Only two weeks remain for your chance to celebrate 150 years of exceptional representational works at Cavalier Galleries. Where?
Open now but only through February 29 at Cavalier Galleries’ Greenwich, Connecticut, location is an exciting exhibition that celebrates 150 years of American representational paintings. Titled “American Paintings: 150 Years of Exceptional Representational Works,” the exhibition juxtaposes outstanding paintings by contemporary artists against those of previous generations and centuries.

Frank Corso, “Bragg Hill Farm at Sunset,” 2015, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (c) Cavalier Galleries 2016

Among the historical artists included are George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, George Inness, Reginald Marsh, Jerome Myers, J. Alden Weir, and Andrew Wyeth, while the contemporary painters represented are Jenness Cortez, Joel Carson Jones, Sarah Lamb, Joseph McGurl, Edward Minoff, Paul Oxborough, Peter Poskas, John Terelak, Douglas Wiltraut, and Li Xiao.

John Terelak, “Valley Light,” 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. (c) Cavalier Galleries 2016

Cavalier Galleries writes, “Juxtaposing historical pieces with contemporary works, this special collection of truly masterful paintings and drawings not only shows the important influence that Representational art has had on American life — documenting historical scenes and subjects from a time before photography — but demonstrates how Representational art continues to be a mainstay among many of the world’s greatest painters today. Though Figurativism’s traditional role may have changed since the advent of Abstractionism — its antithesis — as well as photography and digital media, this important genre will never fall out of favor. Artists will always continue to paint what they see in personal ways that put their own ‘spin’ on a subject, landscape or street scene — making each painting distinctive. “Representational paintings can depict the real world or fantasy, but they are always defined by each artist’s individual style and technical skill, and viewers understand and appreciate this.”

Andrew Wyeth, “Farm Horse,” 1954, watercolor on paper, 21 x 28 1/2 in. (c) Cavalier Galleries 2016

“American Paintings: 150 Years of Exceptional Representational Works” opened on January 14 and will be available through February 29. To learn more, visit Cavalier Galleries.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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