Richard Stout, Untitled, 1972. William Reaves Fine Art

Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband. The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the […]

Robert Seldon Duncanson

Amon Carter Acquires Major, Little Seen, Duncanson Painting

A major painting by 19th-century landscape artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872), the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim, has been purchased by Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Painted in 1869, the work titled The Caves was originally owned by Cincinnati Abolitionist Richard Sutton Rust (1815–1906), and it remained in his family […]

Sarah Williams Pavement

Remote America

Stunningly beautiful, it is distillation of our collective memory of sharpened sense of places, when we were dislocated and lost in the anonymous, vast rural land. Growing up in the heartland, Williams drives around Missouri to take pictures for inspiration. The night scenes are ubiquitous. They help wipe out elements unnecessary for compelling compositions. Although it is tempting to ravish viewers with that brute force gravity of a dark background, Williams seeks beyond: Exquisite and extreme colors under artificial light.

Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet Opens at the Phillips February 9

Jackson Pollock, Alfonso Ossorio, and Jean Dubuffet were among a group of artists in the mid-1950s who sought a different pictorial language through innovative use of materials and techniques. This February, The Phillips Collection pulls back the curtain on American abstract expressionism to reveal a little-known but captivating story that focuses on the relationship between […]

The Country Home of Mega-Collector Duncan Phillips

It was through the current exhibit (on view through January 6) at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art that I learned more about the Phillips Collection and Duncan Phillips himself. An astute collector, Phillips didn’t have the wealth to match Andrew Carnegie or Andrew Mellon, but never-the-less assembled one of the country’s great collections. […]