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Lloyd Wesley Broome
20 x 24 Oil on Canvas, Framed 26 x 30
Lloyd Wesley Broome was born in Massachusetts and later lived in Ft. Myers, Florida where he painted landscapes and seascapes. He exhibited at the Rockport Art Gallery and National Gallery.
WILLIAM THON, NA (1906-2000)
8 x 10 Oil on canvas board
12 x 14 framed in gold
William Thon was an American artist noted for highly abstracted landscape paintings. He was born in New York City in 1906, and spent his childhood summers camping on Staten Island. He also developed a great love of travel, and in 1933 made an eight-month voyage to the Cocos Islands in the Pacific. He debuted as a professional artist in 1939 at the Corcoran Gallery Biennial exhibition.
Thon chose to live in the relative isolation of Maine on a peninsula overlooking the sea, a quiet place, especially in winter. He chose the company of sailors, craftsmen, lobstermen, a few fellow artists, and his beloved wife Helen. This area is credited as providing a major breakthrough stylistically because of his discovery of an abandoned quarry near his property. Here he did numerous and increasingly abstract paintings of spidery trees with rectilinear slabs of interspersed granite. While still based in nature, these were by far the most abstract of any of his paintings.
Each season, William Thon would send his paintings off to the prestigious Midtown Galleries in New York City as though sending them on a journey to a strange and distant land. Each bore the imprint of his intense connection to raw and wild things, beautifully contained within the artist's capable and generous temperament. Thon's paintings of Maine had little to do with rural nostalgia or American historical values or the pathos of human relationships. His was a living Maine, a timeless and vital place reflecting his own passion for its rough, beautiful forests, intemperate seas, and the scatter of wooden buildings along its rugged shoreline.
He died at his home in Port Clyde on December 6, 2000 at age 94. He had continued to work after macular degeneration had left him legally blind. From his estate gift of four million dollars, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, received the biggest cash gift to that time. William Thon was awarded innumerable prizes and is represented in over 60 museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Columbus Museum of Art, and in Maine, The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, and The Ogunquit Museum of Art.
Don Stone, N.A.
10 x 12 Oil on panel
16.5 x 18.5 gilt wood frame
Signed lower left “Don Stone N.A.”
PROVENANCE: Acquired from the Crane Collection, Wellesley, MA, 2005
Arthur E. Ward (1863-1928)
Willow Road, Rockport, Mass. c. 1900
10 x 14 Oil on board (Framed 15 x 19)
Francis Stillwell Dixon (1879-1967)
Oil on Board, 11 x 13, in frame 14 x 16
Francis S. Dixon was born into a New York family of immense influence and wealth. By age twenty Francis was already considered a fine painter and artist. He studied at the Art Students League, NYC and with the noted artists Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951), Robert Henri (1865-1929), Charles W. Hawthorne (1872-1930), and Herbert S. Twachtman. Dixon traveled to California in 1915 before returning to New York in 1917. In the early to mid 1920's he also traveled to Bermuda and Europe. During his time in California he is known to have stayed at both Carmel and Point Lobos, though only a few works depicting these areas have come to light. One of these early paintings called The Leaning Tree, painted in Point Lobos, is in the permanent collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, and included in Elizabeth Kornhauser’s, “American Paintings before 1945”.
Dixon exhibited prominently along the east coast, at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Salmagundi Club, National Academy of Design, New York, and many others. He died in New York City at his residence at the age of eighty-eight. His works are held in the following institutions: Morgan Memorial, Hartford, CT; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT; and many other public and private collections. His current auction high is $22,800 at Shannon’s in 2006.
ALFRED T. BARRAUD, 1849-1925
Sailboats in a rocky cove, 1897
Oil on canvas, 12 x 18. Framed 17 x 23
ALFRED T. BARRAUD was born in Massachusetts in 1849. He became a prominent 19th century realist painter and member of the Boston Art Club where he exhibited for many years.
CHARLES E. WILLETTE (1899-1979)
Homes in Hampden Maine
18 x 24 Oil on wood panel
24 x 30 carved wood frame
CHARLES E. WILLETTE (1899-1979)
18 x 24 Oil on wood panel
24 x 30 carved wood frame
EDMOND MARIE PETITJEAN (1844 - 1925)
Bateau Au Bord De La Riviere
Oil on board, 10 x 16, 17 x 23 framed
French artist Edmund Petitjean was born in 1844 in Vosges and died August 7, 1925, in Paris. Throughout his lifetime he painted views of French rivers, towns, villages and ports on the Atlantic coast. He first exhibited in Paris in 1874 at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member in 1883. He was awarded an honourable mention in 1881, a first-class medal in 1884, a second-class in 1885, a silver at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1889, and a gold at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. He was declared hors concours, and made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1892. Today his work is represented in many museums throughout France, including Le Musee D' Orsay in Paris.
Louise Lecor Kirouac (b. 1939)
Grandeur Nature, Les Eboulements Charlevoix, Que.
Oil on Canvas 20" x 24" (28" x 32" framed)
Louise Kirouac comes from a family of artists: her father, a native of Brittany and a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, is involved in the theatre; two brothers are painters like her. It was her oldest brother, Paul-Tex Lecor, who introduced her to painting. She has lived all her life in Brownburg, her roots deep in the land of her ancestors. Today, she paints wilderness landscape as well as urban and street scenes of Quebec. But her preferred subject is preserving the memory of the villages and countryside of Quebec by trying to capture the essence of their features.
Anthony Thieme, NA (1888-1954)
Oil on Board 12 x 16
Custom gold frame by Goodnow 17 x 21
Price available upon request
Anthony Thieme was born on February 20, 1888 in Rotterdam, Holland. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, Holland, under George Hacker; Garlobini, Guardaciona; and Mancini in Italy. He also studied in Germany. In the 1920's he emigrated to the United States, initially residing in New York City where he painted Broadway backdrops, and eventually setting up studios in Rockport, Massachusetts and St. Augustine, Florida, seasonally moving from one to the other.
Known as a genre painter he did landscapes including farms, and Paris scenes; his best known works are of boats, fishermen, and harbors, reflecting his Northern and Southern studios in coastal towns. In Rockport, he established the Thieme School of Art where he was Director.
Thieme was a strong proponent of the visual arts and held memberships in many associations: American Water Color Society; Art Alliance of America; Salmagundi Club; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Boston Art Club; Providence Water Color Club; Boston Society of Artists; North Shore Art Association; Springfield Art League; Rockport Art Association; New York Water Color Club; American Artists Professional League; Gloucester Society of Artists; Art Alliance of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Painters Club; and the National Arts Club.
As a function of these many memberships, he was an active exhibitor: National Academy of Design 1930-1934; Art Institute of Chicago 1930; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1929-1931; Corcoran Gallery of Art 1932; Los Angeles Museum of Art 1930, 1931 (prize); Albright Art Gallery 1932; Detroit Institute of Art 1931; Salmagundi Club 1929 and 1931 (prizes); Springfield, Utah 1928 and 1931 (prizes); Gloucester Art Association 1928 (prize); Springfield Art League 1927 and 1928 (prizes); North Shore Art Association 1930 (prize); Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 1930 (prize); Jordon Marsh Exhibition (Boston) 1944 (medal); New York Water Color Club 1930 (prize); Boston Tercentenary Exhibition 1930; Ogunquit Art Center 1930; New Haven Painters and Clay Club 1931 (prize); Washington Water Color Club 1931(prize); Los Angeles Museum of Art; Buck Hill Falls Art Association (Pennsylvania) 1938 (prize); he also exhibited in Belgium, France and Holland.
Anthony Thieme's work is held in high regard by collectors and Museums alike, and he is represented in many major collections: Boston Museum of Fine Art; Pittsfield Museum of Art (Massachusetts); Albany Institute of History and Art; Dayton Art Institute; City of New Haven Collection; College of Springfield (Utah); University of Iowa; Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles Museum of History, Science & Art; Beach College, Storrs, Connecticut; Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey).
In literature, he is internationally recognized appearing in Benezit; Davenport; Fielding; Mallett; Thieme-Becker; the Witt Library Computer Index; and many "Who's Who."
The Rockport Art Association held a retrospective exhibition of his works and the accompanying text details his life and works: Judith A Curtis, "Anthony Thieme 1888-1954," Rockport Art Association, 1999. (80 pages)
Source: Edwin J. Andres Fine Art
AMEE DAVIS (1893-1972)
Oil on board, 24 x 30
Antique carved gilt frame: 28 x 34
Samuel W. Griggs (1827-1898)
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan, 1876
Signed and dated "S.W. Griggs '76" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 14 x 24 framed: 20 x 30
12 x 16 oil
Mary Byrom lives on the southern seacoast of Maine within close reach of her favorite painting locations, the marshes and the rocky coast. A trained designer, illustrator, and painter she has an academic background in fine art. She paints from life with a focus on plein air landscape painting and is outdoors year round painting on location. Mary has received numerous awards for her paintings that are found in private collections around the world. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society and the North Shore Arts Assoc.
LOU BONAMARTE (American, b. 1933)
NINA II AT TENANTS HARBOR
Oil on canvas 12 x 16
In a fine gilt modern frame with linen matte & gilt liner 20 x 24
Lou Bonamarte was born in New London, Connecticut, a deep river port, in 1933 and has spentmany years roaming the piers and shoreline not far from his home, sketching and painting.
"Began painting at the age of thirty-five. Studied with John Pike in 1964 and again in 1968. Prior to this I was a graphic designer and also did illustration. During this period I attended many outdoor (sidewalk) shows and, then in 1970, 1 decided to go fulltime as a fine artist. I had little success at first and was doing freelance illustration and advertising design. I receive my first acknowledgment from the American Watercolor Society in 1972, when they awarded me the Herb Olsen Award for my watercolor "Martha's Porch". Three years later, in 1975, 1 became an artist member of Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City. I was one of three people who were responsible for founding the Lyme Art Academy of Fine Arts.”
ALEXANDER HELWIG WYANT, NA
"In the Woods"
Signed lower left "A.H. Wyant"
Provenance: The Marbella Gallery, New York.
Watercolor on paper, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" sight. Framed 12 x 10
Born in Evans Creek, Ohio, Alexander Wyant was a tonalist landscape and genre painter who was part of the Hudson River School painters but who is credited with making the transition within that School from a tight, restrictive style to the freer methods of Impressionism. He was much influenced by the French Barbizon impressionists, and his signature grand eastern mountain landscapes with dramatic cloud formations were much sought after during his lifetime.
He was raised in a family of itinerant farmers and early apprenticed to a harness maker and sign painter. His commitment to becoming an artist resulted from his seeing landscapes by George Inness Sr. in an exhibition in Cincinnati in 1857. He made a trip to New York to meet Inness, who recognizing the young man’s talent, helped him secure to the patronage of Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati.
This financial help enabled Wyant to study for a year at the National Academy in New York City, where he settled for a short time in 1863. By 1865, he was in Karlsruhe, Germany with Hans Fredrik Gude, a Norwegian artist of the Dusseldorf school. Wyant also lived in England and was much influenced by the landscapes of J.M.W. Turner. In 1867, he returned to New York City where he established a studio and from where he traveled frequently into the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. The completion of many canals, the construction of transcontinental railroads, the opening of the West, and significant technological advancements that took place during the Victorian Era serve as backdrops to Wyant's time as an artist. The Hudson River School of landscape painting was in its waning years.
In 1873 he was part of an expedition into New Mexico and Arizona where he painted many sites including Canyon de Chelly in Navajo country. On this trip, he suffered a stroke, which paralyzed his right hand and forced him to paint with his left. It was said that this led to a freer style, lighter tone, and looser technique, all of which paralleled the growing taste of the American public. In 1889, Alexander Wyant moved to Arkville, New York in the Catskills, and died there three years later, in 1892.
He was a member of the Century Association and the National Academy. Exhibitions included the following venues: :National Academy of Design, 1865-92; Brooklyn Art Association, 1867-92; Boston Arts Club, 1877-82; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1879-81; Art Institute of Chicago; and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public collections that include Wyant’s work can be found in the National Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Tennessee State Museum, and the Kentucky Art Museum.
Charles Gordon Harris (1891-1963)
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24, framed: 23 x 29
Emile Albert Gruppe (1896-1978)
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in
Born in 1896 the son of renowned tonalist painter Charles Paul Gruppe, Emile Gruppe became one of the 20th century’s masters of New England seascapes and landscapes. In addition to being raised by an artistic father, he was also educated in art at The Hague in the Netherlands and in New York City at the National Academy of Design and The Arts Students League. He also received instruction from artists George Bridgeman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller and John F. Carlson. Throughout his career Gruppé exhibited at the major national annuals, including those of the National Academy of Design, where he made his debut in 1915. His paintings were also shown at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the North Shore Art Association, the Rockport Art Association, where they won numerous awards and prizes. In 1942, he founded the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester with his mentors.
Gruppe painted numerous works throughout his long artistic career, as many as 200 hundred oils a year. He is best known for his impressionistic landscapes of Vermont, painted figures and portraits, and especially for his Gloucester and Rockport harbor and village scenes. For the majority of his professional career, he worked and lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, often wintering in Vermont and Florida.
During this time, Gruppé adopted a more direct and personal mode of painting in which he combined a dynamic brand of Realism with the light and atmospheric concerns of Impressionism. This later work is sought after for its distinctive, vigorous brushwork, compositional qualities and refined color values. Gruppe lived a long and prolific life, passionate about his art and about sharing the joys and skills of visual creativity with future generations. In one of his last interviews he revealed his philosophy of painting: "If you want exacting details in a painting, than you might as well look at a photograph. I make an impression on a canvas, and let one's imagination fill in the details." He died in 1978 at the age of 82 after a lifetime of painting.
Gruppe's works can be found in the Richmond Art Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art, Springville Museum of Art, Whistler House Museum of Art, and more. His works are now highly collectible and have brought dramatic prices near $60,000 at auction.
William Lester Stevens (1888-1969)
Trees in Summer
Provenance: Vose Galleries of
Watercolor, and graphite on paper, 20 x 26
in an Arts & Crafts-style frame: 29 x 34
Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, Stevens spent four years at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School, where he studied under Edmund Tarbell, among others. Primarily an oil painter, he also used watercolor and acrylics. He is best known for his post-impressionistic landscapes. Throughout the course of his long career, Stevens taught, first in Rockport, then at Boston University (1925-1926) and Princeton (1927-1929), and during the Depression at Grand Manan.
He was a National Academician and a member of the American Watercolor Society; a founding member of the Rockport Art Association; Springfield, MA Art League; Guild of Boston Artists; Gallery on Moors; New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT; Gloucester Society of Art; North Shore Art Association; Boston Watercolor Club and the New York Watercolor Club. He won art awards at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; American Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club; Springfield Art League; Salons of America; Washington Watercolor Club; North Shore AA; Rockport AA and more. He painted USPO murals in Dedham and Rockport, MA, the Boston City Hall, the Louisville, KY Art Museum and several schools in Boston. References: Movalli, Charles, American Artist (April 1986); Who’s Who in American Art (1947); Who Was Who in American Art (vol. 3, p. 3171-72).
Vladimir Pavlosky (1884 - 1944)
Fisherman in Dory
Watercolor 15 x 22
Vladimir Pavlovsky was born in the Ukraine, Russia into a long line of Russian painters, guilders, and carvers. At the age of twenty, Vladimir moved to the United States to avoid conscription in the Tsar’s Army. Once in the United States, Vladimir settled in Boston, where he quickly became active in the art community. From the 1920's on until his death in 1944, he exhibited his works widely in Boston art galleries and museum shows. Pavlovsky specialized in shore scenes depicting the life of Gloucester fisherman and the coast of Maine. His painting "The White Peacock" was awarded second prize at an exhibition of the works of Boston artists at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston -- the first prize of this exhibition was granted to John Singer Sargent.
Pavlosky's expressed his personal philosophy of art in this quote: “An artist should be a good, honest man, true to his work, true to nature. Art is the expression of the soul; to paint well one must live well. The moment an artist begins to think whether his work will sell, he does less commendable work, he is less of an artist.”
Boston Watercolor Society, Copley Society, Boston Guild of Artists, Gloucester Artists Association, Gloucester Society of Artists, Rockport Artists Association, North Shore Artists Association
Paul Strisik N.A. (1918-1998)
Oil on Canvas 16 x 24
Framed 22 x 30, Condition: excellent
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Paul Strisik became a resident of Rockport, Massachusetts, where he did landscape painting that brought him national recognition. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he studied at the Art Students League in New York City and with Frank Vincent DuMond. In 1953, he moved to Rockport, where he was active in the Art Association and other local civic organizations.
He was a member of the National Academy of Western Art, the American Watercolor Society, and the Oil Painters of America. During his long career, he won 185 awards including 16 gold medals. He and his wife, Nancy, also maintained a home in Santa Fe for 12 years, and in 1996, he was honored as Artist of the Year by the Santa Fe Rotary Club. He was widely respected for his willingness to share his talents with young artists, and taught numerous workshops including at the Scottsdale Artists' School. He wrote several books, his last one being "Capturing the Light in Oils." A reviewer in "Art Talk" quoted him: "God's light on a blade of grass is such a miracle, and so difficult to capture in paint; it is worth a lifetime of trying" (10/98). He died July 22, 1998 at his home in Rockport.
Paul Strisik N.A. (1918-1998)
Sparkling Harbor, Maine
Oil on Canvas 10 x 14
Framed 16 x 20, Condition: excellent
Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854-1941)
Ship in the Harbor ca. 1910
Oil on canvas 8 x 6 Period Frame; 15 x 12.5
signed lr L. Dupuy
Eugene Galien-Laloue was born in Paris in December, 1854. He was a pupil of Charles Laloue and was a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1877. He painted the countryside around Normandy and Seine-et-Marne, and is highly regarded for his exquisite paintings of Paris in which he conveys the essence of the Belle Epoque. His most usual medium for these works was gouache, a mixture of opaque watercolour and glue, which he used to maximum effect. The artist captures the atmosphere of the bustling and fashionable boulevards of the great city and his portrayal of the horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and the first omnibuses are of historical as well as artistic interest.
He moved out of Paris many times to depict the landscapes of Normandy and the surroundings of Barbizon, making his home for a short time in Fontainebleau. While his Parisian scenes were often of the fall and winter, he preferred to document the landscape during the brighter months of spring and summer. He also documented life along the canals and banks of the sea and rivers, showing an interest in maritime subjects. He died in his daughter’s house in Chérence, where they had taken refuge at the beginning of the Second World War, on April 18th, 1941.
Because Galien Laloue was in exclusive contract with one gallery, he used 5 other names: "L.Dupuy", "Juliany", "E.Galiany", "Lievin" and "Dumoutier".
Mark is a contemporary realist painter with 30 years experience and a background that includes training in New York at the Arts Students League and the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. He began painting in Maine in the mid 70's with a group of artist friends who came for summers to paint Maine's rocky coast and its many islands. Because he draws his inspiration from those places and things close to him, he eventually relocated to Maine in 1984. He has shown his work in galleries in New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, and Maine, and was the subject of a feature article in American Artist Magazine. His work is represented in The Portland Museum Art (The Elizabeth Noyce Collection) and in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Blue Hill Panorama
Oil on Canvas 12 x 21 (21 x 32)
Stefan Alexis Pastuhov
24 x 36 Oil on Canvas
Descended from Russian grandparents who fled to America in 1917, Stefan Pastuhov was instantly inspired by his surroundings when he moved to Maine in 1984. In those early years he and Stapleton Kearns painted together almost daily and Pastuhov loved the challenge of painting the changing weather and light, coming and going of the tide, the beautiful red of the blueberry barrens, pristine winter landscapes, and the intemperate seas and rocky coast. He has been especially influenced by painters in the Cape Ann plein air tradition Aldro Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, Paul Strisik, and often paints Maine landscapes with Cape Ann artists like Donald Mosher.
“The fact that I paint outside on location makes each day new. Be it overcast or sunny, snowy or green, ablaze with fall colors or barren of leaves, every location I paint is constantly in change. With this continual flux I am able to paint a number of paintings in each spot, every work attaining an individuality all its own. The intellectual challenge of designing each piece and then undertaking its construction is very meaningful to me as an artist. Capturing the sparkling light of late afternoon or the reflections in a rushing stream will always excite my senses. Although most of my work is done in Maine you will rarely see me anywhere without my paints. Any day that goes by without dipping my brush in paint is a disappointment if not a total loss.”
Stefan Alexis Pastuhov
Field of Dreams
16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Stefan Alexis Pastuhov
Bald Mountain, Lucerne
12 x 16 Oil on Board
Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915)
Abandoned Mill, White Mountains
Oil on Canvas 14x20
Harrison Bird Brown was born in 1831 in Portland, Maine, and is best known for his White Mountain landscapes and marine paintings of Maine's Casco Bay. By 1860, Brown was being praised as a leading American marine painter.
Landscape painting was popular in the mid 19th century, thanks in part to the influence of Charles Codman (1800-1842), whose paintings were collected for their very romantic sentiments. It is possible that Brown saw examples of Codman's poetic paintings, and was influenced by his works. Brown was one of the early artists to paint the coastline of Maine's Monhegan Island, where he depicted the headlands as awesome, mystical forces. Humanity versus nature, and the human relationship to nature, themes prevalent in mid and late-19th century literature and philosophy, figured frequently in his seascapes.
He often painted in the White Mountains, and his name can be found in the guest registers of many places artists frequented in those mountains. The coast of Maine was also a favorite painting venue of Brown's for over thirty years. He depicted the wholesome outdoor environment of the state, with special fondness for the Casco Bay area and Grand Manan, an island off the New Brunswick, Canada coast. Brown also produced two widely distributed illustrations of Crawford Notch for the Maine Central Railroad in 1890.
Harrison Bird Brown exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York from 1858 to 1860, and at the Boston Athenaeum and Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. By 1892 he had become the best known native Maine painter of his time, and gained fame for himself and the state with a large canvas in the Maine pavilion of the 1893 World's Colombian Exposition in Chicago. In 1892 he was elected president of the Portland Society of Art.
That same year, however, he moved to England to be with his only surviving child, a daughter, and spent the last twenty-three years of his life there. Most of his paintings were completed in New England before he moved to London, but he continued to paint until his death in 1915. Harrison Bird Brown's works can be seen at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and at the Portland Museum of Art.
Biography from AskART, Sources include:
Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art
James Eason, Archivist for Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library
Frank Knox Morton Rehn, NA (1848-1914)
Evening on Gloucester Bay
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 28 in.
Frank Knox Morton Rehn was born in Philadelphia in 1848 and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. A renowned marine painter, he was well known in both the Philadelphia and New York art worlds. His luminist seascapes of Maine and Massachusetts were highly popular and critically acclaimed. He was elected a full member of the National Academy of Design and president of the prestigious Salmagundi Club.
Rehn won first prize at the St. Louis Exposition of 1881, gold medals at New York City’s Prize Fund Exhibition of 1886 and the American Art Society exhibition of 1901, and the bronze medal at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901. His work is featured in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newark Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Detroit Museum of Art.
Bernard Corey (1916-2000)
oil on board 9 x 12, signed Bernard Corey, l.r.
Framed Goldleaf 14x17
Bernard Corey (1916-2000)
oil on board 9 x 12, signed Bernard Corey, l.r.
Framed Goldleaf 14x17
Bernard Corey is one of New England's most beloved landscape painters of the 20th century. He executed paintings surely en plein aire with accuracy and competence. Memberships included the Rockport Art Association, Salmagundi Club, the Guild of Boston Artists, North Shore Art Association and more. Having won over 100 awards and honors, including awards at the North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Hudson Valley Art Association, Providence Water Color Club, Allied Artists of America and many more. He painted almost every day of his life with fellow artists in the fields, along the streams and beaches and in the mountains in and around New England. Although the artist traveled throughout the world, Paris made little impression on him. He was American through-and-through.
Bernard Corey was the "last of the old school" of traditional New England landscape painters. When he died early in 2000, the era when artists painted for ten hours a day, every day with competency came to an end. Corey's carefully painted impressionistic plein aire canvases captured the essence of nature in all four seasons. The Rockport Art Association gave Corey a retrospective exhibition (October-November 2000) saluting the artist's profound understanding of nature and painting.
is privileged to be able to capture the ever-changing moods of nature, out in the open, fresh and unspoiled. Bill attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena taking extensive courses in design, drawing, painting and illustration. Upon graduating with honors in 1974 he came to Chicago to begin a challenging career as a graphic designer. Bill started showing his landscapes in 1996 and immediately began to draw attention from collectors. His representational art focuses on dynamic compositions and an impressionistic use of color. The results are paintings that are vibrant with light and energy. He has painted throughout the Midwest and the Southwest, and most recently the Maine Coast and Acadia National Park. Bill’s artwork hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Oil on Board 15" x 30"
Long Pond Memories
by William Marvin
Oil on Board 12" x 24"
Swedish born artist, Bertil Whyman, paints coastal Maine with a strong emphasis on color and light. Depicting the atmosphere of the scene is very important to Whyman who attempts "to rediscover who we are by portraying images of where we have been." The old houses, docks and boats, that fill his paintings, represent the care and quality that went into hand crafted items of years ago. Inspired by Vermeer, Manet, Homer and Sargent, Whyman is a self-taught artist whose paintings have been exhibited at galleries throughout Maine, Maryland and Vermont.
Monhegan & Manana
16 x 24 Oil on Linen
12 x 18 Oil on Linen
Dennis Poirier grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He began his formal studies at Butera School of Art in Boston, then returned to Cape Ann to study with John C. Terelak and Ted Goerschner at the newly formed Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts. Later he moved to New York City to study at the Arts Student League winning the Charles J. Romans Memorial Award at his very first national exhibit at the Allied Artists of America Show.
Dennis is a member of many prestigious art associations including the Oil Painters of America, North Shore Arts Association,Rockport Art Association, the Copley Society of Art (a Copley Artist), the Hudson Valley Arts Association, and the Academic Artists Association.
Looking Towards Portsmouth
16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Caleb Stone studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme CT. Since then has been regularly teaching workshops classes , traveling and painting. He works in both watercolors and oils. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Stobart Fellowship Award , The New England Heritage Award , The Wood Award for Excellence in Watercolor, The Land and Light Gold Medal , Best in Show Manchester by the Sea and most recently achieved Elected Artist at the Lyme Art Association. He grew up in the art colony of Rockport MA. and was exposed to plein air painting by his father Don Stone N.A. at a early age. His attraction to the French and American impressionists and choice of art as a career grew from and was nurtured by this environment. He currently resides on Cape Ann in Massachusetts.
Winter Morning, Monhegan
24 x 30 Oil on Canvas
The Headlands, Monhegan
16 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Kenneth J. Knowles is a well established talent, known widely throughout New England for his work in landscape impressionism. On a normal day, Knowles spends four to eight hours outside working on the beginning stages of one or two paintings. At any given time, he has as many as 15 projects in progress. He then brings the paintings into his studio for what can be days or months worth of 'finish' before he feels they are complete. "There are several ways to finish a painting, from just a few touches to weeks of adding texture and depth."
Ken was 17 years old when he sought out artists to teach him including well-known Rockport artists T.M. Nicholas and Stapleton Kearns. Later he studied also under John Terelak. He is a member of the Rockport Art Association. His awards include the Silver Brush Award from the American Art Association, the Edward and Elizabeth Schlemm Memorial Award for exceptional landscape in oil, and the Freda Gallery Award. Born in 1968, he is one of the strongest young American landscape painters.
Blue Hill Harbor
24 x 30 Oil on Linen
Cornish Hills in Winter
20 x 24 Oil on Linen
"THE HEEP'S FARM MADRID, MAINE"
Oil on Board 24 x 30
MARCEL FECTEAU IAF
Les Eboulements, Quebec
Oil on canvas; 16 x 20 in
Marcel Fecteau was born in Quebec in 1927 and has been painting the Quebec landscape in a variety of mediums over the past 40 years. One of the six founding members of the Norditude du Parc des Grands Jardins de Charlevoix, his landscapes of the mountains and villages of the Gaspesie and Charlevoix reconcile us with nature via the profound harmony, color and balance in his compositions.
Chute en Automne
Oil on canvas; 24 x 30 in
Jacques Poirier was born in 1942 in Drummondville, Quebec. He chose drawing early in his life as a means of expression and creation. A university graduate, Poirier taught fine art though he is basically self taught. Drawn to the mountainous regions of Quebec he renders them in his studio after making sketching trips. His works share a unique graphic element, involving geometrically shaped landscapes, without appearing too rigid. Jacques was instrumental in founding an art studio at the University of Sherbrooke. His work is represented throughout Canada and is part of many important collections.
Wilson Henry Irvine (1869-1936)
Oil on Board 16 x 20
Wilson Henry Irvine was born in Illinois in 1869 and educated at The Art Institute of Chicago where he took courses for eight years. He first came to Old Lyme in 1905 and became an active member of the Lyme Art Association in 1914, eventually settling there in 1918. Though Old Lyme remains his primary association, Irvine is celebrated today as a leading American impressionist painter. His work is reminiscent of early impressionism, with the artist’s use of lively, visible brush strokes and his emphasis on the contrasts of color and texture to create a sense of depth in his paintings. His impressionistic style and choice of subjects are often Irvine’s contemporary, Childe Hassam.
In 1983, Mongerson Galleries of Chicago held the largest exhibition of Wilson Irvine’s work since his death in 1936. The event was a reclaiming of sorts since had initially established himself as an artist in Chicago before his more famous association with the Old Lyme Art Colony. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists, the Cliff Dwellers, the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the Lyme Art Association.
WALTER KOENIGER 1881-1943
27 x 34 Oil on Linen
$6500 Framed (30 x 38)
THOMAS ANDREW NICHOLAS, NA
30 x 36 Oil on Linen
$14,000 Framed (38 x 44)
Born Middletown, Connecticut, in 1934, Tom Nicholas has been at the forefront of American landscape painting for almost a half century. He has earned an esteemed position as one of the country’s most widely recognized landscape painters. After formal studies as a scholarship student at the School for Visual Arts, NYC, from 1953-56, he was awarded a Greenshield Grant for two years of independent painting abroad and in the USA. His paintings are noted for their elegant composition, fine detail and romantic sensibility.
Nicholas is an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society. One of the youngest members ever elected to the National Academy, he has been honored with nearly 300 awards and medals and has created 40 one-man shows throughout the country. Since 1960, he has painted throughout Europe and the United States. His work is in many private and public collections including the Farnsworth Museum, Maine; the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; Springfield Art Museum, Missouri; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts and the Hispanic Society of America, New York City. He has 23 images in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
Tom Nicholas is the father of T.M. Nicholas, widely considered to be one of the most prominent painters of his generation.
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