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Joseph De Martini, Oil on Canvas, circa 1942

Joseph De Martini was born in Mobile, Alabama, but spent most of his childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey. The son of a fisherman, De Martini was educated only as far as grammar school, but he showed an interest in art at an early age. He moved to New York City where he took classes at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design with Leon Kroll and Ivan Olinsky. Giving equal attention to interiors (like darkened theaters) and coastal scenes of New England (including shipwrecks), De Martini created romantic interpretations of everyday life. He was in his prime as an artist when abstraction became a Popular style. A writer for Art Digest wrote of de Martini in 1942: “With painting-shadows and strong dark lines, he can create a pattern of great strength without declaring for abstraction and without losing the romance of place which gives his paintings their greatest appeal.” Self reflection occupied his visual interest over the entirety of his life ranging from a youthful 1930 image to that of his later years in his striped bathrobe, standing stalwartly like a classical column. The three themes in De Martini’s art were the sea, the studio, the man. De Martini was an associate member of the National Academy of Design and a member of the Audubon Artists and the American Artists Congress. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1951 and taught at the University of Georgia from 1952-1953. Towards the end of his career he stopped showing his work in order to devote his time completely to painting. This painting retains the original artists frame and has been cleaned and conserved by Yost Conservation studios in Oxford Connecticut. His work is in the permanent collections of: Addison Gallery of American Art Baltimore Museum of Fine Art Boca Raton Museum of Art Boston MFA Butler Institute of American Art Chrysler Museum of Art City Art Museum of St. Louis Denver Art Museum Farnsworth Museum IBM Metropolitan Museum MoMA New Britain Museum Pepsi-Cola Collection Phillips Memorial Gallery San Diego Museum of Art Smithsonian American Art Museum the State Department, Washington, DC Tucson Museum of Art Walker Art Center.Read more

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Rare Monumental Paul Chaleff Cauldron

This Cauldron by Mr.Chaleff was producede in 1988 making it the first in the series. Other examples from the Cauldron collection can be found in the Amore Pacific Museum of Art, Korea, Museum of Arts and Design, NY, Grounds for Sculpture, NJ.. Paul Chaleff has been exhibiting his artwork since 1966. Previously known for his colossal pottery forms and as one of the pioneers of wood firing in America, Paul has been working exclusively with sculpture and tablets for the past fifteen years. Paul’s work can be found in the collections of many major museums in the US and abroad including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Paul maintains his studio in Ancram, NY and has been exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad. His work can be found in the collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art Museum of Fine Arts Los Angeles County Museum of Art Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Yale University Art Gallery Carnegie Institute Princeton Art Museum Museum of Arts and Design Everson Museum of Art Grounds for Sculpture Amore Pacific Museum of Art Boise Art Museum Racine Art Museum Arkansas Arts Center Rockefeller University Allentown Museum of Art University of Colorado Art Museum University of Iowa Museum of Art Crocker Art Museum American Museum of Ceramic Art Arizona State University Museum of Art Mills College Thayer Academy Muju Sculpture Park Idyllwild School of Music and Art Please feel free to contact us for additional information.Read more

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