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

‘Seeing and Being Seen’ in 19th Century Traveler Art

When looking at paintings by traveler artists from the mid to late 19th century, the viewer must ask one crucial question: what would the impression of these exotic vistas have ultimately been? Since 19th century viewers were most likely to see foreign landscapes in the museum gallery at this point, as photography would not become… Continue reading ‘Seeing and Being Seen’ in 19th Century Traveler Art

Exhibition: A Joy Forever at Hawthorne Fine Art

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. … So begins the first line of John Keats’s narrative poem, Endymion, a nineteenth-century retelling of the classic Greek myth, in which the protagonist explores the relationships between love, beauty and the human condition. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. Its loveliness increases;… Continue reading Exhibition: A Joy Forever at Hawthorne Fine Art

Electrical in Movement: American Women Artists at Work

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of its upcoming exhibition, Electrical in Movement: American Women Artists at Work. Featuring a diverse group of women artists who were active throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the exhibition seeks to examine the unexpected skill and dexterity which these women contributed to the… Continue reading Electrical in Movement: American Women Artists at Work

Lauren Sansaricq at ArtsWestchester

We are truly lucky to have Lauren Sansaricq in our midst. At only 25, she has embodied the techniques and skill-set seen in Hudson River School American painters, such as Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) and Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), who have long-since passed away. Sansaricq is the key to continuing the tradition that defines America’s traditional… Continue reading Lauren Sansaricq at ArtsWestchester

Ever So Faithful: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscapes of Edward L. Custer (1837-1881)

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of its upcoming exhibition, Ever So Faithful: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscapes of Edward Custer (1837-1881). Featuring a diverse group of newly-acquired works by the artist, the exhibition seeks to examine the work of this American painter with a focus on his highly detailed landscapes. The paintings on… Continue reading Ever So Faithful: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscapes of Edward L. Custer (1837-1881)

An Admirable Note of Seclusion: The Garden of Clark Greenwood Voorhees

By Courtney A. Lynch The gambrel-roof cottage, like so many of the old New England houses, is close to the street, but it is a few feet below the sidewalk level, and what with the draw wall, the hedge, and the slope of the grounds, there is an admirable note of seclusion.[1] -H.S. Adams for… Continue reading An Admirable Note of Seclusion: The Garden of Clark Greenwood Voorhees