Join Us for Master Drawings New York 2019

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Saturday, January 26 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Friday 25 January, 4-8pm

Daily Hours: 11am - 6pm
Sunday, January 27: 2pm - 6pm

Established in 2006, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

This year we are delighted to host Découvert Fine Art. In addition to their presentation, Transformations: Drawings From the 16th to 20th Century, we will have a small selection of 20th Century American works on paper.


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November 10–13, 2018

Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

The American Art Fair, focusing on 19th and 20th century works, celebrates its 11th year, November 10-13th, at the Bohemian National Hall.

For the first time Kraushaar Galleries joins TAAF’s list of exhibitors, presenting works by Milton Avery, Gifford Beal, Elmer Bischoff, Dorothy Dehner, William Glackens, Edward Hopper, John Koch, Alice Neel, John Sloan, among others.

For more information please visit:

The American Art Fair Celebrates its 11th Year - Artfixdaily

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk

Announcement reading “Kraushaar Galleries invites you to Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. Presented by ArtNews. Kindly RSVP by April 24. Visit” Image at center of three silhouette figures standing in front of blue wall with white cutout.

Please join us on Saturday, April 28th for the second annual Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. This free event invites the public to visit galleries and attend events led by industry experts on Madison Avenue and its adjacent side streets from East 57th St to East 86th St. Artist Catherine Drabkin will also be hosting a talk at the gallery at 2pm. Please RSVP here to attend Catherine's talk. For more information, including a list of all the events and participating galleries, please visit the Gallery Walk website.

A Review of Master Drawings New York in Hyperallergic

In case you didn't get a chance to attend Master Drawings New York this year, you can read a review of the fair on the Hyperallergic website. Highlighting his visit to Kraushaar Galleries, the contributor Seph Rodney states, "As with times previous, I found myself drawn to a diversity of work: illustrations, studies, human portraiture, animal portraiture, nudes, a couple of surreal landscapes, and inventive, post-war abstract works. I was surprised to find the latter, and when I admitted to Katherine Degn of Kraushaar Galleries that I admired her gallery the most of those I had seen that day, she said to me that their emphasis was more on the “drawing” than on the “masters.” This is where I saw a strange dreamscape by Dorothy Dehner titled “Balloon Ascension #3: Dithyrambe Played by the Ashraf” (1947), and a couple works that were not actually drawing: a print from a woodcut by John Storrs “Repose (Reclining Figure Under a Tree)” (ca. 1920); and a black-and-white, abstract work by William Kienbusch, “From the Porch, Cape Split #2” (1972), which might represent an old set of antenna that used to typically line the roofs of houses in the 1970s."

Please Join Us for MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK 2018

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Saturday, January 27th to Saturday, February 3rd
Preview day: 
Friday, January 26th, 4-8pm

Daily Hours: 11am - 6pm
Sunday, January 28th, 2pm - 6pm


Established in 2006, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city. For more information and a list of all participating galleries, please visit MDNY website here.

Karl Schrag prints featured in a new exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum

The current exhibition POST WAR PRINTMAKING IN THE UNITED STATES, 1945 - 1955 is on view through March 17, 2018, at the Krannert Art Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Culled from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights a range of printmaking techniques employed by Leonard Baskin, Bernard Buffet, Ralston Crawford, Worden Day, Leonard Edmonson, Antonio Frasconi, Stanley William Hayter, John Paul Jones, Vera Klement, Mauricio Lasansky, Seong Moy, Gabor Peterdi, Jackson Pollock, Karl Schrag, Hedda Sterne, John Talleur, Rufino Tamayo, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Richard Zellner.

Still reeling from the horrors of World War II, artists in the United States felt compelled to find new meaning in their art and, in doing so, sought different artistic techniques and methods. A number of painters and sculptors began experimenting with printmaking, often attending printing studios, such as Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York City. For more information, please visit the museum's website.

'AN AMERICAN JOURNEY' opens October 21st at the Delaware Art Museum

Painting of artist John Sloan with pipe in mouth, red jacket, and green background

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

Self Portrait, 1946. John Sloan (1871–1951). Casein tempera underpaint with oil varnish glaze on panel, 16 × 12 1/8 inches (40.6 × 30.8 cm). Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1986 © Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Opening October 21st and running through January 28, 2018, the Delaware Art Museum will host the first major retrospective exhibition of John Sloan’s work since 1988. An American Journey explores all facets of the artist’s long career: his work as an illustrator in Philadelphia, his famous depictions of New York City, his lively views of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and his fascinating studies of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition includes nearly 100 works–drawings, prints, and paintings–produced between 1890 and 1946. The Delaware Art Museum holds the largest collection of work by the American artist and illustrator John Sloan, as well as a rich trove of archival materials. This exhibition draws from and celebrates this extraordinary collection, made possible by the artist’s widow Helen Farr Sloan. For more information, please visit the Delaware Art Museum website.

Lee Walton presenting a new series of drawings in an exhibition at St. John's University Art Gallery

Diamonds, Rings & Courts: Sports is More Than a Game features the following artists: Gina Adams, Emma Amos, Holly Bass, Derek Fordjour, Jeff & Gordon, Dave Johnson, Shaun Leonardo, JC Lenochan, Andrea Katz, Ray Materson, Leah Modigliani, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Karen Shaw, Natalie Shields, Jean Shin, Kevin J. Varrone, Lee Walton, New Craft Artists in Action. The exhibition will run September 5th through November 17th, with an opening reception held on September 22nd from 4:30 - 6 pm. Lee Walton has created a new series of 21 drawings for the exhibition based on the St. John's University baseball team and plans to hold a walking project related to the show in New York City on the weekend of October 21st. For more information please visit the St. John's University website.

Public Screening of 'Steps in Motion'!

Pittsburgh Friends -

Neighbors on the North Side come together to bring a neglected greenway to life in an animated film!

Join us to see animated organic forms grow up the steps to lead the viewer and walker up, into, and through nature to the accompaniment of reminiscence from residents of Arch Court Senior Living and the music of Joel Pace.

Produced and directed by Catherine Drabkin and Pahl Hluchan, this short film promotes a neglected urban green space that connects Central North Side and Perry Hilltop. In it, members of the community collaborate on a clean up of the steps that connect Arch Street and Perrysville Avenue, create a work of art, and animate it to celebrate an underappreciated link to nature and to the greater North Side community.

Please visit the website for more information and to RSVP.

A guide to the arts and culture of Pittsburgh

An article by Lucas Peterson for the New York Times highlights the local art, music and food scene of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy Gilson's house-turned-art project, Randyland, is featured in the story as a favorite of the city, and is also the subject for many pieces by Pittsburgh artist Catherine Drabkin

"...but Pittsburgh’s art scene impressed me the most. Not just standbys like the world-class Mattress Factory, where I saw light-bending shows by James Turrell and Yayoi Kusama, but less conventional exhibitions like the home of Randy Gilson, a local artist. The 60-year-old, who lives with his partner, Mac, turned a dilapidated home he bought in the ’90s (“It was all drugs and gangs back then,” Mr. Gilson said), for $10,000, into Randyland, a personal expression of joy and an extraordinary piece of public art."

Painting of courtyard outside colorful (yellow, green, blue) building with an umbrella, chairs in green and orange, and plants

Catherine Drabkin, Courtyard, Found Object Garden No. 2, 2016, gouache on paper, 20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm).

The Butterfly and the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler on The Eight and Their Circle

On Thursday, May 4, at 6:30pm, the Museum of the City of New York will host a talk with historian Avis Berman on the impact of James McNeill Whistler on the artists of The Eight and their circle. The event is free but pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, please see the museum website.

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing him as an inspiration may seem obvious. However, these painters – advocates of urban realism and members of what is known as the Ashcan School – are often presented as countering the aesthetic approach epitomized by Whistler. In truth, they were admirers and emulators rather than denigrators. Whistler’s life and work were essential to them, as Avis Berman, noted writer and art historian, will illustrate using comparative examples of paintings and works on paper. 

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