Artists

Eleanor Ettinger

This summer, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York Cityshowcased the work of a half dozen British figurative painters, demonstrating once again that the contemporary realism revival is an international phenomenon. The Russian painters Olga Antonova and Ilya Zomb, Italian photorealists such as...

New-York Historical Society

The venerable New-York Historical Society is celebrating its post-renovation reopening with “Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy,” a stimulating exhibition focused on the cultural priorities that shaped the core collection. Major painters—Benjamin West, Thomas Cole, Eastman Johnson—figure in the fifty-five works...

Steven Assael

The contemporary realism revival, first spotlighted in a few discriminating galleries, has been finding new audiences through museum surveys and retrospectives. “Steven Assael: Illusions of Reality,” at the Naples Museum of Art in Florida, offers a substantial selection of work by this remarkable painter, who...

Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle (1853–1911) belongs to the golden age of illustration, a creative effloresence born of technical innovations, especially in color printing, an energetic publishing industry and an attitude—articulated in the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement and its international offshoots—that everyday objects and images were...

Sabin Howard, Javier Marín

“Re-Presenting the Nude,” on view during July at Evoke Contemporary in Santa Fe, offered a lively overview of realist approaches to a perennial genre. The exhibition, curated by John O’Hern, included sculpture and drawings as well as paintings. O’Hern emphasized the content always implicit in the figure: “The body...

Peter Coloquhoun

Two series of paintings, “Made in TRiBeCa” and “The Highline,” are the result of Peter Colquhoun’s long fascination with urban views in and around New York City. Colquhoun’s history with the older areas of Manhattan began in the early 1980s. He maintains a studio in TriBeCa, as well as a residence...

Thomas Kegler

Thomas Kegler, who made his solo exhibition debut at John Pence Gallery in San Franciscothis summer (June 10–July 9, 2011), approaches nature with the devotion of a Hudson RiverSchoolpainter. Kegler, a native of western New YorkState, attempts to recapture both the techniques and the sensibility of the nineteenth-century American...

Harry Holland, Stuart Luke Gatherer, Iain Faulkner, Iam Cumberland

This summer, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York City showcased the work of a half dozen British figurative painters, demonstrating once again that the contemporary realism revival is an international phenomenon. The Russian painters Olga Antonova and Ilya Zomb, Italian photorealists such as...

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