Men diving off of a pier into the ocean.

Presentation Preview: Psychological Realism at the 2020 ADAA Art Show

Join us February 27 - March 1, 2020 at the Park Avenue Armory

Jonathan Boos is pleased to announce our participation in the 2020 ADAA Art Show. Our curated presentation Psychological Realism, Painting a World Not Quite Aright will explore how 20th century American artists used Realist techniques to depict the inner workings of the human psyche. Accompanied by a catalogue essay by Melissa Wolfe, the booth will feature works by Paul Cadmus,  O. Louis Guglielmi, George Tooker and more. 

Explore the works in our booth below and preview our catalogue here.

A figure ascending a staircase in an all white interior.
George C. Ault, American, 1891-1948. The Stairway, 1921. Oil on canvas. 18 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Signed and dated lower left. On loan from a private collection.
This Albert Bloch painting depicts a surreal vision of a man near a city tunnel in wintertime.
Albert Bloch, American, 1882-1961. Vision of a Winter Afternoon, 1916, Oil on canvas, 30 x 23 inches.
A restaurant patron looking down the columns of a building to a man hiding in the shadows.
Paul Cadmus, American, 1904-1999. Notturno: Bologna, 1957. Egg tempera on gesso panel. 11 1/2 x 16 inches. Signed lower left. On loan from a private collection.
A raucous New Year's party.
Paul Cadmus, American, 1904-1999. Seeing the New Year In, 1939. Oil and tempera on linen mounted on panel. 30 x 38 inches. On loan from a private collection.
A man walking down a street with buildings on once side.
O. Louis Guglielmi, American, 1906-1956. Land of Canaan, 1934. Oil on canvas. 30 x 36 inches. Signed lower left. On loan from a private collection.
A dark portrait of the wife of a captain.
Charles Webster Hawthorne, American, 1872-1930. The Captain’s Wife, 1924. Oil on canvas. 60 x 47 ¾ inches. On loan from a private collection.
Painting of boaters and rowers passing under an iron bridge on a river.
Henry Koerner, American, 1915-1991. The River, 1949. Oil on masonite. 30 x 36 inches.
A portrait of an acrobat by Alton Pickens.
Alton Pickens, American, 1917-1991. The Acrobat, 1947. Oil on canvas. 49 ¾ x 34 inches. Signed and dated lower left. On loan from a private collection.
A surrealist work with figures falling off of chairs.
Alton Pickens. American, 1917-1991. The Send-Off, 1950. Oil on canvas. 53 ¼ x 44 inches. Signed and dated upper left.
In the painting, a solitary figure stands with his back facing the viewer, gazing outward onto the bleak, abandoned landscape.
Hughie Lee-Smith, American, 1915-1999. Contemplating My Future, 1954. Oil on masonite. 24 x 36 inches. Signed and dated lower right. On loan from a private collection.
Men diving off of a pier into the ocean.
George Tooker, American, 1920-2011. Divers, 1952. Egg tempera on gesso panel. 12 x 18 inches. Signed upper right.

Cover image: George Tooker, American, 1920-2011. Divers, 1952. Egg tempera on gesso panel. 12 x 18 inches. Signed upper right.