Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Iconic Nantucket

Robert Stark Creeks at Sunset, oil on panel, 13 x 28 inches
 
Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce the arrival of new acquisitions by Robert Stark, currently on exhibit in our Nantucket Gallery (now open daily for the summer!). Please contact us for pricing or additional details. 
Robert Stark (1933 - 2014) was a luminist, painting principally in oil on canvas and panel. Luminism takes its name from light and refers to the subtle coloristic effects that sunlight, ever changing in intensity, produces on land, sea and in the sky. He saw the New England coast as a place where people have lived long and worked hard and feel part of the land and sea. He attended Nantucket schools and after graduating from Nantucket High School, served in the Navy during the Korean War. His work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, France, China and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y. His now iconic red catboat paintings have been avidly collected by Nantucket  island visitors from around the world.  Stark took great pride in his family’s place in the centuries-old New England tradition of making the land and sea one’s own.  With his refined style and unique voice, Stark translated the land and sea he inhabited into unforgettable works of art.
Robert Stark Brant Point Calm, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
 
Robert Stark Beating home, oil on canvas, 20 x 40 inches
 
Robert Stark, Sankaty Morn, oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in. 
Please direct inquiries to 508.325.4405 or art@cavaliergalleries.com