William Glackens

William Glackens: Advancing Art in America

2019-08-12T09:15:42-04:00 August 8th, 2019|

William Glackens was one of the best reporter-artist-illustrators of his time, rendering fast, accurate and compassionate drawings for the Philadelphia Record, and the New York Herald. When the half-tone printing process was finally successfully engineered, so that it was good enough for commercial use (around 1898), illustrators, like Glackens, were replaced by photographers.

William Glackens: The French Impressionist Influence

2019-03-11T09:31:55-04:00 March 8th, 2019|

Glackens painted scenes of twentieth century New York with the sensibility of the French Impressionist painters he had admired in Paris, and his work helped to popularize American Impressionism and modernize art in America. Through his work with the Ashcan School and the Society of Independent Artists, Glackens helped to plan, and take part in, exhibits that introduced modern American artists to U.S. and European audiences and introduce European audiences to American art.

William Glackens and Renoir Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale

2021-03-18T17:14:09-04:00 November 22nd, 2018|

William GlackensSelf Portrait, c.1935National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. William Glackens was known as "the American Renoir."  After spending a year in Paris in 1895, Glackens became fascinated by the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Glackens returned to New York and brought with him an understanding of, and appreciation for, the art of the French Impressionists. His style, [...]

Orville Bulman and William Glackens: Exceeding Expectations

2021-03-18T17:24:04-04:00 November 16th, 2017|

Orville Bulman The works of Orville Bulman have long been a favorite of collectors. During his lifetime he sold more than 2000 paintings and exhibited in more than forty solo shows. Bulman took some art classes, but was mostly self-taught and the popularity of his paintings surprised even him. When given his first solo show in Palm [...]

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