American Realism: Past to Present [New York, NY]


PRESS RELEASE: American Realism: Past to Present [New York, NY], Oct 15 - Dec 15, 2015


Cavalier Gallery announces an extraordinary survey of American Realist works, creating a historical show that highlights the importance and diversity of the American Realism Movement.   American Realism: Past to Present will be on view at Cavalier’s NYC gallery located at 3 West 57th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY, from October 15th through November 30th.  An opening reception for the show will take place on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the gallery.  

By juxtaposing historical pieces against contemporary realist works, this special collection of truly masterful paintings and renderings will demonstrate the important influence Realism has had on America - not only by documenting historical scenes and subjects from a time before photography was widely used – but by showing how Realism continues to influence some of world’s greatest painters today.  Though Realism’s traditional role may have changed since the advent of photography – this important genre will never fall out of favor.  Artists will always continue to paint what they see in personal ways that clearly and cleverly, put their own “spin” on a subject, landscape or street scene - making each painting distinctive and unique.  Realist paintings are always defined by each artist’s individual style and technical skill, and Realism enthusiasts understand and appreciate this.

This exhibition will showcase historic works by great masters such as John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, Reginald Marsh, William Glackens, George Inness, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Julien Alden Weir, Jerome Myers, Andrew Wyeth and Isaac Soyer. 

Several of the contemporary artists participating in the show will be creating new works inspired by New York City, including; Edward Minoff, Paul Oxborough, Jenness Cortez and Douglas Wiltraut.  Other contemporary artists featured in this prestigious exhibition include;  Michael Aviano, Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Max Ginsburg, Joel Carson Jones, Sarah Lamb, Joseph McGurl, Peter Poskas, Li Xiao, Nicholas Berger, Leonard Everett Fisher, Robert Douglas Hunter, Robert Zappalorti, Beverly Shipko, and several others. 

Ron Cavalier states; “American Realism: Past to Present gives collectors an opportunity to consider this historic movement and its influence by viewing works by the original masters of genre beginning in the early 1900’s alongside contemporary pieces by artists working today.