Current Exhibitions

Palm Beach

Jean Dufy

La Société Parisienne

Our current exhibition, Jean Dufy: La Société Parisienne continues the tradition of over sixty years of representation – since the 1950s – beginning when Wally Findlay and Jean Dufy forged a lasting friendship that evolved into Dufy ‘s emergence as one of the premier artists of the century – we have been proud to celebrate his paintings, watercolors, gouaches and drawings worldwide. We were one of the first to bring Dufy’s magical artistic vision to an American audience, and were privileged to continue after his death, working closely with his sister, Germaine Dufy, appointed by the French Government as a legal authenticator of her brother’s work because of her extensive knowledge of his style, his spirit and his subject matter.


Charles Neal

The Painted Garden

The act of painting is a creative process of relating and expressing the world and the many facets through one’s own internal perception, it induces an inquiry and searches for meaning, appreciation, and affirmation. It is a journey that is ever evolving as one proceeds through life, so consequently, values, priorities, and perceptions change along the way.

All art, by its nature, is an act of sharing; a dialogue to be had with each person that experiences, engages and responds to the created form that is presented.

Much of the above sentiments apply to gardening. The role of a garden can serve as a vital function in our lives, providing an opportunity to relate directly with the creative force of nature, and so becoming co-creators.

This engagement connects us with our forebears, continuing the act of linking our physical and spiritual needs to the environment about us. In working in spatial terms with color, fragrance, shape and texture through our individual personality, we can discover our potential in creating an ambiance, and in so doing, provide enjoyment, peace, fulfillment, inspiration and a place for reflection as well as sharing.

Primarily working as an Impressionist painter which involves painting and referencing subject matter in the ‘en plein air’ mode; the physicality of a location along with the accompanying sounds, activities, the sense of time and season that make up the ambiance impinge on composition and painting language.

This is especially appropriate when painting gardens and parkland, where all these factors are paramount in determining an artistic response.

Gardens as a subject can be viewed as being symbolic of society’s relationship with its surroundings and with itself. Moreover, the creation of gardens are part of the manifested human expressions of self-realization, identity and joy in living and are the building blocks of an ascending civilization or society.  Many means of achieving this aim have been achieved by incorporating elements of statuary, architecture, water features and landscaping in various combinations and degrees.

At the outset of painting gardens what initially impressed me, and continues to be the case, is the determination, perseverance and unique personal engagement and creative force that is a definition and mannerism of character, whether by an individual or group that in many cases becomes their life’s passion and identity.

The first ‘Painted Garden’ exhibition was held in 1994 at the Museum of Garden History, located in Lambeth, London. The collection of works portrayed the garden at Barnsley House of the Plants-woman, Rosemary Verey. She was renowned for her color schemes, border planting and her famous Laburnum Walk. Rosemary Verey was inspirational in the revival of the Potager, seen not merely for growing vegetables, but also as an art form using colors, textures and mixture of underplanting. She also helped His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales redesign the kitchen garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire. The introduction of a Potager into English gardens became the height of fashion.

The curated collection of paintings that form this latest ‘Painted Garden’ exhibition is varied in terms of location and style. Having historical importance from a horticultural perspective and are still relevant today.

It is most fitting to celebrate ‘The Painted Garden – The Art of Gardening’, with ‘The Garden Club of America’- founded in 1913 – ‘The Garden Club Palm Beach’ {established in 1928, and joined the Garden Club of America in 1931}, through this benefit exhibition event.

Charles Neal – 2019


Mary Sipp Green

Recent Works

Findlay Galleries is proud to present Mary Sipp Green: Recent Works. Mary Sipp Green’s trademark are skies, with their layers of color have a perception beyond the merely visible. She excels at depicting the land around her and the softly washed memories of a place once lived.  This American great talent and her recent works are now on view at our Palm Beach Gallery.


Mia Fonssagrives Solow

Contemporary Sculptor

Mia Fonssagrives Solow is an American contemporary artist based in New York and Paris. She is internationally renowned for her refined and whimsical aesthetic in both figurative and abstract forms in a range of mediums, from polished bronze to gilded wood to sleek enamel over fiberglass. Solow’s uplifting work focuses on simplicity of form and color, exploring scale and movement as the curving surfaces of each piece draw the eye from one exquisite line to the next.


Ronnie Landfield

Recent Works

Findlay Galleries is proud to present our January Palm Beach exhibition featuring a collection of recent paintings by American Color Field master, Ronnie Landfield.

Ronnie Landfield’s new 2018 recent work falls within the American Post-war Color Field movement often called “lyrical abstraction”.  Although his abstract paintings are in the truest sense of the word, Landfield often uses broad stripes of color arranged in compositions that recall the beauty of nature’s vistas. From sunsets and sunrises to mountains and the sea, each of Landfield’s works has a poetic message that lifts one’s spirit.

The artist exclaims, “They are depictions of intuitive expressions using color as language, and the landscape (God’s earth) as a metaphor for the arena of life.”


Lluis Ribas

Iluminare

Ribas is one of the best-known luministas of contemporary Spanish art. His profound knowledge of the secrets of light, shade, and opaqueness are present throughout his work. His female forms are classics – brilliantly executed and exquisitely drawn. His palette contains a wide range of colors which give his paintings their great beauty.


Nicola Simbari

Summer Exhibition

Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach is delighted to present a collection of paintings by renowned Italian palette knife master, Nicola Simbari. Simbari’s works are bursting with color and emotion, exuberance and immediacy. He built his canvases with the impasto of angles and contrasts from the beauty and excitement in simple moments, mere objects, and even fleeting patterns of light that most would bypass as ordinary. Nicola Simbari’s Exhibition is now on view at our Palm Beach Worth Avenue Gallery.


New York

Le Pho

Exhibition

The sensitive, subtle, beautiful paintings by Vietnamese artist, Le Pho are a fascinating combination of Oriental artistry with influences of contemporary Western art. For the most part, he specialized in semi-Impressionist studies of flowers and figures and handled them with delicacy and unusually fluid transparency of color. In his early years, Le Pho preferred painting on silk instead of canvas, and to do so, developed a technique all his own. He later painted on canvas, and on this sturdier material, he achieved great richness and completely unique surface texture, which suggests the delicacy of the silk formerly used.

Le Pho’s work has a distinctive elegance, along with imagination and artistry, which immediately suggests a background of culture and taste. Consequently, one is not surprised to learn that Le Pho was the son of the Viceroy of Tonkin (Viet Nam) and that his first one-man show in Paris was considered sufficiently important to be sponsored by the Embassy of Indo-China.

Born in Viet Nam on August 2, 1907, Le Pho had a cosmopolitan background even as a young art student. He first studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi for five years from 1925 to 1930, and then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris during the following two years. In 1933 on his return to Hanoi he was appointed a professor in the Hanoi École des Beaux-Arts, a post that he held from 1933 to 1936. While studying in Paris he had the good fortune of being a student of Victor Tardieu who during his art student days had been a friend and companion of Matisse.

Le Pho’s professorship in Hanoi came to an end when he was sent back to Paris in 1937 as a delegate to the International Exposition in Paris and served also as a member of the jury of this Exposition. Since that time, Le Pho remained a resident of Paris. His first one-man show there in 1938 was the first step toward his subsequent active and important painting career in Europe. He had numerous one-man shows in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nantes, Rouen, Brest, Algiers, Casablanca, Brussels, Caracas, and Buenos Aires, as well as in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Palm Beach. Also, he served as artistic advisor to the Embassy of Viet Nam in Paris; had been a prizewinner in the International Exhibition of Beaux-Arts of Saigon, and had become an annual exhibitor at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Indépendants in Paris.


Master Drawings & Paintings

New York Exhibition

Findlay Galleries New York is Proud to present Master Drawings and Paintings Exhibition. This exhibition is on view through Master Drawings New York featuring the Highest Quality Drawings and Paintings. Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.


Between the Dawn

The Fire in Yellow

Findlay Galleries is proud to present a collection of Yellow works carefully curated from our estates and private collection. Between the Dawn illuminates the visual poetry and divinity found in paintings completed in a predominantly yellow palette. From Le Pho to Landfield, a great many canvases from our stable of artists have made expressive and impressive use of the color.

Each painting in this exhibition is a venture in creativity and courage, meant to inspire and light a fire within the viewer. Painting is challenging work, and to put one’s ideas forth so boldly with what many would consider the most primary color is certainly noteworthy. We hope these luminous beings will arouse and inspire.


Naïve & Modern Primitives

New York Exhibition

Findlay Galleries is proud to present our December New York exhibition, Naïve and Modern Primitive Painters, featuring works by gallery artists Henri Maik, Camille Bombois, Annette Ollivary, Gustavo Novoa, and Orville Bulman amongst others. Since wall paintings revealed animals and fauna in the prehistoric caves of Lascaux, the spirit of Naïve painting has existed. Ages later, in 1885, French pointillist painter Paul Signac became aware of the talents of Henri Rousseau and helped the artist exhibit his paintings throughout Paris. Rousseau’s seminal works influenced a future generation of artists who desired a primitive freshness in their work. As modern living reached all continents in the 20th century, the world found there was no better remedy to combat the outside world than the childlike simplicity of the Naïve painters. Findlay Galleries has valued and presented the work of Modern Naïve painters since Walstein C. Findlay Jr. (Wally) expanded the company with his first Chicago location in 1931. The original selection of works by Rousseau and Bombois eventually expanded to include contemporary artists such as Maik, Novoa and Ollivary, among others. This new group used the naïve style of painting as a means to create art outside traditional realms. Objects, landscapes and creatures exist in an everlasting Eden. Paintings are often dreamscapes, the terrain lush with fields of simple flowers, exotic trees, rare birds and the beasts of the jungle. The subjects evoke the initial expression of “primitive” or “naïve” but every line, every stroke of the brush, exhibits true craftsmanship through a manifest sense of composition, expressive use of color, and solid foundation of design.


Ecole Normande New York

French Painters of the 19th and 20th Century

Findlay Galleries New York presents an extensive exhibition of works by artists from the Schools of Rouen and Normandy.  The term School of Normandy was first used in 1969 to link the specific School of Rouen artists who painted not just in Normandy’s capital of Rouen but in the surrounding areas such as Vétheuil, Rolleboise, Giverny, Les Andelys and the famous beaches of Deauville and Trouville. The painters of School of Normandy explored many of the artistic movements of their time. They prized artistic independence and individuality, inspiring each other to adopt new styles such as Fauvism, Cubism, and Neo-impressionism.

Findlay Galleries is an international leader in representing the artists of the School of Rouen and the School of Normandy. The exhibition will include works by Impressionists Camille Pissarro and Eugène Boudin,  School of Rouen painters Albert Lebourg, Alfred Dunet, Robert Antoine Pinchon and Pierre Dumont, as well as artists who have continued the Rouen influence into current times, including Albert Malet, Gaston Sébire and Isabelle de Ganay.


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