Santa Fe, NM
Founded in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries is recognized around the world for its collection of contemporary and historic art. The gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art, including the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Also featured is a selection of Russian Realist paintings. Included in the collection are works by important contemporary painters and monumental sculpture by artists of international recognition.
Representing the Taos Society of Artists are the works of Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Blumenschein, Victor Higgins, O.E. Berninghaus, E.I. Couse, and E. Martin Hennings. This distinguished group of artists, preceded by Charles Russell and Frederic Remington, changed the way America sees its Western heritage by applying European painting techniques to uniquely American subject matter. The 1920’s saw the influence of two exceptional painters of Russian descent, Nicolai Fechin and Leon Gaspard, who were then followed by the modernist movement as Taos and Santa Fe became the cultural center of the West. Works from this school include Raymond Jonson, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Josef Bakos.
The gallery itself is a spacious adobe highlighted by a beautiful one-acre sculpture garden. Visitors should not miss the large collection of Native American artifacts, fine jewelry, and collectibles from around the world on their way to view the unique garden. Once outside, visitors find monumental works in stone and bronze by contemporary sculptors Glenna Goodacre, Doug Hyde, George Lundeen, Dan Ostermiller, and Michael Naranjo. In addition to the vast collection of historical paintings inside the galleries’ warm adobe walls are landscape, wildlife, Southwestern, and figurative paintings represented by an outstanding group of contemporary painters: William Acheff, Walt Gonske, Clark Hulings, Wilson Hurley, William Berra, Gary Niblett, and Chris Morel.
We invite you to visit our sister enterprise, Morning Star Gallery, 513 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Morning Star Gallery is the world’s premier gallery for antique American Indian Art. For more information regarding this gallery please visit www.morningstargallery.com
Nedra Matteucci Galleries is pleased to announce Wilson Hurley: The Richness of Reality, our third exhibition of Wilson Hurley (1924-2008), one of America’s foremost landscape painters. The show opens on June 27, and the paintings will remain on display through the summer of 2020. The exhibition features Hurley’s well-known western landscapes, as well as seascapes, aviation, and space paintings.
The exhibition is accompanied by the new book, The Life and Art of Wilson Hurley: Celebrating the Richness of Reality, written by the late artist’s wife, Rosalyn Roembke Hurley. An intimate biography describes Hurley’s journey as a soldier, aviator, lawyer, banker, author and an artist who came to painting late in life and paid a heavy personal price to do so.
“Hurley painted against the odds,” says Gallery Owner, Nedra Matteucci. “When we look at his work, we can see why. His talent and conviction are a great inspiration to artists and collectors alike.”