Jaffe & Thurston Art and Antiques (established 1978) will be showing American Modernism: From Impressionism to Abstract in their space at Art & Antiques on 5 & 10 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The show will feature affordable works by American artists who worked during the 20th Century and were recognized during their lifetimes and after. The emphasis will be on artists with ties to New England.
Included will be works by Umberto Romano (1906-1982) whose 1937 murals are in the Massachusetts State Office Building at 436 Dwight Street in Springfield. The show includes Romano's designs for proposed murals honoring George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan. Other artists represented include: James Floyd Clymer (1893-1982), active in Provincetown between 1920 and 1940; Leighton Cram (1895-1981), a Cubist active in Gloucester; and Elizabeth Erlanger (1901-1975), who worked on Monhegan Island, Maine in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Also shown will be: Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965), an early Provincetown lithograph; Fritz Foord (born 1899), a Cape Cod view; H. Vance Swope, a Cape Cod dunes scene; Lee Winslow Court (1893-1982), a New England Winter landscape; a cubist depiction of the opera “The Barber of Seville” by Harry Brown (born 1901) who was associated with Provincetown but also was a cover illustrator for The New Yorker Magazine during the 1930’s; and other assorted works.
The show will run from February 14 to March 15
(Photos pictured are some of the examples, and all art is for sale.)