James Juszczyk (1943- )

James Juszczyk (1943- )

James Juszczyk (1943- ) American Titled Grab, oil on canvas signed and dated 1974 Measures: 31 x 43in (78½ x 109cm) Farhat Art Museum Collection.

James Juszczyk is committed to rigor, intensity, patience and perception. His work is unique for its melding of concepts from Constructivism, Zen Haiku and Perception Theory with a painterly tradition he shares with Mondrian, Rothko and Reinhardt. While the work remains firmly rooted in abstraction, Juszczyk’s penetrating sense of the metaphysical brings his chromatic fields into transcendent and profound relationships which may rightly be called sublime.
Juszczyk was born in 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts. In 1995 Juszczyk was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in painting.
In 1969, after completing his studies, he set up his first studio in Brooklyn, New York, were he embarked upon the adventure of abstract painting by developing a sensitive dialog between format and color. Over the course of thirty years Juszczyk has cultivated and refined the foundations of his painting style and has let his insights flow into developing a series of classical formats to hold his unique color vision.
Since 1974 Juszczyk has had his paintings extensively exhibited in both the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Willy Rotzler wrote, in his introduction for the catalog accompanying Juszczyk’s one person show at the Foundation for Costructivist and Concrete Art in Zurich (1990) that, “James Juszczyk is a painter in the truest sense of the word, for he is thoroughly versed in the effects of color and exploits them with great sensitivity to create neighborhoods of precious colors. His painting unties rational pictorial construction with meditative color schemes ­ an important contribution to the Sublime in Art.
Recently Juszczyk has had his work included in “SEEING RED” ­ An International Exhibition of Nonobjective Paintings at the Hunter College/Time Square Gallery in New York. His paintings a currently represented by Bohem Press, Galerie Moderne Kunst, in Zürich, Switzerland.


Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
Theodor Ahrenberg, Vevey, Switzerland
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York
Arco International, Los Angeles
Anaconda Aluminum, Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
Richard Brown Baker, New York
Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Chromos AG, Zürich
Citicorp, New York
Design Collection AB, Malmo, Sweden Gardner, Carton and Douglas, Inc., Chicago
Jenner and Block, Inc., Chicago
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Lehman Brothers, New York
Merrill Lynch International, Zürich
Mondrian House Foundation, Amersfoort, Holland
Museo Civico, Taverna, Italy
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
Polish National Museum, Szczecin
Skanska Banken, Stockholm Städtishes Kunstmuseum, Singen, Germany
Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zürich
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Farhat Art Museum. Beirut Lebanon

Ellen Rand (1875 – 1941)

Ellen Rand (1875 - 1941)

Artist: Ellen Rand (1875 – 1941) American Titled: Poor with dignity Measures 24×20 oil on canvas Farhat Art Museum Collection.

Ellen Gertrude Emmet Rand was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, California / France. Ellen Rand is known for portrait and figure painting, sculpture.

Born in San Francisco, California, Ellen Rand became a successful portrait artist who moved with her family to New York in 1884 after her father died and she was nine years old.
She studied drawing in Boston with Dennis Bunker, attended the Art Students League as a teenager, and also attended the Chase Shinnecock School of Art. She had a studio on Washington Square, and completed many portrait commissions, about 800 during her career. In her early 20s, she had successful one-person shows including at Boston’s Copley Hall where only James Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Claude Monet had had such exhibits.
She married William Rand and living in Salisbury, Connecticut raised three sons. She kept a studio in New York City.
Paul Sternberg, Sr., Art by American Women
Biography from National Museum of Women in the Arts
Born Ellen Gertrude Emmet in San Francisco in 1875, Ellen Emmet Rand showed signs of artistic talent at a very early age. In 1884, after the death of her father, her family moved to New York. At age twelve, she went to Boston to study drawing with Dennis Miller Bunker, an instructor at Cowels Art School. She also took classes with her cousin Lydia at The Art Students League of New York where she continued to excel in portraiture under the instruction of William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, and Robert Reid. From 1893 to 1894, Rand worked as an illustrator for Vogue magazine and in 1894 began producing drawings for Harper’s Weekly and Harper’s Bazaar.
In 1896, Rand and her family moved to England where she received many commissions for portraits. In 1897, she and her sisters moved to Paris. She continued drawing and painting, and began studying sculpture, modeling works in clay. During her time in Paris, she made several trips to England to paint commissioned portraits and in 1900 she received a Bronze Medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. In the fall of 1900, Rand returned to New York and set up a studio on Washington Square where she painted portraits for prominent American clients including writers, artists, and business leaders and their families. Her first solo exhibition was held at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in New York in 1902 and she continued exhibiting her work which was highly praised.
In 1911, she married William Blanchard Rand and within the next three years had three sons. Although she allowed her career to slow during this time, she continued to participate in exhibitions. In the late 1920s, as her family’s finances declined, Rand began more actively pursuing commissions. She painted three portraits of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the early 1930s, one of which became the official White House portrait.
In 1941, Rand died in New York. Best known for her portraits of important politicians, artists, writers, and socialites, Rand achieved great success and praise during her lifetime and continues to be appreciated in a number of collections and exhibitions.
Related Artists: great-niece of Elizabeth Emmet niece of Julia Colt Pierson Emmet cousin of Jane Erin Emmet De Glehn cousin of Wilfred Gabriel De Glehn cousin of Rosina Emmet Sherwood cousin of Lydia Field Emmet cousin of Lily Cushing Emmet student of Dennis Miller Bunker student of Kenyon Cox student of Frederick MacMonnies student of William Merritt Chase student of Robert Reid

Henry-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814 – 1893)

Henry-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814 - 1893)

Artist: Henry-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814 – 1893) German 19.00″ x 13.00″ (48.26cm x 33.02cm) Created: 1879 signed lower right Medium: Watercolor / Pape farhat Art Museum Collection.

Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger was active/lived in Germany, France. Henri Guillaume Schlesinger is known for portrait, figure, genre painting, miniatures.

Schlesinger was born in Frankfurt am Main and received training in arts at the Academy in Vienna. He was active as portrait and genre painter in Vienna and Paris, in 1870/71 he lived in London.
Besides genre depiction of rural life and oriental motifs, which were particularly popular in the 19th century, Schlesinger is known for his depictions of life at the royal court. With great airiness he manages to render account of the formal life, for example by adding small winking anecdotes to his depictions.