Bert Gallery is featuring a varied selection of paintings celebrating the summer season. In a rapidly fluctuating art world many artists escaped to the shade of the woods and shores to concentrate on their own artistic development and experiment with new art ideas. This was a restorative process leading to the production of many remarkable works of art. On view is a selection of thoughtful and accomplished paintings and etchings by artists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
There are many fine examples of local talents on view, particularly those active from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Many show their transition of style from the precision of Magical Realism to the newest modernist trends in European art. See works by Gordon Peers (1909 – 1988), Florence Leif (1913 – 1968), Edgar Corbridge (1901 – 1988) and Louise Marianetti (1916 – 2009) capturing shore scenes and various ports of call from New England.
New England also boasts at having an extraordinary group of printmakers and many will be on view. There will be works by the wood engraving master, Grace Albee (1890 – 1995), etchings and color woodcuts by Eliza Gardiner (1871 – 1955) and a remarkable etching R. Swain Gifford (1840 – 1905).