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Angelo Pinto, Bathers on the Boardway, 1944

Angelo Pinto, A Retrospective, 1928 to 1987: Paintings, Drawings, and The Complete Prints

Posted: October 17, 2012 15:19 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

ANGELO PINTO (1908-1994)   The exhibition, Angelo Pinto, A Retrospective, 1928 to 1987: Paintings, Drawings, and The Complete Prints, is at the Susan Teller Gallery, October 6 through November 8, 2012. Concurrently the Gallery is publishing Angelo Pinto: The Complete Prints, with essays by Maria Pinto Carland, Richard J. Wattenmaker, and Susan Teller.   The entire show may be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/susanteller/sets/72157631668773956/    The career of Angelo Pinto (1908-1994) spans more than six decades, from the late 1920s just to the 19...


Paul Evans Sculptured Dining Table

A Rosewood By Any Other Name : Arne Vodder, Eames, and Evans at Clarke Auction's October 21st Sale.

Posted: October 16, 2012 13:55 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Midcentury Modern furniture has been recently challenging the idea that only fine art is art. The combination of functionality, design foresight, elegance, and edginess has made the midcentury modern market bring fine art numbers at auction over the last several months.     Clarke Auction in Larchmont, NY, Westchester's Premier Auction House, has successfully navigated the rough economy of late by providing its bidders with exceptional midcentury selections in its last several sales. The upcoming Sunday, October 21st sale at Clarke Auction will maintain the reputation for ...


Nakashima Conoid Table

Furniture Friendships : A Midcentury Hangout at Clarke Auction.

Posted: September 20, 2012 11:50 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

Springer. Tiffany. Evans. Nakashima. What may sound like a Sunday night baseball lineup is actually more of a midcentury social gathering in Larchmont, NY's Clarke Auction. All of these makers of exceptional furniture and lighting come together at Clarke's upcoming Sunday, September 30th sale to make up an eclectic cast of characters. Nakashima, the creative genius and humble guru of the midcentury social club, brings the natural energy of his Conoid Table...to the table. The Conoid's arborous style, however, proves to be a point of personality conflict with the industrialist of the gr...


Bass and Blues by Ralph Cahoon

Chasing Mermaids: Paintings by Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982)

Posted: September 07, 2012 11:59 Last Updated: | Marine Arts Gallery

Ralph Cahoon was born in Chatham, Massachusetts, (Cape Cod). As a youth his favorite pastime was sketching the waterways. He met his wife Martha and was married in 1932. Both developed a folk art style which they began painting directly on simple furniture pieces. In 1959, Ralph began his famous series of mermaid paintings. These were avidly collected from galleries on Nantucket to Palm Beach, Florida. Even Jacqueline Kennedy purchased two of Ralph's paintings in 1961. Josiah K. Lilly III, an heir to the pharmaceutical fortune was one of Cahoon's most enthusiastic patrons, purchasing ov...


Jasper Cropsey Oil on Canvas

Another Cropsey Discovered in New York.

Posted: September 06, 2012 10:08 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

A fresh to market oil by Hudson River School artist, Jasper Cropsey,  was recently authenticated by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation with the help of Clarke’s Fine Art Specialist, Nelia Moore, and will be put up for auction at Clarke’s Larchmont, NY location on September 10th, 2012. The Cropsey oil had been kept away in a private collection since the mid 1960’s and was unavailable to the market until now. The emergence of this newly discovered Cropsey comes a little more than a year after a Clarke Auction consigner brought in two unknown paintings, which were later verified...


William Baziotes, Figure on Green, 1940

At the Whitney: Signs & Symbols

Posted: August 26, 2012 15:59 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  Through October 28, 2012 works by WILL BARNET, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, DOROTHY DEHNER, MORRIS GRAVES, and ANNE RYAN, are featured Signs & Symbols, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, NYC.  This show explores the development of American abstraction in the postwar period, from the mid-1940s to the end of the 50s, in paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and photographs, by more than forty artists. These works are calligraphic, with traces of the figure; together they form a search for a distinctly American aesthetic.  In the New Yo...


Fred Shane, Clam Shell Dredge, 1952

Now on view: COAL & STEEL, SOURCES & USES

Posted: August 04, 2012 07:08 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The exhibition Coal & Steel, Sources & Uses, is on view at the Susan Teller Gallery from July 17 through August 29, 2012.     Paintings and works on paper from 1932 to 1952 by Ida Abelman, Rita Albers, Will Barnet, Fred Becker, Bernarda Bryson Shahn, James Daugherty, Michael J. Gallagher, Hugo Gellert, Blanche Grambs, Peter Grippe, Riva Helfond, Axel Horn, Mervin Jules, Charles Keller, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Hugh Mesibov, Angelo Pinto, Albert Potter, Georges Schreiber, Ben Shahn, Fred Shane, Mitchell Siporin, William E. Smith, Harry Sternberg, Lynd Ward, are in the...


Hugh Mesibov, Girl in Armchair, 1946-47

Day Trip, Philadelphia, July 6, 2012

Posted: July 08, 2012 09:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It was 95 degrees in Philadelphia on Friday, but the humidity must have been low. It was a bright, cloud-free day, and perfectly comfortable, even walking the tree-less blocks between the Reading Terminal Market and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.   PAFA and Dr. Barnes was in its last three days at the Academy. According to curator Robert Cozzolino, Barnes first showed works from his European collection there in 1923.  Included in the PAFA’s show were two works by Angelo Pinto, a large version of Amusement Park, 1935, and a related, smaller study. It’s always great to ...


Fred Becker, Exquisite Corpse, 1960

Fred Becker's Exquisite Corpse

Posted: July 04, 2012 08:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Exquisite Corpse was an artistic idea used by the Surrealists.  Possibly dating to World War I, it took hold in the mid 1920s. Usually more than one person participated.   Participants wrote or drew on a sheet of paper that was folded to conceal the previous contribution and then passed the paper along to the next person. The show at the Museum of Modern Art, on view through July 9, is especially concerned with how the Surrealists used the idea of the Exquisite Corpse to create “fantastic composite figures.”   The American artist, Fred Becker (1913-2004), made a...


Mr.  Wizards, St.  Louis

St. Louis Mercantile Library Fair Review:

Posted: June 13, 2012 08:44 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

St. Louis Mercantile Review: As with so many places, Spring came early this year to St. Louis, and there were many wonderful gardens to see while driving to Mr. Wizard’s.      It was a beautiful weekend on the University of St. Louis campus, with only a few thunderstorms. There were malllard familes with tiny babies in the pond and precious sweet strawberries from Thies' Farm on North Hanley Road.      The fair, May 4, 5 and 6, was very well attended – by far the biggest crowd ever.  There was interest in the Fred Shane material as well as t...


Nantucket Sleigh Ride - Wood Sculpture

Whaling - The Advent of Art Collecting

Posted: June 01, 2012 07:10 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Documents, motion pictures, lectures, and annual gatherings -all are mediums working together to bring back the era of whaling. With this year's celebration at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic Connecticut, with the restoration of whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN, more art venues are honing in on whaling themes in high numbers. At homes on Cape Cod, shoreline communities in and around New England, and maritime communities -worldwide, the whale has been an integral part of our culture. In history and art, there is no comparison to the degree of interest this mammal has promoted. Each year there are co...


Maritime artist and shipmodel specialist Rex Stewart restoring Van Ryper T2 Tanker

Damaged Van Ryper Models -The Great Investment / Rex Stewart

Posted: May 20, 2012 09:38 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Some years ago it was suggested that I build waterline models for profitable sales, similiar to the work of noted builder Charles Van Ryper. At that time I was not familiar with his work, nor did I know the history about his contemporary "Art Deco' style which emerged when he produced his Travel Series prior to the Second World War. Today, in the maritime arts, especially in the Collectible market of ship models, there seem to be a strong resurgence of collectors sprouting up in America and across the atlantic relative to the antique shipmodels of Charles Van Ryper. This is due, in part,...


Judith Shahn, Honeymooners, 1950

Americans in Mexico EXTENDED

Posted: May 13, 2012 16:18 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Americans in Mexico show has been extened, by appointment or by chance, through May 23. On view are paintings and works on paper by Peggy Bacon, Abe Blashko, Elizabeth Catlett, Theodore Haupt, Lawrence A. Jones, Charles Keller, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Doris Rosenthal, and Judith Shahn. Judith Shahn’s Honeymooners, 1950, records a time-honored tradition: a young couple get their picture taken at Lake Xochomilco, Mexico City, while, working in the same year, 1950, Theodore Haupt presents a modernist fiesta in Market Place (San Miguel Allende).  


David Johnson (1827-1908) - "Near Buck Mountain" - pencil on paper

"Scandal"

Posted: May 07, 2012 17:04 Last Updated: | Paul G. Stein

When he wasn’t painting, Hudson River School artist David Johnson loved to draw, with confident lines on big sheets. Every once in a while his pencil traced the figure of a woman. For example, in an 1886 drawing (above), a woman in full dress looks out over a pond in the Adirondacks. In lieu of a visible expression she appears self-possessed, as though lost in thought. In the forested background, meanwhile, is seen the shadowy and skulking figure of a man. The scene can be thought of as an unintentional metaphor: hidden in the trees of the Hudson River School artists lurked passion, res...


Doris Rosenthal, Chole con Florecito, 1940

Americans in Mexico

Posted: April 19, 2012 15:48 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Works by PEGGY BACON, ABE BLASHKO, ELIZABETH CATLETT, THEODORE HAUPT, LAWRENCE A. JONES, CHARLES KELLER, DOROTHY BROWDY KUSHNER, DORIS ROSENTHAL, and JUDITH SHAHN are on view through April 28.     Link to site: http://gallery.me.com/stg568#100874     This is the first show in Room 502, our fifth location at 568 Broadway.  


MAYFLOWER II Miniature on cradle base

Miniature Collectibles - The Stewart Collection of Classic Ships

Posted: April 15, 2012 08:31 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It's evident on the collectible's circuit that miniature ship models have taken on a new perspective as an artform. In recent times it has been garnered the distinctive titleship as being a highend collectible under the auctioneer's hammer -and bidding participants who look upon these tiny gems, with awe and appreciation, anticipate ownership. These ship miniatures have been bought, sold, and appraised for hundreds (sometimes thousand of dollars) -attesting to the fact that these are, indeed, highly desirable art pieces. Ship models, or rather, the ship model has long been regarded in ...


Rockwell presents a stirring social commentary in The Common Touch, which was used as the January 18, 1930 cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

America’s Storyteller: Norman Rockwell

Posted: April 02, 2012 07:58 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

No other artist has been able to capture the essence of the American experience like Norman Rockwell. Even in the early stages of his career, the aspect that distinguished his work was that it was about the Everyman, providing a chronicle of the simple joys, awkward moments and trying circumstances that give our lives depth. Rockwell found success at an early age. He completed his first commission for a series of Christmas cards before he was 16. By 17, he illustrated his first children's book, and at 22, he had earned his first Saturday Evening Post cover, published May 20, 1916. His wor...


 Frank Anderson (1844-1891)--"Mount Beacon, Fishkill, New York"--Oil on Canvas--12 x 20 in.

The Painter of Peekskill

Posted: March 28, 2012 16:50 Last Updated: | Paul G. Stein

Centuries of trained artists have flocked to cities (or nearby art colonies) where they enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists, social and professional organizations, exhibition venues, and access to patrons. The Hudson River School painters were no exception. Even so, there have always been those artists who prefer to work apart from the creative and commercial bustle. Sometimes it seems that the personal idiosyncrasies that pull them away from the crowd also help to nurture extraordinary art. Frank Anderson is a name that carries the weight of a passing shadow against the likes of Co...


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Nature” for a juried art competition for the month of April 2012.

Art Call – Theme “Nature” Juried Art Competition

Posted: March 27, 2012 21:02 Last Updated: | John R. Math

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries with the theme “Nature” for a juried art competition for the month of April 2012. The gallery invites all 2D artists (including photography) regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Nature" by depicting the physical world. “Nature” is considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man. Subjects that would encompass “Nature” would include geographical matter, natural obj...


Miniature shipmodel BATAVIA c.1628

SHIP MODEL Miniature - Defining the art

Posted: March 26, 2012 10:34 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

It has been long regarded that ship models exist as a craftsman's art and has never been taken seriously as a true artform. On the contrary... Over the years, as both artist and historian, I have studied this art trend -and to my amazement and awe, found that the artist and the artform has, in my most humble observation, been a medium much sought after. Moreover, with the recent passing of noted British artist Donald McNarry, world-wide collectors have scowered the maritime searching for his signature miniatures since his retirement from the medium in 1983. At the auction house of Chri...


McNay Museum Fair Brochure for March, 2012

Susan Teller Gallery at McNay Fair this weekend

Posted: March 22, 2012 21:02 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Saturday, March 24, 10 to 5 and Sunday, March 25, noon to 5   McNay Museum Art Fair, San Antonio This is the McNay Museum's 16th fair, and it’s our sixteenth as well. McNay’s brochure featured a fairly secret booth from last year’ fair – well, the Susan Teller Gallery booth (with gallerist Bill Teller). James Daugherty’s drawing for a New Yorker cover, Ice Skater, 1925, is at center. This year we will be showing intaglios by Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, Reginald Marsh, and Angelo Pinto, as well as black-line woodcuts by Anne Ryan, Edmond Casarella’s tour-de-force relief print...


Tugboat Robert A.  Petty by Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921)

Collecting Marine Art

Posted: March 08, 2012 10:37 Last Updated: | Marine Arts Gallery

What is marine art ? Marine art is a painting that the main element is water. From there it can include many different kinds of vessels from clipperships to tugboats and yachts. It can also include detailed harbors, and even figures on a beach. The subjects go on and on from there. Most people start their search for a perfect ship painting to go over a mantle. Others develop a passion and fill the walls! In the last 44 years we have sold over 10,000 paintings and carry both antique and contemporary works. The antique side of collecting can include artists such as Thomas Butterswo...


Maritime artist Rex Stewart working on a contemporary shadowbox titled - Midday Endeavor

Maritime Shadowboxes - Defining A Contemporary Style

Posted: March 08, 2012 06:22 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

Shadowboxes came into vogue as sailor keepsakes during the 18th century when crews placed in this window-framed box items that denoted a sailor or officer's career while with a ship. This was the early shadowbox. Since then, the shadowbox has developed into pictureque two-dimensional form containing either cultural or maritime-related subjects. As the American maritime market grew in the mid-70s, so did the shadowbox. These were bulky wall pieces that centered around a shipmodel that was plaed in a setting with other vessels or coastal scenes which either depicted a lighthouse or town. T...


A Regency style table and chairs set with a Mid Century style

Time for a Change and Changing for the Times

Posted: March 05, 2012 16:07 Last Updated: | Heather Karlie Vieira

It had to be done.  Re-invention is the stuff that keeps us young.  In the moment.  Fresh.  And in doing this, just how do we keep our feet on the ground?  How do we build on our foundation?  How do we grow?  We hold steadfast to our traditions while always looking to the future.  This is the new 20th Century Tradition.     Many of my colleagues have agonized over our business and the direction in which they perceive it to be heading.  Where is the antiques buyer of today and tomorrow?  These dealers simply cannot understand...


Musée du Louvre

A New American in Paris?

Posted: February 22, 2012 17:23 Last Updated: | Paul G. Stein

Which American painting might the Louvre be about to acquire? As ArtFixDaily and other news organizations have reported, the Musée du Louvre and three American institutions—the Terra Foundation for American Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—have recently collaborated to bring the Hudson River School to the banks of the Seine. The modest exhibition is titled “New Frontier: Thomas Cole and the Birth of Landscape Painting in America” and includes four works by Thomas Cole and one by Asher Durand. Now on view at the Louvre, it travels to ...