Blue Heron Fine Art Blog

James Puzinas

Blue Heron Fine Art

I am the owner of an established fine art gallery specializing in American paintings from the 19th through the 21st centuries. As a private dealer our works are shown by appointment and displayed at numerous antique and fine art shows throughout the Northeast.

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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Seated Woman, Pastel #42

Edith Branson Pastels

Posted: April 04, 2011 12:38

Previously kept in family hands over the last 70 years, Edith Branson's paintings are currently being reintroduced  to American collectors by Blue Heron Fine Art.  It is hoped that the reputation she acquired while active will be recaptured and that her position among many other important women artists of that era can be reestablished. In keeping with our committment,  Blue Heron Fine Art is pleased to also offer a selection of Pastels produced by Edith Branson in 1934.  These colorful and captivating pastels are reflective of her personal life as a young woman living...

George W.  Whitaker, "Under the Oaks"

Edward Bannister- In Memoriam, Past and Present

Posted: December 07, 2010 07:17

As an art dealer I am often reminded that we are all stewards of the great history of this country; our collections are visual evidence of our links to the past. It does surprise me just how often our “links to the past” are thrust right back into the present. Such a situation is presently developing in Providence, Rhode Island and concerns Brown University. Brown is endeavoring to preserve the memory and home of one of the nation’s most celebrated 19th century African-American artists, Edward M. Bannister. This important historical undertaking has brought to life a painting in our...

Edith Branson, Hands #114, Oil on board 15"x20".  Courtesy of Blue Heron Fine Art.

Edith Branson (1891 - 1976) An American Modernist

Posted: September 24, 2010 11:55

Edith Branson was an American modernist painter who created her own interpretation of the multitude of avant-garde movements that blossomed in Europe and New York City in the early 20th century. Most of Branson's work is reflective of her personal life as a young woman living in the 1920's and 1930's. Though not autobiographical, her surrealistic works introduce a woman's introspection into the many social changes of the day. Edith Branson was a significant contributor to the New York art scene both through her numerous exhibitions and in the roles she served as a director of the...

James E.  Buttersworth (1817-1894) "America's Cup yacht, Magic", Oil on canvas.  14" x 22".

What to look for in a painting by James Edward Buttersworth.

Posted: August 25, 2010 08:37

James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894), was a 19th century artist that many consider to be one of the finest American marine painters of his time. Paintings by Buttersworth have been treasured and collected by museums and collectors for many generations. Although some of his works may be purchased for less than $100K, strong examples of his most desirable paintings can be worth hundreds of thousands dollars. If you are considering acquiring a work by this artist, there are several factors to keep in mind. The Gold Standard – Not just any yachting scene, but an America’s Cup yachting scene. ...

"Sky Flowers" dated 1962, Oil on canvas.  10" x 11"

Victor Candell, A Provincetown Modernist (1903-1977)

Posted: June 23, 2010 08:59

For over 100 years, artists have been flocking to the Provincetown art colony each summer to paint in relative isolation amid the stark light and natural beauty that outer Cape Cod has provided. With summer upon us this week, I would like to take the opportunity to revisit the impact that this art colony had on one particular artist, not only on his style, but on his contribution to many art students in the years following the closing of the Hans Hofmann School. Victor Candell was a New York modernist whose initial preoccupation with explosions, violence and the horrors of the period...

"Washing over Gull Rock", Oil on board, 29" x 36"

Jay Hall Connaway Revisited

Posted: May 28, 2010 11:17

Our gallery has sold many paintings by the American artist Jay Hall Connaway (1893-1970) over the years.  So it is with great pleasure that we greet the current reappraisal of Connaway's lengthy career recently undertaken by two prominent New England museums. Beginning with the Portland (ME)  Museum of Art exhibition last fall of 39 paintings  by Connaway donated by Mrs. Marjorie Osbourne and culiminating with an ambitious show currently on exhibit at the Shelburne (VT) Museum through October 24, 2010, we are able to closely examine and appreciate the paintings...


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