Feb 15th –
Mar 27th, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb 17th, 1-4pm
Please join Charlene Newsom in celebrating the work of the late Wladimir de Terlikowski at the exhibition’s opening reception, Sunday, February 17th from 1-4pm. Gallery C is pleased to offer 24 paintings from the estate. Each is presented in its original custom hand-finished frame made by DELF in Paris. In attendance will be W. Vance Brown II, Wladimir de Terlikowski’s grandson.
Paris in the early twentieth century was a mecca for modern artists of the Western world. The French and emigre artists working in this center of artistic activity are now referred to as the School of Paris. It was here that expatriate Wladimir de Terlikowski (1873-1951) found his milieu and became a painter of great distinction. Known as “the Polish Master,” his canvases are admired for their vibrant color and the luscious application of paint with the palette knife. Terlikowski was influenced by the multiple art movements of the era; Impressionism, Cubism & Fauvism can be traced in his works.
Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, and many other avant-garde painters were active alongside Terlikowski in the popular artists’ quarters of Montparnasse and Montmartre.
Terlikowski enjoyed the company of his fellow artists as they gathered at night in the cafes and exhibited in the galleries during the day. His 1913 one-man exhibition at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune immediately followed Matisse’s show of Moroccan paintings. Terlikowski’s 1924 marriage to the daughter of Georges Leygues, then the Prime Minister of France, placed him in aristocratic circles that produced commissions from palaces, museums, and private collectors.