EXHIBITION: Howard Rackliffe (1917-1987) Selected Works at Brick Walk Fine Art
February 4-May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2-5pm
Porcupine Island - Mixed media on board - 22 x 28 inches
Brick Walk Fine Art is pleased to announce our next exhibition featuring selected paintings by noted area artist, Howard Rackliffe. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with a major exhibition of Rackliffe's work at the New Britain Museum of American Art, presented on the centenary of his birth in New Britain. The exhibition will be comprised of pieces from a number of fine private collections. A self taught artist, Rackliffe was particularly inspired by the rugged and elemental landscapes in Maine but he also painted numerous self-portraits and still lifes with the same rigor and power.
Rackliffe’s paintings have been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Todd Gallery, NY; the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; and the Caldbeck Gallery, ME., and in group exhibitions at the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA; Jacques Seligmann Gallery, NY; and the Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL. He was one of eight artists featured in the 8 From Connecticut exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1960, that also included Cleve Gray and Bernard Chaet. His work was the focus of a retrospective exhibition in 1990 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, CT. that traveled to the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME. Rackliffe’s works are also represented in the collections of the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA; Columbia University, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Portland Museum of Art, ME; and the Farnsworth Museum, ME.