Tuesday, August 21, 2018

National Senior Citzens Day

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day.

Charles Keller, Saturday Siesta (Clayton, North Carolina), 1946

We honor our Seniors for their wisdom, their leadership, and their contributions.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

World Elephant Day

August 12, 2018, is World Elephant Day

It is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.
George Biddle, Three Elephants, 1951

This is the link to our recently introduced virtual exhibition, ANIMALS SMALL AND LARGE:

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Saturday, August 4, 2018


New Virtual Exhibition:


With everything from flies to elephants, this list of paintings, drawings, and prints, dates from Peggy Bacon's studies of the early part of the twentieth century to Hugh Mesibov's Koi Pond of 2000. These are mostly pleasant subjects; there are a few modernist images (Mesibov's Humming Bird, William Baziotes' Fish) but not too many.
Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Roosters, 1950
A few additional artists are: Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, Alfred Bendiner, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Howard Daum, Sue Fuller, Michael J. Gallagher, Blanche Grambs, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Claire Mahl Moore, Bernard Rosenquit, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, Stow Wengenroth, and Harry Wickey.

Of course, many, many of the works are of cats -- birds and horses probably tie for second. There are far fewer dogs than might be expected, but they come ahead of the cats -- cats are at the 'bottom' of the list although maybe they are first in our hearts.

This is the link:

WillBarnet, RomareBearden, AlfredBendiner, ThomasHartBenton, GeorgeBiddle, HowardDaum, SueFuller, MichaelJGallagher, BlancheGrambs, BernardRosenquit, AnneRyan, LouisSchanker, StowWengenroth, HarryWickey, HughMesibov, PeggyBacon, WilliamBaziotes

Friday, July 27, 2018

LOUIS SCHANKER, Last Day, Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 28, is the last day of Louis Schanker: The WPA Years show at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton NY.

Louis Schanker, Dictator's Dream, 1937 (1970s printing)

Link to our recently revised Schanker page:

Link the Pollock-Krasner House:

Link to an excellent review in the East Hampton Star:

Sunday, July 8, 2018


A work by HUGH MESIBOV from the permanent collection is currently on view in Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of Arts Infinite Spaces exhibition through September 9, 2018. 
Below is one of my favorites in the Gallery. It's on our new listing, American Paintings http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=paintings.

HUGH MESIBOV, Landscape, South West, 1954, oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

LOUIS SCHANKER: THE WPA YEARS at the Pollock-Krasner House

This summer, though July 28, 2018, the exhibition LOUIS SCHANKER: The WPA Years, is on view at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY. A trip to the Pollock-Krasner House is always a good idea, but this is also a wonderful opportunity to see extremely scarce early work on paper from the artist's estate.
Louis Schanker, Jai Alai, 1939, woodcut

To celebrate this event we added prints, drawings, and monotypes to the artist’s page.

Link to the Gallery page for Louis Schanker:

Link to the Pollock-Krasner House site:

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950

Philadelphia Museum of Art

On view through September 3, 2018

It was so nice to go to an exhibition in the middle of its run and not the last hours, and it was so nice that it was the fabulous Modern Times show in Philadelphia curated by Jessica Todd Smith.
George Biddle, Whoopee at Sloppy Jo's, 1933
This is a huge area for one exhibition ranging from the Ashcan School, the earliest days of Modernism, the Jazz Age, the urban scene of the New Deal era, right up to the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism. Drawn from the Museum’s collection and promised gifts, the show features Philadelphia’s role in the art of this period and benefits from the many women and African-American artists included, with both well known and totally new (to me at least) pieces: paintings, drawings, lots of wonderful prints that add enormously to the show, photographs, furniture, and costumes.

Ben Shahn, Nearly Everyone Reads the Bulletin, 1946

The exhibition is organized thematically. In ‘Modern Life’ there were beach scenes and actual 1920s bathing suits, George Biddle’s Whoopee at Sloppy Jo’s, from 1933 – the year Prohibition ended, and Ben Shahn’s Nearly Everyone Reads the Bulletin, 1946. (The Bulletin was a Philadelphia newspaper but the composition is based on a scene Shahn photographed in NY’s Washington Square Park.) The wonderful pair, Arthur B. Davies’ Daphnes of the Ravine, 1922, and Max Weber’s Group of Figures, 1911, left, as well as Marguerite Zorach’s Girl and Cat, 1919, were in ‘The Animated Figure’ section.

Arthur B. Davies, Daphnes of the Ravine, 1922, and Max Weber, Group of Figures, 1911.
Links to gallery pages for Thomas, Hart Benton, George Biddle, Arthur B. Davies, Ben Shahn, Max Weber, and Marguerite Zorach.

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