from the Santa Claus Suite portfolio, 1974
etching on Arches Velum, 20" x 26"
Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.
Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.
Backward and Forward, 2015
acrylic on board, 24" x 18"
Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.
20th CENTURY ARTIST LIST
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CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
NOVEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 18, 2016
Reception: Sunday, November 6th from 1-3PM
Figureworks is pleased to introduce the work of Gilbert Hancox.
Gilbert Hancox was born just outside of London, England in 1908. He moved to New York when he was 18 and studied at the Arts Student League. With this training, he became a theatrical scenic artist, painting stage sets for operas, plays, ballets and television. A master in trompe l’oeil and baroque design, he operated his own studio and executed numerous sets for the leading performance houses, notably the Metropolitan Opera Company.
The work in this exhibition, is his “second personality”. This was work he never revealed to the public and was created after midnight throughout the night. It was through this hidden personality that he spent a lifetime revealing the subconscious secrets of his mind through surrealism. These visions were far reaching and covered every aspect of his emotions. They carry elements that can be painful, cynical, witty and/or sensual.
Hancox created these drawings until the end of his life, even when a stroke completely paralyzed one side of his body. He strove to express something at the very edge of his consciousness, something that was intended only for his eyes, now exposed to reach those who can connect to these mysterious thoughts.
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment
Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.