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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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Jacob Lawrence.  The Migration Series.  1940-41.  Panel 40: “The migrants arrived in great numbers.” Casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12″ (45.7 x 30.5 cm).  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Gift of Mrs.  David M.  Levy.  © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Last Chance to View Jacob Lawrence's Striking Narratives at the Museum of Modern Art

Posted: August 15, 2015 13:54

The Museum of Modern Art did a wonderful job with the Jacob Lawrence One-Way Ticket show (on view through Sept. 7, 2015). They are presenting the entire 60 panels of The Migration Series, 1940-41 (made when Lawrence was 23). Shown in one room, the tempera drawings on hardboard panels are single-spaced in clockwise order, all in simple wood frames. Clearly modernist in style, they were conceived as a narrative at the very time that the New York art world was moving away from storytelling. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, and raised in Harlem, New York City, Lawrence (1917-2000) researched his...

Julio Girona, Farmer and Soldier, about 1940, lithograph, 9 x 12 inches.

On the Front Lines

Posted: July 29, 2015 16:15

Today, on the last day, we made it to the League’s On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York. Besides the exhibition itself, curator Jillian Russo included a wall of names of 3751 men and 174 women who served in the military and who either taught or studied at the League. Julio Girona and Edward Laning are among them. Clearly Laning was on the Conte Biancamano in 1949. The SS Conte Biancamano was an Italian ocean liner built in Scotland in 1925. In 1941 she was seized by the US Navy and used for military transport under the name USS Hermitage....

Puye Cliff Dwellings, July, 13, 2015

New Mexico, July 13 and 14

Posted: July 25, 2015 12:43

Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by Peggy Bacon, William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired!   Monday, July 13, we drove to the Puye Cliff Dwellings, a National Historic Landmark and ancestral home of todays’ Santa Clara Pueblo Native Americans. The site is run by the Pueblo; the guides are members as well. The mesa is volcanic tuff, a light, easily cut material that was...

Peggy Bacon, Seated Woman Smoking, 1930, ink drawing

ART SANTA FE, 2015

Posted: July 23, 2015 20:39

  Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired! Peggy Bacon's ink drawing, Seated Woman Drawing, 1930, was one of the hits! (They just don't make cigarette holders like that anymore.)

PETER GRIPPE, NEW YORK ABSTRACTION, 1944

ART SANTA FE

Posted: July 05, 2015 13:23

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE WILL BE SHOWING AT   ART SANTA FE BOOTH 208 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER 201 WEST MARCY STREET, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO     PREVIEW: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5 TO 8 PM   RUN OF SHOW: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, JULY 10 THROUGH 11, 11 AM TO 6 PM   WE ARE FEATURING MODERNISM (SURREALISM, CUBISM, INDIAN SPACE, AND ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM): WILL BARNET, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, THURLOE CONOLLY, HOWARD DAUM, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, FRANZ KLINE, HUGH MESIBOV, AND ANNE RYAN, AS WELL AS NEW YORK...

Sunbather with Hose, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES at Allentown Art Museum

Posted: May 25, 2015 15:01

On view through August 23, 2015 WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   On Wednesday, June 3, at noon, Elaine Mehalakes will give a gallery talk on the exhibition. Call to reverse a space: 610-432-4333 ext.110. Museum members $15, Others $20.   Link to Gallery site: ...

 

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