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Houston Art Gallery Features Modernist Artists from Texas

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery is the Houston art gallery featuring not only modernist artists from Texas but from a specific time period as well.

Their focus is to present the modern art of well credentialed and recognized individuals who have created their pieces ranging from the years 1900 to 1975 or thereabouts.

Dr. Robert Rogan is one such featured artist.

Artist Robert Rogan oil on canvas titled Refinery, c. 1960, 44X50 inches

Artist Robert Rogan oil on canvas titled Refinery, c. 1960, 44X50 inches

Their recent show in August of 2016 had most of the art by Robert Rogan spotlighted in a central room of this contemporary art gallery.

Art titled Garden, c. 1965 - Red Abstract, c. 1962 - Cathedral, c. 1962 by Robert Rogan

Art titled Garden c. 1965 – Red Abstract c. 1962 & Cathedral c. 1962 by Robert Rogan

Lithographs titled Barn & Crow with Duco on Board titled Trees c. 1962 by Robert Rogan

Lithographs titled Barn & Crow with Duco on Board titled Trees c. 1962 by Robert Rogan

John O’Neil was the other highlighted artist.

Numerous prominent artists were also represented with selected pieces in what they titled their Summer Encore and Inventory Sale.

Postcard featuring this particular art show

Postcard featuring this particular art show

This Houston, Texas gallery has changed locations from the first time we became aware of it.  What drew our attention to it in the first place was the fact of their representing the art of Robert Rogan. He is my husband’s uncle.

Panhandle Fields and Red Roof by Robert Rogan

Panhandle Fields and Red Roof by Robert Rogan

I have written more about that fine and generous man in a piece I published on HubPages.  In that article more is told about his career background and the person we have come to know.   The final work assignment for Robert Rogan was as the Professor of Art and head of the art department at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  He still lives in his art-filled home in Beaumont.  To see many photos that I took in his home and read that article, click here.

Art titled Shapes of the City, 1962 - Yellow Abstract, 1962 & Landscape, 1956 by Robert Rogan

Art titled Shapes of the City, 1962 – Yellow Abstract, 1962 & Landscape, 1956 by Robert Rogan

A home on Brun Street in the Montrose area of Houston was our first introduction to this contemporary art gallery.  Some of the art originally hanging in the Beaumont home of Bob and his dear wife Ann was shown and sold there.

The newer modern location at 2143 Westheimer Road has sleek polished wooden floors and open beamed high ceilings with plenty of lighting.  There is ample space to display art in the various rooms on the walls as well as the open floor space.  It is utilized judiciously from what we have seen.

Permission was given to me to freely take the photographs shown in this post.  Obviously this is a mere sample of what there is to view if visiting this gallery featuring mid century modern art.

For quite some time the Westheimer Road in front of this art gallery was torn up undergoing renovations and improvements.  Many a business has not survived that type of long and protracted turmoil.  According to William Reaves their dedicated art patrons prevailed in their attempts to visit the gallery despite the obstacles.

In reading about William Reaves, he has been active within the art community of Texas for quite some time.  He has also authored a book titled Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream: Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League.

Artist Karl Umlauf (b. 1939) Oil paintings titled Oil Refinery, 1959 & Industry, 1959

Artist Karl Umlauf (b. 1939) Oil paintings titled Oil Refinery, 1959 & Industry, 1959

Sarah Foltz is an expert in Fine Art Appraisals.  She joined forces with William Reaves as not only a highly sought after art appraiser but also as the gallery director and co-owner since June of 2013.

If one is appreciative of mid century modern art and looking to add some pieces to a personal collection, then this is the Houston art gallery to visit.   Exhibitions are regularly changed so there is always something new to admire.

Education regarding the different types of modern art created by these influential artists is easy to absorb.  Whether attending one of the many gallery talks or looking leisurely at one of the numerous catalogs, visitors can easily further their art knowledge.  Research and publication regarding the types of art they feature is important to the principals of this gallery.  Of course they are also there to interact one on one with visitors.

For those of you who may never have gotten the chance to visit the William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Art Gallery, I hope that you have enjoyed this small introduction to what they have to offer visitors as well as patrons.  If you live in Houston, Texas or are planning a visit…be sure to stop by the gallery.  Their regular hours are 10AM to 5PM Tuesday to Saturday.  They can be reached at 713-521-7500 to set up a special appointment. Their address is 2143 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77098.

 

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