Art Collection: 19 Cityscapes by 19 Artists

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View a gorgeous collection of cityscapes created in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, featuring scenes from Austin to Taipei.

Taking Stock of Our Cities and Towns

BY MAX GILLIES

It’s high time to celebrate the robust health of “cityscape” painting. Scenes of urban life — viewed from every angle and in all kinds of weather and light — are being created by a lively community of artists who work in diverse mediums, manners, and moods. Just as encouraging, the resulting pictures are selling well, according to galleries nationwide.

It would seem that, running right alongside the boom in outdoor landscape painting highlighted in this magazine’s sister publication, PleinAir, there is a universe of people who want to look closely at — and find the strange beauty in — the harder-edged places where so many of us live or work. Meadows and neon signs both have charms, a fact more and more art collectors are discovering.

Now consider collecting a cityscape for yourself.

From Fine Art Connoisseur: 19 Cityscapes by 19 Artists

1. Morning on Main by Rob Akey

ROB AKEY (b. 1956), Morning on Main, 2016, oil on linen, 16 x 22 in., private collection
ROB AKEY (b. 1956), Morning on Main, 2016, oil on linen, 16 x 22 in., private collection

2. Snow Day in the Warehouse District by Carl Bretzke

CARL BRETZKE (b. 1954), "Snow Day in the Warehouse District," 2016, oil on linen, 24 x 36 in., private collection
CARL BRETZKE (b. 1954), Snow Day in the Warehouse District, 2016, oil on linen, 24 x 36 in., private collection

3. Not Interested by Matthew Bird

MATTHEW BIRD (b. 1977), "Not Interested," 2018, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in., available from the artist
MATTHEW BIRD (b. 1977), Not Interested, 2018, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in., available from the artist

4. Downtown Austin by Jill Carver

JILL CARVER (b. 1968), "Downtown Austin," 2017, oil on linen board, 30 x 32 in., InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
JILL CARVER (b. 1968), Downtown Austin, 2017, oil on linen board, 30 x 32 in., InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

5. Passenger by Kim Cogan

KIM COGAN (b. 1977), Passenger, 2018, oil on canvas, 52 x 62 in., Gallery Henoch, New York City
KIM COGAN (b. 1977), Passenger, 2018, oil on canvas, 52 x 62 in., Gallery Henoch, New York City

6. Evening, Venice by Dmitri Danish

DMITRI DANISH (b. 1966), Evening, Venice, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 24 in., Gallery 901, Santa Fe
DMITRI DANISH (b. 1966), Evening, Venice, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 24 in., Gallery 901, Santa Fe

7. Tribeca Market by Fred Danziger

FRED DANZIGER (b. 1946), Tribeca Market, 2013, oil on linen canvas, 30 x 40 in., private collection
FRED DANZIGER (b. 1946), Tribeca Market, 2013, oil on linen canvas, 30 x 40 in., private collection

8. 312 Metro by Dan Graziano

DAN GRAZIANO (b. 1953), 312 Metro, 2013, oil on panel, 10 x 8 in., Red Piano Art Gallery, Bluffton, SC
DAN GRAZIANO (b. 1953), 312 Metro, 2013, oil on panel, 10 x 8 in., Red Piano Art Gallery, Bluffton, SC

9. Everyday City Life by Heather Lynn Gibson

HEATHER LYNN GIBSON (b. 1970), Everyday City Life, 2018, oil on linen, 10 x 20 in., available from the artist
HEATHER LYNN GIBSON (b. 1970), Everyday City Life, 2018, oil on linen, 10 x 20 in., available from the artist

10. City of Brotherly Love by Catherine Hillis

Cityscapes - CATHERINE HILLIS (b. 1953), City of Brotherly Love, 2015, watercolor on paper, 22 x 28 in., available from the artist
CATHERINE HILLIS (b. 1953), City of Brotherly Love, 2015, watercolor on paper, 22 x 28 in., available from the artist

11. Warm by Errol Jacobson

ERROL JACOBSON (b. 1948), Warm, 2018, oil on panel, 36 x 48 in., Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago
ERROL JACOBSON (b. 1948), Warm, 2018, oil on panel, 36 x 48 in., Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago

12. New York Sunset by Kyle Ma

Cityscapes - KYLE MA (b. 2000), New York Sunset, 2018, oil on panel, 18 x 14 in., available through the artist
KYLE MA (b. 2000), New York Sunset, 2018, oil on panel, 18 x 14 in., available through the artist

13. Our Market by Crystal Moll

CRYSTAL MOLL (b. 1962), Our Market, 2017, oil on canvas, 18 x 36 in., Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore
CRYSTAL MOLL (b. 1962), Our Market, 2017, oil on canvas, 18 x 36 in., Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore

14. Market Day in Sarlat by Richard Oversmith

Cityscapes - RICHARD OVERSMITH (b. 1971), Market Day in Sarlat, 2018, oil on linen, 30 x 24 in., J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
RICHARD OVERSMITH (b. 1971), Market Day in Sarlat, 2018, oil on linen, 30 x 24 in., J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

15. Klei by Christopher St. Leger

Cityscapes - CHRISTOPHER ST. LEGER (b. 1973), Klei, 2017, watercolor on paper, 18 x 25 in., available from the artist
CHRISTOPHER ST. LEGER (b. 1973), Klei, 2017, watercolor on paper, 18 x 25 in., available from the artist

16. This Is Not Graffiti by Ana Schmidt

ANA SCHMIDT (b. 1959), This Is Not Graffiti, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 74 1/2 x 74 1/2 in., private collection
ANA SCHMIDT (b. 1959), This Is Not Graffiti, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 74 1/2 x 74 1/2 in., private collection

17. Lights Above Town #1 by Susie Hyer

Cityscapes - SUSIE HYER (b. 1954), Lights Above Town #1, 2015, oil on panel, 24 x 30 in., private collection
SUSIE HYER (b. 1954), Lights Above Town #1, 2015, oil on panel, 24 x 30 in., private collection

18. Taipei Street Signs by Hsin-Yao Tseng

Cityscapes - HSIN-YAO TSENG (b. 1986), Taipei Street Signs, 2018, oil on panel, 16 x 16 in., on view at InSight Gallery (Fredericksburg, TX)
HSIN-YAO TSENG (b. 1986), Taipei Street Signs, 2018, oil on panel, 16 x 16 in., on view at InSight Gallery (Fredericksburg, TX)

19. Church Street by Vladislav Yeliseyev

Cityscapes - VLADISLAV YELISEYEV (b. 1960), Church Street, Frederick, 2016, watercolor on paper, 22 x 15 in., private collection
VLADISLAV YELISEYEV (b. 1960), Church Street, Frederick, 2016, watercolor on paper, 22 x 15 in., private collection

Do you know of an artist who is painting incredible cityscapes? Share their name with us in the comments below.


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