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Portrait of Laurence Millet by John Singer Sargent

A Personal Portrait by John Singer Sargent

Posted: September 13, 2018 08:09 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of portraits in the history of art. His name calls to mind images of Gilded Age beauties or aristocratic children in flowing gowns and formal dress, and he commanded a high price for his highly popular work. Yet, perhaps more intriguing than his formal portraits are those works that he composed outside of his formal commissions. Gypsy dancers, blossoming gardens, close friends and family are the subjects of these works, all of which offer a glimpse into the life of this art historic great. M.S. Rau Ant...


Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman captures the intensity of the famed 1974 boxing match in Zaire.

Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman

Posted: August 15, 2018 16:16 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Inspired by everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Jackson Pollock, LeRoy Neiman’s paintings possess a significance and appeal that is far-reaching. In his own words, Neiman’s objective was always “to investigate life’s social strata from the workingman to the multimillionaire.” Alive with incomparable brilliance and covering a tremendous array of subjects, Neiman, regardless of focus, had the uncanny ability to render action and emotion, unlike any American artist in the second half of the 20th century. This amazing quality is ever so apparent in his sports depictions. Neiman’s relationship...


Dennis Doheny, "City Lights, Santa Monica", 30 x 36, Oil on linen

Dennis Doheny - California's Premier Realist Landscape Painter

Posted: August 01, 2018 16:16 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

A third-generation Californian, Dennis Doheny was raised in the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Santa Barbara. Instantly developing an innate love of art, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting. Self-taught, Doheny ultimately began exhibiting his early works at the Petersen Gallery in Beverly Hills. From 1986 until 1996, Doheny focused on commercial art, until his passion for fine art painting prevailed. Over the past two decades, Doheny has cultivated a strong local and national following, enticing collectors who are drawn to his heroic renderings of the wester...


Art Call “Flowers, Plants & Gardens 2018” Prizes $1,625.00 in Cash and $6,500.00 in Marketing Prizes

Posted: July 27, 2018 21:35 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the Art Call “Flowers, Plants & Gardens 2018.” There will be 7 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium, including: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, and fiber art.    Total Awards in Cash and Art Marketing Prize Value: $8,125.00.  Our “Flowers, Plants & Gardens” curators are looking for art work that honors and reflects the beauty and calm dignity of nature as it is expr...


Milton Avery (1885–1965) Sunset Harbor (Choppy Bay), 1956 Gouache on paper 19¾ x 25⅝ inches (sight size) Signed and dated lower left: Milton Avery 1956

Questroyal’s Ninth Annual Summer Special Sale

Posted: June 21, 2018 13:27 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Over 150 paintings offered below cost or substantially discounted Each summer, Questroyal Fine Art prepares for new acquisitions for the upcoming fall season. Unlike most galleries, Questroyal owns nearly all of the paintings they sell, and this unique situation allows them to give collectors a momentary opportunity to benefit. Questroyal’s ninth annual summer special sale, running now through August 31, 2018, includes over 150 deeply discounted paintings by historically important American artists. In the words of gallery owner Louis M. Salerno, the summer special sale is a chance for co...


George Biddle, Whoopee at Sloppy Jo's, 1933

Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950

Posted: June 15, 2018 15:53 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  Philadelphia Museum of Art On view through September 3, 2018   It was so nice to go to an exhibition in the middle of its run and not the last hours, and it was so nice that it was the fabulous Modern Times show in Philadelphia curated by Jessica Todd Smith.   This is a huge area for one exhibition ranging from the Ashcan School, the earliest days of Modernism, the Jazz Age, the urban scene of the New Deal era, right up to the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism. Drawn from the Museum’s collection and promised gifts, the show features Philadelphia’s role in the art of this p...


New Art Call: "Dreams 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Gallery 25N

New Art Call: "Dreams 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Gallery 25N

Posted: May 30, 2018 22:38 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

New Art Call:  "Dreams 2018," an exhibiting and art grant opportunity at Gallery 25N Twenty artists will be selected for this new online group exhibit " "Dreams 2018.” The exhibit and its participating artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,000 people, including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, and collectors.     One artist will receive the "Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant" of $500.00. This artist's creation will become the exhibition image and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and all online marketing pertaining to the exhibit.  In additi...


Tom Yost Storm Approaching Painter Ridge, 2016 Oil on linen 30 x 35 inches Signed and dated lower right: Yost 2016

Tom Yost: At the Edge of Truth

Posted: May 02, 2018 10:44 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Compelling views of an inspiring and life-altering nature so close to home   An Exhibition and Sale May 11–June 2, 2018                                                                         Hours: Monday–Friday 10–6, Saturday 10–5 and by appointment   New York (April 26, 2018) – Questroyal Fine Art is pleased to present its second exhibition of paintings by Tom Yost. A highly respected art conservator practicing in Roxbury, Connecticut, Yost’s experience restoring fine oil paintings from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries has allowed him to translate the techniques of th...


Edward VII's Siège d'Amour Love Chair.  This chair allowed the notorious playboy to "entertain" himself with two women at once.

Naughty and Nice Collide in M.S. Rau Antiques’ Latest Exhibition

Posted: May 01, 2018 13:03 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

In one of America’s most historic and fascinating cities, a delicate balance exists between excess and reverence that has endured for 300 years. It is this dichotomy that is the focus of M.S. Rau Antiques’ latest, and most tempting, exhibition.   In commemoration of New Orleans’ tricentennial, M.S. Rau Antiques presents Vice & Virtue: An Exhibition of Sex, Saints and Sin. Through the careful curation of over 100 works of fine art and rare objects from throughout history, M.S. Rau Antiques weaves a fascinating tale examining the fine line separating the righteous from the scandalous...


John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Pro Patria (Sunset on the Coast), 1864 Oil on canvas 141/16 x 241/16 inches Monogrammed and dated lower right: JF.K.  ’64 Available at Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, New York, New York

The Last New World: Important Hudson River School Paintings

Posted: February 21, 2018 11:57 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

New York (February 20, 2018) – For two decades, this annual event has been the most comprehensive exhibition and sale of important nineteenth-century American landscapes. Opening March 9 at Questroyal Fine Art and running through April 7, The Last New World: Important Hudson River School Paintings features over one hundred twenty-five paintings by the nation’s most revered artists whose works are included in virtually every major American museum. Paintings by leaders of the period will be on view, including examples by Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis ...


Gwyneth Leech, Construction Series Installation at Kaufman Arcade, 2018

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series

Posted: February 18, 2018 15:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Gwyneth Leech: Construction Series On View February 15 through March 31,2018, at the Kaufman Arcade, 139 West 35th Street/132 West 36th Street, NYC. This exhibition is presented by the Garment District Alliance. When a new building began to obliterate her studio’s light and north view Gwyneth Leech began an entirely new project: The Construction Series. First she drew and painted views of that building, begun in 2015. I was there one day when the construction crew and artist waved to one another. As it neared completion and more work was done inside, out of sight, Leech turned her att...


Anthony Velonis, Local Stop, 1939

DAY TRIP: Zimmerli Art Museum

Posted: January 16, 2018 16:53 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America, is on view through February 11, 2018. In the Eisenberg Gallery, at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, the show includes works by ADOLF DEHN, HUGO GELLERT, MERVIN JULES, CHARLES KELLER, HUGH MESIBOV, and ANTHONY VELONIS.   As an aside, David and Ruth Eisenberg were New Jersey collectors who were an absolute pleasure to work with; it’s so great to know that pieces we poured over together have gone to the Zimmerli.   It was wonderful to go on a walk-through of the Serigraphy show with curator Nicole Simpso...


Hugh Mesibov, Three Mechanical Figures, 1944

HUGH MESIBOV

Posted: December 29, 2017 09:20 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

December 29, 2017, would have been Hugh Mesibov’s 101st birthday. His work is currently on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America. In 2008 and 09 work by Mesibov was included in the landmark exhibition, The American Scene, at the British Museum. In 2012 it was shown in America @ Work, at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Connecticut College, New London, and in 2015, in WPA*Jobs, at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut. The one-artist exhibition, Hugh Mesibov, The Wartime Shipyar...


Susan Teller Gallery at INK Miami, Room 156

INK Miami Report

Posted: December 16, 2017 16:41 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It was wonderful to be at INK Miami at the Dorchester on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach! And with the glaring exception of rain-by-the-bucket on Saturday morning, we had one beautiful Florida day after another.   In our favorite Room 156 we arranged several concentrated overviews. These small exhibitions began with American Mural Studies by MORDI GASSNER, AXEL HORN, DOROTHY BROWDY KUSHNER, BEN SHAHN, and with an enormous proposal for the St. Louis Post Office, The Miner’s Life by HUGH MESIBOV.   Work by MESIBOV will also figured in an installation of paintings, drawings, and prints, a...


Anna Pinto's 2009 Holiday Card with stenciled 'Snow' and quote from Frank O'Hara.

The Calligraphy of ANNA PINTO

Posted: November 20, 2017 15:28 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

30 Years of Snow: The Calligraphy of Anna Pinto is on view in the Upper Gallery of the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, through December 31, 2017. The exhibition features holiday cards made by Pinto for family and close friends. They are mostly three-part creations: often a calligraphic interpretation of the word ‘snow’ (or a stencil or another mysterious method), an image evoking snow (sometimes combined with the word itself), and a few lines of text, often a haiku or poetry. The authors include Thoreau, Maya Angelou, and Wendy Wasserstein, and stretch back to the eighteenth...


More on the NY PRINT FAIR

Posted: November 18, 2017 13:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

 This is a shot made at the Print Fair on October 26, 2017, shortly after I presented the IFPDA Book Award to Antony Griffiths for The Print Before Photography, his groundbreaking tome that has hit the town by storm. He probably doesn’t remember this, but I was also the presenter of his IFPDA Achievement Award in, I think, 2007.   Those are Keepers of the British Museum with me: From left to right is Stephen Coppel, Assistant Keeper Modern Prints and Drawings After 1880, ST, Antony Griffths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings, and Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings. Coppel i...


Harry Sternberg, Open Hearth, 1937, lithograph

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, November 11, 2017

Posted: November 11, 2017 13:11 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Thought that this Harry Sternberg lithograph from 1937, Open Hearth, would be perfect to take to the Allentown Art Museum’s Cocktails & Collecting fundraiser today and there it is on the wall right across from our booth! Thank you!   The event opens this evening at 5PM and goes to 9PM. Ticket price is based on entrance time.


Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool

Posted: September 09, 2017 12:17 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

New York (August 11, 2017) – Collectors of American art may now request Questroyal Fine Art’s anticipated Important American Paintings, Volume XVIII: Be Uncool, available in October. The hardcover, ninety-six-page catalogue features thirty-seven color plates of paintings by some of the most important nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists, with examples ranging from masterpieces of the Hudson River School to American Modernism. In keeping with Questroyal’s philosophy, Be Uncool celebrates masterworks of American art that are sometimes overlooked by collectors in favor of what i...


Riva Helfond, The Curtain Factory, 1937

Labor Day, 2017

Posted: September 04, 2017 14:45 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  In the 1930s Riva Helfond had a studio in New York’s Garment District.   From her window she could look across the street and see women working in a sweatshop with lots of billowing white and pastel-colored fabrics. It piqued her curiosity because she couldn’t figure out what they were making. Her first thought was formal wear or wedding and bridesmaids dresses but the material seemed wrong for the styles of the day.   Finally, one day Helfond crossed the street and walked up the stairs to find a curtain factory. In one form or another seamstresses appeared in her work over the...


Granville Redmond "Moonlit Pond" SOLD

Granville Redmond: Color and Silence

Posted: August 22, 2017 15:35 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

On March 9th, 1871, Charles and Elizabeth Redmond gave birth to healthy baby boy, whom they named Grenville Richard Seymour Redmond. Sadly – though perhaps from an art historical perspective, felicitously – young Grenville contracted scarlet fever at the age of two, rendering him completely and irreparably deaf. As a result, Redmond never developed the ability to speak. In 1874, the Redmond family moved to the Bay Area, eventually enrolling their son in the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, one of the nation's most renowned institutions for the hearing impaired. Redmond exce...


Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

Last Two Days: Making Space

Posted: August 12, 2017 13:37 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Works by DOROTHY DEHNER and ANNE RYAN are in Making Space: Women Artists and Post-War Abstraction at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The exhibition ends tomorrow, Sunday, August 13, 2017.   The paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and drawings, date from the end of the Second World War, 1945, to the beginning of the Feminist Movement, 1968.   A label for the show notes “Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives – and for ...


Anne Ryan, The Spider, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches

ANNE RYAN'S SPIDER

Posted: July 16, 2017 16:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Right now The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fascinating group of arachnidan images up in their Drawings and Prints Gallery, just to the left of the top of the Grand Staircase. We are suggesting yet another on this rarified theme: The Spider, Anne Ryan, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches.    


Anna Pinto at the Grolier Club, for The Calligraphy Revival exhibition.

The Calligraphy Revival, 1906-2016

Posted: June 30, 2017 16:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

A piece by ANNA PINTO is featured in The Calligraphy Revival, 1906-2016, at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City, on view May 17 through July 29, 2017.   Pulling primarily from his own collection, the calligrapher and curator Jerry Kelly dated the exhibition to the publication of Edward Johnston’s manual, Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering, in 1906. Covering more than a century with only one work for each scribe Kelley was able to include pieces by Rudolf Koch from 1912, Johnston from 1916, an Eric Gill from 1923, and the Pinto from 2016.   Most works are d...


"Wildbirds Among Branches" 2008, ink on paper, 15 x 20 inches

Inigo Online

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:28 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

https://inigoonline.com/ https://inigoonline.com/2017/04/20/featured-artist-dmitry-borshch/ The drawings belong to two related series, first of which I describe thus, "'Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch' is the title under which some allegorical pictures are collected, possibly more than nine: the series continues to develop. They are united by color, style, and technique, so I view them as a homogeneous collection of drawings. Allegory, drawn or written, is a product of that mind which regards truth as existing-in-absence: it does exist yet is absent from our view. A...


Pilgrimage: Ink and White Space

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

http://archive.is/trz8f A little over three years ago, I attended an ekphrastic workshop at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. It was organized by Letras Latinas and inspired by the exhibit, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” The exhibit and workshop traveled to other cities, letting the poets study, view, and then write poems inspired by the art, which went on to be published in several literary magazines. Fred Arroyo’s “Patio Dreams” is a product of this workshop and the collaborative spirit that brought together different communities and writers across the country. Eve...


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