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Vanessa Rothe Fine Art

Art Nouveau Presents

Americans in Paris

Bonjour and welcome to the Americans in Paris ART NOUVEAU exhibition With over 85 curated fine art works combining realism and impressionism and a hint of modern by 30 award winning artists from around the globe, this exhibition celebrates and revives the beautiful and guilded age of Art Nouveau November 12th, 2021 to January 12th, 2022 VRFA Gallery 418 Ocean Avenue Laguna Beach, California Our live at the gallery, and online from anywhere in the world, fine art exhibitions provides a rare opportunity to view and purchase contemporary International fine art work for your collection in person or from your home or office. Shop and browse directly through this stunning catalog and our exciting website. We can email additional photos with details and framing at any time. Simply email us or phone us for more images, informaiton, or to purchase a work. We are honored to help you build or add to your fine art collection. To inquire about the work and its availability, and for photos of the amazing frames used in this spectacular show, please contact curator, artist and art dealer Vanessa Françoise Rothe at (949) 280-1555 or Email us from our contact page at

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About the Americans in Paris

Making

Art History Our exciting VRFA fine art project, Americans in Paris aims to follow in the footsteps of many historical masters who had traveled to Paris for inspiration, and to introduce today’s leading fine artists in Realism and To raise capital for the first trip, Rothe curated an Impressionism to new alluring foreign subjects and themes. It began with a purpose to inspire contempo- exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York in the spring of 2016, where twenty invited American artists rary American artists to travel to Paris and discover sold work and were able to fund their travel. The AIP exciting new ideas for their works, and to study adgroup also presented their ideas and did live demonvanced group composition in the museums in a place strations at Rothe’s alma mater, Laguna College of where so many important artists had found inspiration Art and Design. Both venues cheered them on. and formed connections historically. Inspired by the great American painters before them The initial visit to Paris, well organized by Rothe, such as Sargent, Whistler and Cassatt, a group of was created to be a workshop as well as a journey. American realist and impressionist artists would travel to Paris to draw inspiration from the city of light, Arriving there in May 2017 the artists were not only architecture, food love, and fine art. There they attend- able to study valuable art history, paint en plein air in ed art museums, examined the masters, absorbed the Paris, but engaged in fine art discussions each evening culture, shared ideas and painted together with the goal to discuss and debate art history, current artist trends, topics and to make their plans for exciting upcoming of reaching the next level of mastery in their work. group exhibitions. The twelve AIP artists painted in Paris and at the Grande Chaumière Atelier for a week as they filled their sketchbooks and minds with ideas, some new and some inspired by the past. Echoing the ‘salons’ of the past, where artists and writers shared ideas, the AIP artsits recreated discussions such as the Impressionists or Hemingway/Fitzgerald had done gathering in Paris bistros and bars, 100 years before.


In addition to Rothes lectures on the relationship of literature to fine art and how they inspire one another, Sean Forester from the Golden Gate Atelier spoke on art and humanities and gave his notes on composition. The group was honored to have Peter Trippi head editor of Fine Art Connoisseur present a slide show lecture on art history and gave further support to the fine art project.

In spring 2018 it was time to show the result of their experiences with some new and exciting paintings. Rothe curated and organized two bi-continental exhibitions at some of the foremost galleries for Realism in America and France. These showcased the AIP artists’ original works by inspired by their stay in France, from Paris nocturnes to Louis XIV interiors, from winged figures and florals by the masters to figures in the landscape and from the literature and group discussions held in Paris. The first of these exhibitions was held at Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA, April 2018 and the second at Galerie Prince de L’Oeil in Paris, France, May 2018. Both were met with great success and all works have sold.

In 2019 the artists traveled again to Paris, some in small groups, some on their own, and developed more sketches and new ideas based on the lessons. All began to create new works inspried by what they have learned aborad and Rothe decided it was time to share with the public. A planned workshop for 2020 that would be open to art students and patrons alike, and would feature 5 of the AIP artists teaching and lecturing, did not move forward at that time due to Covid. This workshop open to the public, created by Rothe and hosted by Workshops in France, will now take place in 2022 mid spring (Info on last page). Now in 2021 our exhibition, featured here in this catalog, is the result of Rothe proposing to the aritsts that they paint and draw inspiration from one of the most beautiful genres of art to hit Paris and Europe in the 1880-1920’s ART NOUVEAU. Inspired by Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Louis C. Tiffany works are filled with gold, petina green, flowere, female forms and more. We welcome you to enjoy the splendors as we revive the genre of Art Nouveau.

More about The Americans in Paris, exhibtions, demo’s lectures workshops and more at www.vanessarothefineart.com - Art Porjects- Americans in Paris, or on our events page


About Art Nouveau Now in it’s sixth year, VRFA Gallery’s Americans in Paris presents another exciting exhibition conceptualized and curated by artist, writer and art dealer Vanessa Rothe. This years theme celebrates Art Nouveau, and boasts over 85 new dazzling works created just for VRFA gallery with brilliant gold, petina green, patterns, textures, figures and scenes of Paris by top international artists in the genres of realism and impressionism. Did you know the Eiffel Tower itself is considered an ART NOUVEAU masterpiece?

Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, round sinuous, organic line and touched on many disciplines such as architecture, interior design, jewelry and glass design, textiles, cermaic, posters, and illustration and fine art. Its is an international style of art, architecture, and applied art, especially the decorative arts.

Emerging in France, Belgium, Germany and Austria in 1887 this new style was called Art Nouveau or Jugendstil, meaning new art, or youthful style. A genre that became popular in revolt to the rigid ubranization and after the industrialization that had occured, the artworld as well as the literature world at the time felt it was a time to go back to nature. Nature and round edges also evokes the feminine and the female figure, often nude, with rounded lines, were encorporated into many works. Art Nouveau was prominent in western Europe and the US from about 1890 until World War I and is known by its intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms, an ornamental style of art with twisting ivy (whiplash) ends and rounded edges that flourished at this time in Europe and made its way to the United States encouragin the craftsman era.


Art Nouveau During this time, print making, reproductions and posters had become available and a new type of Illustration and graphic art arose. Flat shapes and graphic elements were often used at this time and Alphonse Mucha and his illustrations were in high demand as the popular style of advertising.

In Austria an aritst by the name of Gustav Klimt had a brand new style as well, highlighting textures, guilded gold paint and patterns twisting combined with realist rendered figures. Klimt seemed to have made a new style of his own with this inventive combination of rendered three dimentional form and flat art with a special foucs on design and pattern. With a theme of nature, florals, feminine and “rebirth” this exhibition is perfectly timed for our world at the moment as we get back to our roots in nature and come thru the pandemic. We hope you enjoy this stunning collection we have created now available here at Vanessa Rothe Fine Art gallery. Thank you for supporting our fine art project. Find out more from about the work you love our exciting/educatioanl CURATOR COMMENTARY videos at:

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Suchitra Bhosle

“Le Printemps de Mucha” 30x20 Oil on linen $9,800


Suchitra Bhosle

“Ode à Mucha” 24x18” Oil $6,500


Suchitra Bhosle

“Intermède Romantique” 12x9” Oil $2,900


Suchitra Bhosle

“Seeking Inspiration” 8x6” Small Gem, Oil $1,900


Scott Burdick

“Forest Crown” 20x30” Charcoal /Acrylic on Board $3,800


Scott Burdick

“Sarah in the Garden” 20 x 16” Oil $4,500


Richie Carter

“View in the Mist” 12x16” Oil $2,200 SOLD


Richie Carter

“Light in the Window” 20x20” Oil $4,200 SOLD


Richie Carter

“Paris in the Fall” 9 x 12” Oil $1,000


Richie Carter

“Paris Gardens” 6 x 12” Oil $950


Casey Childs

“Harmony in Red and White” 12x19” Oil $1,800


Casey Childs

“Dinner in Paris” 16x12” Oil $2,900


Ingrid Christensen

“Cherry Blossom Robe” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Ingrid Christensen

“Figure and Air” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Ingrid Christensen

“Peonies Bouquet” 16x20” Oil $2,200


John Cosby

“On the Sand” 18 x 24 Oil $2,800


Michelle Dunaway

“Elle s’apprête” 18x14”Oil $6,800


Michelle Dunaway

“Paris Light” 19x12’’ Oil $6,600 SOLD


Megan Euelle

“Still Life with Mums” 16x12” Oil $1,500


Adrian Gottlieb

“ “Roses du Matin” 18x24” Oil $25,000


David Gray

“Ragazza” 14x11” Oil $3,500 SOLD

“Moon” 9x12” Oil $3,200


David Grey

“Cocoon” 10x8” Oil $2,700 SOLD


Trent Gudmundsen

“Spring in the Woods” 16x12” Oil $2,500


Derek Harrison

“Omnipotent” 26x20” Oil on Linen $5,500


Derek Harrison

“Moonlight” 11x14” Oil $1,800


Cornelia Hernes

“Olivia” 12x9” Oil” $2,500


Cornelia Hernes

“Primavera” 8x6” Oil on Copper $1,600


Historical Artist - Emma Lampert Cooper 1916

“Balboa Park ( San Diego) 8x10” Oil on Board. Grace of Steven Stern Fine Arts - Price Upon Request


Historial French Artist M.A 1932

“Paris, the Seine” (Barges on the River and Isle de la Cité) C. 1932 15x21” Oil Price/Detais Upon Request


Historical Artist- Pauline Palmer 1922

“In the Garden” 30x24” Oil on Canvas Grace of Steven Stern Fine Arts - Price Upon Request


Historical Artist- Pauline Palmer 1912

“Seated Nude” 40x30” Oil on Canvas Grace of Steven Stern Fine Arts - Price Upon Request


Historical - Guy Rose in Giverny 1910

“Giverny” 24x29” Oil on Canvas Grace of Steven Stern Fine Arts - Price Upon Request


Quang Ho

“Winter” 42x24” Oil $16,500


Quang Ho

“Summer Time” 16x 6” Oil on Yupo Paper on Board $5,500


Jane Hunt

“Lavender Dawn” 14x11 Oil $1,550


Jane Hunt

“Poppy Fields” 16x20” Oil $3,200 SOLD


Jane Hunt

“Giverny” 10x8” Oil $1,100


Olga Krimon

“Curles” 9x12 Oil on Copper $2,200


Mark Lague

“Tower in the Sun” 24x24” Oil $5,000


Mark Lague

“Paris Distant Haze” 24x24 Oil $5,000


Susan Lyon

“Jewels” 16x12” Oil $3,000


Kyle Ma

“Water Lily Pond” 18x13” Oil $2,400 SOLD


Kyle Ma

“Paris Louvre Gardens” 18x14.5” Oil $2,400 SOLD


Nicolas Martin

“Waterlillies” 9x12” Oil $1,300 SOLD


Nicolas Martin

“Warm Bed” 12x9” Oil $1,300


Nicolas Martin

“Calude Monet” 16x12” Oil $2,550


Nicolas Martin

“Man on the Rodin Staircase” 18x24” Oil $3,600 SOLD


Nicolas Martin

“The Rodin’s Shadow” 16x12” Oil $2,500 SOLD


Nicolas Martin

“Bathtub in Honfleurs” 14x11” Oil $2,100 SOLD


Dan McCaw

“Standing Figure” 24x18” Oil $8,500


Dan McCaw

“Shapes” 30x24” Oil $9,500


Dan McCaw

“The Garden” 30x24” Oil $9,500


Dan McCaw

“Harmony” 40x28” Oil $14,000


Dan McCaw

“Study, In the Garden” 12x9” Oil $2,850


Dan McCaw

“Unfold” 16x12” Oil $3,500


Dan McCaw

“Waiting” 20x20” Oil $7,800


Dan McCaw

“Patterns” 24x18 Oil $8,500


Dan McCaw

“Textures” 24x18” Oil $8,500 SOLD


Danny McCaw

“Finding Space” 30x24” Oil $6,500


Danny McCaw

“New Beginnings” 24x24” Oil $5,200


Charles W. Mundy

“The Little Ballerina” 30x24” Oil $18,500


Charles W. Mundy

“Marie Jeanne at the Pont Neuf” 10x8” Oil $3,500


Charles W. Mundy

“Monet’s Lily Pond” 20x16” Oil on Linen $6,500


Karen Offutt

“The Dancing Muse” 20x16” Oil $5,000


Karen Offutt

“Petals” 6.5x9” Oil $1,400


Karen Offutt

“Blue Moon” 11x14” Oil $2,700


Derek Penix

“Fall Impressions” 16x16” Oil $3,400


Derek Penix

“Sunlit Apples” 20x24” Oil $5,900


Jesse Powell

“Green Skies over Paris” Smaller 7x14” Oil $1,600

“Pont du Carrousel

12x24” Oil $3,900


Jesse Powell

“Blue Skies” 6.5x10 Oil $1,500

“Pont Des Artes Paris” 10x24” Oil $3,700


Jesse Powell

“Lavender Skies The D’Orsay ” 6.5 x 10” Oil $1,200


Andre Pykonovski

“Mixed Genre” 38x20” Oil $4,800

SOLD


Sam Robinson ( Master Copy)

“Mastercopy, Sargent” 9x12” Oil $800


Vanessa Rothe

“Paris, First Light” 12x16” ” Oil $1400 SOLD


Vanessa Rothe

“Botke Birds” Two panel dyptych 12x24” Oil Framed seperately in thin gold $3,000


Vanessa Rothe

“La Femme Nouveau” 12x9 $1,250 Custom moulding with raised leaf frame in antique warm silver


Vanessa Rothe

“Baudelaires Chair” 20x16” Oil $1,800


Vanessa Rothe

“Das Goldene Mädchen” 16x12” ” Oil $1,400 Framed in Custom Black and Gold


Julie Snyder

“Nouveau en Bleu” 28x14” Oil $2,400


Pavel Sokov

“A Quiet Moment” 11x14” Oil $3,500


Pavel Sokov

“Alphonse Mucha” 18x14” Oil $6,800 SOLD


Adrienne Stein

“The Painted Cape” 35x26” Oil $7,800


Adrienne Stein

“Anna and Jack” 16x12” Oil $3,800


Adrienne Stein

“Nightshade” 18x24” Oil on Linen $5,500


Adrienne Stein

“Vaslav Nijinsky Green Faun” 16x12” Oil $3,800


Adrienne Stein

“Josephine” 10x8” Oil on Linen $2,500


Kyle Stuckey

“La Maison Rose” 20x16” Oil on Linen $3,200


Kyle Stuckey

“Paris Dining” 16x12” Oil $2,500 SOLD


Kyle Stuckey

“One Evening in Paris” 18x24” Oil $4,250


Kyle Stuckey

“A Morning in Paris” 9x12” Oil $1,300


Kyle Stuckey

“Eiffel Tower at Night” 16x12” Oil $1,900


Matt Talbert

“Will You Love Me” 9x12” Oil $1,100


Daniel Volkov

“Spring” 8x10” Oil $650

“Spring Morning” 8x10” Oil $650


Danil Volkov

“On the River” 16x20” Oil $3,500 SOLD


Patricia Watwood

“Secret Garden” 20x18” Oil $8,500


Torsten Wolber

“Ballerina” 30x18” Oil $3,000


Torsten Wolber

“Girl with Roses” 28x16” Oil $2,400


Torsten Wolber

“Girl with Bowl” 36x16” Oil $2,500


Torsten Wolber

The Shlangefrau with Snake 16x24” Oil $2,500


Vincent Xeus

“He Started It, Pablo Picasso” 40x30” Oil on Wood Please Inquire for Price


Vincent Xeus

“Kid Blue Hayward” 20x16” Oil Please Inquire for Price


Unknown Artist- Paris Isle de la Cité

“Paris, Isle de la Cité” 16x20” Oil $1,200


VRFA Gallery’s Americans in Paris Workshop in Provence France, April 2022 Hosted by Workshops in France!

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Special thanks to the following companies for their unwaivering support of VRFA and the Americans in Paris Art Project


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