• The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, April 21-23, 2017

    The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show takes place next week at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23rd.  Last year this show was a wonderful critical and commercial success, so if you missed it then, you won’t want to do so again! As usual, we will bring a fine collection of our best American paintings, including some recent acquisitions such as this William Lamb Picknell titled Wash Day, Annisquam.

  • Si! Cuba! Five Cuban Artists at Avery Galleries, April 7–May 21, 2017

    Avery Galleries is thrilled to present Si! Cuba! Five Cuban Artists at Avery Galleries, featuring the work of Laura Carralero Morales, Darwin Estacio Martínez, Ernesto García Sánchez, José Manuel Mesías Jorge, and Ketty Rodríguez Quevedo. These five young artists all grew up in Cuba during the 1990’s. Known as the “Special Period,” this was a time of economic, moral, and social crisis in Cuba, brought about by the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the curator of the exhibition, Danella Irizar Izquierdo, explains in the introductory essay to our exhibition catalogue, these artists all are participants in Cuba’s recent “return to order movement” in the visual arts, also known as “painting painting.” Moreover, Danella writes that all five artists “have in common their youth, their love of painting, and also their use of it as a means for the exploration of the unknown.”

    Please join us for the opening reception on April 7th, 2017, from 6 to 9pm. This exhibition will be accompanied by a full color catalogue, which is available upon request.

  • Why Cuba?

    I didn’t want to go to Cuba. When my friends put the trip together, I acquiesced, but had serious reservations. The adjectives that ran through my imagination included: depressing, dingy, resentful and crumbling. After spending a few days there, the adjectives changed: energized, cultured, historic, proud and warm. How has such an amazing place remained invisible to us for so long?

    Walking through the streets of Havana, you glimpse the glory of a long and distinguished history. Admittedly, the buildings are worn and dilapidated, but what magnificent structures they were and could be again! The “Paris of the Caribbean” is a fitting tribute and one that the Cuban people want to reclaim. There may be no place in this hemisphere more pregnant with possibilities.

    Like everything else in Cuba, the art community was a surprise. I was sure the art would be either naïve and colorful, or politically charged––screeds on canvas. Nothing could have prepared me for the sophisticated, cutting edge works that graced the walls of the local art studios. Shamefully, I was completely ignorant of the tradition of art education in Cuba that dates back more than two hundred years and the rigorous training that underpins the art community as well as the broad public interest in art and artists.

    We started Avery Galleries at the turn of the century with one thing in mind: to celebrate and support the art we had come to love. For us, the focus was on American paintings. The same motivation that moved us to open the gallery almost seventeen years ago is what has prompted us to sponsor this show. Our exhibition titled Si! Cuba! features the works of five contemporary Cuban artists: Laura Carralero, Darwin Estacio, Ernesto García, José Mesías, and Ketty Rodríguez. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 7th from 6 to 9pm, and the exhibition will be on view through May 21st, 2017. This is a show you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendars now! It is long past time for the American people to meet their marvelous neighbors to the south. So, Yes! Come see Cuba!

  • Highlights from Avery Galleries Collection of American Paintings, November 1, 2016–January 2, 2017

    We are delighted to announce our fall 2016 exhibition, Highlights from Avery Galleries’ Collection of American Paintings.  This exhibition showcases twenty-four of our most exceptional paintings, including several masterworks of American art. We organized the catalogue around the broad categories of “Nineteenth Century,” “Impressionism,” and “Modernism” which roughly encompasses the full scope of what Avery Galleries represents.

    In each of these sections, several paintings stand out as truly extraordinary works of art. Apples in a Basket from 1895 by William J. McCloskey is an excellent example of American still life painting at its very best. McCloskey renders the intricate folds of the tissue paper and the richly colored fruit with an almost trompe l’oeil level of illusionism that calls to mind the work of William Michael Harnett or Frederick Peto. An incredibly rare work of American Impressionism by Willard LeRoy Metcalf, Garden of Dreams is one of only five known nocturnes that the artist produced, several of which reside in major museum collections. Equally rare and important, our catalogue also includes a recently discovered painting by the modernist Henry Fitch Taylor. Most of Taylor’s work, particularly his modernist pictures, has been lost, and this striking and brilliantly colorful abstraction represents a truly exciting and remarkable find.

    These are only a few of the highlights from our exhibition, which also includes works by notable American artists such as William Trost Richards, Daniel Garber, Edward Willis Redfield, and Oscar Bluemner. This exhibition will be accompanied by a full color catalogue, which is available upon request.

  • The Boston International Fine Art Show, October 20–23, 2016

    Avery Galleries is excited to be participating in the Boston International Fine Art Show, and we invite you to visit our booth. The show will be located as always at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts from October 20 through October 23, 2016. Please visit us in booth 9!

  • 5 to Watch, March 17–April 15, 2016

    We are very excited to announce our fourth annual 5 to Watch exhibition, which will run from March 17th though April 15th, 2016. This show highlights the work of five exceptional graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and puts their work in dialogue with Avery Galleries’ distinguished collection of historic American art. This year’s exhibition features the work of Mariel Capanna, Nicole Michaud, Charles Newman, Madeline Peckenpaugh, and Jenn Warpole. Although these remarkable artists represent a diverse range of styles and subjects, there is an overall continuity in the quality and thoughtfulness behind their work. Please join us for the opening reception on March 17th, from 6 to 9pm. In addition, we will once again host an artists’ talk, which will take place before the opening, from 5 to 6pm. This informative event provides a wonderful opportunity to hear the artists’ speak about their work and to engage directly with them in conversation.

  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 11–16, 2016

    Avery Galleries is pleased to participate once again in this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique show, held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from February 11-16, 2016. This year we are exhibiting a diverse group of paintings, including a small Cubist still life by Earl Horter, a rare and exquisite study of Morning Glories by Leonard Foujita, and an immense and richly colorful landscape by Milton Avery. Please visit booth 128 to see this incredible selection of American paintings.

  • Picturing Music, October 16–November 13th, 2015

    Avery Galleries is pleased to announce its fall 2015 exhibition, Picturing Music, which traces the relationship between painting and music in American art from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

    Beginning in the nineteenth century, artists primarily pictured music through representation and narrative, and this exhibition features notable examples by major American artists such as Eastman Johnson, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Childe Hassam, and Thomas Eakins. With the advent of Modernism in the twentieth century, artists began to experiment with capturing the abstract essence of music through form and color. This exhibition highlights a diverse selection of these important modernists, including Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, Oscar Bluemner, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Arthur Dove, and Stuart Davis.

    Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 16th from 6-9pm. There will be a short concert from 6:30 to 7pm featuring the pianist Katherine Harris Rick.

  • 5 to Watch, March 19-April 16, 2015

    We are very excited to announce our third annual 5 to Watch exhibition, which will run from March 19th though April 16th, 2015.  This show highlights the work of five exceptional graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and puts their work in dialogue with Avery Galleries’ distinguished collection of historic American art. This year’s exhibition features the work of Justin Johnson, Paul Metrinko, Samantha Mitchell, Thomas Paul Raggio, and Christina Weaver. Although these remarkable artists represent a diverse range of styles and subjects, there is an overall continuity in the quality and thoughtfulness behind their work. Please join us for the opening reception on March 19th, from 6 to 9pm. In addition, this year we will be hosting an artists’ talk, which will take place before the opening, from 5 to 6pm. This exciting new event will provide a wonderful opportunity to hear the artists’ speak about their work and to engage directly with them in conversation.

  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 13-17, 2015

    Avery Galleries will participate once again in this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique show, held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from February 13-17, 2015. This year we will exhibit a diverse group of paintings, including a small but striking landscape of Pennsylvania by the early modernist Oscar Bluemner, a rare study for The Agnew Clinic by the important American artist Thomas Eakins, and an atmospheric street scene of Paris by the American Impressionist Childe Hassam. Please visit our booth to see this incredible selection of American paintings.

  • A Century of American Painting, December 5, 2014-January 31, 2015

    Avery Galleries is delighted to announce its fall 2014 exhibition, A Century of American Painting. We organized the show and catalogue around an illustrated timeline of notable events in American history. Beginning with a luminous landscape by Albert Bierstadt from around 1857 and ending with a dynamic abstract painting of apple blossoms by John Marin from 1952, the timeline takes the viewer through 100 years and illuminates how the works of art fit into a broader historical continuum. What is most fascinating to us is how American art evolved with the nation, sometimes in step with events and sometimes in spite of them. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, December 5 from 6-9pm.

  • The American Art Fair, November 16-19, 2014

    The American art sales come early this year and so does The American Art Fair.  We will return once again to the Bohemian National Hall from November 16–19, 2014.  The location of our booth has changed to the fourth floor, which will allow us to exhibit additional paintings in what is sure to be an exceptional show.

  • Ellis Boston, October 23-26, 2014

    Due to a scheduling conflict, Avery Galleries will participate in Ellis Boston this year instead of BIFAS. The show will take place at the Boston Cyclorama from October 23–26, 2014. We are excited to bring a rich sampling of our new acquisitions to one of our favorite cities. This year’s selection of paintings will include an Impressionist landscape by John Leslie Breck, a trompe l’oeil still life by William J. McCloskey, and a landscape study of Paradise Valley by John La Farge. Please come see us in Booth 9.

  • 50 Under Fifty, October 10, 2014

    We are pleased to announce the opening of 50 under Fifty, our first exhibition of the fall season, on October 10th from 6-9pm.  The show will feature 50 American paintings all priced under $50,000 and will include works by artists such as Arthur B. Carles, William Edward Norton, and Walter Granville-Smith, to name just a few. Both new and seasoned art collectors will delight in this unique buying opportunity!

  • Spring Masters, New York, May 1-4, 2014

    Avery Galleries is thrilled to participate in this inaugural edition of Spring Masters, New York at the Park Avenue Armory from May 1 through May 4, 2014. We are excited to be a part of this re-envisioned show, and we will be bringing a diverse array of new acquisitions, including a watercolor of Deer Isle, Maine by the great modernist John Marin, an elegant figure painting by J. W. Alexander, and a dramatic seascape by John Whorf. Please come and visit us in booth C-8.

  • Philadelphia Antique Show, April 26-29, 2014

    Spring is finally here and the 2014 Philadelphia Antiques Show is only a few weeks away! This year should be particularly exciting, as the show organizers are reconfiguring the show space in order to create a more dynamic experience for their visitors. As ever, we will bring a fresh selection of new acquisitions, including a lovely landscape by Kenyon Cox, a John Singer Sargent oil sketch, and a Bucks County nocturne by George William Sotter.

  • 5 to Watch, March 20-April 17, 2014

    Our second annual 5 to Watch exhibition will open on March 20, 2014.  This show highlights the work of five exceptional graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and puts their work in dialogue with Avery Galleries’ distinguished collection of historic American art. This year’s exhibition features the work of Evan Fugazzi, Claire Haik, Doron Langberg, Joseph Lozano, and Ted Walsh. These remarkable artists represent a diverse range of styles and subjects, including plein air landscapes, colorist abstractions, and large-scale figurative works.  Please stop by our gallery to see the work of these extraordinary new talents!

  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 14-18, 2014

    Avery Galleries will participate once again in this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique show, held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from February 14-18, 2014. This year we will exhibit a wonderful selection of paintings, including two stunning portraits by Thomas Wilmer Dewing and a wonderful landscape of Niagara Gorge by John Twachtman, all in their original Stanford White frames. Moreover, we will also be exhibiting a rare and magnificent figurative painting by Daniel Garber titled The Oriole as well as a large and majestic ocean painting by Frederick Judd Waugh.

  • Pennsylvania’s Rural Splendor, December 12, 2013

    Avery Galleries is pleased to announce our first-ever exhibition of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. Despite having sold numerous such works throughout the last decade, Avery Galleries has never before mounted a large-scale exhibition of important paintings from this distinct American school. The show will include over thirty remarkable works by artists such as Edward Redfield, Walter Elmer Schofield, and Daniel Garber to name only a few.

    One of the great strengths of this exhibition is that we will be showing numerous paintings by the same artist in order to highlight the breadth of each individual’s artistic style. For example, we will be exhibiting three very different but equally exceptional paintings by Daniel Garber: a beautiful landscape of the Mary Maxwell house, a small richly-colored autumnal scene of Solebury, and a rare and magnificent  painting of his wife titled The Oriole.  In addition, there will also be multiple paintings by Fern Coppedge, Edward Redfield, Kenneth Nunamaker, Walter Elmer Schofield, and John Folinsbee on view.

    The excellent quality of the paintings included in the exhibition is something Avery Galleries is particularly proud of. Many of them are new to the market, having been in notable private collections until now.  They are beautifully framed and in excellent condition.  It is a rare and wonderful occasion to see so many fine works of art from a particular group of artists in one exhibition. Please join us for the opening of this exciting event next Thursday, December 12, from 6-9 pm.

  • Just Off Madison, December 4, 2013

    Avery Galleries is pleased to participate in Just Off Madison, a select group of American Art dealers who host a collective open house during New York’s American Art week.

    With locations spanning ten blocks of Madison Avenue, this walkabout provides another opportunity for clients and colleagues to leisurely stroll the Avenue, visit our galleries and view our quality offerings in an informal and festive environment. Avery Galleries will be presenting an exciting selection of recent acquisitions, including two beautiful coastal scenes by William Trost Richards as well as a delightful trompe l’oeil still life by De Scott Evans.

  • The American Art Fair, December 2-5, 2013

    Avery Galleries is thrilled to partake in the 6th Annual American Art Fair, held at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The American Art Fair opens to the public on Monday, December 2 and continues through Thursday, December 5. Avery Galleries will bring an outstanding collection of paintings this year, including two stunning portraits by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, a wonderful landscape of Niagara Gorge by John Twachtman, and two dynamic modernist paintings by the great John Marin. Please visit our space to see these incredible masterpieces of American art.

  • Boston International Fine Art Show, November 21-24, 2013

    Avery Galleries will participate once again in the Seventeenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, held at the Boston Center for the Arts from November 21-24, 2013. This year we will exhibit a wonderful selection of paintings, including a brilliant coastal scene of Ogunquit by Edward Potthast, a stunning Luminist picture by Charles Henry Gifford, and two remarkable views of Mohegan by the important New Hope painter Edward Redfield. Please visit us in booth 9 to see this exciting collection of American paintings.

  • The American Experience: Paintings that Capture the Artistic Evolution of a Nation, October 18-November 15, 2013

    Avery Galleries is pleased to announce our fall 2013 exhibition, The American Experience. The show will feature over thirty exceptional American paintings that span two centuries. Highlights include two extraordinary Aesthetic period portraits by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, a wonderful plein-air sketch of Monhegan Island by Robert Henri, and a striking Precisionist landscape by Ralston Crawford. We hope you will visit us at the Bryn Mawr gallery to see these fantastic works of art.

  • Shanks at Avery, May 17-26, 2013

    Avery Galleries is delighted to present a selection of sixteen paintings by the world-renowned artist Nelson Shanks. This impressive collection of recent works includes one of Nelson’s famous full-length portraits of the Princess Diana as well as a large newly completed work by the artist titled “Dancer”.

    This limited engagement exhibition will be on view from May 17-26, 2013.

  • Just Off Madison, May 22, 2013

    Avery Galleries is pleased to participate in Just Off Madison, a select group of American Art dealers who host a collective open house during New York’s American Art week.

    With locations spanning ten blocks of Madison Avenue, this walkabout provides another opportunity for clients and colleagues to leisurely stroll the Avenue, visit our galleries and view our quality offerings in an informal and festive environment. Avery Galleries will be presenting an exciting selection of recent acquisitions, including two delightful oil sketches of New York City by Colin Campbell Cooper as well as an unusual boating scene by the Modernist painter Arnold Friedman.

  • 5 to Watch, March 15-April 12, 2013

    Avery Galleries is delighted to present a selection of sixteen paintings by the world-renowned artist Nelson Shanks. This impressive collection of recent works includes one of Nelson’s famous full-length portraits of the Princess Diana as well as a large newly completed work by the artist titled “Dancer”. This limited engagement exhibition will be on view from May 17-26, 2013.