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”

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

Gustave Wolff: An Impressionist Eye for New York, at the Wichita Art Museum

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