Published: June 25, 2002
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Pedersen Gallery specializes in New Jersey artists of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. The gallery has played a primary role in the rediscovery of many of New Jersey’s painters including the remarkable group, The Jersey Shore Impressionists. These artists who lived and worked in Jersey Shore communities between 1869 and 1940 produced works of considerable achievement that are just now becoming recognized for their contribution to the cultural heritage of New Jersey and more broadly to American Art.
From June 28 to July 26 Pedersen Gallery presents “” as part of its ongoing series of exhibitions devoted to New Jersey artists. Inexplicably, the have received only scant attention in the past although the story of their achievements involves some of America’s greatest painters such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer.
Among the many artists included in the present exhibition are several works each by Paul Gill (1894-1938), Granville Perkins (1835-1895), Mildred Miller (1892-1964) and Oscar Julius (1882-1965). Paul Gill during the 1920s and 30s was considered one of the finest watercolorists in America. Scenes of Long Beach Island will be on display that have not been seen since the 1930s.
Also being shown is a series of watercolors by Granville Perkins that are associated with his illustrations for the article “Along Our Jersey Shore” published in Harper’s magazine in February 1878. A group of works by Mildred Miller, a celebrated painter, who twice was awarded the prestigious Mary Smith Prize from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1920 and again in 1931 for the best painting by a woman in the Philadelphia area will be exhibited. Miller taught private classes in Cape May and Burlington, N.J., from 1934 to 1939.
Oscar Julius was celebrated in 1936 by national one-man exhibition that traveled to the Albany Institute, the Currier Gallery, the Newcomb College School of Art and the Oshkosh Public Museum. Julius is acknowledged with several scenes painted along the shore of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He maintained studios in both Manasquan and Long Beach Island.
The gallery is located at 17 North Union Street and gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment, 609-397-1332.
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