Wiscasset Bay Gallery Opens for “Autumn Arrivals”

Sears Gallagher (American, 1869-1955), “Wading,” etching, 8″ x 5 7/8″

“Autumn Arrivals” will open Saturday, October 12th at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine. A unique and diverse collection of American and European works by artists from Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Great Britain, Spain and the United States will be featured in the exhibition.

Of particular note is a small, charming oil by Dorothea Stefula (German, 1914-1997) titled “Die Sängerin” (The Singer). A bejeweled lady holding her cat sits by a window with distant pines, while her bluebird looks on from its cage. Stefula was a woman of many talents illustrating numerous children’s books, designing postage stamps, as well as creating scenery and costumes for the Bavarian National Opera in Munich. 

Contrasting Stefula’s precise, richly detailed work is Paul Guiramand’s (French, 1926-2008) large, boldly colored and ethereal oil of violins and flowers in deep oranges and purples. Guiramand studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1953. His works are held in major museums including the Art Institute of Chicago.

A series of Sears Gallagher’s (American, 1869-1955) etchings depicting his children at the beach adds a graphic dimension to the exhibition and Stephen Etnier’s low-keyed luminous oils of the Maine Coast sparkle with soft light. Other noted American and European artists featured in the show include Jay Hall Connaway (American, 1893-1970), Andrew Winter (American, 1893-1958), Georg Merkel (Austrian, 1881-1976), Jose Navarro (Spanish, 1867-1923), Reuben Tam (American, 1916-1991) and Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974).

“Autumn Arrivals” will be on display through November 30th. For further information, please call (207) 882-7682 or visit the gallery’s website atwww.wiscassetbaygallery.com. The Wiscasset Bay Gallery is located at 67 Main Street (Route 1) in historic Wiscasset village.

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