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Signed Original Pastel “Sunset Harbor” Drawing

Original pastel drawing depicts a dark scene of a harbor just after the sun has set over the horizon. Interesting use of color gives a moody feeling to the soft pastel medium. Signed H. Heuben, framed in medium-tone wood with thick gold mat.  This pastel is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our showroom in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

MARY BRENNAN Original Watercolor of Beach Cottage

Original watercolor painting by artist Mary Brennan depicts a beach cottage with a dilapidated dock bridging the sandy shore studded with tall green grass to the house extending over the water. A city skyline can be seen faintly in the distance. Cool, muted colors provides a tranquil feeling.  About the Artist: Mary Brennan, from the artist information on the reverse: Pursuing an active career as an artist, Mary received her degree at Pratt Institute where she studied under such notables as Mario Cooper, Maitland Graces, and Fritz Eichenberg. She has subsequently continued her education with watercolorists Tony Van Hasselt, Tony Couch, and Tom Lynch among others highly respected in their field. Her work may be seen primarily in the Southeast in juried shows, at one man exhibitions, at a few select galleries, and at her studio which she maintains in Flowery Branch, Georgia on the Eastern shore of Lake Lanier.  This watercolor is amongst hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our showroom in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

JOHAN BARTHOLD JONGKIND (1819-1891) Original Oil Nightscape on Panel

Own a piece of art history with this original oil on panel painting by the illustrious Dutch master and frontrunner of Impressionism, Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891). This painting on panel features a moonlit maritime scene that Jongkind is best known for. This painting is considered “nocturnally perfect” with radiating moonlight in a cloudy sky being perfectly reflected in the shimmering waters underneath. The low horizon, deep contrast in color, and loose yet intentional brushstrokes are quintessential to Jongkind’s style. In 1874, Jongkind was extended an invitation to participate in the first exhibition of Impressionist works at the Salon in Paris, but declined. Following the rejection of his painting “Moonlight in Rotterdam” at the 1873 Salon, he refused to participate in such exhibitions again. This exact painting was created in 1874, at that pivotal point in the Impressionist movement and in art history as a whole. This painted panel is framed in an aged gold frame with a paper label on the reverse. Jongkind’s signature and the year 1874 is found in the bottom left corner of the composition. About the Artist: Johan Bathold Jongkind (1819-1891) was a Dutch painter and printmaker who is widely recognized as a forefather of Impressionism. After training at the art academy in The Hague, he moved to Monparnasse, Paris. After studying and working for two years, he was accepted into the Paris Salon exhibition. Despite receiving praise from critics Charles Baudelaire and Emile Zola, he experienced little success that induced depression worsened by alcoholism. Jongkind would continue to struggle with his mental health and dependency issues throughout his life. He returned to Holland for 5 years before going back to Paris, renting a studio and developing a style that would be critical to the consequent Impressionist movement. He met  Eugène BoudinAlfred Sisley, and Claude Monet, and became a mentor to the three young artists. Monet  attributed the “definitive education” of his artistic eye to JongkindJongkind mostly focused on marine landscapes, consistently employing strong contrasts and lively brushwork. Following in Dutch tradition, most of his works feature a low horizon to emphasize the sky. His legacy is strong in both the art market and in museum collections around the world. Although his contemporaries admired his work and style, his distaste for social gatherings and salons may have been what prevented him from coming to the forefront of the Impressionist movement. However, his background contributions were equally as important to him personally and many other young artists.  

ELIAS BEN DELMAN Original Oil on Canvas Resting Boats

Original oil on canvas by Elias Ben Delman uses muted colors to depict resting boats. In a gold frame with brass nameplate denoting this piece as a “WPA Federal Art Project”. This painting is just one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

HOWARD BEHRENS Venice Original Oil on Canvas

An original oil on canvas of Venice by Howard Behrens features a line of gondolas shadowed in the sunset. A line of classic architecture spans the orange horizon.The canvas is beautifully framed with a natural linen mat, gold accents, and a wood frame. About the Artist: Howard Behrens (1933-2014) was a Chicago born painter who was a modern master of the palette knife. Using his higher art education commercially at first, his career moved to be focused on creativity and driven by color and innovative methodology. Inspired predominantly by his travels to Italy, Behrens would use a combination of fine art photography and quick sketches to create the compositions he would bring to life with his palette knife. Behrens was the innovator of the hand-embellished serigraph and created widespread recognition for his work, in addition to accessibility. This painting is just one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.