Garden of Love: American Still Life Painting, 1880-1930

  • NEW YORK CITY, New York
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  • May 13, 2012

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GRAVES Roses on a Table

Garden of Love: American Still Life Painting, 1880-1930 is now on view at Catherine Dail Fine Art through the end of May. This sumptuous Spring exhibition of American still life and garden painting was curated with inspiration from the poetry of William Blake and the new music of Martha Redbone.  Garden of Love is the title of one of Blake's Songs of Experience - in which he wrote, illustrated and included the stanza: "I went to the Garden of Love/And saw what I never had seen/A Chapel was built in the midst/Where I used to play on the green."  Like many of the 19th-century American painters, Blake was a proponent of the spiritual writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg and this poem is a critique of the organized religion of his time.  The exhibition will include artists like Abbott Fuller Graves, a Boston based artist who was known for his florals and still lifes.  Other featured artists include Duncanson, Frieseke, Graves, Hartley, Heade, MacDonald-Wright, Moran, Prentice, Roesen, Schumacher and Stella.  Masterworks of American 19th and 20th-century Luminist and Tonalist landscape painting are also on view are by artists Bricher, Bridgman, Casilear, Cropsey, Dewey, Eaton, Harrison, Inness, Ryder, Sonntag, Tryon and more.  Special morning, evening and weekend viewings can be arranged during the busy American Paintings auction week.  Call today to book your appointment: (212) 595-3550.

Catherine Dail Fine Art
40 West 86th Street
New York, New York
About Catherine Dail Fine Art

Welcome to Catherine Dail Fine Art, a private gallery specializing in 19th and 20th century works of art. Neighboring New York Historical Society, the Museum of Natural History and Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts and Design, the gallery resides on Manhattan's Upper West Side, directly across Central Park from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Conveniently located in a landmark Art Deco building at 40 West 86th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, we are happy to accommodate your schedule with visits by appointment only. American painting from 1870-1970 is our passion and focus. This 100-year period encompasses the greatest Hudson River School and Luminist, Impressionist, Modernist and Pop-Art movements. Representing masterful works of landscape, portraiture, still life and abstraction, the gallery exhibits paintings, works on paper and sculpture. For over 20 years, Catherine Dail has been curating, appraising and consulting with private collectors, institutions and museums. We offer discreet personal attention and foster the joy of connoisseurship among first-time and experienced collectors alike. Based on extensive knowledge, comprehensive art historical research and thorough market evaluation, this gallery works with each client to build collections featuring best quality works. A graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University, Catherine Dail is an award-winning member of the Appraisers Association of America and the Private Art Dealers Association. We look forward to speaking with you by phone and making an appointment to welcome you to the gallery.

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