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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William Baziotes, Creature on Red Background, 1936

INK Miami Art Fair, 2015

Posted: December 12, 2015 13:48

Sunday, December 6th is the last day! Room 156 at the Suites of Dorcester, 1850 Collins Avenue at 19th Street. The Susan Teller Gallery is showing at INK Miami. There are groupings for the Urban/Industrial Scene (Peggy Bacon, Lou Barlow, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Michael J. Gallagher, Gwyneth Leech, and Angelo Pinto), American Modernism (Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick (Subway Station, 1936 below), Alice Trumbull Mason, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan), and an Atelier 17 wall (Howard Daum, Dorothy Dehner, Peter Grippe, and Franz Kline).

Lynd Ward, Hunky Johnny, 1945, 8 x 6 inches.

Illustrated by LYND WARD

Posted: November 19, 2015 12:26

An exhibition of books, jackets, and magazines conceived of and/or illustrated by Ward, from the collection of Robert Dance. Now on view at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, NYC. This is a drawing for the dusk jacket of Hunky Johnny, 1945, from The Estate of the Artist.

Art for Every Home


Posted: October 24, 2015 17:19

This week I received the brand-new publication Art for Every Home, Associated American Artists, 1934-2000. Hats off to Elizabeth G. Seaton, Jane Myers, and Gail Windisch, who stuck with this project and saw it to completion. Special congratulations to Windisch. She catalogued the nearly 3000 AAA editions. Until now the world has had only the list compiled by Meg Dunwoody Hausberg in, well, after the Selectric typewriter but years and years before the personal computer. Have to say that precious document has saved me many times. But now, NOW, the book has a complete checklist of the AAA...

William Baziotes, Howling Creature, 1936-39

BAZIOTES in Allentown -- Last Two Days!

Posted: August 22, 2015 10:05

On view through Tomorrow, August 23, 2015   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   How is it possible? The summer is nearly over and so is the Baziotes show!   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   In the Reading Eagle art critic Ron Schira wrote “This impressive exhibition of Baziotes' early work offers insight toward understanding his...

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....


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