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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Sanctuary, 1939, wood engraving, 7 x 5 inches

LYND WARD, The Six Woodcut Novels newly issued.

Posted: October 19, 2010 08:39

Edited by Art Spiegelman, LYND WARD, SIX NOVELS IN WOODCUTS, was released by The Library of America on October 14.  This handsome publication features, in additional to all the prints for the Novels (dating from 1929 to 1937), nine essays by Ward, and an appreciation by Spiegelman, author of Maus.  

Fred Shane, Simi Valley, 1975

30th Annual Baltimore Antiques Fair, Booth 1837

Posted: September 03, 2010 07:52

Home of Mary Pickersgill, maker of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner, the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, 1911, and the 30th Annual Baltimore Antiques show -- Baltimore is terrific. We are at the fair (along with more than 500 other dealers) with several of Hugh Mesibov's Wartime Shipyard pieces, Anne Ryans' New York Harbor from the Helluva Town show, and Fred Shane's Simi Valley, California.     

Collage, 1951

In Praise of Anne Ryan Collages

Posted: August 14, 2010 14:05

A gem of an exhibition, The Prismatic Eye: Collages by Anne Ryan, 1948-54, is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 6.  In addition to the paper pieces there is one painting by Ryan and two works by Kurt Schwitters. It was the visit to an exhibition of collages by Schitters in 1948 that prompted Ryan to leave off most of her other efforts and concentrate on this medium for her six remaining years. The Metropolitan reports that she made about four hundred pieces.  Easily half of these are in permanent collections across the country. Here, in addition to the...

Anne Ryan, New York Harbor, about 1940, 12 x 16 inches

HELLUVA TOWN now on view.

Posted: July 16, 2010 13:35

90 Years of New York City Paintings and Works on Paper, 1919-2008 Work by 30 artists including Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Howard Cook, Howard Daum, Henry Glintenkamp, Blanche Grambs, Edward Laning, Margaret Lowengrund, Louis Lozowick, James Penney, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker,  Ben Shahn, Harry Sternberg, Lynd Ward. Themes include the Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Union Square, Washington Square, Tenements, Immigration, and Political Action.

James Daugherty, Beside the Golden Door, 1950

Helluva Town, Summer Show, 2010

Posted: July 05, 2010 10:52

NEW YORK CITY IN PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER, SPANNING 90 YEARS     JULY 8 THROUGH AUGUST 19, 2010 SHOW HOURS: TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 11 AM TO 5 PM IMAGES MAY BE SEEN AT: WWW.SUSANTELLERGALLERY.COM An extensive summer exhibition of images of New York City, from 1918 to 2008, including works Will Barnet, Fred Becker, Isabel Bishop, Bernarda Bryson Shahn, James Daugherty, Howard Daum, Don Freeman, Richard Haas , Riva Helfond, Fannie Hillsmith, Edward Laning, Hugh Mesibov, Betty Waldo Parish, James Penney, Albert Potter, Bernard Rosenquit, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker,...

Cheney with a Spare Heart, 2008

Abe Blashko, 90th Birthday Celebration, 75-Year Retrospective

Posted: June 04, 2010 10:57

Now up and ready in the gallery:  A 75-Year Retrospective of Works on Paper by Seattle-born Abe Blashko. Included are some of his earliest, most bizarre images including The Puppet, Le Miserable, and The Man Who Laughs, all 1939. Three pastels from the Ratmen Series (including The Golem) are show as well as drawings from his 1995 publication, Saint Mark's Place. Also included are political images; there is an especially biting Cheney With a Spare Heart, 2008. Blashko (born 1920) is largely self-taught. Inspired by the Mexican muralists, he created a body of work reflecting the world...


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