eorgina Kelman Works on Paper
brings you 20 years of experience in the fields of fine prints and
illustrated books from the 19th and 20th Century. Although the collection
is primarily focused on French Turn of the Century prints, there is an excellent
selection of other European and American art on paper spanning the period from
approximately 1850 to 1950.
My collection is presented in four galleries, each intended to evoke a particular era.
It is by no means a complete inventory, simply a selection culled to provide an overview
and is regularly updated to present a variety of interesting material. If you have a
question or a special wish please let me know and I'll try to assist you.
I am always interested in purchasing individual pieces and groups of works for sale.
I invite you to browse the galleries and enjoy a step back in time. Take a carriage
ride in Hyde Park, sip tea in St. John's Wood, enjoy a stroll along the Seine, linger
at a café in Montmartre or thrill to the Folies Bergères. Whatever time or setting
you chose, you will delight in these souvenirs of a bygone age.
Although the term "Victorian" can bring visions of overly stern morality and
rigidity, the Victorian Era was actually one of tremendous growth and creativity
in both Europe and America. Widespread prosperity and increased travel to other
lands lead to expansion and diversity in art, literature and culture. The vision
of elegant Victorian ladies and gentlemen is represented here with works by
, James Tissot
, and others.
La Belle Époque, or "beautiful era", is considered a golden time of beauty,
innovation and renewal. From the last decade of the 1800's until the outbreak
of The Great War, culture in all its facets thrived. Lovely ladies in elegant
costume epitomize this age of indulgence and are exquisitely portrayed by such
artists as Henri Boutet
, Edgar Chahine
, and Alphonse Mucha.
The birth of A New Century was a time for modernization and change. New amusements
such as cinema, gramophones and the automobile were reflected in a fresh approach to
art and living. In this section you will find works by early 20th Century artists
like Edgar Chahine
, and the famous caricaturist Sem
The end of World War I marked the beginning of The Jazz Age a time of unprecedented
creativity in the fine, decorative and performing arts. It was time to celebrate life
and love with abandon as evidenced by Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, and Scott & Zelda
Fitzgerald. This exuberance is captured here in the work of William Ablett
, and Sonia Delaunay
among other celebrated artists.