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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...


Michael J.  Gallagher, Wood Gatherer, 1935, wood engraving

Sunday at the CCP for the WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: April 22, 2015 15:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through May 23, 2015   Gallery Loan Exhibition: WPA*JOBS   CCP executive director and exhibition curator Laura Einstein selected the show from our extensive WPA-era collection. A percentage of the proceeds of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Center.     Link to Gallery Site for Show Loans: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa     Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansio...


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...


Peggy Bacon, Very Young World, 1928

Chicago Print and Drawing Fair

Posted: March 17, 2011 21:25 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  The Chicago Print and Drawing Fair is currently on view in the Yates Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, March 17 through March 20, 2011. Fourteen dealers are showing, all International Fine Print Dealers Association members. At this fair we are featuring works by women: Peggy Bacon (in advance of our April show), Riva Helfond, Anne Ryan, and Marguerite Zorach. Will Barnet, James Daugherty, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Fred Shane, round out the group.          


Louis Schanker, Abstraction, 1946

ABSOLUTE ABSTRACTION

Posted: February 28, 2011 07:59 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

American Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper, 1942-1972. Absolute Abstraction is on view through March 12. Works in this extensive, wide-ranging show date from Josef Albers’ classic lithograph, Prefatio, 1942, to James Daugherty’s pastel, Synchromist Compostion, 1972. Also included are cubist works by Fannie Hillsmith, painterly expressionist pieces by Hugh Mesibov, op art by Bernard Rosenquit, Indian Space by Howard Daum, and those by Fred Becker and Hans Burkhardt that touch on the surreal. A strong selection of Atelier 17 students and teachers includes Minna Citron, Worden Day (w...


Art Miami, November 30, 2010

Art Miami, Booth A-85

Posted: December 02, 2010 07:44 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Art Miami is in full swing.  At our booth, A-85, in the north tent (one of three), Hugh Mesibov's Siege (Leningrad), 1943-44, and Fred Shane's Portrait of Man with Orange Shirt, 1940, are getting lots of attention.  The New York, NY section features James Daugherty, Riva Helfond, Anne Ryan, and Louis Schanker.  Lynd Ward wood engravings, Peggy Bacon prints and drawings, and modernist works by Fannie Hillsmith, Peter Grippe, and Bernard Rosenquit, roundout the collection. The Big Storm of '10 came through yesterday afternoon and rattled the tent; no rain to speak of but th...


Fannie Hillsmith, Abstraction, 1945, artist-made frame

Art Miami

Posted: November 29, 2010 07:34 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Yesterday, we began setting up at Art Miami.  Four works from Hugh Mesibov's Wartime Shipyard are up along with three from our recent Fred Shane show.  There is a group of New York City subjects (James Daugherty,  Riva Helfond, and Louis Schanker) and modernist works by Fanne Hillsmith and Anne Ryan. Peggy Bacon and Will Barnet are also featured. The benefit preview is tomorrow evening, November 30, and the show runs through Sunday, December 5.  


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