Exhibitions

Hawthorne Fine Art Lends to “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains”

Two paintings from Hawthorne Fine Art are now on display at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey as part of the current exhibition, “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains.” The exhibition, which runs until August 19, 2018, portrays American mountain rangers through landscape art in the form… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Lends to “The Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains”

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A Portrait of Her Father in the Studio

Opportunities for women artists in the nineteenth century had advanced little beyond the informal apprenticeships originating in the Renaissance. While specialized art academies were founded across Europe beginning in the eighteenth century, these schools rarely admitted women. The culture was such that art made by women was considered “domestic” or “amateur” up until the early… Continue reading A Portrait of Her Father in the Studio

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Hawthorne Fine Art Presents “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda”

March 2018, New York, NY — Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present a special exhibit focusing on the topic of “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda.” In the summer of 1877, Mark Twain described Bermuda as a land of “snow-white houses peeping from the dull green vegetation” marked by “gleaming white roads.” This cheery characterization, which… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Presents “Winter Reprieve: American Artists in Bermuda”

Works on Paper

Hawthorne Fine Art Announces “Leaves of Beauty: Works of Art on Paper (1850-1950)”

February 2018, New York, NY — Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition of drawings entitled “Leaves of Beauty: Works of Art on Paper (1850-1950).” Works of art on paper, which first came to prominence in the early years of the fifteenth century through the rise in use of silverpoint ink, emerged… Continue reading Hawthorne Fine Art Announces “Leaves of Beauty: Works of Art on Paper (1850-1950)”

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‘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

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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