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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Our booth at the McNay Art Museum Print Fair, 2019.


Posted: March 04, 2019 15:17

It’s always terrific to visit the McNay Print Fair and this year it was all just lovely. The Museum planned it perfectly with a nice drizzle on Saturday and cool temperatures on Sunday, so attendance was great. Today, Monday, it’s colder in San Antonio than in New York City where there was a snow storm – how does that work?   There was strong interest in modernist pieces by Peter Grippe, Fannie Hillsmith, Hugh Mesibov, and figurative work of the New Deal Era as well.   In the museum there were terrific exhibitions including American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings, on...

Peggy Bacon, Country Dressmaking, 1925


Posted: February 24, 2019 10:48

Right now in the Metropolitan’s Print and Drawing Room, just to the left at the top of the Grand Staircase, the best selection EVER.   At the center of the room, on the western wall, is an installation of six drypoints by Peggy Bacon dating from 1919 to 1927 and including both her large-figure, pushed to-the-front characters, as in the hard-working women in Help, 1927, and her amazingly complex crowd scenes such as Café de la Rotonde, 1921, in which she had to put the word ‘Cafe’ onto the plate backwards so it would read properly when the door is open and ‘Cafe de la Rotonde’ onto the...

Millard Sheets, Family Flats, 1934.  This iconic lithograph depicts the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Report on the California Fairs, February, 2019

Posted: February 18, 2019 15:04

The Los Angeles Fine Art Print Fair was at the at the Pasadena Convention Center  February 1 and 2, Friday and Saturday, and the Inaugural Bay Area Fine Print Fair was at the KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, February 9 and 10, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to all who braved rain, flooding, and mud slides, to visit the fairs.  

George Biddle, Whoopee at Sloppy Jo's, 1933

Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950

Posted: June 15, 2018 15:53

  Philadelphia Museum of Art On view through September 3, 2018   It was so nice to go to an exhibition in the middle of its run and not the last hours, and it was so nice that it was the fabulous Modern Times show in Philadelphia curated by Jessica Todd Smith.   This is a huge area for one exhibition ranging from the Ashcan School, the earliest days of Modernism, the Jazz Age, the urban scene of the New Deal era, right up to the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism. Drawn from the Museum’s collection and promised gifts, the show features Philadelphia’s role in the art of this...

Gwyneth Leech, Construction Series Installation at Kaufman Arcade, 2018

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series

Posted: February 18, 2018 15:09

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series On View February 15 through March 31,2018, at the Kaufman Arcade, 139 West 35th Street/132 West 36th Street, NYC. This exhibition is presented by the Garment District Alliance. When a new building began to obliterate her studio’s light and north view Gwyneth Leech began an entirely new project: The Construction Series. First she drew and painted views of that building, begun in 2015. I was there one day when the construction crew and artist waved to one another. As it neared completion and more work was done inside, out of sight, Leech turned her...

Anthony Velonis, Local Stop, 1939

DAY TRIP: Zimmerli Art Museum

Posted: January 16, 2018 16:53

Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America, is on view through February 11, 2018. In the Eisenberg Gallery, at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, the show includes works by ADOLF DEHN, HUGO GELLERT, MERVIN JULES, CHARLES KELLER, HUGH MESIBOV, and ANTHONY VELONIS.   As an aside, David and Ruth Eisenberg were New Jersey collectors who were an absolute pleasure to work with; it’s so great to know that pieces we poured over together have gone to the Zimmerli.   It was wonderful to go on a walk-through of the Serigraphy show with curator Nicole...


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