Happy Birthday Pauline Palmer

Who among us would not love to step into the world of a Pauline Palmer painting? The light, the colors, and often a beckoning path welcome viewers to become part of the scene.

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Happy Birthday Ogden Pleissner

It’s no secret the principals of The Caldwell Gallery love to fly-fish. Our catch and release fishing echoes the “catch and release” nature of selling art. A purchase can be thought of as a catch, and the subsequent sale is the release. In between, we like to think of ourselves as custodians instead of owners. We first encountered Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983) through his sporting art, specifically his fly-fishing paintings. As an avid sportsman himself, Pleissner’s intimate knowledge and experience as a fisherman and hunter brought an authenticity to his art which other sportsmen appreciated during his lifetime…and in the thirty years since his passing.

Ogden Pleissner at work in an undated photo.

The sportsman at work in an undated photo.

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Happy Birthday Wilson Irvine (1869-1936)

There have been so many amazing artists in the United States and Wilson Henry Irvine, born on February 28, 1869, was one of them. So today we’re going to break out some cake and candles and celebrate his birthday.

Chicago born, and academically trained at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1895-1903, Irvine’s love of nature drove his artistic passions. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Andrew Wyeth!

Today would have been Andrew Wyeth’s 95th birthday. The Brandywine River Museum is celebrating by offering free admission all day today in honor of the event. We’ll toast to the inestimable Mr. Wyeth by eating a big slice of cake and reflecting on our lovely Wyeth watercolor of the old Campbell Farm in North Waldoboro, Maine.

Happy birthday Andrew Wyeth

Hayloft by Andrew Wyeth

Happy Birthday to Artist Carl Holty

"Carl Holty painting entitled Bather, 1935"

Carl Holty “Bather” 1935

Carl Holty (1900-1973) is a favorite artist of mine. He had his finger, well actually paintbrushes, in many interesting art world “pies” during his distinguished career. Continue reading