American Paintings & Sculpture, 1860 – 1950
On view in the gallery through June 25th

Thomas Hart Benton, David Burliuk, Harriett Whitney Frishmuth, John Grabach, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Perna Krick, Ernest Lawson, Frederick MacMonnies, Willard Metcalf, Jerome Myers, Agnes Pelton, Guy Pene Du Bois, Arthur Putnam, Everett Shinn, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Wheeler Williams, William Zorach

John Grabach (1886 – 1981), The Bustling City, Oil on canvas
48 H. x 36 3/4 W. inches, signed lower right: John R. Grabach
John Grabach’s powerful Ashcan style paintings depict scenes of New York City and Newark, New Jersey. He captures the expressions and mood of his subjects in these complex compositions on par with the highly regarded Ashcan painters of this period. Similar in many ways to his contemporary, George Bellows, Grabach was gifted in portraying the everyday events of working class folks, and translating their ordinary daily routines into something extraordinary to look at.
In 1980, The Smithsonian Institute, in Washington, D.C., honored Grabach with a solo retrospective show of his work.  Grabach’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance, among many others.

Perna Krick, As a Family, circa 1935, Bronze, brown patina
21 ½ H. x 9 ½ W. x 6 ½ D. inches, signed on the base: PERNA KRICK
Perna Krick settled in Baltimore in 1927 to study at the Rhinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute. Winner of two scholarships for study in Europe, she sculpted until 1942, when she gravitated to painting. During the 1940s, Mrs. Kramer taught art to children at a pioneer interracial school, Fellowship House, started by her husband.

One of her sculptures is very familiar to children, Young Siren, a child sitting astride a fish. The bronze statue was donated to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and sits behind the fish pool in the children's room at the central library.
Her paintings of animals, birds and flowers were exhibited in local theaters, the Peale Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art and other places, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, where she won the painting award in a 1957 area exhibit.

Also on view in the gallery through June 25th
Small Scale: Intimate Works of American Abstraction

17 E. 67th Street, No. 1A
New York, NY 10065
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