Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce an outstanding exhibition of works by American painters creating a show that highlights the development and diversity of American Representational painting over the past century and a half. American Paintings – 150 Years of Exceptional Representational Works opened on January 14th and will be on view at Cavalier’s Greenwich gallery located at 405 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT, through February 29th.
Juxtaposing historical pieces with contemporary works, this special collection of truly masterful paintings and drawings not only shows the important influence that Representational art has had on American life—documenting historical scenes and subjects from a time before photography but demonstrates how Representational art continues to be a mainstay among many of the world’s greatest painters today. Though Figurativism’s traditional role may have changed since the advent of Abstractionism—its antithesis—as well as photography and digital media, this important genre will never fall out of favor. Artists will always continue to paint what they see in personal ways that put their own “spin” on a subject, landscape or street scene—making each painting distinctive. Representational paintings can depict the real world or fantasy, but they are always defined by each artist’s individual style and technical skill, and viewers understand and appreciate this.
This exhibition will showcase historic works by great masters such as George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, George Inness, Reginald Marsh, Jerome Myers, J. Alden Weir, and Andrew Wyeth.
Contemporary artists featured in this prestigious exhibition include: Jenness Cortez, Joel Carson Jones, Sarah Lamb, Joseph McGurl, Edward Minoff, Paul Oxborough, Peter Poskas, John Terelak, Douglas Wiltraut, and Li Xiao.
Ron Cavalier commented that,“American Paintings – 150 Years of Exceptional Representational Works gives collectors an opportunity to consider this historic movement and its influence by viewing works by the original masters of the genre beginning in the late 1800’s alongside contemporary pieces by artists working today."