Preview of The American Art Fair, New York City, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2011

The American Art Fair moves to a new venue as it celebrates its fourth year and will be held November 28-December 1, 2011 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The gala preview on Sunday, November 27 marks the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, the fair focuses on the grand tradition of American art established early in the 19th century and gathers more than 300 works including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture. (Continue reading below slides.)

Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) Children Playing with a Cat, 1908.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 ½ inches.  Courtesy of John H.  Surovek Gallery.  Ernest Lawson (1873-1939) Washington Square Park, c.  1910.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.  Signed Lawson lower right.  Inscribed To my friend Ferdinand, E Lawson, lower right center.  Courtesy of Thomas Colville Fine Art.  Martin Johnson Heade (1819-­‐1904) Cherokee Roses, c.  1883-­‐95.  Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches.  Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (American, 1830-1908) DAPHNE, c.  1853.  Marble, 28 1/4 x 19 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches.  Signed: Harriet Hosmer / Fecit Romae (rear of socle).  Courtesy of Conner - Rosenkranz. Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) Daphne, c.  1853.  Marble, 28 ¼ x 19 5/8 x 11 ½ inches.  Signed: Harriet Hosmer/Fecit Romae (rear of socle).  Courtesy of Conner - Rosenkranz. Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899) East Hampton, Long Island, New York, 1880.  Oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 30 inches.  Courtesy of Alexander Gallery.  Walter Kuhn (1877-1949) Moorings, c.  1906-12.  Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches.  Courtesy of Avery Galleries.  Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) Diana of the Tower, modeled in 1899.  Bronze with dark brown patina.  Height: 29 ¾ inches.  Courtesy of Babcock Galleries.  Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) The Orient, 1889.  Oil on canvas, 12 ¼ x 20 1/8 inches.  Courtesy of Debra Force Fine Art.  Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) Campfire at the Beach, c.  1920.  Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.  Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery.  Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925) Green Idleness, 1911.  Oil on canvas, 26 ¼ x 29 ¼ inches.  Courtesy of Godel & Co.  Fine Art.  Robert Henri (1865 - 1929) Portrait of a Boy.  Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 20 1/8 inches.  Courtesy of Hammer Galleries.  Winslow Homer (1836–1910) Harrowing, 1879.  Watercolor on paper, 24 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches.  Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Galleries.  Henry Koerner (American, 1915-1991) Under the Overpass, 1949.  Oil on masonite, 30 x 38 inches.  Courtesy of Jonathan Boos.  John Marin (1870-1953) Weehawken Sequence, c.  1910-16.  Oil on canvas board, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.  Courtesy of Meredith Ward Fine Art.  John George Brown (1831-1913) Taking Aim, 1875.  Oil on canvas laid down on board, 13 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches.  Courtesy of Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art.  Guy Carleton Wiggins (1883–1962) A View of Fifth Avenue, Winter.  Oil on canvas, 16 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches.  Courtesy of Questroyal Fine Art.  Dean Cornwell (1892-1960) A Shipboard Adventure, 1916.  Oil on canvas, 27 x 34 inches.  Signed & dated Dean Cornwell ‘16 lower left.  Courtesy of Thomas Colville Fine Art.

The Fair assembles the premier specialists in 19th and early 20th century American art. Returning exhibitors include Adelson Galleries, Alexander Gallery, Avery Galleries, Debra Force Fine Art, Gerald Peters Gallery, Godel & Co. Fine Art, Hammer Galleries, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Menconi & Schoelkopf, Questroyal Fine Art, and Thomas Colville Fine Art.  New exhibitors include Babcock Galleries, Conner - Rosenkranz, Gavin Spanierman, Jonathan Boos, John H. Surovek Gallery, and Meredith Ward Fine Art.

 Fair hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.  On Monday, November 28 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Linda S. Ferber, Vice President & Senior Art Historian at the New-York Historical Society will present Making American Taste: 200 Years of Collecting at the New-York Historical Society. Admission to the preview is by invitation;  admission to the lecture and from November 28-December 1 is complimentary. For details, please visit www.TheAmericanArtFair.com.

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