Archive for September, 2013

my thoughts about Jim

Posted in SmartArtMarket News, Uncategorized, Works by Jim Mickelson on September 27, 2013 by Richard Summers

Fifteen years after his death, Jim Mickelson has begun to emerge from the collections of those who knew him and jealously accumulated his work.  Jim was a true artist. He lived, and died by the sword, so to speak. It was his trade, his coin of the realm, his means of getting by. Sadly, he probably never realized the full financial rewards that his talent deserved. He did however garner great love, deep friendships and enthusiastic acclaim from those who knew him.

Now his work is beginning to come back into the market. As his close friends and family age, the necessary downsizing and passing along of treasures takes place, gathers some momentum and his reputation grows. His true genius, and his true mark upon the contemporary American art scene becomes apparent.

It is more than the ecstasies and tragedies of his own time here on earth. It is more than the sons and daughters and lovers he knew. It is the wild and uninhibited passion to portray what he saw, and leave it in some form for others to also enjoy.

Interest In Jon Kodwyck resurfaces

Posted in New Artwork Available, Work by Jon Kodwyck on September 13, 2013 by Richard Summers

Connor Summers Gallery in Newburyport, MA, recently found some Jon Kodwyck pieces that had been in a private collection in the southern NH area. The owner was willing to let them go at a very reasonable price, as he is in the early stages of downsizing his collection.
These three found a new home almost immediately.

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Jon’s figures and faces are almost iconic, and have become quite collectible since his passing a few years ago. We have more of his work in our gallery.