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
Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present the third installment of our annual Summer Reading: American Paintings and American Prose. This catalogue features highlights from the gallery’s exquisite inventory of landscape paintings paired with selections of writing by well-known American literary figures. For summer 2013, we explore works by painters who found artistic inspiration in… Continue reading Did you do your Summer Reading?
Hawthorne Fine Art has had the privilege of acquiring a drawing by the American Realist painter Edward Hopper (1882–1967). The Family House at Nyack from 1906 depicts the artist’s childhood home along the Hudson River. The view looks eastward toward Broadway and the Hudson River, seen delineated in the background. Hopper’s paintings often feature carefully… Continue reading Hopper Drawing at Hawthorne Fine Art and the Whitney Museum
On Tuesday, January 8th, over 75 friends and members of the Bermuda National Gallery gathered at Hawthorne Fine Art for a reception and private viewing of our current exhibition, Isles of Tranquility: Paintings of Bermuda by Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933). Guests included His Excellency the Governor, The Hon. George Fergusson and Mrs. Fergusson; and Premier,… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Hosts Gathering of Bermuda Luminaries
On Saturday, December 8, Hawthorne Fine Art held an opening event for Isles of Tranquility: Paintings of Bermuda by Clark Greenwood Voorhees, 1871–1933. Our latest exhibition features brilliant representations of the Bermuda islands completed by the artist during his annual winter visits, which began in 1919. Works on view range from intimate nature studies, to… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Opens “Isles of Tranquility”
New York landscapes by St. Louis-born American Impressionist Gustave Wolff (1863–1935) will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Gustave Wolff: An Impressionist Eye for New York, on view at the Wichita Art Musum from May 13 through August 5, 2012. Paintings in the exhibition have been drawn from the holdings of Hawthorne Fine Art, and are… Continue reading Gustave Wolff: An Impressionist Eye for New York, at the Wichita Art Museum
On this winter solstice, the official start of winter and the shortest day of the year, what immediately comes to mind is the exquisite selection of winter scenes hanging at Hawthorne Fine Art. Best known for his paintings of snowy landscapes, Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932) is well represented in the gallery. A true master of… Continue reading Winter Scenes for the Winter Solstice