Forum Gallery

Forum Gallery Forum Gallery was founded by Bella Fishko in 1961, and represents more than thirty American and European artists and estates. Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art.
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Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 by Bella Fishko, as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery is a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America. From inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism. Forum Gallery’s program expanded internationally in the 1980’s, and the gallery soon represented the American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, Forum Gallery represents more than thirty American and European artists and estates, including Chilean born masters Claudio Bravo and Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Spanish realist Cesar Galicia, and Austrian artist Xenia Hausner. American artists whose work is now represented by Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Clio Newton, Brian Rutenberg and Tula Telfair. Forum Gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs throughout the United States. The gallery exhibited at the inaugural edition of The Art Show (ADAA – Park Avenue Armory) and has since participated twenty times. An early exhibitor at the Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier, Forum now exhibits at ExpoChicago annually. In 2000, Forum Gallery mounted an Odd Nerdrum exhibition at the FIAC in Paris, and today the gallery exhibits regularly at fairs in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Seattle and Chicago. A service business focused on customer satisfaction, Forum Gallery looks forward to every opportunity to assist collectors, experienced and new.

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THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISMExhibition highlight: Everett Shinn | Louis Lozowick Forum Gallery presents a group...
05/25/2021

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM
Exhibition highlight: Everett Shinn | Louis Lozowick

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism. “Then and Now: American Social Realism” continues through Friday, July 2, 2021.

Concurrently, Forum Gallery presents at The American Art Fair, live online now. For the fair, Forum Gallery presents rare, major paintings by American social realists Raphael Soyer (1899 - 1987) and Jack Levine (1915 - 2010). We invite you to visit Forum Gallery during our regular opening hours, to view the exhibition and the works featured in The American Art Fair. No appointment is necessary.

View “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio.

Images: Everett Shinn, “Fifth Avenue” (detail), 1900, pastel on paper, 20 x 16 inches

Louis Lozowick, “Traffic” (detail), c. 1930, lithograph, 12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches

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THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISMNow on View Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism fe...
05/19/2021

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM
Now on View

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism. “Then and Now: American Social Realism” continues through Friday, July 2, 2021.

Concurrently, Forum Gallery presents at The American Art Fair, live online now. For the fair, Forum Gallery presents rare, major paintings by American social realists Raphael Soyer (1899 - 1987) and Jack Levine (1915 - 2010). We invite you to visit Forum Gallery during our regular opening hours, to view the exhibition and the works featured in The American Art Fair. No appointment is necessary.

View “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio.

Images: Reginald Marsh, “Untitled (Bums on the Bowery)”, 1944, watercolor and ink on paper, 13 3/4 x 19 inches
Harry Wickey, “Siesta on 11th Avenue”, 1956, bronze, 28 1/8 x 10 1/12 x 9 1/2 inches

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Repost from @alyssamonksTomorrow, May 19: The Artist’s Life: Work. Ambition. Perseverance. Determination6pm ESTAn artist...
05/18/2021

Repost from @alyssamonks

Tomorrow, May 19: The Artist’s Life: Work. Ambition. Perseverance. Determination
6pm EST
An artist panel moderated by Alyssa Monks, and including Will Cotton @willcottonnyc , Alex Kanevsky @somepaintings , Hollis Heichemer @hahike and Mary Jane Ansell, @maryjaneansell The artists will share personal wisdom, advice, and talk about living a creative life. Register with link in my bio
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The Bennett-Schmidt Higher Aim of Art Lectures series is supported by art collectors and philanthropists, Steven Alan Bennett (@bennett897) and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt (@eschmidt3400), Founders of The Bennett Collection and The Bennett Prize
Reposted from @studioincamminati
For recording link after the live event check Studio Incamminati's page.

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Repost from @alyssamonks

Tomorrow, May 19: The Artist’s Life: Work. Ambition. Perseverance. Determination
6pm EST
An artist panel moderated by Alyssa Monks, and including Will Cotton @willcottonnyc , Alex Kanevsky @somepaintings , Hollis Heichemer @hahike and Mary Jane Ansell, @maryjaneansell The artists will share personal wisdom, advice, and talk about living a creative life. Register with link in my bio
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The Bennett-Schmidt Higher Aim of Art Lectures series is supported by art collectors and philanthropists, Steven Alan Bennett (@bennett897) and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt (@eschmidt3400), Founders of The Bennett Collection and The Bennett Prize
Reposted from @studioincamminati
For recording link after the live event check Studio Incamminati's page.

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THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISMOpen House Tomorrow, May 15th from 10-5:30pm Celebrating American Art Week, May 15 ...
05/14/2021

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM
Open House Tomorrow, May 15th from 10-5:30pm

Celebrating American Art Week, May 15 – 22, 2021, Forum Gallery is hosting an open house tomorrow, May 15th from 10 to 5:30pm. Currently on view, Then and Now: American Social Realism, is a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism. Then and Now: American Social Realism continues through Friday, July 2, 2021.

Concurrently, Forum Gallery presents at The American Art Fair, live online now. For the fair, Forum Gallery presents rare, major paintings by American social realists Raphael Soyer (1899 – 1987) and Jack Levine (1915 – 2010). In The City Park, c. 1934, by Raphael Soyer, is a work in oil emblematic of his “Bowery paintings”, works that made him a key figure of the Fourteenth Street artists known for their observations of Depression-era life around Union Square in Manhattan. 1932 (In Memory of George Grosz), 1959, is a remarkable work in oil by Jack Levine that portrays an episode from history invested with his own theatrical drama, inviting the viewer to witness the chilling picture of Hitler bowing to President Hindenburg as he is made Chancellor of Germany. Jack Levine dedicated the painting to the artist George Grosz, who had come to New York to escape the dangers developing in Germany and assumed a teaching position at the Arts Student League in the Summer of 1932.

We hope to see you tomorrow at Forum Gallery during our open house, or anytime during our regular hours, to view the exhibition and the works featured at The American Art Fair. No appointment is necessary.

View “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio.

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THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISMOpening Tomorrow! Thursday, May 13Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of Amer...
05/12/2021

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM

Opening Tomorrow! Thursday, May 13

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.

Works in the exhibition reflect and record the Nation’s fragile optimism of this time period. Highly emotional figuration, strong political content, and frank depiction of the common activities of daily life characterize the art of the social realists, demonstrated in this exhibition by masterworks in oil by Raphael Soyer, “In The City Park,” c. 1934, and Jack Levine, “1932 (In Memory of George Grosz),” 1959. The earliest paintings on view, dating from the 1920s, by Isabel Bishop and James H. Daugherty are joined by evocative works in oil by Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn. Also on view is an New York scene in pastel by Everett Shinn, pencil drawings of city workers by Aaron Bohrod and Charles White, rare lithographs of industrial subjects by Louis Lozowick, and sculptures imbued with humanism by Chaim Gross, John Storrs, Harry Wickey and Mahonri Young.

The exhibition also features works by five contemporary American artists whose emotive work shares the impulse for humanist depiction. In the art of Steven Assael, Rance Jones and Alan Magee, that fragile optimism of the early Twentieth Century is observed again in contemporary works that raise the unglorified every day to symbols of hope and residual strength in troubled times. Linden Frederick’s singular hidden narratives pay tribute to working America with respect and empathy; while the inimitable political caricatures and watercolors of immigrant garment workers by the late David Levine combine the social and the political concerns of American social realist Artists, past and present.

Preview “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM

Opening Tomorrow! Thursday, May 13

Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.

Works in the exhibition reflect and record the Nation’s fragile optimism of this time period. Highly emotional figuration, strong political content, and frank depiction of the common activities of daily life characterize the art of the social realists, demonstrated in this exhibition by masterworks in oil by Raphael Soyer, “In The City Park,” c. 1934, and Jack Levine, “1932 (In Memory of George Grosz),” 1959. The earliest paintings on view, dating from the 1920s, by Isabel Bishop and James H. Daugherty are joined by evocative works in oil by Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn. Also on view is an New York scene in pastel by Everett Shinn, pencil drawings of city workers by Aaron Bohrod and Charles White, rare lithographs of industrial subjects by Louis Lozowick, and sculptures imbued with humanism by Chaim Gross, John Storrs, Harry Wickey and Mahonri Young.

The exhibition also features works by five contemporary American artists whose emotive work shares the impulse for humanist depiction. In the art of Steven Assael, Rance Jones and Alan Magee, that fragile optimism of the early Twentieth Century is observed again in contemporary works that raise the unglorified every day to symbols of hope and residual strength in troubled times. Linden Frederick’s singular hidden narratives pay tribute to working America with respect and empathy; while the inimitable political caricatures and watercolors of immigrant garment workers by the late David Levine combine the social and the political concerns of American social realist Artists, past and present.

Preview “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio

Forum Gallery presents online at The American Art Fair, beginning May 8, 2021.  To Celebrate American Art Week, May 15 –...
05/08/2021

Forum Gallery presents online at The American Art Fair, beginning May 8, 2021. To Celebrate American Art Week, May 15 – 22, 2021, you are invited to visit Forum Gallery for an open house on May 15th, 10am – 5:30pm to view the works featured in the fair, along with other works in our current exhibition. No appointment is necessary.
For The American Art Fair, Forum Gallery presents rare, major paintings by American social realists Raphael Soyer (1899-1987) and Jack Levine (1915-2010).
Soyer’s “In The City Park,” c. 1934, is a work in oil emblematic of his “Bowery paintings,” that made him a key figure of the Fourteenth Street artists known for observations of Depression-era life around Union Square in Manhattan. For the catalogue of Soyer’s retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art in 1967, Director Lloyd Goodrich, wrote:
“Soyer’s Bowery paintings, direct out of reality, owed little to other art…First-hand visual observation produced "In the City Park," with its figures in the immediate foreground, their faces lit by strong warm light, seen against the darkening park – an utterly authentic visual document.”
In 1959 Jack Levine painted the remarkable oil, “1932 (In Memory of George Grosz).” Levine portrays an episode from history and invests it with his own theatrical drama, inviting the viewer to witness the chilling picture of Hitler bowing to President Hindenburg as he is made Chancellor of Germany. Jack Levine dedicated the painting to the artist George Grosz, who had recently fled Germany to assume a teaching position at the Arts Student League in the Summer of 1932.
“1932” is one of a small number of Jack Levine’s works relating to Nazism. The Artist observed:
“I think an artist should paint his life…I am a social realist painter to the degree that society or the body politic impinges on my life. The gas ovens were too horrible for me to face. Now, with Hitler and Hindenburg that was an aspect I could face. Somebody showed me a book about Germany, and a line caught my eye about Hindenburg being a giant of a man and that set me off.”
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THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISMOpens Thursday, May 13Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social ...
05/07/2021

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM
Opens Thursday, May 13
Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.

Works in the exhibition reflect and record the Nation’s fragile optimism of this time period. Highly emotional figuration, strong political content, and frank depiction of the common activities of daily life characterize the art of the social realists, demonstrated in this exhibition by masterworks in oil by Raphael Soyer, “In The City Park,” c. 1934, and Jack Levine, “1932 (In Memory of George Grosz),” 1959. The earliest paintings on view, dating from the 1920s, by Isabel Bishop and James H. Daugherty are joined by evocative works in oil by Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn. Also on view is an New York scene in pastel by Everett Shinn, pencil drawings of city workers by Aaron Bohrod and Charles White, rare lithographs of industrial subjects by Louis Lozowick, and sculptures imbued with humanism by Chaim Gross, John Storrs, Harry Wickey and Mahonri Young.

The exhibition also features works by five contemporary American artists whose emotive work shares the impulse for humanist depiction. In the art of Steven Assael, Rance Jones and Alan Magee, that fragile optimism of the early Twentieth Century is observed again in contemporary works that raise the unglorified every day to symbols of hope and residual strength in troubled times. Linden Frederick’s singular hidden narratives pay tribute to working America with respect and empathy; while the inimitable political caricatures and watercolors of immigrant garment workers by the late David Levine combine the social and the political concerns of American social realist Artists, past and present.

Preview “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio https://linktr.ee/ForumGallery

#ForumGallery #ForumArtists #AmericanArtWeek #AmericanArtWeekNY #AmericanArtFair #AmericanArt

THEN AND NOW: AMERICAN SOCIAL REALISM
Opens Thursday, May 13
Forum Gallery presents a group exhibition of American social realism featuring paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from the first half of the Twentieth Century to today. Artists working in the years between the world wars and well known for their contributions are shown side by side with contemporary American Artists whose work continues the humanist legacy of social realism.

Works in the exhibition reflect and record the Nation’s fragile optimism of this time period. Highly emotional figuration, strong political content, and frank depiction of the common activities of daily life characterize the art of the social realists, demonstrated in this exhibition by masterworks in oil by Raphael Soyer, “In The City Park,” c. 1934, and Jack Levine, “1932 (In Memory of George Grosz),” 1959. The earliest paintings on view, dating from the 1920s, by Isabel Bishop and James H. Daugherty are joined by evocative works in oil by Philip Evergood, Wood Gaylor, William Gropper, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn. Also on view is an New York scene in pastel by Everett Shinn, pencil drawings of city workers by Aaron Bohrod and Charles White, rare lithographs of industrial subjects by Louis Lozowick, and sculptures imbued with humanism by Chaim Gross, John Storrs, Harry Wickey and Mahonri Young.

The exhibition also features works by five contemporary American artists whose emotive work shares the impulse for humanist depiction. In the art of Steven Assael, Rance Jones and Alan Magee, that fragile optimism of the early Twentieth Century is observed again in contemporary works that raise the unglorified every day to symbols of hope and residual strength in troubled times. Linden Frederick’s singular hidden narratives pay tribute to working America with respect and empathy; while the inimitable political caricatures and watercolors of immigrant garment workers by the late David Levine combine the social and the political concerns of American social realist Artists, past and present.

Preview “Then and Now: American Social Realism” at the link in our bio https://linktr.ee/ForumGallery

#ForumGallery #ForumArtists #AmericanArtWeek #AmericanArtWeekNY #AmericanArtFair #AmericanArt

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