At 24 Bridge Street

New Inventory and the Big Attic Sale

REGIONAL AMERICAN PAINTING

May 11 - June 23, 2016
Exhibit Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

NEW INVENTORY

This exhibit explores many artists from the 19th and 20th Century New England region known in the national American Art scene. Over 31 years in business there is the natural ebb and flow of artwork that comes to the gallery when clients downsize, move or their children inherit works that are not of interest. So…Bert Gallery has an abundance of new inventory to share, especially for collectors who are looking for artworks fresh to the market.

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 momentum of American progress into the modern era 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.

Come explore the “New Inventory” at Bert Gallery and discover for yourself the many regional talents.

New Inventory

  • 1. Harley Bartlett, <i>Turks Head Building </i>, Oil on Canvas, 16" x 10"
  • 2. S.R. Burleigh, <i>New England Landscape </i>, Watercolor, 8" x 6"
  • 3. Lee Whitney Dimeo, <i>French River, 1996 </i>, Pastel on Paper, 20" x 44"
  • 4. George Hays, <i>Two Cows in the Field </i>, (1854 – 1945), SLL , Oil on Canvas, 14" x 20"
  • 5. George Hays, <i>Two Cows in Front Field</i>, Watercolor, 10.5" x 15"
  • 6. George Hays (1854 – 1945), <i>Sheep on Path  </i>, Oil on Board , 18" x 24"
  • 7. Lester Hornby (1882 – 1956), <i>Gloucester Harbor </i>, Watercolor, 24" x 30"
  • 8. Antoinette Inglis (1880 -1972), <i>Climbing the Dunes </i>, Oil on Board 9" x 12"
  • 9. Edna Lawrence, unsigned, <i>Providence</i>, Etching,  5" x 4"
  • 10. Steve Macomber (1889 – 1983), <i>Westerly Farm</i>, Oil on Canvas  16" x 20"
  • 11. Paula Martiesian, <i> Boxers </i>, Oil on Canvas 30" x 25"
  • 12. Polly Nordell (1876 – 1956), <i>Child’s Play</i>, Water color 15" x 12.5"
  • 13. Ernest Principato, <i>Kennedy Plaza 1987	</i>, Oil on Canvas 10" x 18"
  • 14. Thomas Robinson, Estate stamp, <i>Black Dog</i>, Oil on Canvas 14" x 20"
  • 15. Mike Schacht (1936-2001), SLR, <i>Joe DiMaggio</i>, Aquatint on Paper, Plate Size 14 ¾" x  9 7/8", Signed and dated 1992 14/50
  • 16. Roxanne Seyover, 1967 <i>The Perry Gang</i>, Etching 16" x 16"
  • 17. Illegible Signature, <i>Still Life </i>, Oil on Canvas  12" x 18"
  • 18. Henry Ward, <i>Roman Girl, Study of Bonnat</i>, Water Color 13" x 9"
  • 19. George Whitaker, SLR, <i> Landscape </i>, Oil on Board 8" x 10"

BIG ATTIC SALE

Bert Gallery loves to clean closets! In the spirit of Spring Cleaning we reviewed inventory in the storage room and assisted some of our favorite clients slim down their collection. No more paintings under the bed and piled in the attic, they are now on exhibit from May 18 – June 23rd at 24 Bridge Street. Some inventory will be on the website but you need to visit the gallery to see the latest additions and sort through the piles of art. Miscellaneous original drawings, watercolors and prints that are unframed will be re-freshed every week.

It is a great time to see many works that have been hidden away in estate collections or just never made it into an exhibit. A sub- category will be added to this show: Old Inventory: New Prices. Some lovely old inventory has been re-priced for sale to make room for the flow of New Inventory coming into the gallery.

The Big Attic Sale

  • 1. <i>Brown University</i> (framed), Color Engraving, 5" x 8", $20.
  • 1a. Herbert (unframed), Watercolor nude drawings on Sale
  • 2. J. Dupre, pinx, A Brunet – Debaines, <i<Cows</i> (framed), Etching 4" x 5", $50.
  • 3. Jon Provest: Framingham, Ma active in the 1970’s but there are no listings of his work. <i>Nine and Cat tails</i> (framed), Watercolor, 36" x 6", $35.
  • 3a. Grace Albee (1890 – 1995), Some Woodcuts on Sale (unframed)
  • 4. Jon Provest (framed), <i>Landscape  1</i>, Water Color 13" X 21", $120.
  • 4a. James Herbert (1896 – 1970), Fashion Illustration on Sale (unframed)
  • 5. Jon Provest (framed), <i>Landscape  2</i>, Water Color 10" x 12", $45.
  • 6. Jon Provest (framed), <i>Chickadee</i> Ed 23/80, Woodcut 4" x 4", $20.
  • 7. E Zallenl (framed), <i>European Port – Hoifleur</i>, Watercolor over etching,  6" x 9", Travel Tourist piece, $50.
  • 8. Ruth Forrest <i>Classroom</i> (unframed), Woodcut 3" x 5" , $10.
  • 9. Edna Martin (1896 - 1996) Western Etchings for Sale

Old Inventory - New Prices