Adelson Cavalier presents

American Impressionism

March 12- April 16, 2019

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Palms Against the Sky (Vizcaya, Miami), 1917, Watercolor on paper, 15 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches

Adelson Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present an exhibition of “American Impressionism.” The exhibit will open on March 12th and continue through April 16th throughout the first floor of Adelson Cavalier Galleries, located at 318 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.

American Impressionism is a term that describes both a style of art and a period in history. In the late 19th century, American artists were drawn to Paris to study painting. The impulse to travel to that city was due to a group of rebel painters that the French press disliked, whose works were considered “impressions” rather than finished paintings. These artists, notably Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir, were recognized in the early 1870s, and continued to show their revolutionary work over the next decade. The Americans flocked to Paris in the 1880s and 90s to see this “new painting,” as it was described by the noted critic, Louis Edmond Duranty. Painters like Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and countless more witnessed a new style and concept in art: broadly brushed, multi-hued, depictions of landscapes and figures that were more interested in color and the effects of light than the subject matter of the canvas, which now focused on visions of contemporary life and common events rather than classical antiquity or history of the prior generation. We are pleased to show a few fine examples of these Americans and demonstrate the variety of their response to this new art. “American Impressionism” will be open from March 12th – April 16th, and will feature works by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, and more.

Warren Adelson
President, Adelson Galleries

Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924), Bridge at Venice, c. 1911-12, Watercolor, pastel and pencil on paper, 14 x 20 inches

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Under The Horse-Chestnut Tree, 1896-97, Drypoint and aquatint, printed in colors on paper, 16 x 11 3/8 inches

About Adelson Cavalier
Seeking to expand their presence, two top gallerists, Adam Adelson of Adelson Galleries in New York and Boston, and Ron Cavalier of Cavalier Galleries with locations in Greenwich, Nantucket and New York, partnered to open Adelson Cavalier Galleries in Palm Beach, FL in November, 2018.

Each partner brings a wealth of experience from the art world that informs the vision for their new gallery. Adam Adelson and his siblings, who also work in industry, grew up at the gallery their father, Warren Adelson, founded in 1964. For more than 50 years, Adelson Galleries in Midtown Manhattan has been a mainstay for 19th and 20th century Fine Art.

The new venue is a bi-level space that occupies 3,400 square feet, and is tailormade for the changing exhibitions that will be curated primarily by Adelson. The exhibits will highlight emerging and established Contemporary artists, as well as historically significant artworks by 19th and 20th Century masters.

Current and upcoming exhibitions include:

HANS HOFMANN (MEZZANINE GALLERY) / FEBRUARY 8 – MARCH 10, 2019
ANDREW AND JAMIE WYETH (SALON) / FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 10, 2019
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (MAIN FLOOR) / MARCH 12 – APRIL 16, 2019

Hours: Sunday – Tuesday, 10AM- 6PM // Thursday – Saturday, 10AM – 8PM, and by appointment.

ADELSON CAVALIER GALLERIES
318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561. 720.2079
www.adelsoncavalier.com