American Impressionism · Essay · Traveler Artists

Bermuda in the American Imagination

Americans have long been fascinated with the British West Indies. Among these territories, Bermuda became a unique destination for tourism after the decline of the shipbuilding industry in the first half of the 19th century.[1]The opinionated author Mark Twain further popularized the vacation spot with proclamations like, “You go to heaven if you want to,… Continue reading Bermuda in the American Imagination

American Impressionism · Exhibitions

Summer Exhibition 2018

This summer, Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present a group of works that highlight the richness of the season as well as display the gallery’s exciting new acquisitions. Each year, summer is a long anticipated period filled with hazy days, outdoor excursions, warm sunshine, crystal blue waters, and twinkling light. Each painting in the… Continue reading Summer Exhibition 2018

American Impressionism · American Women Artists · Essay

Spring Time for American Women Impressionists

The sketchiness of an impressionist painting is often tied to the airiness of the season, the time of day, and the location of the view. Spring time, which has been described as “the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine,” provides ideal scenes of flickering shadows and dewy flowers.[1] As… Continue reading Spring Time for American Women Impressionists

Exhibitions

Hawthorne Fine Art Lends to “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains”

Two paintings from Hawthorne Fine Art are now on display at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey as part of the current exhibition, “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains.” The exhibition, which runs until August 19, 2018, portrays American mountain rangers through landscape art in the form… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Lends to “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains”

Art Fair

Hawthorne Fine Art at Antiques on the Hudson

March 2018, New York, NY — Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural Antiques on the Hudson show and sale at Tarrytown’s historic Lyndhurst Mansion on April 7th and 8th, from 10am to 5pm. The event also features a guest appearance and complimentary walking tour by the renowned Antique expert,… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art at Antiques on the Hudson

American Gilded Age · Essay · Works on Paper

A Portrait of Her Father in the Studio

Opportunities for women artists in the nineteenth century had advanced little beyond the informal apprenticeships originating in the Renaissance. While specialized art academies were founded across Europe beginning in the eighteenth century, these schools rarely admitted women. The culture was such that art made by women was considered “domestic” or “amateur” up until the early… Continue reading A Portrait of Her Father in the Studio

American Impressionism · Exhibitions

Hawthorne Fine Art Presents “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda”

March 2018, New York, NY — Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present a special exhibit focusing on the topic of “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda.” In the summer of 1877, Mark Twain described Bermuda as a land of “snow-white houses peeping from the dull green vegetation” marked by “gleaming white roads.” This cheery characterization, which… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Presents “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda”