“American Painting Collection” At Gratz Gallery
“SHADOW AND LIGHT”: This painting by Paulette Van Roekens depicts a scene behind the stage of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in the 1930s. It is included in the “New American Painting Collection” exhibit which will run at the Grantz Gallery and Conservation Studio in Doylestown, Pa., from October 1 through December 31.
Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio has announced the unveiling of a “New American Painting Collection” exhibit. Many of these paintings have never been offered before and are fresh to the market. This special event is the latest exhibition at the gallery’s new location on Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, Pa. The exhibition will be held at the Gallery and Conservation Studio location from October 1 through December 31.
American paintings in this exhibition include Paulette Van Roekens’ Shadow and Light, an oil depicting a scene behind the stage of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in the 1930s; and a colorful Works Progress Administration (WPA) deco painting by Nunsio LaSpina titled Jackhammer with the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. Also included are examples by Henry Snell, Harry Leith–Ross, Walter E. Baum, Albert Van Nesse Green, S.George Phillips, Rae Sloan Bredin, Fern Coppedge, Joseph Pearson, George Sotter, Walter Schofield, Kenneth Nunamaker, Roy Nuse, Joseph Crilley, and Daniel Garber.
“New American Painting Collection” will also include works by African American artist Bernard Harmon as well as modernist, surrealist, and abstract works by Leon Kelly, Leonard Nelson, and Ray Lieght. The new collection features many other American artists as well.
Located at 5230 Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, Pa., the Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio specializes in 19th and 20th century American paintings, with a focus on painters from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sundays, noon–6 p.m., as well as by appointment. For more information, call (215) 348-2500 or visit the website at www.gratzgallery.com.