Located at 5230 Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio specializes in 19th and 20th-century American paintings, with a focus on painters from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to art investment Gratz Gallery also offers custom framing and fine art conservation services.

Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new American painting collection. Many of these paintings have never been offered before and are fresh to the market. This special event will be the latest exhibition at the gallery’s new location on Silo Hill Road in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be held at the Gallery and Conservation Studio location from Sunday, October 1, through Sunday, December 31.

American paintings in this exhibition include Paulette Van Roekens’ “Shadow and Light,” a wonderful oil depicting behind the scene stage of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in the 1930s, and a colorful WPA deco painting by Nunsio LaSpina titled “Jackhammer” with the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. Also included are wonderful examples by Henry Snell, Harry Leith-Ross, Walter E. Baum, Albert Van Nesse Green, S.George Phillips, Rae Sloan Bredin, Fern Coppedge, Joseph Pearson, George Sotter, Walter Schofield, Kenneth Nunamaker, Roy Nuse, Joseph Crilley, and Daniel Garber.

“New American Painting Collection” will also include works by African-American artist Bernard Harmon as well as modernist, surrealist, and abstract works by Leon Kelly, Leonard Nelson, and Ray Leight. The new collection features many other American artists as well. All art lovers are welcome to visit and view the new collection opening October 1.

Paul Gratz, the owner and head conservator, has been buying, selling, and conserving paintings for more than 35 years. His formal training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There, he studied under Louis B. Sloane, Joseph Amarotico, and Arthur DeCosta. Paul continued to hone his ability through apprenticeships with a number of the nation’s most revered conservators, including Gustav Berger, a recognized art conservation pioneer.

Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio, 5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., and by appointment. 215-348-2500. www.gratzgallery.com.

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