flag sculpture and attempted to sell it for $11 million. In 1990, Jasper Johns had provided Mr. Ramnarine with a mold so that he could create a wax cast, which he completed for the Artist.   Although Mr. Ramnarine claimed the wax mold was destroyed, he allegedly created a 1989 Bronze Flag resembling a Jasper Johns Flag Works and also "forged the artist's signature on the sculpture", prosecutors said.   The FBI began an investigation in 2010 when "Ramnarine tried to sell the bronze pi...


Indianapolis 500 presentation frame by Heintz Art Metal Smiths, 1913

1913 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Sweepstakes Trophy at Antique Helper Auctions

Posted: October 04, 2012 12:08 Last Updated: | Antique Helper

We have had the privilege to offer some fantastic Indy 500 and auto racing-related treasures over the years. Thanks to the Duesenberg and Clarence Cagle Estates, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with retired racer Jigger Sirois, we have all become, in some shape or form, race fans. For many of us, racing has always been a big deal. For others, it’s been the collections and rich history of auto racing that served as the bait. We can unequivocally state that we all love auto racing and all of the interesting and amazing bits and pieces of memorabilia that go with it. ...


Bass and Blues by Ralph Cahoon

Chasing Mermaids: Paintings by Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982)

Posted: September 07, 2012 11:59 Last Updated: | Marine Arts Gallery

Ralph Cahoon was born in Chatham, Massachusetts, (Cape Cod). As a youth his favorite pastime was sketching the waterways. He met his wife Martha and was married in 1932. Both developed a folk art style which they began painting directly on simple furniture pieces. In 1959, Ralph began his famous series of mermaid paintings. These were avidly collected from galleries on Nantucket to Palm Beach, Florida. Even Jacqueline Kennedy purchased two of Ralph's paintings in 1961. Josiah K. Lilly III, an heir to the pharmaceutical fortune was one of Cahoon's most enthusiastic patrons, purchasing ov...


Steve's catch of the day

Copley's Summer 2012 Sporting Sale

Posted: June 29, 2012 11:02 Last Updated: | Stephen B. O'Brien Jr.

In New England, every summer we unfurl the sails, dust off the golf shoes, break out the fishing rods, and with a little luck, dine on freshly caught seafood. The seasonal changes as the coastal waters warm are palpable. The days get longer, the nights a little warmer, and we embrace all that summer has to offer. This July, I encourage you to come to Plymouth and partake in the summer sporting lifestyle that surrounds Copley’s annual fine and folk art celebration – The Sporting Sale 2012. Sample fresh local Island Creek Oysters, taste the area’s microbrews, and enjoy the some of the best ...


David Johnson (1827-1908) - "Near Buck Mountain" - pencil on paper

"Scandal"

Posted: May 07, 2012 17:04 Last Updated: | Paul G. Stein

When he wasn’t painting, Hudson River School artist David Johnson loved to draw, with confident lines on big sheets. Every once in a while his pencil traced the figure of a woman. For example, in an 1886 drawing (above), a woman in full dress looks out over a pond in the Adirondacks. In lieu of a visible expression she appears self-possessed, as though lost in thought. In the forested background, meanwhile, is seen the shadowy and skulking figure of a man. The scene can be thought of as an unintentional metaphor: hidden in the trees of the Hudson River School artists lurked passion, res...


Art Wynwood Fair Highlights

Posted: February 18, 2012 10:17 Last Updated: | Pamela Cohen

    FLYING MURALS OF WYNWOOD & CAMO DEER Capturing the essence of what the Wynwood Arts District and the Miami art scene have to offer, Wynwood pioneer Tony Goldman will exhibit what he describes as “the flying murals of Wynwood” in the fair’s VIP Lounge.  Under his guidance, six 8’ x 24’ murals by international artists, including a Retna work from the Janet and Tony Goldman Collection, an existing piece from How & Nosm, as well as new murals from DAZE, Aiko and Futura, are installed Goldman has also commissioned a special exhibit by Ron English, who is one ...


Portrait of a young lady with a bird pastel, dated and signed in right corner 1760

John Singleton Copley: the great portraitist of the eighteenth century

Posted: January 13, 2012 12:15 Last Updated: | Gene Oliver

It is tempting for anyone who creates art to believe that it would be easier somewhere else.  Where less people pursue art. Where every artistic creation has not already been done. Where everything and anything about art is not a click away. After reading John Singleton Copley by James Thomas Flexner, I could not help but wonder what would have been of the great portraitist of the eighteenth century if he hadn’t been born in the Boston colony and then lived in London? Would he have been as successful or would it have been easier for him to succeed?  Although the book published by...


George Ames Aldrich, E.  Gloucester Docks, 48"x48"

George Ames Aldrich – A Cape Ann Masterpiece

Posted: November 08, 2011 10:47 Last Updated: | James Puzinas

Every once in a while, a painting comes into our gallery that just knocks you off your feet. Painted in luscious colors, this large scale 48" x 48" work is a masterpiece of composition and execution. Created around 1919, at the height of the popularity of American Impressionism, George Ames Aldrich (1872-1941), pushes the envelope to produce a thoroughly modernist image of a traditional Cape Ann theme, the busy docks of Gloucester harbor. The influence of the European modernists first seen by many American artists at the famous Armory Show of 1913, ushered in one of the most creative pe...


Robert Cook, Lane at age 31, 1835, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Fitz Henry Lane’s Personal Life

Posted: July 28, 2011 20:14 Last Updated: | James A. Craig

Given the enormous interest Fitz Henry (formerly Hugh) Lane’s artwork has generated over the years, it is perhaps only natural that little attention has been paid by scholars on Lane’s personal life. Further complicating matters is the fact that Lane left few artifacts beyond his artwork by which his daily life could be understood and “fleshed out.” With only a handful of private letters, newspaper clippings and reminiscences with which to guide us, an image of Lane has formed over time, one of a man who was dour, taciturn and lonesome. Contemporary quotes describing him as “nervous, quic...

Categories: American art
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Teresa DeChant

About DeChant Art

Posted: July 15, 2011 12:49 Last Updated: | Teresa DeChant

Senior Entrepreneurial Fine Arts Consultant with over 18 years experience as a professional fine art consultant, fine art appraiser, curator to corporations, hospitals, financial institutions, and private individuals.  Experience Includes sales, marketing, contract negotiations, art acquisition, advisory services for current collections, fine art exhibitions and archival preservation.   Partner with clients to build an art collection that both reflect the client’s interests and aesthetic needs along with creating a collection of great value.  Since 1984, operated a corporate art consultat...

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Detail of an oil painting by Kazuo Shiraga

Anatomy of an Auction

Posted: May 24, 2011 15:25 Last Updated: | Bill Roland

As co-founders of Roland Auctions, Manhattan's newest auction house, my brother Rob and I face a recurring challenge. As soon as the property in the monthly auction is picked up, we have to start filling the gallery again.  It often takes weeks of intense appraisals and negotiations before we are able to offer high caliber fine art, antiques and decorations from Manhattan's premier apartments and estates. That's why I say we're in the business of building relationships. For instance, it required strong relationship building and negotiation skills to bring three exceptional collections to ...


Sculptor's Death Date Unearthed: Edmonia Lewis Died in London in 1907

Posted: January 09, 2011 14:55 Last Updated: | M. Richardson

Cultural historian Marilyn Richardson has solved one of the persistent mysteries of American art history: where and when did the sculptor Edmonia Lewis die? The answer is, London, England, on 17 September 1907. According to British records, Lewis, whose full name was Mary Edmonia Lewis, had been living in the Hammersmith area of London and died in the Hammersmith Borough Infirmary. She left a modest financial estate. Beginning with publications from the late 19th-century, the date of her death has been given as anywhere between 1895 and 1911 with no supporting primary evidence. Although sh...


Coulter Brooks Art & Antiques

GALLERY GAZING IN SANTA FE by Laura Beach

Posted: December 31, 2010 06:05 Last Updated: | Laura Beach

SANTA FE, N.M. – December is the best month to be in Santa Fe. Snow sugars the old town and farolitos – occasionally still the paper bag and candle variety of childhood memory – climb stepped adobe walls. Pinon scents the night air. At the nearby pueblos, feast day dances bind the generations in spiritual traditions as old as time. A first stop is Coulter Brooks Art & Antiques at 924 Paseo de Peralta.  Jan Brooks and Lane Coulter  –  who is known for such well-thumbed references such as New Mexican Tinwork, 1840-1940; Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles to Ride in the American West and Co...


John Sloan (American, 1871-1951) Yolande in Gray Tippet, 1909.  Oil on canvas.  Bequest of R.H.  Norton, 53.179

John Sloan's Yolande in Gray Tippet, 1909

Posted: October 21, 2010 10:10 Last Updated: | Norton Museum of Art

In this half-length portrait, a young brunette woman peeks flirtatiously at the viewer from the corners of her almond-shaped eyes.  There is a hint of a smile on her closed lips, and a rosy hue tinges the contours of her high cheekbones. Her body is angled away from the viewer, and she tips her head ever so slightly forward.  A mound of thick, dark brown hair crowns her pretty, creamy-complexioned face, and a large black bonnet extends outward from the back of her head.  She wears a loosely painted maroon jacket and a gray, fur tippet—or scarf—around her neck.  A matching gray and white...

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Jasper F.  Cropsey

Is there a Market for Castles?

Posted: September 22, 2010 13:53 Last Updated: | Carey Vose

Having been in business for six generations, our family has amassed a number of great stories.  Luckily, my grandfather, Robert C. Vose Jr., was an amazing storyteller, and spent the last ten years of his life compiling these stories that have been passed down through the generations.   I want to share one of my personal favorites, which illustrates the old adage amongst art dealers, 'You never know what is going to come through the door!'   Enjoy! As told by Robert C. Vose, Jr. (1911-1998) A young artist friend bought a house in the Adirondacks. While cleaning out the garage, he noticed ...

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Frank Vining Smith, The Red Jacket, 1922.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 28 in.  Private Collection.

Frank Vining Smith: Maritime Painting in the 20th Century

Posted: July 13, 2010 22:04 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

The marine art of Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) has become part of America's collective consciousness. When we envision a wind-propelled sailing ship plying the high seas, often the image in our mind's eye is inspired by, if not actually painted by, Smith. Prints of his ship paintings adorn seafood restaurant walls, original oils grace art museums and corporate office suites, and his best works now inspire collectors to bid upwards of $25,000 at auctions. The life and work of this beloved artist of America's great age of sail has finally been rightfully recognized with the thoroughly-rese...


Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole is part of the John and Jean Wilkinson Collection.

"American Masters from the Collection of John and Jean Wilkinson' opens in Florida

Posted: May 23, 2010 22:25 Last Updated: | ArtfixDaily Staff

Twenty works by leading American artists such as Thomas Cole, George Inness, Alfred Maurer, Jane Peterson, Thomas B. Pope and Anthony Thieme, are on loan from the private collection of John and Jean Wilkinson to the Appleton Museum of Art. The exhibit, which runs through July 25, illustrates art movements from the Hudson River School of the 19th century to early 20th century modernism. Also, on view through May 30 is "Florida Journeys: African-American Artists From The Sunshine State" with nearly 40 artworks by some of Florida’s finest African-American artists such as Kenneth Falana, C...


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An Artist's Life

Robin Wethe Altman

This blog is about the thoughts and feelings that I have related to creating the art that I do. I share my process, problems, inspirations and victories. I am a professional artist in Southern California and my partner is a professional electric violinist. We are in our 50's and are loving life!


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Fine Art Daily

Jean Dixon Sanders

Every day I try to paint & share a bit of my world & work. This is life with Best Beloved, the Pouting Princess, Tall Boy, cats, the weedy garden and the dust bunny-ridden house. I also offer friendly and professional illustration & design services. Please email me at fineartdaily@gmail.com. Visit http://www.chestertownspy.com, too!


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"A Painting for Connie"

The Art of Creating an Income With Art

Posted: December 20, 2011 13:17 Last Updated: | Robin Wethe Altman

I recently finished a commission for a woman in my writing class. Connie is a person who is overflows with enthusiasm for people and life. She bubbles over when she is excited about a topic and she can cry in an instant at something that is sad. Well... She wanted me to create an oil painting of her sister and her sister's two daughters sitting on a bench in Laguna Beach. The mother lost her husband when the girls were just babies and has struggled to work and do her best at raising the girls alone in Taiwan. It turned out that the mother did quite well financially but in the stres...


Fine Art Daily, Monty, Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Fine Art Daily, May 13, 2011

Posted: May 13, 2011 03:49 Last Updated: | Jean Dixon Sanders

Good morning, all. Monty here. We are settling back into our normal routine of state visits, OBE ceremonies, thinking about the Royal Chelsea Flower Show, Ascot and Garden Parties. HM loves the annual flower show because she gets a sneak peek before all the people rush in crowding and pushing. I am more partial to the garden parties ...because of all the food that inevitably comes my way. Gravity is a dog's best friend. This is a snap of HM and me taken last year as we waited our turn at the Buckingham Palace Ice Cream Van. I kid you not. Wills even managed to have use of it at on...