Heather James Fine Art

Heather James Fine Art is an American company with galleries in Palm Desert, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The galleries offer exhibitions, lectures and guided tours of impressionist, modern and contemporary art. They also have two art consultancy agencies. While focusing on the latest and most cutting-edge pieces on the art scene, Heather James Fine Art have great respect for classical, antique masterpieces.

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Still Life with Abalone Shell

A still life, oil on canvas by Stanton MacDonald-Wright depicting an abalone shell, pitcher, wine glass and bust on a table in colors of deep blue, red, green and black. Signed lower right, "S Wright". Provenance: Estate of Jan Stussy, artist/close friend of Stanton Macdonald Wright while professor at UCLA; Tobey Moss Gallery; Heather James Fine Art. Born in Virginia in 1890, Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s interest in art was fostered at an early age by his father, an amateur painter. As a teenager, he traveled to Europe to study art and experience the cultural scene before the onslaught of World War I. In 1911, while visiting London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Brussels, Macdonald-Wright met Morgan Russell, another American expatriate. The two studied color theory and worked together, founding the art style Synchromism, in 1912, an abstract offshoot of Cubism that considered color to be the raw material of art. This artistic style, which means "with color," was based on the arrangement of colors in harmonious and musical patterns. Synchromist paintings were called Synchromies, a word which closely resembles "Symphonies." Moving back to the United States and settling in Southern California, Macdonald-Wright’s career varied from FAP/WPA Deputy Director of Southern California to art instructor at UCLA to accomplished artist and curator. His multiple travels to Asia and Europe greatly affected his philosophy toward art and his creative practice. Over the years, his style ranged from abstract Synchromist compositions to representational Asian inspired paintings.Read more

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May Belfort

This lithograph in colors on Wove paper by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is of May Belfort. Standing against a brown beige wall clutching a small black cat, May is dress in a bright red dress, her black hair cascading from a grey bonnet. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec – along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin – is among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period. Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolours, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works. His debt to the Impressionists, in particular the more figurative painters Manet and Degas, is apparent. His style was influenced by the classical Japanese woodprints which became popular in art circles in Paris. He excelled at depicting people in their working environments, with the colour and movement of the gaudy night-life present but the glamour stripped away, and was masterful when painting crowd scenes in which the figures are highly individualized. At the time that they were painted, the individual figures in his larger paintings could be identified by silhouette alone, and the names of many of these characters have been recorded. His treatment of his subject matter, whether as portraits, scenes of Parisian night-life, or intimate studies, has been described as both sympathetic and dispassionate. Toulouse-Lautrec’s skilled depiction of people relied on his painterly style which is highly linear and gives great emphasis to contour. He often applied the paint in long, thin brushstrokes which would often leave much of the board on which they are painted showing through. Many of his works may best be described as drawings in coloured paint.Read more

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37 400 GBP

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