The Center for Figurative Painting

The Center for Figurative Painting was formed to provide public exhibition and display of Post-War American Representational painting for the general public, artists and educators in an effort to further the appreciation, study and enjoyment of Post-War American Representational painting.

Post-War American Representational painting, often overshadowed by other Post-War American art movements, is an important art movement in its own right and deserves a museum dedicated to its display and further study.

The Artists represented in the collection are different, yet they all have fulfilled the accomplishment of our greatest painters throughout history; which is to successfully incorporate modern vocabulary into a timeless language. These Artists, regardless of the changing fashions of our times, consistently upheld their own personal standards and ambitions.

The collection was amassed through extensive research and represents the pursuit of American representational painting at its highest levels. The Center and its collection are an assurance that heartfelt painting, steeped in the tradition of an earlier post-war American generation, is available to each and every one of us.

*The Center is seeking exemption as a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) charity.

Image Captions

  1. Louisa Matthíasdóttir (Icelandic, 1917–2000) Boy and Dog in Icelandic Landscape, 1985 Paintings, oil on canvas 47 x 52 in. (119.4 x 132.1 cm.)
  2. Simon Dinnerstein (American, born 1943) Passage of the Moon, 1998 Paintings, oil and gold leaf on wood panel 47.5 x 67.5 in. (120.6 x 171.4 cm.)
  3. Stanley Lewis (American, born 1941) View from West Side of House, 2004 Works on paper, Graphite on paper 38 x 51 in. (96.5 x 129.5 cm.)
  4. Stanley Lewis (American, born 1941) Seaside Paintings 24.5 x 30.5 in. (62.2 x 77.5 cm.)