George Krevsky Gallery specializes in 20th century American art in the figurative tradition, emphasizing the Ashcan, Regionalist, Modernist, and Social Realist schools. The gallery is committed to showcasing art of the highest quality that documents the cultural history of the last century. The guiding philosophy is to make historically significant fine art accessible to all levels of collecting.
Beginning with the rise of urban scene painting during the Ashcan period, the gallery features the paintings and prints of George Bellows, John Sloan, and the later Reginald Marsh. The theme of urban imagery and political activism continues with social realists Ben Shahn, Jack Levine, Ruth Gikow, Jennings Tofel, and the Soyer brothers, Raphael, Moses, and Isaac. The gallery shows Depression-era WPA art with Regionalist works both by national leaders, Benton, Curry, and Wood, and also California practitioners of the style such as, John Haley and Louis Siegriest. Also exhibited are Post Armory Show Modernists including Steiglitz circle artists Arthur Dove and John Marin, Precisionists Louis Lozowick and Howard Cook, and the individual styles of Milton Avery and Rockwell Kent. We also feature a focused selection of works by Bay Area Figurative Artists Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliviera, Paul Wonner and Frank Lobdell. The Gallery is also very proud to represent the estate of noted Bay Area Artist, Gordon Cook. The George Krevsky Gallery takes pride in its groundbreaking historical exhibitions and its status as a primary resource for early 20th century American art on the West Coast.
George Krevsky Gallery complements historical works with a select group of Northern California contemporary artists whose work is consistent with the gallery's direction. These artists, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Helen Berggruen, Maurice Lapp, Glenna Putt, Mary Robertson, and Ken Kalman, all live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Critically acclaimed New York based John Dobbs and Israeli Michael Kovner round out the stable.
A popular feature of the gallery’s schedule is its annual Art of Baseball exhibition where artists from across the country contribute paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture to this always well attended show.
George Krevsky has been in the art business in San Francisco since 1978. After serving as a gallery director and private dealer in the Bay Area for fourteen years, he opened the gallery’s current location in the Union Square district of downtown San Francisco in December 1992. Mr. Krevsky has been a board member of the San Francisco Art Dealer's Association since 1996.
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