Montgomery Gallery & Modern

 

Montgomery Gallery & Modern is a leading international art gallery in San Francisco specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century European and American painting with a focus on the art of California and  on Post War/Contemporary works.
Montgomery Gallery & Modern's senior vice president Richard Kolosky highlights the following previews:

 

Old Chinatown in San Francisco by Louis Comfort Tiffany 
(1849-1933)
Signed Louis C. Tiffany and dated '08, lower left
Watercolor on paper 
20 3/8 x 28 ½ inches, frame size 32 x 40 inches

“Probably developed during his 1888 visit to San Francisco and completed in 1908 following the 1906 earthquake, Louis Comfort Tiffany chose this work to represent his abilities as a watercolorist by entering into the prestigious 1909 American Watercolor Society, Forty-Second Annual Exhibition, N.Y., where it was titled Old Chinatown in San Francisco. It is in an exquisite Stanford White water gilt frame made by Newton-Macklin.”

 

Nude Seated on a White Towel by a Windy Sea, with Scallop Shells at Her Side by Serge Ivanoff 
(Russian, 1893 – 1983)
Signed and dated lower left Serge Ivanoff, Paris 1933
Oil on canvas
28 ½ x 23 inches

“At the age of ten, Serge Ivanoff attended the L’École des Beaux Arts, Moscow, then The Imperial Academy of Arts St Petersburg where he completed his degree. In 1917 Serge with his family escaped from the Russian Revolution to Paris where he found an extraordinary community of ex-patriate Russian artist, musicians, dancers, etc. Painted in 1933 in Paris, this work was exhibited at his one-man show at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1954.”

 

Bather and Mermaid with Pearl by Arthur F. Mathews
(American, 1860–1945)
Oil on panel
Unframed: 21 x 18 inches, framed: 31 ½ x 28 ½ inches

“The most important artist in San Francisco during the last quarter of the 19th C. and first quarter of the 20th C., Mathews was known for his figurative works depicting mythological scenes, most of which are in museum collections.”

 

Les Gabelous (The Customs Officers) by Henry Moret
(French, 1856-1913)
Signed and dated l/l: Henry Moret (18)91
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 18 7/8 x 24 ¾ inches, framed: 30 x 36 ½ inches

“Following fellow artist Paul Gaugin, Emil Bernard, etc. Henri Moret moved to the artists' community in Pont-Aven, Britanny in 1888 to capture the spirit of this remote wild peninsula ravaged by the wild Ocean Atlantique. Painted just three years after he moved there, this work captures the influence of his fellow artists, especially Monet who was also fascinated by the special light and colors of the red granite meeting the blue sea.”

 

Crique en Provence (Paysage en Provence) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841-1919)
1905
Oil on canvas
5 x 13 inches

“The South of France was a happy warm refuge from the damp cold of Paris for Renoir and his wife, Aline Victorine. Their first home in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur was the second floor of La Poste, pictured here. Renoir painted a number of similar views including one of identical size and subject, donated by Ailsa Mellon Bruce to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.”

 

Montgomery Gallery & Modern will be at booth #19.