Benton, Hollywood

“American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood” at PEM

Published on June 19th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

In 1937, Life magazine sent Thomas Hart Benton on assignment to document the booming movie industry in Hollywood. The artist spent one month behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox Studios, creating …continue reading or post a comment

Ralph Albert Blakelock, Shanties in Harlem, 1874, oil painting, Questroyal Fine Art

American Art Week Rewards Connoisseurship

Published on May 28th, 2015 by Lou Salerno

It is nearly impossible to gauge the market for American paintings unless you are an active buyer. Industry professionals try to draw conclusions …continue reading or post a comment

Burchfield, November Dawn, 1926

“November Dawn”: An Aberrant Painting and its Famous Fan

Published on May 22nd, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

It is an exciting time at Questroyal Fine Art for fans of Charles Burchfield. Currently, we have
five outstanding examples by the artist that convey the scope of his career, …continue reading or post a comment

Metcalf, Poppy Field

A Poppy Field in the Artist’s Garden

Published on May 15th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

In Philadelphia at the turn of the century, topics of national identity, the rise of the middle class, women’s role in landscape architecture, and avant-garde art …continue reading or post a comment

Mulhaupt, Murals

Depression-Era Murals by American Masters

Published on May 1st, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted his ambitious New Deal in 1933 as an effort to create jobs and resuscitate the economy during the Great Depression. The largest New Deal agency, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), employed millions of people …continue reading or post a comment

Maurer, Lanscape Autumn

Alfred Maurer Exhibition the First of its Kind

Published on April 23rd, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

Acting as a bridge between America and Europe during the advent of Modernism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) was integral in introducing the newest styles of painting …continue reading or post a comment

Fig. 1. Albert Bierstadt, Butterfly, 1893, oil, pencil, and paper on pastelboard
4 15/16 x 8 1/16 inches, The White House Historical Association (White House Collection), Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Graham, 962.268.1

Bierstadt’s Butterflies

Published on April 16th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

Around the turn of the century, landscape master Albert Bierstadt created numerous small paintings of butterflies. They are …continue reading or post a comment

Netflix, House of Cards

President Frank Underwood, American Art Connoisseur?

Published on April 10th, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

In his perennial quest for power, House of Cards antihero Frank Underwood surrounds himself with both characters he can control and schemers who are (almost) as clever as he is. …continue reading or post a comment

George Bellows, Deserted Farm No. II 1920, Questroyal Fine Art

“Mad Men” as American Paintings

Published on April 2nd, 2015 by Shannon Cassell

This Sunday marks the beginning of the end of an era… …continue reading or post a comment

Bricher-Rocky-Cliffs with Breaking Waves

Questroyal’s Favorite Hudson River School Paintings

Published on March 24th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

After a successful initial run of our Hudson River School exhibition, the staff at Questroyal took time to take in the view …continue reading or post a comment