Friday, November 23, 2007

N*des (and more) in History at the Salmagundi Club

Available for the First Time since 1878: A Comprehensive Exhibition History of the Salmagundi Sketch Club

The Black and White Exhibitions of the Salmagundi Sketch Club 1878 to 1887: A Guide to Etchings, Engravings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Oils and Monotypes by Alexander W. Katlan

In the 1880's, the Salmagundi Club, which welcomed artists of all stripes (painters, sculptors, illustrators, etc.) and art lovers alike (as it does to this day), promoted a series of exhibitions exclusively for work without color, called "The Black and White." The exhibition series gave the Club's etchers had a venue to present their work to the art collecting public.

The delightful image shown above, Zephyr, is by George W. Maynard and was No. 39 in the Black and White Exhibition of 1882. It sold for $75.00. Maynard joined the Salmagundi Club in 1881 and was president 1888-1889.

“ With the publication of this guide, we are now also fortunate to be able to add the Salmagundi Sketch Club Black and White Exhibitions to the evolving documentations of American Art.” Nancy Whipple Grinnell Curator Newport Art Museum and Art Association

“…will surely join the ranks of scholarly art historical reference material.” Eva Gregruski Art Curator

To see the brochure, click here

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