19th & 20th Century American Paintings

An Exhibition of Exceptional Paintingsat Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio

Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio is pleased to announce a special American Paintings exhibition from Friday, November 1, 2013 through Friday, January 31, 2014. This exhibition features a selection works by 19th and 20th century renowned American artists from the New Hope School, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Philadelphia Ten and New England. The exhibition includes examples from a variety of art traditions, including American Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism.

The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 6:30 to 8pm. Refreshments will be served.

The collection features beautiful works by the revered Pennsylvania Impressionist, Daniel Garber. Each painting demonstrates why Garber was considered one of the premier artists from the New Hope Circle. Fellow Impressionist, Edward Redfield's work is also included in the exhibition. Lumberville Bridge is a beautiful and painterly composition depicting a snow-covered bridge in Lumberville, complete with a horse drawn carriage and the gorgeous Delaware River Landscape. Additional highlights from include a selection of works by Fern Coppedge, Harry Leith-Ross, Kenneth Nunamaker, Rae Sloan Bredin, John Wells James, Mary Elizabeth Price, John Folinsbee and Walter Schofield, S. George Phillips, among many others. A rare oil on canvas by Frank F. English is also available.

Included is a selection of works from the private collection of the Gratz family, including a composition titled Peonies by Connecticut painter Matilde Brown, framed in its original Carrig Rohane frame. Works by Philadelphia / Pennsylvania Impressionist Albert Van Nesse Greene are included, as well as a series of Illustrative works by Phoenixville native Henry Soulen, some of which were cover-features on the Saturday Evening Post. A series of Abstract Expressionist Leonard Nelson canvases are exceptional examples of his colorfield works. Two Nelson Shanks portraits are included as well.

A catalog of the show will be available on the Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio website prior to the event. Visit www.gratzgallery.com to preview the exhibition.

Located at 68 S. Main Street in Doylestown, Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio features 19th and 20th century American Art, as well as museum quality fine art conservation services and custom framing. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sundays, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m., as well as by appointment. Call 215-348-2500 or visit the Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio website at www.gratzgallery.com.

Download:   American-Paintings-Catalog.pdf