Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening

Bruce Dorow: An American Original

4/17/2015

Bruce Dorow: An American Original: 

Bruce Dorow's complex, dynamic and often times abstract compositions are derived from his beloved nature. Exploring traditional mediums such as drawing, painting and sculpture, Dorow uniquely experiments with found materials including exotic woods. He fabricates these materials into beautiful and innovative constructions that intrigue endlessly and leave the viewer with an impression that is distinctly their own. 

A Note on the Artist:

Born in Wisconsin in 1959, Bruce Dorow's love of art and nature was fostered from an early age. While studying for a B.A. in Art Therapy Dorow took a ceramics course, which sparked a passion for art. This inspiration led him to travel extensively throughout Europe, devoting endless hours in art museums studying the works of the great masters. These European experiences motivated him to pursue art full time, gradually expanding from ceramics, to sculpture and finally to painting. Dorow currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his family, and continues to use Midwestern landscapes as his muse.

Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening

Rembrandt - Major Graphic Works

12/05/2014

This exhibition reconsiders certain connoisseurship questions involving individual graphic works of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669), works that over the centuries already have inspired an enormous amount of interest and research. The select group of works being considered here, all from private collections, include some of the finest and most rare examples of Rembrandt's most celebrated graphic achievements. 

New Exhibition

New Exhibition

Aspects of Modern Art: 1880-1980

February 28, 2014

For Immediate Release

On March 7th, R. S. Johnson Fine Art, established since 1955 at 645 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, opened a major exhibition: Aspects of Modern Art: 1880-1980.

Showcasing the movements Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism and Cubism, this exhibition revisits Modern Art's most impressive, influential and experimental decades of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening

Old Master Prints

May 31, 2013

For Immediate Release

R. S. Johnson Fine Art, established since 1955 at 645 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, is preparing a major exhibition: Old Master Prints: 1475 – 1825. The accompanying 168 page, fully illustrated hardcover catalogue includes 103 works, divided into three sections:

I. Italian Masters: Mantegna to Tiepolo
II. Northern Masters: Schongauer to Rembrandt
III. Goya

Among the Italian works, there are a number from Mantegna’s workshop including: Adoration of the Magi, 1475-1480 (formerly from the collection of the Dukes of Devonshire); Entombment of Christ with Four Birds, 1479; and The Risen Christ between Saints Andrew and Longinus, 1472. There are also superb impressions of Robetta’s Adoration of the Magi, engraving from 1496-1500; Ugo da Carpi’s Diogenes, chiaroscuro woodcut from 1524-1529; and Ghisi’s rare Judgment of Paris from 1555.

Among the Northern Masters, there are early impressions of Schongauer’s masterpiece Christ Carrying of the Cross; of his Birth of Christ, 1475 and of the The Virgin Mary, (collection J.D. Böhm and A. Freiherr von Lanna, impression cited by Lehrs). The Dürers include The Bath House and The Torture of St. John (both 1497 and with Imperial Orb watermarks), his St. Eustache, 1501 (Meder 20 watermark), a superb Coat of Arms with Skull of 1503 and the Jancsy impressions (cited by Lugt) of Knight, Death, Devil, 1513.

Among the later northern masters, one notes Cranach’s The Second Tournament, 1509; Goltzius’ Judgment of Midas (1st state) as well as a group of Rembrandts, including Death of the Virgin (2nd state); a very fine Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages, the oval Christ Crucified between Two Thieves from the collections of John Barnard and William Esdaile and the Portrait of Jan Uytenbogaert, 1635.

This exhibition ends with ten graphic works by Goya. These include his Self-Portrait (1st edition), etching from 1799 and Bullfight in a Divided Ring, lithograph 1825.

Moving Up!

Moving Up!

January 29, 2013

R. S. Johnson Fine Art, now almost 60 years at 645 N. Michigan Avenue, has exciting news for friends and colleagues. Still at the same address, the gallery has moved upwards to an expanded ninth floor headquarters with a spectacular, state-of-the-art exhibition space. Share our views of the Magnificent Mile, and enjoy the works of masters from Dürer to Rembrandt to Picasso. In addition to some of the world’s most distinguished collectors, 62 museums, from Tokyo to New York to Paris, have acquired works of art from R. S. Johnson Fine Art.