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”
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
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 announce the inclusion of our painting Brooklyn Bridge by Theodore Earl Butler in the exhibition Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900–1940. This exhibition will be on view through January 17, 2014 at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York. Butler’s view above New York’s… Continue reading Brooklyn Sublime: Theodore Earl Butler featured at the Hudson River Museum
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?
To celebrate the official start of summer, we thought we would highlight some of Hawthorne Fine Art’s exciting spring acquisitions of American landscape painting. Two recent additions to our inventory feature the distinct tonalist brushwork of George Inness (1825–1894). Both Pompton and Pastoral Landscape with Reclining Male Figure were completed in or around 1877, when… Continue reading Spring Acquisitions