Oscar Vincent Galgiani (1903 – 1994)

Artist: Oscar Vincent Galgiani (1903 - 1994) Titled: Movement of Light and Form  Dated 1981, singed lower left Oil on canvas  Measures 34.75" x 28.75" (88.27cm x 73.03cm Farhat Art Mseum Collection

Artist: Oscar Vincent Galgiani (1903 – 1994)
Titled: Movement of Light and Form
Dated 1981, singed lower left
Oil on canvas
Measures 34.75″ x 28.75″
(88.27cm x 73.03cm
Farhat Art Mseum Collection

Born in Stockton, CA on March 18, 1903. Of pioneer stock, Oscar Galgiani’s grandfather settled in Stockton in the 1850s. As a teenager Oscar took painting lessons from his aunt, Anita Galgiani Miller, and at age 24 enrolled at the CSFA where he was a pupil of Stackpole, Piazzoni, Randolph, Macky, Hartwell, and Poole. He became a close friend of Nelson Poole and often accompanied him on sketching trips into the Mother Lode country, Mono Lake, and the north coast. His finest project was the two large murals in the Stockton Court House. A lifelong resident of Stockton, he taught locally for many years and was the recipient of several honors in his home town including the mayor’s proclamation on Feb. 1, 1976 as Oscar Galgiani Day. He died in Stockton on Nov. 25, 1994. His work includes hundreds of landscapes and about 66 portraits. Exh: Stanford University, 1930s; SFAA, 1930s; Paul Elder’s Gallery (SF), 1930s; Crocker Gallery (Sacramento), 1930s; Oakland Art Gallery, 1933; SFMA, 1935; Stockton AA, 1937 (1st prize); SWA, 1940s. In: Stockton City Hall; San Joaquin County Court House; San Rafael (CA) Post Office; State Museum Resource Center (Sacramento); College of the Pacific; Oakland Museum.

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Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861 – 1944)

Artist: Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861 - 1944) Titled: Sacajawea, cast from a model by Cyrus Dallin  Signed and date: inscribed '© C. E. Dallin 1915'  Medium: bronze with light brown patina on a marble base Size: height with base: 39in Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861 – 1944)
Titled: Sacajawea, cast from a model by Cyrus Dallin
Signed and date: inscribed ‘© C. E. Dallin 1915’
Medium: bronze with light brown patina on a marble base
Size: height with base: 39in
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Cyrus Dallin was born in Springville, Utah in 1861 the son of a covered wagon pioneer. The tribe of friendly Ute Indians that came each Spring and Fall to trade with the newly founded town of Springville was incentive to the young man to dedicate himself to Native American subjects. He befriended the Indian boys and grew to admire them and have a tremendous respect for their culture. By 1884 he was sent in Boston to study sculpture with Truman Howe Bartlett. His studies there, and at the Julien Academy in Paris further inspired him to execute his compositions relating the predicament of the American Indian. He was one of the first sculptors to recognize the plight of the American Indian and to devote his life and art to making dramatic and heroic monuments which proclaimed the Indian point of view.

He was very successful in his early years with a series known as the Indian cycle. This series was intended to show the cycle of the American Indian’s relation with the white man. It included his popular subjects, The Signal of Peace, The Medicine Man, The Protest and The Appeal to the Great Spirit. For Dallin it provided a means to utilize the preliminary studies that he made from visiting Buffalo Bill’s camp at Neuilly, France while he was studying in Paris in 1888. However, it also made a statement for the artist that commanded the attention of a broad collector ship as well. His creations were later commissioned in heroic size for institutions or the towns of Salt Lake City, Boston, Washington DC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Kansas City, Philadelphia and others.

Throughout his life he was an eloquent defender of the American Indian. His intimate knowledge of them gave his work an authenticity and a reality heretofore unknown. His personal involvement with their cause gave his statures a dramatic impact which has retained its strength through the years. The simplicity of his sculptural style with its emphasis on the essentials rather than the decorative gives Dallin’s statures a special appeal to the aesthetic taste of the modern world.

Franceszka Kirke born (1953- )

Artist: Franceszka Kirke born (1953- ) Riga, Latvia Title: ''Thirst,'' Oil on canvas  Signed & Dated 1995 Size: 56" x 66" (142.24cm x 167.64cm) Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: Franceszka Kirke born (1953- ) Riga, Latvia
Title: ”Thirst,” Oil on canvas
Signed & Dated 1995
Size: 56″ x 66″ (142.24cm x 167.64cm)
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Franceska Kirke
Born in 1953 in Riga / Latvia

Education:
1985-1987 Master Studio of Professor Eduards Kalnins
1972-1978 Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, Latvia
1965-1972 Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary School of Art, Latvia

Participates in exhibition since 1974

Major solo exhibitions:
2012
Gallery Bastejs, Face Control
2007
Dedication to Hermitage, Gallery NOMS, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2006
Private Mythology, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004
One, Gallery TT, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003
Vanishing, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Applied Art, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
New and Old Works, Gallery Sachetti, Askona, Switzerland
2002
Museum, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
Museum, National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2000
Appropriated images, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
1998
Impossible meeting, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
1997
Restoration, Bastejs Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Restoration, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
1995
Searching for Gone By Time, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1988
Dieter Hildebrandt Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Selected group exhibitions:

2009
Red Dot Art fair New York, New York, USA
Scope Miami Art Show, Miami, USA
Berliner Liste Art fair Berlin, Germany
Tuareg Blue, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2008
Contemporary Painting of Latvia, MOYA, Vienna, Austria
The Beauty, contemporary arts exhibition, Cesis, Latvia
Art Moscow, the 12th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2007
Aftermath of Fauvism, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
Art Moscow, the 11th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2006
Painting in Hague, gallery Pulhri, Holland
Art Moscow, the 10th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
The Tome of Museum, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
The Force of Body, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Mexico annotations, Gallery Art XO, Riga, Latvia
2005
Art Moscow, the 9th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2004
Art Moscow, the 8th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
Still life, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
Dispute, Gallery Art XO, Riga, Latvia
2003
Abstractionism in Latvian painting, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2002
Latvian Art of the 20th Century, Museum of city Zvolle, Zvolle, Netherlands
Witnesses of the time, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Biennale Rauma Balticum, Rauma, Finland
2001
Interval, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
A Drawing, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Latvian Art Exhibition, Gunter Verheugen office in European expansion Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Metropolis – Riga, Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia
2000
World Premiere, Baltic Art exhibition, Contemporary painting and sculpture, New York, Washington, Los-Angeles, Chicago, USA
1999
The joy of being, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Public Collections:
The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Latvia Artists’ Union Museum, Riga, Latvia
Swedbank contemporary art collection, Riga, Latvia
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Awards:
2002 Award Artist of the year 2002, the Gold Medal of Latvian Artists’ Union
2001 Award of the Year together with Inese Baranovska for the curator work of the exhibition Metropolis, Riga.
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