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Hawthorne Fine Art at the Architectural Digest Design Show, March 21-24, 2019

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Western Scenery, oil on paper mounted to panel, 12 1/2 x 9 ¾ inches, signed lower left.

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Guy C. Wiggins, Columbus Circle, c. 1920, oil on board, 5 ½ x 4 inches, signed lower left,


March 2019, New York, NY – Whether used as a focal point or a subtle complement to an overall design scheme, fine art provides an essential and uniquely personal touch to any home. Through years of collaboration with interior designers and collectors, Hawthorne Fine Art brings an expertise to selecting quality artworks that accentuate the desired mood and aesthetic beauty of an interior space. As a premier art dealer in New York City, the gallery selects works for their quality, beauty, and rarity and offers selections to fit all price levels. Hawthorne Fine Art will showcase a selection of artworks featuring scenes of New York City alongside exemplary works of Hudson River School, American Impressionist and Modernist paintings at the upcoming Architectural Digest Design Show on March 21st through 24th at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City.

Art and interiors are inextricably linked in complex aesthetic and emotional ways for homeowners, and Hawthorne Fine Art is committed to working with designers and clients to find the proper artworks to fit with the overall design scheme of a home. With the gallery’s array of academically curated paintings, clients are sure to find pieces that bring a refined elegance to a range of architectural settings and furnishings, from historic brownstones with a Victorian aesthetic to the sleek minimalist style of modern spaces. A home’s design is defined by its details, and the right piece of art can utterly transform an interior, bringing out shades and colors that cohere with a home’s overall aesthetic. Fine art is a celebration of the interior space and its own historic moment, but it is also a highly personal statement of identity and individual style. We dedicate ourselves to working with clients to help them choose an artworks that are a reflection of who they are and what they love. Hawthorne Fine Art brings the academic knowledge and expertise to finding the perfect balance of aesthetic style, individual personality and historical interest.

Artworks showcased at the Architectural Digest Design Show will center around scenes of New York City and the surrounding region. Fritz Bachmeyr’s (b. 1944) neutral Snow Scene in Brooklyn, NY, features shadowy figures bracing themselves against the biting wind of a snow storm against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan Bridge. Hortense Tanenbaum Ferne’s (1889-1976) 1925 scene of New York’s bustling harbor is a more vibrant canvas. Activity: Lower Manhattan, New York City is dominated by cool blues and purples that render the East River and the Financial District from Brooklyn Bridge Park. While Ferne’s colorful work is sure to be the focal point of any room, a small intimate scene of the Reading Room at the New York Public Library by Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890-2002) has a more subtle presence, yet its darker umber, maroon and ochre tones exude a sense of warmth and quiet serenity. Similarly small in size, Spring in Central Park by Laura Trevitte Horne (1891-1958) depicts a natural refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet captures the brilliant effervescence of colorful blossoming trees in thick impasto paint. Artworks such as these demonstrate Hawthorne Fine Art’s commitment to representing historic women artists, who in the past have been understudied, but are finally beginning to be recognized for their valuable contributions to art history.

Hawthorne Fine Art will also exhibit coastal and waterfront scenes from the northeast region in a variety of styles, such as a tiny impressionistic sunlit lake scene of Shelter Island Heights, New York by Walter Cole Brigham (1870-1941) and a large exquisite watercolor, Low Tide, Indian Rock, Narragansett, Rhode Island by the famed Hudson River School artist, Alfred T. Bricher (1837-1908). In a large seascape with an undetermined location, Lars Jonson Haukaness (1862-1929) offers a moody and multi-dimensional portrayal of the sea at a moment of calm transition between night and day, drawing attention to the gentle lapping of the waves and the glassy surface of the receding tide. Coast of France by Theodore Earl Butler (1860-1936) offers a distinctly more cheerful view of the sea in his impressionistic 1872 pastel of the French coastline, where he adeptly uses color to render the effects of sunlight in a manor similar to his mentor, Claude Monet.

Offering a wide variety of quality artworks, Hawthorne Fine Art is well-suited to partner with designers and clients on design projects of all levels. From well-known masters such as the Hudson River School painter Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), the revered American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, Charles Courtney Curran, Guy Wiggins and beloved American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910), to under-studied artists like Laura Trevitte Horne (1891-1958), to new names such as contemporary artist Megan Bongiovanni (b. 1975), Hawthorne Fine Art’s thoughtfully curated selection promises to fit a range of budgets, tastes and styles.

Hawthorne Fine Art’s selection of New York City scenes, and Hudson River School, American Impressionist and Modernist paintings will be presented in the gallery’s booth (No 234) at the Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the Hawthorne Fine Art team and learn how designers and art galleries can collaborate to create a cohesive design aesthetic while incorporating a curated collection of fine art into a well-designed home. Design trade and VIP consumers are welcomed on Thursday, March 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The show opens to the general public on Friday and Saturday, March 22nd to 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, March 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Event Information for the Architectural Digest Design Show, March 21-24, 2019


Piers 92 & 94

55th Street at 12th Avenue

New York City, 10019


General Admission Advance Purchase Pricing

$32 (valid Friday to Sunday; includes re-admission for all 3 days, a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest, and free admission to DIFFA’s Dining by Design located on Pier 92)


General Admission Onsite Ticket Pricing



Thursday, March 21

Open to design trade & VIP consumer ticket holders, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Friday-Saturday, March 22-23

Open to all ticket holders, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, March 24

Open to all ticket holders, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



FRITZ BACHMEYR (b. 1944), Snow Scene in Brooklyn, NY, oil on board, 10 x 20 inches, signed and inscribed with location, lower left.


HORTENSE TANENBAUM FERNE (1889-1976), Activity: Lower Manhattan, New York City, c. 1935 (from Brooklyn Bridge Park), oil on canvas, 18 x 23 inches, signed lower left.


LAURA TREVITTE HORNE (1891-1958), Spring in Central Park, oil on board, 8 x 10 inches, signed lower right, inscribed with title, verso.


Alfred T. Bricher (1837-1908), Low Tide, Indian Rock, Narragansett, RI, watercolor on paper, 12 ½ x 19 1/4 inches, signed lower left.


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