Canfield Gallery specializes in modern art of the 20th century. In Santa Fe in the heart of the gallery district for over twenty years, the directors are Kenneth Canfield and Barbara Canfield, both with backgrounds in visual arts and communications. Canfield Gallery exhibits paintings from the estates of modernist and abstract artists of mid-20th century—including Lawrence Calcagno, Thomas Benrimo, Leo Garel, J Ward Lockwood, Oli Sihvonen, Seymour Tubis, Robert Jay Wolff—many of whom had close connections to Taos and Santa Fe as well as to the New York and California art worlds.
The gallery also shows paintings by Andrew Dasburg, Emil Bisttram, Edward Corbett, Wolcott Ely, Louise Ganthiers, Raymond Jonson and Clay Spohn. Canfield Gallery maintains an aggressive program of exhibition and publication and scholarship. The gallery is open T-S 11-5 or by appointment; please call to check for seasonal hours.
These artists are of interest to Canfield Gallery; we are seeking examples of their work:
THOMAS BENRIMO The Hollow Man
1946-49 oil on gesso panel 48″ x 48″ SOLD
Lawrence Calcagno (1913-1993) created a personal imagery of abstract metaphors of nature, unusual among the Abstract Expressionists.
Leo Garel (1917-1999) worked in New Mexico during the 1940s. He is considered a cornerstone of the Taos Moderns
Oli Sihvonen (1921-1991) was an early exponent of Bauhaus painting theory and a pioneer of Geometric Abstraction in Taos and New York.
Robert Jay Wolff (1905-1977) explored light, color and form, and their resolution in painting.