Each year, the American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the best American galleries to unknown artists worldwide, selects their top 25 picks for remarkably proficient and accomplished galleries. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, a prolific artist, author and actor known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, explains Virginia’s selection, “Chasen Galleries Of Fine Art has over thirty years experience showcasing the work of the world’s most collectible contemporary fine artists, sculptors and glass artists. We love the scope that they offer – from current paintings – to treasured relished classical works. For instance, at the end of March, they will have an exhibition of works by Picasso, Renoir and Miro. Alexander Renoir, the great-grandson of Pierre Auguste Renoir, is represented by Chasens and will make two planned appearances. We respect how Chasens keeps the bloodline, and paintline, flowing — in all styles from landscape to abstract to conceptual.
“Recently, Chasen offered casual collectors and avid art connoisseurs a chance to shake hands with Peter Max at his retrospective.
“Owner Andrew Chasen strives to be the elite trend-setting art source in Richmond and we at AAA applaud his continual success — and are proud to name Chasen Galleries the Best Gallery In Virginia, 2014.”
Jeff Timlin, Gallery director, Peter Max, Andrew Chasen.
Impressionistic landscape by Christine Laskley.
“Wheat Field,” Oil, 30×36 by Samir Sammoun.
“Innocence,” 32×40, Giclee by Pino.
“Toy Boat Lake” by John Payne.
“Canal, Annecy,” Acrylic, 30×24 by George Guzzi.
“Diner Coffee” by Frank McVeigh.
“Northern VA Cul-de-sac” by Toni Silber-Delerive.
“NYC Cafe” by Eve Plumb.
“Boating Party” by Alexandre Renoir.
UPCOMING EVENT: March 29, 2014 — “RENOIR AND THE MASTERS”
Works by Picasso, Renoir and Miro will be offered, as well as an unprecedented collection of exquisite works by Alexander Renoir, great-grandson of Pierre Auguste Renoir. Exhibition Includes works by Alexandre Renoir, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro , Rembrandt and Goya. The gallery’s presentation is a carefully curated collection of paintings by modern master of Impressionism, Alexandre Renoir, who will make two very special appearances.
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Alexandre Renoir, great-grandson of French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), grandson of Claude Renoir (1901-1969), and son of Paul Renoir (1925-2005) will make two special appearances at the renowned gallery on Saturday & Sunday, March 29th and 30th , 2014. This is a rare opportunity to meet this extraordinary artist and to view his magnificent artwork. His works currently reside in quite important private collections throughout North America, Asia, Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
Alexandre Renoir was born in Cagnes Sur Mer in the south of France. When he was 4, the family moved to Canada, but even after leaving France, as the great-grand son of the great French Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexandre grew-up surrounded in The Art and Artists.
His famous family includes film director Jean Renoir, actor Pierre Renoir, director of photography Claude Renoir Jr., and Claude’s daughter actress Sophie Renoir.
Artistic from a young age, Alexandre went to various arts-oriented schools including the Virginia Park School for the artistically gifted and the Victoria School for the Arts and Performance where he graduated in 1993. In addition to his formal education he also attended classes at the Alberta Museum on Aboriginal Arts and Crafts gaining further experience in jewelry making, sculpture, pottery, woodworking, stone carving, printmaking, and painting.
Although he was immersed in the arts and culture of his environment, Alexandre remained primarily an onlooker until his drawing abilities were tapped by his brother. From the first sheet, Alexandre could naturally draw in various styles; his charcoal drawings are created with a sense of ease and grace that is reminiscent of the beauty and charm of the impressionism period. Alexandre’s work currently resides in private collections in numerous cities throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. His work was also featured in the Tennessee State Museum for the exhibition “Strokes of Genius”.
Alexandre has re-imagined and most certainly re-inspired one of the world’s most famous pieces of art: that of his great-grandfather’s “The Boating Party”, housed in the prestigious Phillips Collection
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art / 3554 West Cary Street / Richmond, Virginia / 23221 / 804-204-1048 http://www.chasengalleries.com/
http://www.AmericanArtAwards.com has awarded winning artists in 2013 from USA, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Switzerland, India, China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Slovakia, Italy, England, Romania and Mexico.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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