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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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Thomas Hart Benton, The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), 1942

Depression-Era American Art at the Royal Academy

Posted: March 27, 2017 15:36

Work by Thomas Hart Benton is featured in America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, through June 4.   Above is Benton’s lithograph The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), of 1942. In the Creekmore Fath print catalogue raisonné there's a note by Benton that horses galloped with steam engines but not with diesels. A member of Associated American Artists’ 'Triumvirate of American Regionalism' along with John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, Benton was a painter, muralist, and printmaker. His America Today mural series of 1930-31 is at the...

Ben Shahn, Four Freedoms, 1941

WEST COAST REVIEW

Posted: February 11, 2017 13:07

We’re back from the West Coast fairs. The Portland Fine Print Fair (January 28 and 29) coincided with the museum’s Constructing Identity show of African-American Art with work by Elizabeth Catlett. Of course, it’s wonderful to have a museum as a sponsor and the curators frequented the show: Mary Chapin included our collection in her Sunday tour and her Curator’s Choice was Peggy Bacon’s The Vain Pleasures; Sara Krajewski’s Choice was Ben Shahn’s Four Freedoms with Franklin Roosevelt. Traveling north to south, Portland was followed by the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair at Bonhams, February 4...

Harry Sternberg, Subway Construction (NYC), 1927

CELEBRATING THE NEW SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY

Posted: January 03, 2017 09:51

Ninety years after Harry Sternberg’s etching Subway Construction, 1927, the three new stations of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on January 1, 2017.   Bravo to the MTA for meeting the deadline. Its most northern stop, the 96th Street Station, is the turn-around point for the Q train.   The Abe Blashko drawing of the musicians at the Union Square Station always makes me wonder if that’s supposed to be me in the blue outfit. He knew waiting for a train with those guys would make me crazy.      

Dorothy Dehner, Skating, 1953

The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists

Posted: January 02, 2017 08:58

November 23 through February 5, 2017 The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists Allentown Art Museum Works by Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Wanda Gág, Stanley William Hayter, Fannie Hillsmith, Alicia Legg, and Betty Waldo Parish, are on view in The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists, at the Allentown Art Museum, through February 5, 2017. It’s a wonderful show. In an exhibition heavy on Atelier 17 inspired works (Hayter was a strong advocate of this tradition) the Hillsmiths are downright delightful! Dehner's Skating (and three or four other seasonal titles), is an...

On Park Avenue near 20th Street, Miami

Last Day at INK Miami

Posted: December 04, 2016 10:26

December 4, 2016: Last Day at INK Miami It’s been a terrific time with a steady stream of visitors, from eager and/or blasé high schoolers, to hard-core curators, to gallerists fueling their own habits. Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Howard Daum, and Karl Schrag, all especially drew interest. The days began with coffee on the front porch of 156 as colleagues arrived to ‘open the shop.’ Maybe this is what small town main streets used to be like? Our back door lead to a corner store with exotic juices and hot lunches. No need to go into the fierce baby gecko...

Review of Flint Trip

Posted: November 26, 2016 15:45

We’re just back from the Print Fair at the Flint Institute of Arts. Our thanks to all who made it a success, especially curator Tracee Glab, director John B. Henry, and registrar and resident problem-solver Peter Ott, and including museum guards, front desk, gift shop, and café staff as well. Flint is a fascinating and charming city on the nineteenth century Saginaw Trail, on the Flint River, about 65 miles northwest of Detroit. Beginning with fur trading in 1819, then lumber production, Flint became “Vehicle City” through the making of carriages. In 1908 General Motors was formed in...

 

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