Bert Gallery continues to broaden its art offerings through Exhibitions at 24 Bridge Street in Providence, Rhode Island and online at our website. New inventory and art happenings continue to be posted on the BG NEWS blog.
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Providence, Rhode Island was the home of several important American painters at the turn of the century. The Providence School contributed to the regional American art scene and many of these artists were also innovators and promoters in the national arena of American painting.
The SPRING EXHIBITION continues to explore the narrative of The Providence School artists. Since the 1830’s artists have set up studios in Providence, entrepreneurs found galleries (Vose Gallery 1842, Bert Gallery 1985), collectors acquired paintings and philanthropists established cultural institutions (RISD, Providence Art Club, Handicraft Club & Providence Athenaeum).
Providence became the cultural center for artists from the city, state, region and ex-patriots. The capital city has always served this role for the state through good times and bad. With the ebb and flow of American progress the talents of 19th & 20th century regional American artists have escaped recognition among art historians, art dealers and collectors. Much of this has to do with the foibles of the art world; what is fashionable to collect, curatorial snobbery, art dealer dalliances and auction market gyrations.
There is a special focus on the RISD graduate, Robert Hogg Nisbet (1879-1961) who is noted for his landscape, figure, genre, and etching work.
We continue at Bert Gallery to re-examine the significance of the oft-neglected Providence School of painters during the Spring months with feature topics. Postings will cover the topics: