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ANTON P. ALBERS, JR

American (Pennsylvania) 1908 - 1995

 

       

 

"NIGHT ON FRONT STREET - EFFECTS OF THE RAIN"

Philadelphia, PA, Circa 1945  

 

Watercolor and gouache on Board

Unsigned

Provenance: Estate of the Artist.

 Housed in a custom carved 22k giltwood frame

Listed: Davenport's, Society of Independent Artists, Who's Who in American Art

 

Personal comment: This image is much in the manner and quality of James McNeill Whistler

 

Note:

Aton P. Albers Jr. studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and worked as an art director in Pennsylvania. 

Known primarily as a mural painter, he also was a successful designer of stained glass windows and church decorations. 

He exhibited at The Art Alliance, The Academy of Fine Arts, The Society of Independent Artists, and the Philadelphia

Sketch Club, as well as in several New York galleries.

     

This illusive and finely painted watercolor scene of the Philadelphia mid 20th century harbor is reminiscent of the

works of James McNeill Whistler - the subtle colors lost into sepias accented with a few lights - mistily depicted,

yet fully descriptive of both locale and feeling. 

       

A contemporary Philadelphia review of a similar Albers painting states, "Albers' painting shows an unusually quiet

moment in the busy life of Philadelphia's maritime port.  Here in the world's largest fresh water port, 1/7 of the

nation's water commerce is handled.  Every 20 minutes a cargo ship arrives or departs at one of the 267 wharves

and piers that line the length of the avenue.  Clanging locomotives, with their long lines of freight, honking trucks

and drays shunt these cargoes back and forth in a seemingly impossible maze of confusion and noise."

  

Image size: 7.75"H x 10.75"W

  

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Elisha Kent Kane Wetherill

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ANTON P. ALBERS, JR.

 

Anton P. Albers, the son of Jans Albers  (a world famous Arts & Crafts metalsmith)  was born in The Hague,

Holland, and raised in Philadelphia, PA.  He received his art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,

and worked as an art director in Pennsylvania.  He was a successful designer of stained glass windows, church

decorations, and particularly known as a mural painter.  He exhibited at The Art Alliance, The Academy of Fine

 Arts, The Society of Independent Artists, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club, as well as in several New York galleries.

 

A contemporary Philadelphia review of a similar painting states, "Tony Albers painting shows an unusually quiet moment

in the busy life of Philadelphia's maritime port.  Here in the world's largest fresh water port, 1/7 of the nation's water

commerce is handled.  Every 20 minutes a cargo ship arrives or departs at one of the 267 warves and piers that line

the length of the avenue.  Clanging locomotives, with their long lines of freight, honking trucks and drays shunt these

cargoes back and forth in a seemingly impossible maze of confusion and noise."

 

Listed:

Davenport's

Society of Independent Artists

Who's Who in American Art

 

Exhibitions:

The Art Alliance

The Academy of Fine Arts

The Society of Independent Artists

Philadelphia Sketch Club

Several New York galleries.

 

 

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Anton Albers Jr, Philadelphia, Night on Front Street, Effects of the Rain, c1945