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

Thomas Eakins-Portrait of Henry O Tanner, oil painting, Hyde Collection, Jewel City exhibition

A Left Coast Collector’s Perspective—”Jewel City: Art From San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition”

Published on December 10th, 2015 by Judi Leff

This year, San Francisco has put on a panoply of events commemorating the centennial of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) with lectures, films, exhibits, and demonstrations. The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park has assembled a special treat …continue reading or post a comment

Tom Yost, Catskill, 2013

Tom Yost: At the Threshold of a Dream

Published on October 31st, 2015 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Now on view at Questroyal Fine Art, At the Threshold of a Dream: The Hudson River, features over thirty works by the contemporary artist Tom Yost, centering on the landscapes of upstate New York. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley, Yost joins a long standing tradition of artists seeking to capture the majestic beauty of this region. …continue reading or post a comment

Jervis McEntee, The Yellow Autumn Woods, 1884

Rediscovering Jervis McEntee: Two Retrospectives Celebrate a 125-year Legacy

Published on October 7th, 2015 by Jenny Lyubomudrova

Jervis McEntee was an important Hudson River School artist whose paintings have often been overshadowed both by his writing and the work of contemporaries such as Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt. …continue reading or post a comment

Gifford, SR The Wilderness

Fall Catalogue Sneak Peek

Published on August 19th, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

For weeks we have been hard at work on our annual fall catalogue, conducting research, writing essays, and designing the layout. All hands are on deck for this yearly milestone, but the project …continue reading or post a comment

Salon Style at Questroyal

Bringing Back Salon Style

Published on August 3rd, 2015 by Alison Kowalski

In the nineteenth century, paintings were typically displayed in a manner called Salon style. The Paris Salon, which the hanging method is named after, was the premier …continue reading or post a comment

Malzahn, Catskill Scenery

“Jerry Malzahn: American Landscapes”

Published on July 23rd, 2015 by Lou Salerno

I am thrilled to announce our inaugural exhibition of contemporary painting featuring the work of Texan artist Jerry Malzahn, opening tomorrow and on display through August 15th. …continue reading or post a comment

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

John Singer Sargent, Portaits of Artists and Friends, Banner, Met Museum

A Closer Look at John Singer Sargent

Published on July 2nd, 2015 by Nina Sangimino

John Singer Sargent was one of the most well-connected figures at the turn of the nineteenth century. …continue reading or post a comment