Recent Articles on Alcala Art Gallery & Rare Books

Christopher S. Gerlach (born 1952)

Christopher Gerlach has been a practicing landscape painter and artist for more than thirty years. He received formal training in academic draughtsmanship, life painting, and medical anatomy at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and was appointed Murray Landscape Scholar to Oxford University in 1979. He also holds a Masters of Fine Art from San Diego State University. read more »

Nudes of Alcala Art Gallery

BLUMBERG, Ron (1908-2002) Born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1908, Ron Blumberg began his artistic career in New York City, where he was soon accepted into the group of American artists working there during the 1930's which included Milton Avery, Raphael Soyer and Max Weber. The New York Period paintings and drawings from this period demonstrate Blumberg's masterful ability for recording the urban scene in his own style, reflecting a blend of the innovative art techniques of the day with the artistic values of the realist tradition. read more »

Charles Walter Stetson

Charles Walter Stetson, landscape, portrait and mural painter and etcher, was born March 25, 1858 in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island. In 1869 the Stetson family settled in Providence. Self-taught as an artist-there being no possibility of training in art in Providence at that time-by 1872 Stetson had begun to color. By 1878, when he opened his first studio in Providence at the age of twenty, Stetson had followed his early Ruskinian landscapes by a broader, coloristic technique. read more »

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Born 1921 in Neuilly-sur-seine, France, Gilot was honored with her first exhibition of paintings in Paris in 1943. It was at this exhibition that she met Pablo Picasso, beginning a personal and artistic relationship that was to last over a decade. During these years Gilot was part of the circle of French intelligentsia which included such figures as Gertrude Stein, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and Simone de Beauvoir. read more »

Mayan Ceramics Bowls

FZ006-MAYAN POLYCHROME FIGURATIVE BOWL Highly decorated ceremonial vessel on low ring base, the pictorial field decorated with two seated chiefs holding bowls, the panels separated by slanted columns with geometric design; painted in bright shades of red-orange and black on a white-cream ground, the interior a reddish brown. H: 4" x D: 5-1 read more »