Art Fair

Women Artists Prevail at Sotheby’s American Art Sale November 13, 2017

It was pleasant to watch the success in sales that works by women artists enjoyed at Sotheby’s latest sale of American Art on the 13th of November, 2017 in New York. Overall, the sale rendered 19,407,375 USD in revenue. Among the works sold were paintings by numerous well-known artists such as Joseph Stella, Milton Avery,… Continue reading Women Artists Prevail at Sotheby’s American Art Sale November 13, 2017

Exhibitions

Announcing our Holiday Exhibition – “Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions at Hawthorne Fine Art”

Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions at Hawthorne Fine Art
40 Paintings priced between $2,500 – $7,500

November 15 – December 29, 2017
Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present Paintbox Treasures: Holiday Gift Suggestions, an exhibition of nearly forty works from the collection. The holiday exhibition revolves around the themes of love and beauty, highlighting works of art especially suited for giving.

American Impressionism · Essay

Saying Farewells: Nostalgia, Melancholy and Romance in Charles Y. Turner’s “Saying Goodbye”

To Edmund Caldewgate. New England, 5th October, 1850. My Dearest, -I cannot but write you as oft as times permit, for your absence is truly felt in your home and in our hearts . In honest, if I know my own heart, I should as soon neglect myself as to not express the least thought towards… Continue reading Saying Farewells: Nostalgia, Melancholy and Romance in Charles Y. Turner’s “Saying Goodbye”

American Women Artists · Exhibitions

Women Artists of Paris at the Denver Museum of Art

Denver Museum of Art presents the exhibition Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, on view 22 October, 2017 through 14 January, 2018. The exhibition highlights the works of women artists active in Paris in the nineteenth century—a time that was still characteristically restrictive to women. Her Paris displays works of artists who… Continue reading Women Artists of Paris at the Denver Museum of Art

Exhibitions · New York City

Exhibition: “Our Metropolis: Paintings of New York City by American Artists”

Truman Capote once wrote of New York City: “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” It is a sentiment that countless creative types have experienced over the last… Continue reading Exhibition: “Our Metropolis: Paintings of New York City by American Artists”

American Gilded Age · Essay · Works on Paper

‘Medium Specificity’ in Nineteenth Century Watercolors: Winslow Homer and Julian Alden Weir

In the watercolor Autumn Trees from 1878, Winslow Homer nicked the surface of his drawing to create curt, white marks seen across the swath of grass in the foreground of the scene. This enlivening technique, though present in the work of other artists including J. M. W. Turner, is unusual for Homer. It is likely the… Continue reading ‘Medium Specificity’ in Nineteenth Century Watercolors: Winslow Homer and Julian Alden Weir

American Gilded Age · American Impressionism · Essay

Aesthetics of the Nude: Childe Hassam and George Ault

In his 1988 treatise on Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), art historian Leo Steinberg asks us, “Are the anatomies of these women… a matter of changing taste, or of substituting the abstract expressiveness of sharp angles for anatomical curves?”[1] The subtext of Steinberg’s query is clear: is it the way the nude is… Continue reading Aesthetics of the Nude: Childe Hassam and George Ault

American Impressionism · American Women Artists · Essay

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

American Women Artists · Exhibitions · Hudson RIver

“Soaring Sights: Luminist Landscapes by Female Hudson River School Painters (1825-1875)” on View 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 “Soaring Sights: Luminist Landscapes by Female Hudson River School Painters (1825-1875)” on View at Hawthorne Fine Art