10 February – 19 March, 2005

ACME Fine Art’s annual exhibition featuring notable twentieth century artists who worked in Provincetown Massachusetts will open with a reception on Thursday evening 10 February from six to eight p.m. The salon style exhibition will feature artwork dating 1907 to 2004 and will include a stylistically diverse selection of work by more than twenty artists.

One particularly noteworthy painting that will be of interest to those who collect early Provincetown paintings is a rare 1916 oil of the waterfront by Reynolds Beal titled The Red Inn, Provincetown. This remarkable example of American impressionist painting is an unusually fine representation of the Provincetown shoreline. Other artwork from the first half of the century will include paintings by, Oliver Chaffee, Howard Gibbs, Blanche Lazzell, Agnes Weinrich, Edwin Dickinson, Grace Martin Taylor, Abraham Walkowitz, Vaclav Vytlacil, and Michael Loew.

From the group of artists associated with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown the exhibition will also include an important 1968 canvas depicting Provincetown rooftops by Robert DeNiro Sr. and summer studio paintings by William Freed and Lillian Orlowsky. Other mid-century artists whose work will be represented include: Karl Knaths, Philip Malicoat, Herman Maril, George McNeil, Fritz Bultman, Peter Busa, Paul Burlin, Nanno de Groot, Kenneth Stubbs, Jim Forsberg, and Leo Manso among others. ACME will also feature a fine selection of paintings by late twentieth century and contemporary artists such as Robert Beauchamp, Tony Vevers, Myrna Harrison, and Rose Basile.

Provincetown Painters 2005 will be on view from 10 February to 19 March 2005.