Childe Hassam, Ten Pound Island, 1896

What to See: Top American Art Exhibitions for May 2016

Published on May 11th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

The month of May marks the opening of several exciting American art exhibitions, showcasing works by important artists such as Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Marsden Hartley. The following are our top picks for this month’s American art exhibitions. …continue reading or post a comment

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QR Artist Interview Series: Fairfield Porter

Published on April 30th, 2016 by Ally Chapel

As part of our recurring artist interview series, we’re featuring some of the most memorable quotations from an actual interview with the twentieth-century artist Fairfield Porter. In a 1968 interview conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Porter discussed some of the most formative experiences of his youth and his career. We hope that the following quotes from the interview provide a deeper understanding of this important artist’s early influences and first significant inspirations.  …continue reading or post a comment

The original New Studio, 1846-1873 built by Thomas Cole

“Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect” at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Published on April 30th, 2016 by Ally Chapel

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has just announced its upcoming exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architectwhich opens on May 1st. After years of extensive research, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site has reconstructed Thomas Cole’s “New Studio,” first built by the artist one hundred seventy years ago. Find out more on our Hudson River School blog. …continue reading or post a comment

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Questroyal Staff Picks: April 2016

Published on April 15th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Check out Questroyal’s staff picks for April. Every month, see which paintings made our list and let us know your #QRpicks. …continue reading or post a comment

Thomas Moran, Sunset, Amagansett, 1905

No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings at
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC

Published on March 14th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

The Hudson River School continues to be celebrated as the first true movement in American art. …continue reading or post a comment

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Questroyal Staff Picks: March 2016

Published on March 2nd, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Introducing Questroyal staff picks. Check in every month to see which paintings made our list. …continue reading or post a comment

Andrew Newell Wyeth, Faraway

What to See: Top American Art Exhibitions for March 2016

Published on March 1st, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Opening just in time for the beginning of spring, the following are our top picks for this month’s exhibitions in American art. In cities ranging from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to Madrid, Spain, these shows draw on some of the most distinct movements in American art history to showcase masterworks by artists such as Asher B. Durand, Childe Hassam, and Andrew Wyeth. …continue reading or post a comment

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QR Artist Interview Series: Henry Martin Gasser

Published on February 24th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Along with the beautiful body of work created by our nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists, these men and women were also fascinating personalities. Many had exciting lives that included far flung travels, friendships with some of the most important tastemakers of their times, eccentric philosophies, and unique world views. We thought it would be fun to get to know these artists better, and we will be presenting a new, recurring feature on the Questroyal blog in which we imagine interviews with some of our favorites. We hope you have as much fun reading this as we had creating it! …continue reading or post a comment

Theodore Robinson, Afternoon Shadows, Samuel P. Harn Musem of Art

The Allure of Monet and the Rise of American Impressionism

Published on February 19th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

While landscape painting in the nineteenth century was characterized by grandeur and a strict adherence to academicism, late nineteenth century artists began to favor the depiction of transitory light effects over realism. In the United States, post–Civil War period, cosmopolitanism led to both an increase in the popularity of European painting among collectors and an influx of American artists traveling to Europe to study. …continue reading or post a comment

Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-14

“Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008”

Published on January 8th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

If Paris is France, then Coney Island between June and September, is the world. – George C. Tilyou, creator of Steeplechase Park, 1886

Organized by the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is now on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Walking through the exhibition is like traveling back in time to Coney Island’s beginnings as a Victorian seaside getaway and seeing it evolve as an increasingly thrilling and boisterous urban playground. …continue reading or post a comment