Artists

Jacob Pfeiffer

Jacob Pfeiffer is a meticulous craftsman with a cheeky sense of humor. An exhibition of his recent trompe l’oeil paintings, at Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe, was rife with visual puns, and he remarks that he wants “to offer the viewer a respite from the serious times that we live in.” This premise is illustrated,...

Sandra Mendelson Rubin

Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin’s spring exhibition, “Above and Beyond,” at L.A. Louver inVenice,California, seemed steeped in serene pantheism. Her cloud studies and landscapes of rolling hills are easy to place in the tradition of Romantics such as Corot and Constable. Yet her paintings also grow out of a specific American sensibility....

Peterson Collection

Collectors play an important role in the art world, most creatively at times when tastes are changing and living artists benefit from their support. “Persistence of Vision: The Peterson Collection of Contemporary Realist Art,” recently on view at the New York Academy of...

Jacob Collins

One of the highlights of the New York City gallery season was the early summer exhibition of new work byJacob Collinsat Adelson Galleries (May 11–July 28, 2011). A superb painter and draftsman, he has served as a mentor to a generation of talented artists in the contemporary realist movement—first at his Water Street Atelier and now...

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