From the Ground Up: Artists and the Built Environment
This collection focus highlights artists interested in architecture and the built environment. The spotlight features impressionists who took a romantic approach to painting urban cityscapes as well as precision painters and photorealists who provide views of the post-industrial landscape through hard edges and sharp lines. With paintings by George Copeland Ault, Bascove, Chen Chi, Colin Campbell Cooper, Edith Neff, Louis B. Sloan and Charles Sheeler, take a dive into a group of artists whose technique, perspective and subject matter reflect a variety of approaches to modern physical placemaking in the twentieth century.
Image above [see full image below under Exhibition Highlights]; Bascove, (b. 1946) Harlem River Bridges II, 1996 Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.) Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.33