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Jean Dufy & Gen Paul

Jean Dufy (1888 – 1964)

Jean Dufy arrived in Paris in 1912, at twenty-four years of age with a portfolio of watercolors as his only fortune, “I painted flowers, circuses, seascapes, the family garden, still lifes,” he said. Dufy then served in the Army from 1914 – 1918 during World War I. After the war, he returned to Paris and, in 1920, settled in Montmartre and was fortunate to be surrounded by a community of artists – his neighbor was George Braque. Dufy painted Paris for 35 years and used everything in the city as a subject for his work. Like a tourist that never left, he would continue to return to his favorite places to repaint the views he adored, capture them in a different light, and reveal another expression of the cities’ soul each time.

Gen Paul (1895 – 1975)

Gen Paul was born and raised in Montmartre, Paris, the bohemian artistic community many artists would flock to. He left Paris to fight in World War I, where he was seriously injured and lost his right leg in 1915. Gen Paul returned home, and his artistic career began. During these early years of his career, which spanned 60 years, he saw “everyone come and go,” referring to all the great names who spent time in Montmartre before moving on again. He was also highly regarded by writers, artists, actors, and Parisian natives; Jean-Paul Crespelle said that “Gen Paul was the last of the great painters of Montmartre.” He was a socialite and a city dweller; he needed the city and loved living amidst the noise and movement, surrounded by people. He would often have famous writers, actors, artists, and even clowns from the circus in his salon while he would paint late into the night. It’s clear to see why so much life, color, and vibrance is present on his canvas.

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The Pictorial Poetry of Paris

Constantin Kluge

Though born in Riga, Latvia, in 1912, Constantin Kluge grew up in China, spending his adolescent years in Shanghai, where his family was forced to migrate during the Bolshevik Revolution. There, among his studies of Mandarin and the art of calligraphy, Kluge found excitement in visual art as an active member of the Shanghai Art Club. As a young adult, his parents urged him to study something more pragmatic than fine art. Kluge found a compromise in architecture, but it was ultimately his exceptional drawing skill that secured his place at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts as a student of Architecture in 1931. He spent six years studying and in 1937, graduated with the title, French Government Architect. His passion for the city of lights grew exponentially in his short time there. Kluge was so profoundly moved and deeply in love with the city that he remained for several months after completing his studies. He stayed to paint views of Paris in oils, purely to portray and preserve the scenes he cherished so much.

Kluge returned to China and practiced architecture in Shanghai. After persuasion from friends, he also began exhibiting his paintings, which reared great success to Kluge’s surprise. However, his painting career paused during World War II. Beginning in 1950, Kluge worked as an architect in Hong Kong. Supported fervently by friends, and urged by his heart, he returned to his dear Paris due to rumors of the Communist invasion. Unsurprisingly as an already mature and successful painter, in 1951, Kluge won an award at the Paris Salon. After, he frequently exhibited in the Salon shows, which proved to be his gateway to ever-increasing public attention. Kluge then also became a member of the Sociéte des Artistes Francais and received the Médaille d’Argent and the special Raymond Perreau prize given by the Salon’s Taylor Foundation.

By the late 1950s, Kluge’s paintings caught the eye of the world-renowned art dealer, Wally Findlay, Jr., who immediately presented Kluge’s Parisian paintings to the American market and consolidated his stature in Europe. He launched his career by the 1960s with exhibitions in all Findlay Galleries locations, including Paris, New York, Palm Beach, Chicago, and Beverly Hills. Today, Kluges estate is exclusively represented by the Findlay Galleries after more than 60 years of representation, and his works are a highlight of the galleries rooster of highly valued artists. In 1990, after many critical successful years, French president François Mitterand awarded him the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits of honor, Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur. Throughout the nineties and until his passing in 2003, Kluge continued to paint Paris’s poetic landscapes and exhibit his renowned and masterfully detailed paintings at the Findlay Galleries worldwide.

Mediterranean Figures

Beltrán Bofill

Born in Badalona, a town North of Barcelona in 1934. Joan Beltrán Bofill was a true passionate Catalan. The Mediterranean sea was one of his first and long-lasting loves; in fact, the Mediterranean inspired him to paint, which eventually became his career. Bofill was a Spanish post-war Luminist, the finest of his generation. He was first introduced into the Findlay Galleries stable of artists in 1978 and has been a valued member of Findlay Galleries ever since.

Bofill and his paintings sit proudly alongside the Mediterranean Masters. His entire body of work stands out as authentic yet fervently original. His understanding and application of techniques from masters who preceded him gave Bofill a strong foundation that balanced against his innovative, radiant style. Along with his peers, Bofill has left us works full of movement, beauty, and life, pulsing with the complex rhythm of the Mediterranean tides themselves.

Bofill’s works are ethereal and romantic. He handles figures as though they were flowers, delicately painting all the colors that sunlight reveals on skin and fabric. He effortlessly blends tree roots into hemlines with brushstrokes fluid like the warm sea at dawn. Bofill insists on the connection between the natural world and humans, mirroring a vine’s curl in a woman’s red hair or the angle of a wild bloom in a hat’s brim. The soft colors of his scenes wrap themselves like gauzy veils around the figures depicted, joining them forever into the composition they become part of.

Regardless of the setting, Beltran Bofill’s paintings have an indescribable quality found in only dreams and memories. His paintings become vessels of time as they graciously allow the viewer to be fully immersed in the unique beauty of his vision.

Multiples and Master Prints

Various artists

Findlay Galleries is proud to present a collection of multiples and master prints from our modern masters and contemporary artists using various techniques such as lithographs, linocuts, and aquatints.

This collection celebrates a select few of Findlay’s acclaimed artists; Tadashi Asoma, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Noe Canjura, Salvador Dali, Robert Indiana, Lee Krasner, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Henri Maik, Zvonimir Mihanovic, Pablo Picasso, Lê Phổ, James Rosenquist, Gaston Sébire, and Frank Stella.

Tadashi Asoma

2020 Retrospective

Findlay Galleries is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Tadashi Asoma. Born in 1923 in pre-war Japan, Asoma studied the arts at renowned academies and exhibited across the world, from his home country to Paris and New York.

After visiting the United States in the 1950s, Asoma returned to Japan. However, his affinity for contemporary American art drew him back. In 1961 he returned to New York, a city abundant with opportunity for a young artist. During these times, Asoma created his early American works, using bold, vivid colors to form puzzle-like compositions depicting the most intriguing natural moments.

Years later, Asoma settled with his family in a village called Garrison, outside New York. In this smaller rural village, Asoma was inspired to focus on painting nature. His work became more fluid and serene while retaining the same foundation that made his work so unique and desirable: luminous color, perfect composition, and masterful execution.

New York

Recent Works

Priscilla Heine

Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce its exhibition Priscilla Heine – Recent Works

Heine grew up in New York City and instantly identified as an artist from a very early age. She attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree and a 5th-year diploma of art. She also engaged in many years of exploration and development, ranging from color field painting to years of autobiographical representational material and austere landscapes.

Heine’s approach is daring and intuitive. Her works are playful yet refined, and they command attention and intrigue. In this latest series, Heine’s varied compositional elements and techniques amalgamate to create delicately balanced, bold, and powerful organisms. Her organic, rich palette, coupled with her instinctive forms, absorb and engage the viewer.

View Priscilla Heine’s artist page and previous catalogues of work

A Collection of Works From The Fifties

Leonard Edmondson

Leonard Edmondson, a California native, a painter, a printmaker, an educator, and an author, was born in Sacramento in 1916. Edmondson studied at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 1942 after earning his B.A. and M.A. in Fine Art. Between 1942 and 1946, Edmondson served in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence. When he returned from service, Edmondson embarked on a distinguished teaching career in Los Angeles that spanned five decades. Concurrent with beginning teaching, Edmondson became absorbed with Klee and Kandinsky, studying Klee’s Pedagogical Sketchbook and Kandinsky’s theoretical writings.

Although renowned for his work as a printmaker, Edmondson used a wide variety of media in his art. By 1950, he made an abrupt change from figuration to abstraction, cited by the artist as a journey of discovery, inspiration, and meaning in his work. The following year was pivotal for Edmondson. He learned advanced intaglio techniques from Ernest Freed at the University of Southern California. His first solo exhibition was held that year at the prestigious Felix Landau Gallery in Los Angeles. Then in 1952, his first solo museum show was mounted at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.

From 1954 to 1956, Edmondson was appointed head of the design department at Otis College of Art and Design. His paintings continued to garner acclaim, appearing in important national venues, such as the 1954 exhibition “Young American Painters” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1956, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Biennial of American Painting in 1957.

Edmondson’s abstract works of the 1950s are allover compositions in which biomorphic shapes float through an atmosphere of soft color. Often his palette consisted of limpid hues of translucent rose, terra-cotta, pink, gray-blue, and yellow. Edmondson’s art is concerned with cognition; titles such as Interdependent Attitudes, Collateral Ribbon, and Letters Toward Experience demonstrate his interest in relationships, both conceptual and formal (the latter comprising space and color). His paintings and prints share a delicate line, a concern with the tonal gradations of textured backgrounds, and a refined elegance.

After the fifties, Edmondson had continued success in both his teaching and artistic careers. He spent a year in New York City on a Guggenheim Grant working at the Pratt Graphic Center (1960); he became the chair of the art department at California State University (1964 to 1970), and in the early 1970s, he and a group of artists formed a studio called the Pioneer Press Club. A studio Edmondson and his fellow artists used as a place to experiment, and where Edmondson created his universally respected book, Etching, which published in 1973.

The Summer Survey

A Collection of Contemporaries

Findlay Galleries proudly presents an exhibition of contemporary artists displaying a wide breadth of formats, mediums, and styles. From Mary Sipp Green’s serene and vibrant landscapes to Ronnie Landfield’s expressive color field abstractions, from Michael Dunbar’s meticulous sculptures to Dimitry Gerrman’s emotion-filled bronzes and marble works; this carefully selected and diverse group is sure to include the perfect work of art for your collection.

American Abstractionists

New York

Findlay Galleries is pleased to present a curated selection of abstract works from our esteemed collection of American Abstractionists represented by our galleries in Palm Beach and New York. This roster of American Abstractionists has expanded impressively in recent years as we have proven our success in this market. This survey exhibition features artists from the early 20th Century Modern Abstractionists to the current Contemporary Abstractionists of today. A group, collective and unified, yet diverse in style and medium.

This collection enables the viewer and collector to discern the likeness, differences, and influences between abstract artists of various times and places. The exhibition includes Simeon Braguin, Byron Browne, John Ferren, Ward Jackson, Ronnie Landfield, Frank Lobdell, Leonard Nelson, and Jack Wright.

Ronnie Landfield

50th Anniversary Exhibition

Findlay Galleries is pleased announce Ronnie Landfield’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition.

In 1969, Lyrical Abstractionist Ronnie Landfield mounted his first solo exhibition at The David Whitney Gallery in SoHo.  Findlay Galleries, Landfield’s exclusive representative since 2016, is pleased to celebrate this anniversary with a collection of recent work and never exhibited monumental works from throughout his career.

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