One of the three premier galleries on Santa Fe’s “Paseo,” Wigley Galleries are a treasured destination for serious art viewers and collectors.
Michael Wigley Galleries contemporary exhibition space is a spacious open concept gallery and Sculpture Patio. Historic paintings from the Estate of Eric Sloane, Museum paintings by Laurence Sisson and a host of renown contemporaries give the gallery a unique and exclusive inventory. Bronzes by the late Harry Jackson are also featured in the extensive collection.
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Lawmakers call on University of Oklahoma officials to return Nazi-looted painting
A resolution directing University of Oklahoma officials to return Camille Pissarro’s “Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep” to the Meyer family was introduced Monday in the state House of Representatives. Leone Meyer, a member of the family, is suing OU to recover the painting, which is hanging in OU’s Fre...
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"Radiance", 24 X 24 Inches, Oil on Canvas, Museum Framed, $2,900.
Two New Paintings by Kat Sawyer; American Impressionist painter who has extensively studied with the California Impressionist School, as well as renown painters David Ballew and Michael Lynch. "Winter Solitude", Oil on Canvas, 18 X 24 Inches, Museum Framed, $ 2,600. "Radiance", 24 X 24 Inches, Oil on Canvas, Museum Framed, $2,900.
Both paintings rated 10 out of 10, by New Mexico Art, Inc.
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ERIC SLOANE, N.A. (1905-1985). Another great painting by Eric Sloane, "Winter Morn", depicts farm life in rural Connecticut. The painting is one of the few which is signed and also Initialed: EJH under the signature. Born Everard Jean Hindrichs (EJH) in New York City, the artist was the son of a prominent meat broker. After leaving home at 17 and again at 19, the young artist became an itinerant sign painter. In the early 1930's he changed his name to Eric Sloane after studying with John Sloan at the Arts Students League in New York City. "Eric" came from the center of the word "America" and he added an "e" on his mentor's name. He only did this so he would not be associated with his early painting failures, but within a few years he was renown as a New England painter. The name remained throughout his entire life.
"Taos Sky" by ERIC SLOANE, N.A. (1905-1985) in emblematical of the vast and deep toned skies of New Mexico. This 16 X 20 Oil on panel is our latest acquisition, featuring more than 20 painting by the famous American Artist, noted for his p...aintings of Americana. Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) was a long time friend of Sloane's and his contemporary. Wyeth was also known for his paintings of Americana and Sloane and Wyeth exchanged both art and letters over the years. "Taos Sky" 16 X 20 Inches, Oil on Panel, $22,500
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Laurence Sisson (1928) American Painter.
"Autumn Echoes", Oil on Board, 36 X 32 Inches. $ 14,000
The late American Realist, Rory Wagner is the subject of new Museum acquisitions and publications. Wagner died at age 60 in 2011 in Taos, NM. The last time I visited Rory was at dinner in the late 1990's with he and the actor Dennis Hopper. I have never seen two guys drink more Vodka Gimlets in 3 hours in my life, and still be standing. I went to bed before 11 and they were headed to their 3rd Bar. Two great Talents who died before their time, leaving a legacy of paintings and important films.
The painting by Rory Wagner is titled "Blackfoot" and the Indian is wearing a Sterling Silver Cross found on the Filed at Wounded Knee, SD in 1890. 54 X 50 Inch Dramatic Acrylic on Canvas.
This painting depicts a young Blackfoot Indian man, a brave to his people, standing with stoic pride in exact Native wear which would be indigenous to his tribe. So many paintings have been created over the past 100 years with no regard to historical accuracy. The Taos Society of artists were the worst. Joseph Henry Sharp produced paintings in his studio with Sioux Beadwork, on Taos Indians wearing the traditional Pueblo Indian red braid wraps, in their hair. E.I. Couse was famous for painting crouching male Indians painting pottery and weaving rugs, in all kinds of Plains Indian beadwork and loin cloths. They were never historically correct based on the mix of Indian elements. Even Frederic Remington and Charlie Russell made up scenes for their illustrations. You have to go back to Carl Bodmer to see portraits of real Indians as they existed. Even contemporary paintings of Indians today and photographs have Natives in all manners of dress, with no regard to history. The Indians themselves often wear ceremonial clothing, far from their Native tribal culture. Much of the beadwork Indians wear today has been replicated and manufactured by white men and sold to the Indians.
The Blackfoot Indian in this picture is wearing exactly the dress his ancestor's wore 100 years ago. His strong facial structure is authentic to the Blackfoot Model, who by the way is a pure breed Blackfoot Indian named Robert Mascett, (NePachee), grandson of the Indian warrior brave, Se-NoWePachee who survived Wounded Knee South Dakota in 1890. He is wearing the necklace found on the Battle Field at Wounded Knee, SD in 1890.
The American painter Eric Sloane always keep a scape of paper in his wallet with a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln. He believed these words words would apply to 21st century America.
Since the early 1920s, Lincoln was credited with the following quote; known as the Ten "You Cannots":
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
Interestingly, Lincoln never wrote or spoke these words. They were written in 1916 by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman and pamphlet writer. In 1942, a group called the Committee for Constitutional Government gave out a great many leaflets entitled "Lincoln on Limitations" that contained on one side a real Lincoln quote and on the other side the 10 Boetcker statements.
Eric Sloane pronounced traditional American values in the paintings he produced and the more than 50 books he wrote in 50 years. The quote still is relevent today, as are the paintings of Eric Sloane which document our American Heritage.
Eric Sloane, N.A. (1905-1985) "Northwest Wind", 36 X 48 Inches, Oil on Panel ...... I'll bet there is Oil under this rural landscape.
Allen Polt - "Patzquerro, Mexico" Oil on Canvas, 30 X 30 Inches, Museum Framed - $9,000.
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Renowned for her American Landscapes, Kat Sawyer of Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of the most affordable and best landscape painters in America. Kat has also enjoyed roles in 67 feature films, Independent films, television shows and feature tv movies.
Pictured: "Monsoon Sundown", 48 X 48 Inches, Oil on Canvas, $ 6,750. From her LandEscapes series.
The majestic beauty of the American Landscape is ever present in New Mexico.
A rural painting from Connecticut by the late American Artist Eric Sloane. Hilltop Farm, Oil on Panel, Private Collection. Sloane is represented in 54 Museum Collections Worldwide. Michael Wigley Galleries is the exclusive National Representative for the Estate of Eric Sloane since 1985.
Did you know that Eric Sloane flew with Amelia Earhardt, Wiley Post and Will Rogers? Sloane sold his first Cloudscape painting to Amelia Earhardt. He painted numbers and names on airplanes at Floyd Bennet Field in New York for the finest aviators of the times.
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