Essays

Blakelock, Stilly Night

“Stilly Night” by Ralph Albert Blakelock

Published on July 16th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

 

When Lou secured the purchase of Stilly Night by Ralph Albert Blakelock, he beamed as he told us …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

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

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

Homer Fresh Air

A Painting, a Drawing, and Prints of Winslow Homer’s “Fresh Air”

Published on March 20th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

In 1879, Winslow Homer had twenty-nine works on view at the annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. The accompanying catalogue featured illustrations of select works in the exhibition, including …continue reading or post a comment

Cheap Thrills: Reginald Marsh and the Tunnel of Love

Published on March 6th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 has recently opened at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. The exhibition includes paintings portraying …continue reading or post a comment

Vogue, 1939

Marsh, Fashion, and the Movies

Published on February 20th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

The Academy Awards, which airs this Sunday evening, combines two nexuses of popular culture: movies and clothing. The purpose of the show is, of course, to honor excellence in filmmaking, but we all know …continue reading or post a comment

Grandma Moses, Hallmark card, advertisement, Life magazine

“Greetings” from Grandma Moses

Published on February 6th, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

“I’ve seen that painting on a Hallmark card!” I was quite surprised to hear a recent visitor to the gallery exclaim this as she stood in front of our current Grandma Moses painting, The Brown Mills. …continue reading or post a comment