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What to See: Top American Art Exhibitions for Fall 2016

Published on November 2nd, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Autumn is one of the art world’s busiest seasons, and the diverse array of current exhibitions in American art is certainly proving this to be true. From the Hudson River School in New Hampshire, to Impressionism in Boston and Modernism in Melbourne, Australia, there is no shortage of artists to rediscover—or experience for the first time—this fall. The following are our top picks for this season’s American art exhibitions. …continue reading or post a comment

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William Merritt Chase: A Traveling Retrospective Celebrates the Diverse Career of the Modern Master

Published on October 25th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was instrumental in the development of modern American art. Perhaps one of the only figures to be celebrated both at home and in Europe during his lifetime, Chase represents a contemporary cosmopolitanism that was unparalleled by any other American painter in his time. …continue reading or post a comment

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Important American Paintings at Questroyal Fine Art

Published on October 4th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Questroyal Fine Art’s annual catalogue of important American paintings is now available! The yearly debut of the fall catalogue and the corresponding gallery preview is always one of our most anticipated events. …continue reading or post a comment

To the right: Joan Mitchell (1925–1992)
Hudson River Day Line, 1995
Oil on canvas
To the left: Joan Mitchell (1925–1992)
East Ninth Street, 1956
Oil on canvas

“Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum

Published on September 1st, 2016 by Ally Chapel

Now on view through September 25, 2016 at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, the works of Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Fankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher are being exhibited together for the first time. Women of Abstract Expressionism, organized by the Denver Art Museum, celebrates the often unknown female artists of the mid-twentieth-century art movement and sheds light on their unique experiences.

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Georgia O'Keeffe
Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II, 1930
Oil on canvas laid down on board
24 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern: Celebrating an American Modernist Abroad

Published on July 22nd, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

The current exhibition on Georgia O’Keeffe at the Tate Modern in London is the largest retrospective of the modernist’s work ever held outside of the United States. Premiering a century after O’Keeffe’s debut show in New York in 1916, this exhibition is the first on the artist in over twenty years and marks a rising interest in American artists abroad. …continue reading or post a comment

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Ralph Albert Blakelock: The Great Mad Genius Returns

Published on June 4th, 2016 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

He made a strong impression not only upon American art, but upon the art of the world. – New York Tribune, 1916

In anticipation of this fall’s exhibition and sale of paintings by Ralph Albert Blakelock at Questroyal Fine Art, the gallery has released an original biographical short film detailing some of the most significant moments of the artist’s fascinating career. …continue reading or post a comment

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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

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“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.

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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