Clark Hulings, “Spanish Shawl,” 1984, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in. (c) Clark Hulings 2016
Andrew Webster Reporting
An extensive array of paintings, drawings, ephemera, historical insights, and resources from one of America’s greatest realist painters will soon be available for public consumption. Collectors take note!
Award-winning and revered American realist Clark Hulings is always on the tip of the tongue when discussing this country’s most influential and celebrated representational painters. “For the first time, The Hulings Estate is making available its extensive catalogue, documentation, and information about the artist’s art and career, for the benefit of collectors, dealers, curators, and his legions of fans” they suggest. “Hulings’ wife, Mary, and daughter, Elizabeth, have dedicated countless hours to organizing the artist’s material, including sales records and provenance, personal journals and letters, images of the artist and his works in context, and historical data and ephemera. Now they are sharing this treasure trove of information through a robust new online platform, and offering direct support in licensing, authentication, appraisals, and sales advisory services.
“The vibrant new Clark Hulings website takes viewers on a journey of Hulings as an artist and a man of his time; why he painted what he did; and why those works matter. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about, buy, sell or track a work by Clark Hulings. The site showcases pieces from all periods of his 60-year career, one can register to receive information about original work, and there’s a store with giclées, prints, and catalogues for those who are not in the market for an original, but would like to own a Hulings in some form.
“In addition, Elizabeth will create a new post every week featuring a different work, with information that hasn’t been published on the web before. These posts will include Clark Hulings’ own writings—what he had to say about various paintings and situations—and she will add her own anecdotes. Sometimes, the blog will work the other way. She will post an image of something that she wants to learn more about. “The Clark Hulings site is also a resource for me,” said Elizabeth. “I hope that people will share information so I may continue to build toward a complete catalogue raisonée.”
“With the unveiling of Clark Hulings’ archives, his wife and daughter honor his legacy and continue to solidify his position in the canon of American artists. “It is my responsibility to ensure that my father is recognized long-term in the canon of master American painters. I’m pursuing museum retrospectives, actively participating in the marketplace, and serving as a resource to collectors, dealers, curators, and aficionados,” said Elizabeth.”
To learn more, visit Clark Hulings.
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