Published: November 23, 2004
David Findlay Jr Fine Art will open “Recent Acquisitions of American Masters and Modernists,” on November 29. The show will remain on view through December. Timed to coincide with American auction week, this exhibition will include works by Emil Bisttram, Childe Hassam, Frank Duveneck, William Glackens, Winslow Homer, Ernest Lawson, Irene Rice Pereira, Charles Sheeler, Everett Shinn, John Henry Twachtman, Steve Wheeler, Guy Wiggins and Andrew Wyeth.
Covering a span of about 75 years, this exhibition will feature striking examples from many of the major movements of American art. Among the earliest works in the exhibition, “Café de la Source,” 1899, by William Glackens, is a boldly rendered depiction of a bustling Parisian café. The work evinces Glacken’s adept handling of urban subject matter and looks forward to the artist’s depictions of New York City amusements such as city parks and restaurants.
Other works that explore New York subject matter include “Manhattan Snow Storm,” 1925, by Wiggins; “On the Hudson River/Palisades,” circa 1898-1906, by Lawson; and “Cherry Lane Theater,” 1948, by Shinn. Hassam is represented by the beautiful oil “Isles of the Shoals,” circa 1890, a subject that occupied the artist’s attention from 1896 to 1916. Homer’s mastery of the watercolor medium is evident in the painting, “In Autumn Woods,” circa 1877.
American Modernists Bisttram, Sheeler, Wheeler and Rice Pereira afford an opportunity to examine the varying ways artists deal with geometric abstraction. Finally, “The Vestry,” 1972, by Andrew Wyeth, is an arresting image of an adolescent boy, rendered in dry brush and watercolor.
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