Blog Posts tagged with surrealism

LA Fine Print Fair, 2016

CALIFORNIA REPORT, JANUARY 2016

Posted: February 05, 2016 11:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Los Angeles in January was as terrific as ever – OK a little cool and some much-needed rain – but still GREAT. At LACMA it was just lovely to see the Frank Gehry show (there’s never enough time!) and find the William Baziotes painting, Congo, 1954.   First there was the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair at Bonhams on Sunset Boulevard and then the Los Angeles Art Show at the Convention Center.   Fortunately we were able to start hanging at Bonhams on Thursday because we had much too much to install if everything had to be done on Friday, the day of the reception. The dark walls made every...


William Baziotes, Howling Creature, 1936-39

BAZIOTES in Allentown -- Last Two Days!

Posted: August 22, 2015 10:05 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through Tomorrow, August 23, 2015   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   How is it possible? The summer is nearly over and so is the Baziotes show!   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   In the Reading Eagle art critic Ron Schira wrote “This impressive exhibition of Baziotes' early work offers insight toward understanding his enigmat...


PETER GRIPPE, NEW YORK ABSTRACTION, 1944

ART SANTA FE

Posted: July 05, 2015 13:23 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE WILL BE SHOWING AT   ART SANTA FE BOOTH 208 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER 201 WEST MARCY STREET, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO     PREVIEW: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5 TO 8 PM   RUN OF SHOW: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, JULY 10 THROUGH 11, 11 AM TO 6 PM   WE ARE FEATURING MODERNISM (SURREALISM, CUBISM, INDIAN SPACE, AND ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM): WILL BARNET, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, THURLOE CONOLLY, HOWARD DAUM, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, FRANZ KLINE, HUGH MESIBOV, AND ANNE RYAN, AS WELL AS NEW YORK FIGURATIV...


Richard Oelze, Archaic Fragment

The Surreal Deal: Rare Oelze Painting Discovered At Clarke Auction June 3rd.

Posted: May 24, 2013 15:06 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

In one of those rare and anticipated moments when an appraiser goes to a location to view what are usually copies, the opposite happened. Peering out from under an old sheet, Clarke Auction art specialist Nelia Moore and owner Ronan Clarke then discovered what would turn out to be a long lost and magnificent oil on canvas by the German surrealist artist Richard Oelze.  The large and intricate painting entitled Archaic Fragment was executed in 1935 when the artist was in Paris. The work was included in the major 1942 surrealist exhibition, First Papers of Surrealism, in New York ...


William Baziotes, Split Figure, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES

Posted: November 28, 2012 10:05 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

William Baziotes: A Centennial Exhibition, Surrealist Drawings of the 1930s, is on view at the Susan Teller Gallery from November 15 through December 29, 2012. (Closed December 2 - 11 for INK Miami.) Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Reading, PA, Baziotes (1912-1963) came to New York City in 1933. He attended the National Academy of Design and graduated in 1936 and then worked on the New Deal Projects. In the late 1930s he met the artists Jimmy Ernst, Gerome Kamrowski, and Matta, with whom he explored Surrealism. In early 1940s he met Jackson Pollock, Andre Masson, and Robert Motherwell, Abs...


Seated Woman, Pastel #42

Edith Branson Pastels

Posted: April 04, 2011 12:38 Last Updated: | James Puzinas

Previously kept in family hands over the last 70 years, Edith Branson's paintings are currently being reintroduced  to American collectors by Blue Heron Fine Art.  It is hoped that the reputation she acquired while active will be recaptured and that her position among many other important women artists of that era can be reestablished. In keeping with our committment,  Blue Heron Fine Art is pleased to also offer a selection of Pastels produced by Edith Branson in 1934.  These colorful and captivating pastels are reflective of her personal life as a young woman living...


Fred Shane, Simi Valley, 1974, 16 x 24 inches

LA Art Show

Posted: January 20, 2011 10:16 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  January 20, 2011.   The LA Art Show opens to the public today and both the fair and the weather are beautiful. There’s a giant sign on the Convention Center for all the world to see, and it’s 70-ish, sunny, calm – just terrific.        The Show runs through Sunday, January 23. We have paintings from Hugh Mesibov’s surrealist period, The Wartime Shipyard, 1942-45, and works by Missourians-turned-Californians, Dorothy Browdy Kushner and Fred Shane. Continuing our California theme will be work by natives Fred Becker, Claire Mahl Moore, Pel...


Edith Branson, Hands #114, Oil on board 15"x20".  Courtesy of Blue Heron Fine Art.

Edith Branson (1891 - 1976) An American Modernist

Posted: September 24, 2010 11:55 Last Updated: | James Puzinas

Edith Branson was an American modernist painter who created her own interpretation of the multitude of avant-garde movements that blossomed in Europe and New York City in the early 20th century. Most of Branson's work is reflective of her personal life as a young woman living in the 1920's and 1930's. Though not autobiographical, her surrealistic works introduce a woman's introspection into the many social changes of the day. Edith Branson was a significant contributor to the New York art scene both through her numerous exhibitions and in the roles she served as a director of the S...


Fred Shane, Simi Valley, 1975

30th Annual Baltimore Antiques Fair, Booth 1837

Posted: September 03, 2010 07:52 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Home of Mary Pickersgill, maker of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner, the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, 1911, and the 30th Annual Baltimore Antiques show -- Baltimore is terrific. We are at the fair (along with more than 500 other dealers) with several of Hugh Mesibov's Wartime Shipyard pieces, Anne Ryans' New York Harbor from the Helluva Town show, and Fred Shane's Simi Valley, California.     


St. Louis Mercantile Library Fair

Posted: May 20, 2010 11:06 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

    Back in the Gallery from Missouri.  The St. Louis Mercantile Library fair was wonderful. In spite of the rain the event was amazingly well attended. In particular there was interest in work by Michael J. Gallagher, Joe Jones, and Fred Shane. At the Gallery the Hugh Mesibov Wartime Shipyard is extended through Thursday, May 27.


Mesibov, Dialogue in Armor, 1944, 30 x 24 inches

Hugh Mesibov Memories of the Wartime Shipyard

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:35 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

HUGH MESIBOV, The Wartime Shipyard, Surrealist Works of 1942/45. EXTENDED THROUGH MAY, 27, 2010. During World War II Hugh Mesibov (born 1916) was a First Class Ship Fitter --- one of more than 18,000 workers employed at the historic William Cramp & Son Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia. Cramp’s, founded in 1830, had been closed since 1927, but was re-opened in 1941; the USS Miami, a Navy cruiser, was built there. On the last day, when the job ended in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to the site. Mesibov remembers him waving to the crowd. Roosevelt died later that y...


Hugh Mesibov, The Siege (Leningrad), 1943, 54 x 61 inches

Hugh Mesibov show at Susan Teller Gallery extended through May 27

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Hugh Mesibov Wartime Shipyard show at the Susan Teller Gallery is now EXTENDED through May 27, 2010 Hugh Mesibov: The Wartime Shipyard Surrealist Works of 1942/45, Paintings and Drawings Link to site: www.susantellergallery.com The entire show may be viewed under Exhibitions or Current. During World War II Hugh Mesibov was a First Class Ship Fitter at the historic William Cramp & Son Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia. That day-to-day experience, combined with horrific wartime news, resulted in a body surrealist paintings and drawings. A highlight of the show is his monumental...


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