Press Releases tagged with American art

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'Hawk' by Frank W.  Benson (1862-1951)

Vose Galleries presents 'Light & Color: 150 Years on Paper'

Released: April 21, 2018

Vose Galleries is pleased to present the exhibition Light & Color: 150 Years on Paper, Featuring Frank W. Benson and His Contemporaries. The exhibition features over fifty paintings and drawings by important American painters who chose to focus their talents on such mediums on paper as charcoal, watercolor, gouache, pastel, and oil. Many of these artists were pioneers in exhibiting their works on paper as finished paintings in prominent national exhibitions as early as the 1870’s. Examples by artists who set early standards in the mediums include Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Walter L...


Gary Erbe (American, b.  1944), Celebrating an American Patriot, 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, Private Collection.

Gary Erbe's Fifty Year Retrospective to be Featured at the Reading Public Museum

Released: April 18, 2018

The Reading Public Museum is proud to announce Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective, an exceptional exhibition of more than fifty paintings that draws on the impressive body of work produced by the New Jersey-based artist over the past half century. The exhibition is on view at The Museum from May 5 through August 5, 2018. The display of more than fifty works is part of a national touring exhibition that also traveled to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming; and will end at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, New Jersey...


888 Auctions Featuring Chinese Numismatic Coins, Modern Paintings & Asian Antiques in April 26 Auction

Released: April 18, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – Prices continue to soar at 888 Auctions with sell-through rates of 99% being achieved in its numismatics categories. Leading the way are Chinese numismatic coins and 888 Auctions will be featuring over 200 lots of rare and intriguing coins from Chinese antiquity dating as far back as the 1st Century. Featuring 418 fresh-to-market items, collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of coins from all eras, modern paintings from estates and private collections, as well as quality Asian antiques.   Four coins highlight this week’s sale and they are remarkable in b...


Lot 24a- Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) Butternut Tree, Study from Nature, Lake George, New York, Oil on Canvas

The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

Released: April 25, 2018

Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life.  An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them.  This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces. First up is Lot 41, Soyez Mysterieuses III by American watercolor painter Joseph Raffael (b. 1933).  An alumni of the Yale School of Art and a long time veteran of the New York...


Sam Francis, Untitled [Berkeley], 1948.  Watercolor on paper, 19 x 25 3/4 inches.  SFF4.61.  © 2018 Sam Francis Foundation, California/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Sam Francis Foundation Releases the First Installment of the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonne Project (SFCR) to Global Audience

Released: April 18, 2018

The Sam Francis Foundation will release the first installment of the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project––The Compilation of Unique Works on Paper and Expanded Version of Canvas and Panel Paintings of the internationally recognized artist on April 18, 2018. This first installment contains 201 entries documenting the currently known unique works on paper and canvas and panel paintings attributed to Sam Francis from 1945 through 1949. The online catalogue raisonné project (SFCR) will ultimately document the entire oeuvre of this extremely prolific artist and will be available to a...

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Sean Wallis, "Unrestrained," Oil on Linen

April Showers, May Flowers captures colors & wild characters of Spring in the West

Released: April 18, 2018

April Showers, May Flowers is a group exhibition celebrating the vibrant transformation of seasons in the West, featuring a wide array of some of the most inspired painters, printmakers, and sculptors working in a variety of techniques to capture the budding colors and wild characters of Spring in the West. On view at Ann Korologos Gallery April 14th through May 29th, 2018. As the premier showcase for Western contemporary art, Ann Korologos Gallery proudly represents 40 national and local Western artists representing diverse artistic traditions: abstract and representational photographs ...


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Jester Resting on a Chair, Oil on Canvas

A Newly Discovered Work by an Impressionist Master: William Merritt Chase’s Jester Resting on a Chair

Released: April 18, 2018

Gray's Auctioneers is extremely excited this month to debut a previously undiscovered work by William Merritt Chase.  Chase is a landmark figure in the history of American painting: a turn of the century Impressionist with a deft hand for shadow and color, a highly sought-after portraitist, and an esteemed educator and founder of one of America’s greatest artistic institutions.  Born in Indiana in 1849, Chase studied in New York, St. Louis, and at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany before finding his first great success with his 1875 painting “Keying Up”- The Court Jester.  Initially exh...


KPM painted porcelain plaque, 19th or 20th century, depicting General Hindenburg of Germany, 9 inches by 6 inches (est.  $3,000-$5,000).

KPM portrait plaque of General Hindenburg, of aerial disaster fame, will be in Nye & Company's April 25-26 auction

Released: April 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A two-day Estate Treasures Auction highlighted by the Phillips “Pete” Hathaway collection of fine items pulled from his historic Greek Revival home Ragamont House in northwestern Connecticut, plus merchandise from other estates and collections, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th-26th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers, at 10 am both days.   The auction will be held online and in Nye & Company’s showroom located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. The April 25th session will be a live auction, featuring 439 lots. The following day will be a timed auction...


Asher B.  Durand (American, 1796–1886), "Hudson River Scene," 1846.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 32 inches.  Collection of Deen Day Sanders.

Boldface Names in American Art from Private Collection Featured in Georgia Museum of Art Exhibition

Released: April 17, 2018

The exhibition “Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders” features a vibrant and highly varied collection of American works of art, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from May 19 to July 29, 2018. The collector has a number of impressive distinctions, especially in relation to her philanthropy to the University of Georgia and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. She has served as president of the Garden Club of Georgia, National Garden Clubs Inc. and, most recently, as vice president of the World Association of Floral Artists, as well ...

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Frank Romero, The Closing of Whittier Boulevard.

Bridges in Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico

Released: April 17, 2018

Celebrating the cultural commonalities that Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles and Mexicans share, the unique AltaMed Art Collection exhibit aims to break down walls between two countries in an era of political tension In a landmark cultural exchange, the renowned Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG) in Mexico City and Los Angeles-based AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest federally qualified community health center (FQCH), will collaborate to present “Bridges in Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico,” a multigenerational selection of works by Chicano and Lati...


Casterline I Goodman Gallery, Robert Indiana, Aspen LOVE.

Art New York Returns for its Fourth Edition with 95 International Galleries Offering Iconic Contemporary, Modern, Post-War and Pop Works

Released: April 17, 2018

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 for its fourth edition on Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6, 2018 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, and featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture. The highly anticipated 2018 edition will see more than 95 international galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists, including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talen...


William J.  Glackens, Lenna Dressed as Toy Soldier, c.  1923, Oil on canvas, Private Collection.

William Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir Exhibition to Open in Florida This Fall

Released: April 17, 2018

One of America’s leading modern artists, painter William Glackens (1870-1938) had a keen interest in the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir that has long been recognized. He saw the French Impressionist's works in New York galleries as early as 1908 and had unique access to the growing collection of his friend and colleague, Albert C. Barnes. However, Glackens’ specific debt to the art of this important French modernist has never been fully explored. William Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions fills this void by bringing together 25 works by each artist that illumina...

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Joan Miró, Composition, 1937.  Oil on composition board.  47 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches (121.3 x 90.8 cm).  University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Gift of Julian J.  and Joachim Jean Aberbach.  © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2018.  Photo: Jonathan Bloom.

BAMPFA Premieres Groundbreaking Exhibition That Examines the Role of Science in Mid-Century Art

Released: April 16, 2018

On View at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive: November 7, 2018–March 3, 2019 On View at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College: March 28–June 2, 2019 Dimensionism Illuminates Untold Story of “Scientific Revolution” Among Leading European and American Artists This fall, the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents the premiere of a touring exhibition that explores the influence of scientific discovery on some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists. Organized by the Mead Art Museum at A...


Helen Allen, executive director of the Winter Antiques Show

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Executive Director

Released: April 16, 2018

The Winter Antiques Show Executive Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Helen Allen as the new executive director of the Show. Ms. Allen joins the Winter Antiques Show with extensive experience and expertise in the arts, marketing, communications, and event production. Over the past 17 years, Ms. Allen has orchestrated the US market entry, directed, and consulted with numerous art fairs. She served as the executive director of Ramsay Fairs for nine years. During her tenure, she founded and served as executive director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with events in New York, ...


Claude Monet (1840-1926), Weeping Willow, between 1920 and 1922 Oil on canvas.  H.  1.1; W.  1 cm Paris, musée d'Orsay.  Philippe Meyer donation, 2000 © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Adrien Didierjean

The Water Lilies: American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet

Released: April 14, 2018

In 1955, Alfred Barr brought one of Claude Monet’s large Water Lilies panels into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, at a time when these great “decorations,” still in the studio in Giverny, were beginning to attract the attention of collectors and museums. Monet was presented at that time as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of Abstract Art” in New York, with his Water Lilies seen in the context of Pollock’s paintings, such as Autumn Rhythm (number 30), 1950. The reception of these later Monet works resonated wi...


Mary Cassatt, Summertime, 1894, oil on canvas, 39 5/8 x 32 in.  (100.6 x 81.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J.  Terra Collection, 1988.25

Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris

Released: April 14, 2018

Culturespaces and the Musée Jacquemart-André are presenting a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) in Paris through July 23. Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris. The exhibition focuses on the only American female artist in the Impressionist movement; she was spotted by Degas in the 1874 Salon, and subsequently exhibited her works alongside those of the group. This monographic exhibition will enable ...


Large signed mixed media painting with a horse race theme by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b.  1929), 50 inches by 73.75 inches (est.  $30,000-$40,000).

Large mixed media work signed by African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell (b. 1929) will be auctioned April 22nd in Atlanta

Released: April 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Ga. – A large signed mixed media artwork by the African American Master Wadsworth Jarrell, a cruciform staff inscribed and signed by Martin Luther King, Jr., an important Italian Art Nouveau dining suite by Cutler & Girard dated 1901, and a slant back chair and plant stand by Frank Lloyd Wright with provenance from Christie's will all be part of Ahlers & Ogletree’s auction planned for Sunday, April 22nd, in Atlanta.   The sale – titled Important Art & Design: Art Nouveau to Modern – will feature more than 600 lots of period Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, M...


Ernest Briggs, Untitled 1958, oil on canvas 94" x 69"

Ernest Briggs || Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism

Released: April 13, 2018

April 19 - June 15, 2018 Opening Reception: April 19, 6-8pm Ernest Briggs, a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter, was known for his strong, lyrical brushstrokes, use of color, and sometimes geometric composition. He was born in San Diego, CA in 1923. He spent his childhood and youth in California, and then served in the Army during WWII. He studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco under the faculty assembled by Douglas MacAgy, including Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt and Clyfford Still, who all had a strong influence on Briggs. In 1953, he mo...


Lot 687: Andy Warhol Bald Eagle from Endangered Species Portfolio $50,000 - 80,000

RAGO TO SPOTLIGHT ANDY WARHOL, WINSLOW HOMER, ARSHILE GORKY, M.C. ESCHER, LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS AND MORE IN A SUBSTANTIAL BI-ANNUAL FINE ART AUCTION

Released: April 13, 2018

Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, May 5, 2018, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. Included among the 500+ lots of paintings, prints, sculptures and works on paper for sale, also is a sequenced sale of some 30 works from the personal collection of celebrated art critic, dealer and collector, Clara Diament Sujo. Entitled "Presencia de lo Humano" (Human Presence), this session attests to Clara Sujo’s exquisite taste, with works from Luis Martínez Pedro, Alirio Rodriguez, Antonio Seguí, Luis Fernando Benedit, Manuel Espinoza ...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


Oil on board painting by Colin Campbell Cooper (Am., 1856-1937), titled New York From Brooklyn, artist signed, 25 inches by 30 inches (est.  $200,000-$300,000).

Oil on board by Colin Campbell Cooper expected to bring $200,000-$300,000 at Shannon's April 26th auction

Released: April 13, 2018

MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through the Contemporary era will come up for bid during Shannon’s bi-annual American & European Fine Art Auction, slated for Thursday, April 26th, online and in the Milford gallery, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. The auction will feature nearly 250 lots, to include quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism and European fine art. Leading the auction is a painting of New York City as viewed from Brooklyn by the famed American Impressionist Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937). The fre...


Norman Rockwell's Shuffleton's Barbershop (1950)

Lucas Museum Acquires Norman Rockwell Painting from Berkshire Museum

Released: April 11, 2018

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Norman Rockwell’s masterwork Shuffleton’s Barbershop. The 1950 painting, which had been in the collection of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, has been the subject of considerable attention in recent months. “As a museum dedicated to celebrating visual storytelling, we are honored to become the public steward of this major work,” said Don Bacigalupi, Founding President of the Lucas Museum. “Norman Rockwell is one of our nation’s most important storytellers, and this cultural treasure will continue to be see...


Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show Presents Art and Design Through the Centuries; Martha Stewart Special Guest Lecture

Released: April 11, 2018

April 20-22 Show Benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Medicine Martha Stewart Presents Special Guest Lecture on April 20 For three days this spring, Philadelphians and visitors can explore exceptional works of art and design spanning four centuries at the 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held from Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at The Navy Yard, with a Preview Party on Thursday, April 19, and an Emerging Collectors Night on Saturday, April 21. Sixty-one of the nation’s most distinguished dealers will sho...


Catalog cover with detail of African-American Andirons

Powers Presents: WINNOWED at the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

Released: April 11, 2018

Powers admits that is not easy coming up with compelling and complex material show after show. But, he claims his current catalog is thinner than usual, but phat as ever—quality over quantity with no filler!  Powers has put together a collection that among many other objects includes a unique and important pair of African-American (Slave-Made) Andirons, a remarkable folk art carving, entitled, "The Venus of Baltimore," a first-rate folk art carved and painted whirligig, a rare pair of Ojibwa Love Dolls and an Ojibwa pictographic textile, a painting by Westchester County, PA African-Ameri...


Morten Løbner Espersen Morten Løbner Espersen Blood Moon #1, 2015 Glazed stoneware 20.47h x 19.69w in.

Jason Jacques Gallery Presents a Lunar-Themed Exhibition at the Dallas Art Fair

Released: April 11, 2018

For its inaugural presentation at the Dallas Art Fair the Jason Jacques Gallery will present a curated selection of contemporary ceramic art juxtaposed with rare black- and- white photographs from NASA’s famous lunar orbiter missions in the 1960s.  The several dozen NASA prints originate from negatives that captured the first images of the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Using a technologically advanced imaging system, the lunar orbiter missions succeeded in mapping 99 percent of the Moon. Though an inherently scientific mission, the Lunar Orbiter program resulted in a series of beautiful, haunti...


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