Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hungarian Modernism at Shepherd & Derom Galleries

It is a good summer for fans of Cubism, Expressionism, and Abstract Art. There are big shows at the City museums and smaller gallery exhibitions that focus on art from these schools. Right now the Shepherd & Derom Galleries on East 79Th Street has a wonderful mix of artiest from Hungary. This is "a survey of Modernism in Hungary by artists who began their careers between the 1910s and 1920s and lived and worked through the turbulence of the century." In 1925 French, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, and Hungarian artists were just coming on to the world stage with the Art d’Aujourd’hui exhibition in Paris. Hungarian Artists went to the city centers to cultivate this new kind of thinking. In this show are some beautiful examples in painting, drawings, and sculpture. The Shepherd & Derom Gallery has been the place for major museums and private collections to acquire works of 19Th century art since 1966. In 1977 they started a center to help museums and private collectors with maintenance and preservation of fine art. They have more than 2,000 European and American period frames. The exhibit has been extended through August and walk in's are welcome.

The Hungarian Artist --
István Beöthy (1897-1961), József Csáky (1888-1971), István Fárkas (1887-1944), Béla Kádár (1877-1956), Anton Prinner (1902-1983), László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), Alfred Reth (1884-1966), György Román (1903-1981), and Hugó Scheiber (1873-1950)

58 East 79Th Street - New York, NY 10075 - Tel: 212-861-4050 - Fax: 212-772-1314

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