Exhibition: The Enduring Spirit of American Realism: A Nod to the Mod

Exhibition Information

Featured painting: Jug and Bowl of Apples by Harley Perkins (1883-1963)

On exhibition October 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

For more than 180 years, Vose Galleries has championed the tradition of American Realism painting, specializing in the many stylistic threads that comprise the tapestry of this lasting art movement. The Enduring Spirit of American Realism is a two-part exhibition that reexamines the artistic practice of Realism in the United States through two lenses: that of its "traditional" definition in A Touch of Tradition and that of its "modern" application in A Nod to the Mod. We are pleased to continue championing the dynamic tradition of American Realism through this exhibition, and we are excited to engage with our clients in the ongoing conversation of what defines "Realism."

A Nod to the Mod showcases the innovative Realism of the last century from the gestural work of Wolf Kahn and John Whorf to the expressive watercolors of the Boston Five. The exhibition features excellent examples by such important American Modernists as Andrew Wyeth, Charles Woodbury, and Bernard Lamotte, and we are also pleased to include the work of notable women artists, Paulette Van Roekens and Elizabeth Lobingier, who each perfected distinctly modern artistic styles.