New York, NY – From May 5 to June 18, 2022, Forum Gallery presents Important Works of American Art. Coinciding with American Art Week in New York City and The American Art Fair, opening in New York on May 14th, the gallery exhibits exceptional American paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today.
Powerful emotion, strong political content, and frank depictions of daily life characterize the art of the social realists. The gallery exhibition features iconic masterworks by Raphael Soyer, In The City Park, c. 1934; and Jack Levine, 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), painted in 1959.
Archetypal American architecture is the subject of Barn Abstraction, 1946, an iconic example of Precisionist tempera painting by Charles Sheeler, and of lively and graphic works by Robert Cottingham, Stuart Davis, and Linden Frederick whose Rear Window, 2016, is a contemporary vision in oil of life in small-town America imbued with the provocative mystery for which the Artist is known.
Humanity’s relationship with nature is vividly evoked in watercolors from the first half of the Twentieth century by Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth and Andrew Wyeth, and in the large oil painting, Sea and Boat Fantasy, 1944, by John Marin, a tour de force of American modernism depicting the dynamic seas of Maine, inspiring a next generation of artists who were to become associated with Abstract Expressionism.
A new and powerfully resolute self-portrait by William Beckman and a sensual, beautiful oil painting by Clio Newton, known for her large-scale renderings of steadfast women in charcoal, are included. They will be on view alongside an example of the dreamlike compositions in oil by Alan Feltus, and a monumental, psychologically-charged painting by Gregory Gillespie who created paintings with unique, dimensional surfaces that defy categorization.
Also on view will be works by American masters of their medium and subject Chaim Gross, Don Jacot, Rance Jones, Louis Lozowick, Anthony Mitri and Tom Wesselmann.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the rich history of American Art here at the gallery and by visiting us at The American Art Fair, May 14 – 17, 2022.
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Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Forum Gallery is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5:30pm. Please visit https://www.forumgallery.com/exhibitions/important-works-of-american-art to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition begins on May 5, 2022 and will be on view through June 18, 2022.
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About Forum Gallery
Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery was a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1962. From inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism. Forum Gallery’s program expanded in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, in addition to these artists, Forum Gallery represents more than twenty American and European artists and estates, including the Spanish masters Cesar Galicia and Guillermo Munoz Vera. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Tula Telfair, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee and Brian Rutenberg. Forum Gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs throughout the United States. The gallery exhibited at the inaugural edition of The Art Show (ADAA – Park Avenue Armory) and has since participated twenty times. An early exhibitor at the Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier, Forum now exhibits at ExpoChicago annually. In 2000, Forum Gallery mounted an Odd Nerdrum exhibition at the FIAC in Paris, and today the gallery exhibits regularly at fairs in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Seattle and Chicago. A service business focused on customer satisfaction, Forum Gallery looks forward to every opportunity to assist collectors, experienced and new.