Friday, September 30, 2016

Contemporary realist master Nancy Depew

Nancy Depew (American, b. 1955)
Open, 2016
oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in.
Contemporary artist Nancy Depew masterfully combines traditional realist technique with a modern approach to subject, resulting in vivid and provocative works.  Each delicate petal of a flower reveals itself as it is vibrantly illuminated against the deep background. This approach to composition is used in many of Depew’s works, allowing the artist and viewer to explore the intricate beauty and play of light on a single flower. 

Depew studied at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, and went on to receive her MFA from the University at Albany, State University of New York.  She has been honored with fellowships in her home state from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Inc.  Depew has been exhibiting her work in galleries, museums, and art fairs throughout the US over the last several decades, while also teaching studio art and art history at art schools, museums, and other arts institutions.

Depew says of her artwork: “I do not know what the finished painting will look like when I begin. I start with a gesture. It is a visual idea, an intuitive idea, not a verbal or rational one. I am not interested in documenting reality. I make three-dimensionally believable images, but I never think of them as ‘real.’  I am more interested in investigating the intuitive aspect of a subject. I dig into the nature of experience.”
Open is priced at $19,000 
Please contact us for any additional details. or 212.570.4696

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Iconic photograph by Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (American, 1921-1985)
American Girl in Italy, 1951 
Archival Fiber Baryta Pigment Print, 30 x 40 in.
Award-winning photojournalist Ruth Orkin (1921-1985) was an adventurous traveler, with a camera always at the ready.  Throughout her career she photographed New York City street scenes and cityscapes, celebrities, and musicians, but the most noted image of her collection is certainly the “American Girl in Italy”.   In 1951, following an assignment in Israel, Ruth set out on her own to travel in Europe.  While in Florence, Italy she met Jinx Allen (Ninalee Craig) as both young, single, American women were traveling on their own and found themselves at the same hotel along the Arno River.  Connecting over their shared travel experiences, they set out with Jinx as model, and Ruth as photographer, to capture the reality of being an American girl in Italy. In this famed shot, Ruth Orkin captured the essence of the experience, the young woman having captivated every man on the block, admiring her with great enthusiasm as she struts by with confidence.  In the eyes of the model and photographer, this image was a celebration of strong, independent women who weren’t afraid to live life.

Orkin returned to New York and in 1952 married the photographer and filmmaker Morris Engel. Together they produced two feature films, including the classic “Little Fugitive” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1953. From their New York apartment overlooking Central Park, Orkin photographed marathons, parades, concerts, demonstrations, and the beauty of the changing seasons. These photographs were the subject of two widely acclaimed books, “A World Through My Window” and “More Pictures From My Window.”

As a journalist, Orkin photographed for many prominent publishers including The New York Times andLIFE Magazine, and her images have been included in exhibitions at prominent New York museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum of the City of New YorkThe Jewish Museum, and the International Center for Photography

This photograph is a large scale print from the original negative.  It is from a limited edition, numbered 6/15.  The photograph is signed and titled on the back by Mary Engel, daughter of the photographer and director of the Ruth Orkin Estate.  It also includes an artist's embossed signature stamp on the front.

American Girl in Italy is priced at $8,500 (framing included).
Please contact us for any additional details. or 212.570.4696

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Exquisite Nocturnal Landscape by Thomas Kegler

Thomas Kegler (American, b. 1970)
A Full Moon, James 3:17, 2016   
oil on linen, 12 x 16 in.
Thomas Kegler, born 1970, is a self-taught painter specializing in traditional American landscapes.  Kegler finds unlimited inspiration near his home in western New York, drawing upon the naturally majestic views of Niagara Falls and the Catskill Mountains, as well as coastal New England.  Using age-old painting techniques, he renders timeless landscapes that celebrate the splendor of his surroundings. This extraordinary nocturnal scene is a superb example of the artist’s ability to reveal the vibrant beauty of nature, with the full-moon emerging over the quiet creeks below. 

Thomas Kegler has been honored with the title of Associate Living Master by the prestigious Art Renewal Center, is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, and is a painting instructor for the Grand Central Academy in New York City, and Senior Fellow with the Hudson River Fellowship.
A Full Moon, James 3:17 is priced at $3,000
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Delectable Small Work by Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb (American, b. 1970)
Petite Cheesecake
oil on linen, 10 x 18 in.
A classical and dynamic realist painter, Sarah Lamb has a special talent for capturing minute details that highlight the beauty of everyday objects. Lamb’s still-lifes are often inspired by her love of cooking, with the artist selecting subjects from her own kitchen or local markets; sometimes with a nod to iconic still-life painter Wayne Thiebaud who is widely known for his colorful paintings of pastries and pies.  In this sweet little painting, Petite Cheesecake, her application of the paint to the canvas is refined, yet fresh, capturing this delectable treat in all its glory.

Sarah Lamb mastered her classical painting skills with studies at Brenau Women’s College, the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, The École Albert Defois in France’s Loire Valley with Ted Seth Jacobs, and the Water Street Atelier in New York with Jacob Collins.  She has had successful one-woman shows throughout the United States over the last 15 years with collectors continually seeking her exquisite floral and still-life paintings. Her work has also been included in museum exhibitions in the Asheville Art Museum, NC, Greenville County Museum of Art, SC, Cahoon Museum of American Art, MA, New Britain Museum of Art, CT, Pelham Art Center, NY, and the Brandywine River Museum, PA.

Petite Cheesecake is priced at $8,500
Please contact us for any additional details. or 212.570.4696

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Master of trompe l'œil: Joel Carson Jones

Joel Carson Jones (American, b. 1975)
oil on panel, 10 x 14 1/2 in.

oil on panel, 10 x 8 in.  

Pecking Order
oil on panel, 6 x 6 in.

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present this unique group of new works by contemporary painter, Joel Carson Jones. As a master of trompe l'œil, Joel Carson Jones captures ordinary objects and brings them to life in a way in which the viewer cannot distinguish between painting and three-dimensional object. He creates a heightened sense of reality, while employing classical artistic elements of form and design.

His tremendous skill in painting detailed compositions with a fresh approach to the still-life genre has earned Jones the honor of being named a “Living Master” by the prestigious Art Renewal Center. Many of his works have been awarded prizes in exhibitions held by the Art Renewal Center, and other prominent institutions such as the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Salmagundi Club.

Joel Carson Jones was born in Pennsylvania in 1975, where he still lives and works.  He began his studies at Marywood University, and eventually went on to study with his contemporary Anthony Waichulis, who founded an atelier in Pennsylvania dedicated to this classical style of painting.

In addition to these new paintings, we are pleased to present a selection of works by Joel Carson Jones which are currently being offered from a private collection:
Pressure & Weight
oil on panel, 5 x 7 in.
La Petite 
oil on panel, 6 x 8 in.

oil on panel, 8 x 7 in.

oil on panel, 7 x 5 in.
Red Orange
oil on panel, 7 x 5 in.

Out of the Blue
oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.
Treasures Unknown
oil on panel, 4 x 5 in.
More Than You Can Chew
oil on panel, 24 x 20 in.
Fall Out
oil on panel, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
Low Key Profile 
oil on panel, 7 x 4 1/2 in.

Please contact us for pricing or any additional details. or 508.325.4405


Extraordinary New Works at Cavalier Galleries

Jim Rennert (American, b. 1958)
Life Vest
fine art digital print, Edition of 10, 40 x 60 in.

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to share a selection of our newest arrivals, celebrating the spirit of summer. Jim Rennert's "Life Vest" is from his new series of two-dimensional works, illustrating his concepts of the challenges of working life in digital drawings.  Each piece is offered in limited edition of 10, printed in large format and mounted with a plexi glass front.  Other featured works include stunning Nantucket landscapes and maritime scenes by Joseph McGurl, Lori Zummo, Frank Corso, Jan Pawlowski, John Terelak, Louis Guarnaccia, David Bareford, Marla Korr, Thomas Kegler and William Storck.
Joseph McGurl
Loomings, Head of the Harbor, Nantucket
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. 
Lori Zummo
Clearing Storm on Nantucket Harbor
oil on panel, 22 x 30 in. 
Frank Corso
Misty Evening Sunset
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. 
Jan Pawlowski
Sankaty Light House
oil on canvas, 32 x 48 in. 
John Terelak
Spring on Nantucket
oil on canvas, 28 x 42 in. 

Please contact the gallery for additional details about these works: or 508.325.4405

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hans Hofmann: Pioneer of Abstract Expressionism

Hans Hofmann (German, 1880-1966)
Taurus, 1946
oil on panel, 38 1/2  x 48 1/2 in.
Hans Hofmann was born in Weissenburg, Bavaria in 1880. At the age of six, Hofmann and his family moved to Munich, and he began to study painting at Moritz Heymann’s art school. He then studied for ten years in Paris, where he met influential contemporary painters such as Matisse and Picasso. During the First World War, Hofmann opened the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Munich. As Nazi oppression grew during the early 1930s, Hofmann fled to New York City, where he opened the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts in Manhattan in 1934, and in 1935 heintroduced the famed summer outpost of his school in Provincetown, MA. Hofmann’s impressive roster of students included many artists who would go on to achieve great recognition, such as Helen FrankenthalerJoan MitchellWolf KahnLee KrasnerCarl HoltyLouise NevelsonRobert De Niro Sr., and Frank Stella.
Along with his notability as an influential teacher, Hofmann soon came to be recognized as a leading figure in the American Abstract Expressionistmovement. In 1944, Hofmann’s first major exhibition in New York was organized by Peggy Guggenheim and held at the Art of This Century Gallery, followed in 1947 by an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts organized by Betty Parsons. In 1957, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted a major retrospective of Hofmann’s work which travelled to seven additional US Museums over the next year. During his lifetime, his work was exhibited and acquired by notable collectors and museums including the Addison Gallery of American Artin Andover, Massachusetts, Musée de Grenoble in France, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and the Museum of Modern Art. Hofmann’s workis now represented in the permanent collections of major museums world-wide. 
In 1946, the year that Hofmann created Taurus, the noted American art critic, Robert Coates, first coined the term “abstract expressionism”, referring to Hofmann’s work as such in his review of an exhibit at the Mortimer Brant Gallery in New York. Taurus is an excellent example of Hofmann’s works from that period, showing “push and pull”, a term Hofmann often used in his writings on art theory to describe the “play between color, shape, and placement on a surface to create competing forces that produce depth within a flat surface.”
Please contact the gallery for additional details: or 508.325.4405