“The Portrait in American Realism” at Haynes Galleries

Ignat Ignatov, “Self Portrait in Green Light”

Haynes Galleries in Thomaston is pleased to present “The Portrait in American Realism,” which runs June 13-July 27 at 91 Main St. in Thomaston. This traveling exhibition, previously on view at Haynes Galleries’ Nashville location, features drawings, paintings, sculpture and photographs from 19th, 20th and 21st century American Realists. An opening reception will take place Friday, June 29, from 6 – 8 p.m.  and the public is welcome.

For centuries, the tradition of American portraiture has inspired both artists and their patrons in elite society and more recently, in the middle class. The legendary painter John Singer Sargent was known as the painter of American society, while Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth turned their focus to the common man. Haynes Galleries is featuring two Sargent works in “The Portrait in American Realism,” exhibit, along with works by his contemporaries William Paxton, Frank Duveneck and, Sargent’s former art teacher and mentor, Carolus-Duran. “The Portrait in American Realism,”is a celebration of faces, an ode to the human form, a triumph of expression. It is not to be missed. FMI, visit haynesgalleries.com