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Artist Henrik Hillbom, Nymphs-in-Clouds, oil/canvas, size 24”H x18”W.

"The Hartford Salmagundians: A Connecticut Art Society" Lecture & Book Signing


On Tuesday November 12, 2013 at the Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Ave.(212-255-7740) 7PM lower Gallery, Painting Conservator Alexander Katlan will present his new book, The Hartford Salmagundians: A Connecticut Art Society Painting Exhibition Records 1929-1953. The total funds from the sale of the books at this event will go as a donation to the Library Committee of The Salmagundi Club This publication provides for the first time information about the Hartford Salmagundians art society formed in 1929, and was a satellite art group of the historic New York Salmagundi Club. This is the only book published to date on this Connecticut art society. Throughout their existence the Hartford Salmagundians’ shows were exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. The publication includes a preface by Claudia Seymour, past president Salmagundi Club (2007-2013), a discussion of the revival of the American realist tradition, and an introduction to the Hartford Salmagundians by the author, a brief discussion of the Salmagundi Club of Louisville, Ky., Salmagundi Club of Sacramento, Ca., Salmagundi Club of St. Louis , Mo. and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. The volume further contains a listing of exhibition catalogues and committee membership of the Hartford Salmagundians, a list of the artist members of the group, a selected list of N.Y.C. Salmagundi artists exhibiting in Connecticut, a directory of the Painting Exhibition Records of the Hartford Salmagundians, and a final comment by the author. This unknown painting exhibition history has been chronicled and indexed making available the artists, actual titles of the paintings, dates when these artworks were exhibited, and prices when available. A list of artists exhibiting in the Hartford Salmagundian exhibitions are: Edward N. Allen, Harry Russell Ballinger, George Elmer Browne, Winfield Scott Clime, Harry Farlow, William Bradford Green, Eugene Higgins, Henrik Hillbom, Albertus E. Jones, Walter O.R. Korder, Sanford Low, James Godwin Mcmanus, Carl Ringius, Paul Saling, Frederick Lester Sexton, H. Hilliard Smith and Guy Wiggins. The Hartford Salmagundians: A Connecticut Art Society Painting Exhibition Records 1929-1953 by Alexander W. Katlan $22.95 plus Sales Tax and Shipping. Limited Quantity Available, Trade Hard Cover Edition.

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