Mary Fairchild Low & Women Artists During WWI

Like their male peers, women artists depicted the atrocities of World War I, which was characterized by muddy land battles and stifling trench warfare, from a diversity of vantage points. Several of these iconic works were commissioned from the women directly by the Imperial War Museum in London, where many of them are still located.… Continue reading Mary Fairchild Low & Women Artists During WWI

Upcoming Exhibition: “Soaring Sights: Luminist Landscapes by Female Hudson River School Painters (1825-1875),” on View Feb. 6-April 20, 2017 at Hawthorne Fine Art

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of its upcoming exhibition, Soaring Sights: Luminist Landscapes by Female Hudson River School Painters (1825-1875). Featuring a selection of women artists who were active throughout the nineteenth century, the exhibition focuses on these women’s contributions to the history of the Hudson River School, Luminism, and American… Continue reading Upcoming Exhibition: “Soaring Sights: Luminist Landscapes by Female Hudson River School Painters (1825-1875),” on View Feb. 6-April 20, 2017 at Hawthorne Fine Art

Marguerite Zorach and the Park Avenue Cubists

Marguerite Zorach, Flowers and Shells II, 1956, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York City. When we discuss women artists, it is crucial to remember that their careers were often defined by limited access to education and proper means for exhibition. In the case of Marguerite Zorach, who was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1887, the artist was… Continue reading Marguerite Zorach and the Park Avenue Cubists

Hawthorne Fine Art Announces the Release of its Annual Publication, Summer Reading

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce the release of its annual publication, Summer Reading. Featuring a selection of works from the collection alongside complimentary passages by seminal American authors, Summer Reading encourages a dialogue between the disciplines of art and literature, which both expands and enriches the experience of viewing. The forthcoming edition centers… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Announces the Release of its Annual Publication, Summer Reading

Picturing Public Space in New York City circa 1900

Artists have been recording the act of ‘promenading’ for display in public spaces since its rise in popularity in the late eighteenth century. The great French flaneur Constantin Guys (1805-1892) made several works depicting a promenade, which in Paris was “at once the activity of taking a stroll or a horse or carriage tour, and… Continue reading Picturing Public Space in New York City circa 1900

Viewing New York in the Interwar Period

New York City of the late 1920s and 1930s – an era bracketed by World Wars – witnessed cultural change colored by societal contradictions. A unique combination of ethnic diversity, white-collar industries, and concentrated wealth made the city a playground for the intellectual elite. Accordingly, “writers, painters, and musicians were increasingly drawn to the city”… Continue reading Viewing New York in the Interwar Period

The Sentimental South in American Painting of the 1920s

The 1920s, celebrated as the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ continue live in the American imagination as an iconic and indulgent era that critics self-consciously commented on prior to its conclusion. Accordingly, “even before the end of the 1920s historians had begun to write the history of the decade and to offer characterizations that have lingered ever since,”… Continue reading The Sentimental South in American Painting of the 1920s