Saturday, October 22, 2016

150 Years of Great American Landscapes

John F. Kensett (American, 1816-1872)
Landscape with Sea: Paradise Rocks, Newport, Rhode Island, 
c. 1865oil on canvas, 14 
1/4 x 24 1/4 in.
Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce an outstanding exhibition of landscape paintings, now open in our Greenwich, CT gallery. The exhibition highlights the development and diversity of landscape painting in America over the past century and a half, with a focus on regional works from New England and New York.

Juxtaposing historical pieces with contemporary works, this special collection of American landscape paintings shows the continuity and changes in the genre over the last 150 years. Though landscape’s role in the art world has changed continuously, this important genre will not fall out of favor. Artists continue to paint what they see from their own unique perspectives, making each interpretation distinctly unique.

This exhibition will showcase historic works by great masters such as John F. Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Andrew Wyeth, George Boice Durrie, David Johnson, and Walter Launt Palmer. Contemporary artists featured in this exhibition include Jacob Collins, Frank Corso, Thomas Kegler, Marla Korr, Nina Maguire, Joseph McGurl, Peter Poskas, Don Stone, John Terelak, and Douglas Wiltraut. 

Andrew Wyeth, Harbor House, 1985
watercolor on paper, 21 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.

Joseph McGurlThe Cranberry Bog2016
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in.

Frank CorsoMad River View, 2015
oil on board, 16 x 20 in.

John TerelakHaying, 2016 
oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.

Exhibition Open October 21 - December 4
405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Please contact us for any additional details. or 203.869.3664

Friday, October 14, 2016

Luminous Plein Air painting by Joseph McGurl

Joseph McGurl (American, b. 1958)
Plein Air, Paddle Board, 2016
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in.
Massachusetts artist, Joseph McGurl, is an accomplished contemporary landscape painter, often preferring to work en plein air so that he can immerse himself in his surroundings and interpret them on site.  He notably does not rely on photography in his work, choosing to leave the details to observation, memory, and imagination. Plein Air, Paddle Board is a fine example of his remarkable realism and distinctive technique in capturing the essence of the ocean.

McGurl began his studies under his father, James McGurl, a highly regarded muralist. He furthered his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Massachusetts College of Art, and he attended summer programs in London and Florence. While in Florence, he studied under Robert Cormier, a distinguished Boston artist devoted to French Academy methods.  Cormier had a strong influence on McGurl’s technique, teaching him the sight-size method which he often uses to approach his plein air works.

McGurl is a member of the Plein Air Painters of America, and he was the youngest person ever to have won the John Singleton Copley Award from the Copley Society of Boston. He has also been honored with a Grumbacher Gold Medallion from the Guild of Boston Artists. McGurl's paintings have been included in several museum exhibitions throughout the country including the Cape Cod Museum of ArtThe Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Saint Botolph Club of Boston.  
Plein Air, Paddle Board is priced at $3,900 
Please contact us for any additional details. or 212.570.4696