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And Then, Face To Face 70 x 64 Oil On Canvas

And Then, Face To Face

70" x 64"

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Apples and Olives  16" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Apples and Olives (SOLD)

16" x 18"

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Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music  68" x 196"  Oil On Linen

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music

68" x 196"

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Backyards with Clotheslines  26" x 50"  Oil On Linen

Backyards with Clotheslines

26" x 50"

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Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

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Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August  82" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Ben And Patrice In August

82" x 52"

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Britomart  84" x 78"  Oil On Canvas

Britomart

84" x 78"

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Cake And Grapes  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Cake And Grapes

24" x 30"

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Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon  72" x 148"  Oil On Linen

Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon

72" x 148"

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Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise  70" x 148"  Oil On Linen

Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise

70" x 148"

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Esther And Her Advisors  54" x 48"  Oil On Linen

Esther And Her Advisors

54" x 48"

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Eurydice  148" x 96"  Oil On Linen

Eurydice

148" x 96"

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Front Yard in April  28" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Front Yard in April

28" x 26"

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Girl and Dog by the Sea  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Girl and Dog by the Sea

24" x 30"

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Green Table with Limes  30" x 35"  Oil On Linen

Green Table with Limes

30" x 35"

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Green Table with Persimmons  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Green Table with Persimmons

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie  20" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie

20" x 18"

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Jan's Cherry Pie I  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie I

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie II  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie II

24" x 30"

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Jan's Garden In July 68" x 64" Oil On Canvas

Jan's Garden In July

68" x 64"

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Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight  50" x 64"  Oil On Linen

Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight

50" x 64"

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Judgement Of Paris  62" x 146"  Oil On Linen

Judgement Of Paris

62" x 146"

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Kiera With Broad Street  34" x 32"  Oil On Linen

Kiera With Broad Street

34" x 32"

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Lilith And Adam In The Workshop  80" x 130"  Oil On Linen

Lilith And Adam In The Workshop

80" x 130"

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Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses  52" x 80"  Oil On Linen

Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses

52" x 80"

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Marcus In The Garage  30" x 108"  Oil On Linen

Marcus In The Garage (SOLD)

30" x 108"

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Lenfest Plaza  80" x 38"  Oil On Linen

Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD)

80" x 38"

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Patrice With Still Life  44" x 48"  Oil On Linen

Patrice With Still Life

44" x 48"

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Phil And Courtney  50" x 84"  Oil On Linen

Phil And Courtney

50" x 84"

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Phil And Courtney (Study)  10" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD)

10" x 16"

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Pictures At An Exhibition  42" x 104"  Oil On Linen

Pictures At An Exhibition

42" x 104"

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Portrait Of Aaron In Summer  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Aaron In Summer

24" x 24"

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Portrait Of Aaron Traister 16" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Aaron Traister

16" x 18"

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Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Bill Scott  35" x 29"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD)

35" x 29"

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Portrait Of Carol  26" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carol

26" x 20"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, I  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carolyn, I

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, II  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carolyn, II

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Dave In Red  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Dave In Red

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Dave  50" x 46"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Dave With Reflection

50" x 46"

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Portrait Of Eva  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Eva

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Gabrielle  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Gabrielle

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Jan Baltzell, 30" x 24", Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD)

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Katie  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Katie In Denim

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Katie With Mirror  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Katie With Mirror

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Keira

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira In Apricot   44" x 29.5"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Keira In Apricot 

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Keira In Summer 36" x 34"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Keira In Summer

36" x 34"

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Portrait of Marcus  30" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Marcus

30" x 26"

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Portrait Of Marcus  38" x 42"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Marcus

38" x 42"

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Portrait Of Medusa  30" x 44"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Medusa

30" x 44"

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Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket  44" x 29.5"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Patrice In Furs  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Patrice In Furs

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings  28" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings

28" x 26"

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Portrait Of Rebecca Segall  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Rebecca Segall

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Rosey  64" x 58"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Rosey

64" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August  82" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Quinn and Natasha

46" x 86"

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Red Tulips on the Porch  22" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Red Tulips on the Porch

22" x 20"

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Roses On Pensdale  30" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Roses On Pensdale (SOLD)

30" x 28"

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Still Life With Cookies  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Still Life With Cookies

24" x 30"

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Still Life With Split Pomegranate  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Still Life With Split Pomegranate

30" x 24"

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Taking The Pose  64" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Taking The Pose

64" x 52"

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The Cake That Survives Its Eating  34" x 62"  Oil On Linen

The Cake That Survives Its Eating

34" x 62"

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The Graces Survey the City  66" x 96"  Oil On Linen

The Graces Survey the City (HOLD)

66" x 96"

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The Porch In May  30" x 48"  Oil On Linen

The Porch In May

30" x 48"

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Tom And Patrice In July  66" x 72"  Oil On Linen

Tom And Patrice In July

66" x 72"

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And Then, Face To Face 70 x 64 Oil On Canvas

And Then, Face To Face

70" x 64"

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Apples and Olives  16" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Apples and Olives (SOLD)

16" x 18"

Oil On Linen

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music  68" x 196"  Oil On Linen

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Music

68" x 196"

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Backyards with Clotheslines  26" x 50"  Oil On Linen

Backyards with Clotheslines

26" x 50"

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Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

Oil On Linen

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Band of Brothers 

30" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August  82" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Ben And Patrice In August

82" x 52"

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Britomart  84" x 78"  Oil On Canvas

Britomart

84" x 78"

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Cake And Grapes  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Cake And Grapes

24" x 30"

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Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon  72" x 148"  Oil On Linen

Clemency For Callisto And Actaeon

72" x 148"

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Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise  70" x 148"  Oil On Linen

Elevator Lobby On The Outskirts Of Paradise

70" x 148"

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Esther And Her Advisors  54" x 48"  Oil On Linen

Esther And Her Advisors

54" x 48"

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Eurydice  148" x 96"  Oil On Linen

Eurydice

148" x 96"

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Front Yard in April  28" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Front Yard in April

28" x 26"

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Girl and Dog by the Sea  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Girl and Dog by the Sea

24" x 30"

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Green Table with Limes  30" x 35"  Oil On Linen

Green Table with Limes

30" x 35"

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Green Table with Persimmons  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Green Table with Persimmons

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie  20" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie

20" x 18"

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Jan's Cherry Pie I  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie I

24" x 30"

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Jan's Cherry Pie II  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Jan's Cherry Pie II

24" x 30"

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Jan's Garden In July 68" x 64" Oil On Canvas

Jan's Garden In July

68" x 64"

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Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight  50" x 64"  Oil On Linen

Joseph And Kiera In Sunlight

50" x 64"

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Judgement Of Paris  62" x 146"  Oil On Linen

Judgement Of Paris

62" x 146"

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Kiera With Broad Street  34" x 32"  Oil On Linen

Kiera With Broad Street

34" x 32"

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Lilith And Adam In The Workshop  80" x 130"  Oil On Linen

Lilith And Adam In The Workshop

80" x 130"

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Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses  52" x 80"  Oil On Linen

Marcus & Mina with Rowhouses

52" x 80"

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Marcus In The Garage  30" x 108"  Oil On Linen

Marcus In The Garage (SOLD)

30" x 108"

Oil On Linen

 

Lenfest Plaza  80" x 38"  Oil On Linen

Medusa On Lenfest Plaza (SOLD)

80" x 38"

Oil On Linen

Patrice With Still Life  44" x 48"  Oil On Linen

Patrice With Still Life

44" x 48"

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Phil And Courtney  50" x 84"  Oil On Linen

Phil And Courtney

50" x 84"

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Phil And Courtney (Study)  10" x 16"  Oil On Linen

Phil And Courtney (Study) (SOLD)

10" x 16"

Oil On Linen

Pictures At An Exhibition  42" x 104"  Oil On Linen

Pictures At An Exhibition

42" x 104"

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Portrait Of Aaron In Summer  24" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Aaron In Summer

24" x 24"

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Portrait Of Aaron Traister 16" x 18"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Aaron Traister

16" x 18"

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Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Abby Synnesvedt

30" x 24"

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Portrait of Bill Scott  35" x 29"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Bill Scott (SOLD)

35" x 29"

Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carol  26" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carol

26" x 20"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, I  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carolyn, I

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Carolyn, II  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Carolyn, II

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Dave In Red  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Dave In Red

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Dave  50" x 46"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Dave With Reflection

50" x 46"

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Portrait Of Eva  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Eva

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Gabrielle  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Gabrielle

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Jan Baltzell, 30" x 24", Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Jan Baltzell (SOLD)

30" x 24"

Oil On Linen

Portrait of Katie  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Katie In Denim

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Katie With Mirror  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Katie With Mirror

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Keira

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Keira In Apricot   44" x 29.5"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Keira In Apricot 

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Keira In Summer 36" x 34"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Keira In Summer

36" x 34"

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Portrait of Marcus  30" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Portrait of Marcus

30" x 26"

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Portrait Of Marcus  38" x 42"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Marcus

38" x 42"

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Portrait Of Medusa  30" x 44"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Medusa

30" x 44"

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Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Morgan Hobbs

24" x 30"

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Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket  44" x 29.5"  Pastel On Paper

Portrait Of Natassia In Denim Jacket

44" x 29.5"

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Portrait Of Patrice In Furs  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Patrice In Furs

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings  28" x 26"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Patrice With Drawings

28" x 26"

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Portrait Of Rebecca Segall  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Rebecca Segall

30" x 24"

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Portrait Of Rosey  64" x 58"  Oil On Linen

Portrait Of Rosey

64" x 58"

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Ben And Patrice In August  82" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Quinn and Natasha

46" x 86"

Oil On Linen

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Red Tulips on the Porch  22" x 20"  Oil On Linen

Red Tulips on the Porch

22" x 20"

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Roses On Pensdale  30" x 28"  Oil On Linen

Roses On Pensdale (SOLD)

30" x 28"

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Still Life With Cookies  24" x 30"  Oil On Linen

Still Life With Cookies

24" x 30"

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Still Life With Split Pomegranate  30" x 24"  Oil On Linen

Still Life With Split Pomegranate

30" x 24"

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Taking The Pose  64" x 52"  Oil On Linen

Taking The Pose

64" x 52"

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The Cake That Survives Its Eating  34" x 62"  Oil On Linen

The Cake That Survives Its Eating

34" x 62"

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The Graces Survey the City  66" x 96"  Oil On Linen

The Graces Survey the City (HOLD)

66" x 96"

Oil On Linen

The Porch In May  30" x 48"  Oil On Linen

The Porch In May

30" x 48"

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Tom And Patrice In July  66" x 72"  Oil On Linen

Tom And Patrice In July

66" x 72"

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"Since coming to Philadelphia, I've found subject matter in the city's neighborhoods. In 2004, I began painting intensively from views offered by the Hamilton Building (of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts), and then within classrooms and the museum cast hall itself."

Scott Noel - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

The Porch at 252 Pensdale, 38" x 54", Oil On Linen

"All the while, students, models and friends entered these paintings as actors in domestic dramas and mythic pageants. People appear in my pictures as specific likeness and I'm not sure whether to describe myself as a figure painter, a portraitist, a cityscape painter or a creator of visual narratives."

- Scott Noel

Scott Noel - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Jan's Garden in July, 68" x 64", Oil on canvas

Scott Noel began teaching and exhibiting in Philadelphia in 1980, after completing undergraduate study at Washington University in Saint Louis in 1978. Since that time he has mounted over 30 solo exhibitions at galleries, universities and museums as well as many group shows. Solo shows have appeared at the State Museum in Harrisburg, the University of Virginia, the Bowery Gallery, the Painting Center and fifteen exhibitions at the More Gallery, Mangel Art Gallery and Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. 

Noel has curated exhibitions for museums, including The Evidence of the Senses at the Woodmere Art Museum in 1990 and Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary American Painting at PAFA in 2002. He has also written catalog essays for peers and forbears, including Lennart Anderson, Larry Day, Rose Naftulin and Sangram Majumdar. Noel's paintings are included in numerous private, public and corporate collections. He has received grants from the Bader Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation as well as a fellowship to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His work has been reviewed in Arts and Art in America and he has twice been profiled in American Artist.

Noel teaches figure drawing and painting in the Certificate/BFA and MFA programs and is a critic in the MFA program. (Courtesy of www.pafa.org)

Scott Noel - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Britomart, 84" x 78", Oil On Linen

Scott Noel - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Scott Noel in his studio pictured in front of Persephone’s Departure.
(Courtesy Josiah King)

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A DURABLY BEAUTIFUL WORLD: THE PROCESS AND VISION OF SCOTT NOEL

By Josiah King 

2018

Upon arrival at Scott Noel’s studio space at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, I was struck by the abundance of richly painted, large-scale canvases leaning against the walls. Noel, who has been working in Philadelphia since 1978, is a prolific painter of the still-life, figure, and landscape. The artist engages in the making of images through observing his subjects directly. Many of his paintings consist of constructed narratives, in which figures are engaged in roles reminiscent of ancient mythologies. I spoke with Noel about his process and mode of thinking as he was preparing for the opening of Philadelphia, a show of his work at Gross McCleaf Gallery in April, 2016.

 

Scott Noel - Artists - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Ben And Patrice In August, 82" x 52", Oil On Canvas

Studio As Setting

by Ephraim Rubenstein

In Scott Noel's Studying the Studio, the artist's workspace opens up before you, filled with light and air. As your eye strolls around, you sense every foot of available space in the studio. You feel how, as you enter, you must be careful to avoid the space heater and to walk around the table arranged with pots. Once inside the studio, you might move over to the right wall to examine a painting that has caught your eye, before you settle finally into the armcharis in the corner. While resting comfortably in the chair, you can stare out into the expansive cityscape, a reminder that space coninues to unfold infinitely beyond the studio's windows and that it is deeply pleasurable to have it more intimately contained in the artist's studio.

While some artists confine themselves to working in one or two genres, Noel paints in every conceivable form - interior, cityscape, still life, figure, portraiture, and narrative painting. Noel's eye is voracious, his aesthetic ambition high. If one of his life's projects has been to paint in all of these genres, another has been to combine them in such unexpected ways as to baffle the viewer's basic preconceptions about these categories. And the place that he uses as the visual staging ground for these uncanny admixtures is the studio. 

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