Acrylic on illustration board 13x10 in. This original acrylic on panel painting is of old boxcars. The painting is created in an impressionist style in subtle gray, white, umber and gold.An American Impressionist painter, is a native of Syracuse, New York, where he studied Art at Syracuse University. Recent museum catalog will be. Acrylic on archival board 30 x40 in. The painting is a lovely luminous summer scene of the bogs in full bloom located in the Adirondack marshlands. It's painted in rich teal, blue, pink, red, umber, gold, and violet tones.
My recent museum catalog will be included! Learn about the life and career of this important American Impressionist painter, living and working in Central New York. An American Impressionist painter is a native of Syracuse, New York, where he studied painting; worked towards his Master of Fines Arts degree and began his life long career as an artist. Groat has dedicated his entire full-time professional career, spanning over forty years, to pursuing his passion for art. The Berkshire Museum was the first of several museums worldwide to acquire a major Groat work.
This is where the late Norman Rockwell first discovered him and invited the then twenty-nine year old to dinner in the Berkshires. The United Nations awarded Groat with the honor of having a series of paintings for their stamp reproduction. The series of ten paintings is in the permanent collections of United Nations Philatelic Museum in Geneva, Switzerland.In addition, Groat's paintings are included in the collections of notables such as President Jimmy Carter, the late Jacob Javits, Henry Kissinger, Fred Perry, Sir Michael Tippett, Christopher Keane, and the late Arthur Fiedler. Ambassadors among countless others have also invested in his work. His work is included in numerous corporate collections throughout the world today. Clement Greenberg, one of the nation's foremost art critics, once stated that "Hall Groat was an artist who could make it" and he was proven correct. American Impressionist: Hall Groat Sr. By Jim Hall, Art Critic, Rochester, New York. Always self-confident, Groat's brushwork has become even bolder and more assertive. In many of the works presented, we find the paint is applied in broad strokes or highly apparent daubs and drips, heightening our sense of disparity between the creative energy of the artist and the refined sophistication of the image. The surface of these paintings is thicker, with the addition of sand and occasionally collage to the medium, so that lines are inscribed into the surface as often as painted upon it.
The hallmark of Groat's style remains his uncanny ability to organize compositions through color. But those who recall the soft, brooding landscapes of the past will find here a warmer, more vibrant palette, with more strident contrasts of both hue and value. So, too, has the ambient light of earlier landscapes become more focused and dramatic. In paintings like Monhegan Surf, the light which illuminates the landscape has become the subject of the painting. Groat's depiction often treads a fine line between realism and abstraction.
Objects or entire scenes come into our presence with the force of belated recognition. Forty years of dragging art to galleries from Cape Cod to Sarasota and struggling to make a living have come to an end. The way artists have had to work with galleries as middlemen was a big disaster. Most artists have had to put their art on consignment while the galleries keep hiking up their commissions.
Freedom for artists has come by way of cyberspace and a new breed of self-representing artists are enjoying what is rightfully theirs-direct contact with their customers. We are now the deal makers and can reap the profits without working through an established gallery. No longer is there a need for a critic to nod approval to a young artist who dreads what a bad review can do to his career. The artist is in the driver's seat now and galleries as we know them are dying on the vine.
Each year there are fewer of these antiquated establishments in business. Art lovers can now enjoy the luxury of attending an opening on-line and meet the artist through his podcast or personal on line store or any number of innovating ideas.
1959 Syracuse University, School of Art, BFA. 1962 Syracuse University Graduate School of Art, Studied with Josef Albers, Yale University. 2003 Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY. 2001 Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY.
1997 Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY. 1993 Two Generations of Painting , Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington & Jefferson, College. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY. 1987 Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. 1986 Kendall Art Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
1985 Arlene Mc Daniels Gallery, Simsbury, CT. 1983 LeMoyne College Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY. 1975 SUNY Morrisville, Morrisville, NY. 1973 Wellfleet Art Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. 1971 Main Street Gallery, Wilkes Barre, PA.1970 Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL. 1969 Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 1968 Longboat Key Art Center, L. 1967 Beau Arts Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
1966 Roberson Center, Binghamton, NY. 1962 Berskshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA. United Nations Philatelic Museum, Palais des, Geneva, Switzerland. Bond Shoeneck & King Law Firm.
Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY. Sherburne Art Society, Sherburne, NY. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. Temple Adath Yeshurun, Syracuse, NY.Jewish Community Center, Syracuse, NY. Baldwinsville Art Guild, Baldwinsville, NY.
Thousand Islands Art Association, Clayton, NY. Elmira Art Association, Elmira, NY.
Geneva Art Association, Geneva, NY. Masonic Temple/Philo Lodge, Syracuse, NY.Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. Mulroy Onondaga County Civic Center. Saint James Church, Syracuse, NY. Ther Merrill Center, Merrill Trust Company, Bangor, ME. Bank of America Formerly Norstar Bank and Syracuse Savings Bank, Syracuse, NY. Building included in National Register of Historic Landmarks. Skaneateles Savings Bank, Skaneateles, NY. Miller Brewing Company, Fulton, NY. John The Evangelist Church, Syracuse, NY.
Elizabeth Anne Seton Church, Clay, NY. MONY Tower II, Syracuse, NY. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Syracuse, NY. North Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.
United Nations, NYC, Philatelic Award , 1973. Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. Avenue Art Gallery National Small Works Painting Exhibition, Endicott, NY. Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY, Frederick A.New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY. Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL. Pittsfield Art League, Pittsfield, MA, Best In Show. Associated Artists of Syracuse, Best In Show & Gordon Steele Memorial Award. Central New York Art Open, First Prize.
State of the Arts, Boston, MA. Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL, Abstract & Non-Objective Show, 1973. Chittenango Art League, Chittenango, NY. Camillus Art Association, Camillus, NY, 1973, 1978. WCNY-TV (Channel 24), TEL AUC Artists of NYC.Manlius, NY, Annual Art Exhibition. National Exhibition, Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, CT, 1979. Associated Artists of Syracuse, 1980.
Tioga Art Association, Owego, NY. National Society of Mural Painters.Who's Who In American Art. Who's Who In The East.
World Federation of United Nations Associations, ten, First Day of Issue. Cover painting, (Pablo Picasso 90th birthday commemorative design). WCNY Public Television, documentary film, Hall Groat, A Man and His Art. 1962 Syracuse University Graduate School of Art. Studied with Josef Albers, Yale University.1993 Two Generations of Painting , Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington & Jefferson, College, Washington, PA. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "classicoilpainting" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.