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  "New Hope for American Art" is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from and surrounding the New Hope art    colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book which is 612 pages with over 1000 color plates, shows only fine examples from over 50 private, corporate and museum collections. The book contains 165 individual artist chapters by works of The Pennsylvania Impressionists, Philadelphia Ten, and New Hope Modernists including: Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, George Sotter, Arthur Meltzer, Robert Spencer, William Lathrop, Kenneth Nunamaker, John Folinsbee, Henry Snell, W.F. Taylor, Fern Coppedge, M. E. Price, Clarence Johnson, S George Phillips, Rae Sloan Bredin, Walter Baum, Morgan Colt, Charles Rosen, Meierhans, Ramsey, Stone, Evans, Zenk....... It also includes important information on collecting, values and opportunities, and helpful charts showing appreciation and past performance at auction by these artists. An invaluable tool to help train the collector's eye.


Collecting American art has never been more exciting, and as the stock market continues to be uncertain and interest rates remain unrewardingly low, more and more focus is placed on art as an investment. Artists of the Hudson River School, who flourished during the mid-to late-19th century, have been highly sought after by museums and collectors since the late 1960s. As new generations of collectors and investors emerge into the world of American art, impressionism and modernism are fast becoming the art of choice. In past years, these styles of painting were always considered to be mastered by the French. With our nation’s increasing number of art collectors, there comes a greater demand for paintings created in this country. When closely examining artists and art colonies from 20th century America, a group that has been garnering more attention than most among museums, scholars, collectors and galleries is the “New Hope School,” also known as the “Pennsylvania Impressionists.” Beginning around 1900, an art colony formed in the picturesque river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, located midway between Philadelphia and New York City. While in the prime of their careers, many painters from the New Hope Art Colony were regarded among the nations finest. As impressionism fell out of favor in the mid 20th century, these artists became somewhat forgotten. Only in the last two decades have these talented artists been brought back to light re-establishing their once important standing in the scope of American art. This book, which shows in great depth the significance of this group, contains over 1000 color plates with biographical sketches representing 165 artists who painted in and around New Hope from 1900 to 1960. Also included are important chapters on how to build a quality collection and finding values and opportunities present within this group. In addition, it offers valuable tips on how to avoid the common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author’s personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer. “New Hope For American Art” was authored, designed and published by Jim Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A long-time collector and owner of the well-known art gallery, “Jim’s of Lambertville,” Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one’s eye. Heavily weighted with illustrations showing fine examples from over fifty private, corporate and museum collections, “New Hope For American Art” is a feast for the eyes.     
            


     Ashley John Gallery

      2011 Catalog

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       Ashley John Gallery

       2013 Pennsylvania Impressionist Exhibition Catalog

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      Ashley John Gallery

      2013 Vaclav Vytlacil Exhibition Catalog

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    Anthony Michael Autorino

    "Stayin' Alive"

     $40 (Plus Shipping)

     Hardcover, 112 pages

     Published 2009, Jim's of Lambertville     

 

 

    Anthony Michael Autorino

    "No Bull!"

     $30 (Plus Shipping)

    Paperback, 60 pages

    Published 2008, Jim's of Lambertville    

 

 

    Anthony Michael Autorino

    "Easy on the Eyes"

     $30 (Plus Shipping)

    Paperback, 60 pages

    Published 2007, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

     Anthony Michael Autorino

     "!Y NOT"

     $30 (Plus Shipping)

     Paperback, 60 pages

     Published 2006, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

    Anthony Michael Autorino

    "Like Fine Wine"

    $30 (Plus Shipping)

    Paperback, 72 pages,

    Published 2005, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

     

      Joseph Barrett

     "The Life Works of Joseph Barrett 2003"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 54 pages

      Published 2003, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

 

      Joseph Barrett

     "The Life Works of Joseph Barrett 2002"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 76 pages

      Published 2002, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

     Joseph Barrett

     "The Life Works of Joseph Barrett 2001"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 60 pages

      Published 2001, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

       Joseph Barrett

      "The Life Works of Joseph Barrett 1999"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 24 pages

      Published 1999Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

  

      Alexander Farnham

      "Alexander Farnham: Brought to Light"

      $45 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 112 pages

      Published 2007, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

      Martha Walter

      "Martha Walter: Impressionist Jewels"

      $75 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 180 pages

      Published 2002, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Martha Walter

      "Little Jewels"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 24 pages

      Published 2000, Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      "Blue Chips"

      $50 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 128 pages

      Published by Jim's of Lambertville

 

 

 

 

 

 

     John F. Carlson/ Margaret Carlson

      "The Carlsons"

      $40 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 91 pages

      Published 2000, Jim's of Lambertville

      * Out of Print

 

 

 

      John F. Carlson

      "John F. Carlson, N.A. 1874 - 1945"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 28 pages

      Published 1978, Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc.

      * Out of Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Daniel Garber

      "Daniel Garber: His Life and Work"

      $85 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 255 pages, One Volume

      Published 2007, Hollis Taggart Galleries

      Written by Lance Humphries

 

 

 

 

 

       Daniel Garber

      "Daniel Garber: Catalogue Raisonné"

      $295 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 758 pages, Two Volumes

      Published 2007, Hollis Taggart Galleries

      Written by Lance Humphries

  

 

 

 

 

 

       Daniel Garber

      "Daniel Garber: Romantic Realist"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 48 pages,

      Published 2007, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts/

      James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Lance Humphries

 

 

 

 

      Robert Spencer

      "The Cities, the Towns, the Crowds: The Paintings of Robert Spencer"

      $45 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 158 pages

      Published 2004, University of Pennsylvania Press/

      James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written By Brian H. Peterson

 

 

 

 

      "Up the River: The Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernists"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 44 pages

      Published 2001, The Gallery at Bristol - Myers Squibb

      * Out of Print

 

 

 

 

      "New Hope Modernists 1917 - 1950"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 52 pages

      Published 1991, The New Hope Modernist Project, Inc.

      * Out of Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Charles F. Ramsey

      "Charles F. Ramsey: Father of New Hope Modernism"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 32 pages

      Published 2003, Allentown Art Museum

      Written By Dr. Thomas C. Folk

      * Out of Print

 

 

 

 

       R.A.D. Miller

      "An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 64 pages

      Published 2009, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Cher Krause Knight

 

 

 

 

      Louis Bosa

      "Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and A Kind Heart"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 48 pages

      Published 2005, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Cher Krause Knight

 

 

 

 

 

      Edward W. Redfield

      "Edward W. Redfield" Just Values and Fine Seeing"

      $40 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 142 pages

      Published 2004, James A. Michener Art Museum/

      University of Pennsylvania Press

      Written by Constance Kimmerle

 

 

 

 

      Edward W. Redfield

      "Edward Redfield: First Master of the 20th Century Landscape"

      $60 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 110 pages

      Published 1987, Allentown Art Museum

      Written by Thomas Folk

      *Out of Print

 

 

 

 

      Edward W. Redfield

      "Edward Willis Redfield: An American Impressionist"

      $75 (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 214 pages

      Published 1996, JMWF Publishing

      Written by J.M.W Fletcher

 

 

 

 

      William Langson Lathrop

      "Intimate Vistas: The Poetic Landscapes of William Langson Lathrop"

      $45 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 143 pages

      Published 1999, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Brian H. Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

      Harry Leith-Ross

      "Poetry in Design: The Art of Harry Leith-Ross"

      $40 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 150 pages

      Published 2006, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Erika Jaeger-Smith

 

     

 

 

 

      Charles Rosen

      "Form Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen"

      $45 (Plus Shipping)

       Hardcover, 198 pages

      Published 2006, University of Pennsylvania Press/

      James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Brian H. Peterson

 

 

 

 

      Roy C. Nuse

      "Roy C. Nuse: Figures and Landscapes"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 80 pages

      Published 2002, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by Erika Jaeger Smith

 

 

 

 

 

      "An American Tradition: The Pennsylvania Impressionists"

      $65 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 37 pages

      Published 1995, Beacon Hill Fine Art

      *Out of Print

 

 

 

 

      Charles W. Ward

      "Charles W. Ward: Paintings for People"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 87 pages

      Published 2009, James A. Michener Art Museum

      Written by David Leopold

 

 

 

 

 

   

      Frank F. English

      "Frank F. English: Images of a Vanishing American Landscape"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 35 pages

      Published 1996, Woodmere Art Museum

      *Out of Print

 

 

 

  

      Katherine Steele Renninger

      "Katherine Steele Renninger: A Retrospective"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 32 pages

      Published 1995, James A. Michener Art Museum

 

 

 

 

 

      Richard Peter Hoffman

      "A Pennsylvania German Precisionist: The Art of Richard Peter Hoffman"

      $30 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 112 pages

      Published 1990, Richard Peter Hoffman/

      The Pennsylvania German Society

 

 

       Charles Sheeler

      "Charles Sheeler in Doylestown: American Modernism

       & the Pennsylvania Tradition"

      $35 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 119 pages

      Published 1997, Allentown Art Museum

      Written by Karen Lucic

     *Out of Print


     

     


      Walter E. Schofield

      "Schofield: International Impressionist"

      $40 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 180 pages

      Published 2014, Woodmere Art Museum 


  





    

       John F. Folinsbee

      "Folinsbee Considered"

      $75, (Plus Shipping)

      Hardcover, 322 pages

      Published 2014, Hudson Hills

      Written by Kirsten M. Jensen





 

       Mel Stark

      "Mel Stark: Preserving a Landscape Tradition"

      $25 (Plus Shipping)

      Paperback, 24 pages

      Published 2002, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College

      Written by Dr. Thomas Folk

  

  

  


   

       Peter Sculthorpe

      "The Art of Peter Sculthorpe: Paintings Spanning Four Decades"

      $50 (Plus Shipping)

      Harcover, 176 pages

      Published 2015, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

      Written by Peter Sculthorpe