Important Works of American Art


New York, NY- From May 5 to June 18, 2022, Forum Gallery present Important Works of American Art. coinciding with American Art week At New York and The American Art Fair, Opened in New York on May 14, the gallery exhibits exceptional American paintings, drawings and sculptures dating from the first half of the 20th century to the present day.

Powerful emotion, strong political content, and candid depictions of everyday life characterize the art of social realists. The gallery’s exhibition presents iconic masterpieces of Raphael Soyer, In the municipal park, vs. 1934; and Jack Levin, 1932 (In memory of George Grosz), painted in 1959.

The archetype of American architecture is the subject of barn abstraction, 1946, a iconic example of Precisionist tempera painting by Charles Shellerand lively and graphic works of Robert Cottingham, Stuart Davisand Linden Frederic whose rear window, 2016, is a contemporary oil-based take on small-town American life steeped in the provocative mystery for which the artist is known.

Humanity’s relationship with nature is vividly evoked in watercolors from the first half of the 20th century by Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth and Andrew Wyetand in the great oil painting, Fantasy of the sea and the boat, 1944, by John Marina tour de force of American Modernism depicting the dynamic seas of Maine, inspiring a new generation of artists who would become associated with Abstract Expressionism.

A powerfully resolute new self-portrait of William Beckman and a beautiful sensual oil painting of Clio Newton, known for her large-scale depictions of steadfast women in charcoal, are included. They will be presented alongside an example of oneiric compositions in the oil of Alain Feltusand a monumental and psychologically charged painting of Gregory Gillespie who created paintings with unique dimensional surfaces that defy categorization.

Also on display will be works by American masters of their medium and subject. Chaim Gross, Don Jacot, Rance Jones, Louis Lozowick, Anthony Mitri and Tom Wesselman.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the rich history of American art here at the gallery and by visiting us at The American Art Fair, From May 14 to 17, 2022.

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The Forum Gallery is located at 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. The Forum Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please visit to view the entire exhibition online. The exhibition starts on May 5, 2022 and will be on view until June 18, 2022.

Forum Gallery is happy to welcome all vaccinated visitors during our opening hours and provide hand sanitizer and face coverings, upon request. We follow New York laws and protocols recommended by the US CDC.

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Forum Gallery

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About the forum gallery

Forum Gallery was founded in New York in 1961 as an American figurative art gallery. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery was a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1962. Since its inception, the Forum Gallery’s program of contemporary exhibitions has been supplemented by the mounting of thematic exhibitions of historical significance, in accordance with the the gallery’s emphasis on humanism. Forum Gallery’s program expanded in the 1980s, and the gallery soon represented American artists William Beckman and Robert Cottingham as well as Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. Today, in addition to these artists, Forum Gallery represents more than twenty American and European artists and estates, including Spanish masters Cesar Galicia and Guillermo Munoz Vera. American artists whose work is now represented by the Forum Gallery include Steven Assael, Tula Telfair, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee and Brian Rutenberg. Forum Gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs across 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 Exhibition at Navy Pier, Forum now exhibits at ExpoChicago every year. In 2000, Forum Gallery mounted an Odd Nerdrum exhibition at FIAC in Paris, and today the gallery exhibits regularly at fairs in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Houston, Seattle and Chicago. A service company focused on customer satisfaction, Forum Gallery welcomes every opportunity to assist collectors, both experienced and new.


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