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William Glackens : “Central Park, Winter” (c. 1905)

Museum Quality Giclée on Fine Art Paper

  • Matte Finish does not pick up glare from interior lighting
  • Smooth Surface maximizes sharpness and preserves detail
  • Accent Borders display the artwork uncropped and ready to mat
  • In-house Printing assures artistic quality standards

Though William Glackens figures among the Ashcan realists and “The Eight” who rebelled against the genteel traditions of the National Academy, his true passion was for the sensuousness of his art form — the unrestrained flow of oil on canvas — rather than factional politics or social criticism. While other realists depicted the urban poor, immigrant communities and underground boxing matches, Glackens favored the brighter side of everyday life. His paintings, wrote Leslie Kate, were “haunted by the spectre of happiness, obsessed with the contemplation of joy.”

He worked in bold, saturated colors, emulating the impressionist style of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. His focus upon vivid color effects, said Forbes Watson, reflected the fact that “the color of the world makes him thoroughly happy and to express that happiness in color has become his first and most natural impulse.” If the 20th century darkened around him, his own life was hardly that of a tortured artist. His friend Jerome Myers, writing in his autobiography Artist in Manhattan, recalls his visits to the Glackens home:

“The studio home of William Glackens, on Ninth Street just off Fifth Avenue, partook of the charm of this fine, boasted period. It was a delightful privilege for my wife and me to participate occasionally in the at-homes of the Glackens[es] during the season. Surrounded by the masterpieces of William Glackens, friends would gather in congenial remembrance: Edith Glackens, always an amusing hostess; William Glackens, quietly reminiscing with his companions. The young Glackens[es], Lenna and Ira, filled out the family picture, happy with their young artist friends, as well as with older friends who had known them since childhood. Of the latter were Everett Shinn and Guy Pène du Bois….the whole scene [was] imbued with the spirit of a New York that is now passing.”

Product Information

Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use archival pigment inks on cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Unlike posters, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.

How to Frame

Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are cropped to an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We solve this by using accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.

Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In many cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.

Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.

If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.

Shipping and Returns

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Returns Policy

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, you are welcome to return it within 60 days for a full refund. Please contact us and return your item(s) to: The Ibis 809 Grant Street Endicott, NY 13760

Your return will be processed on receipt.
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