Nov 2: Alex Katlan’s Latest Endeavor Chronicles the Hartford Salmagundians

SCNY Hartford SalmagundiansThe Hartford Salmagundians: A Connecticut Art Society Painting Exhibition Records 1929-1953 is the latest work from Alexander W. Katlan pertaining to the Salmagundi Club and its members. A book launching / signing event is scheduled at Salmagundi on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 PM.

This is the first book chronicling the Hartford Salmagundians art society formed in 1929, a satellite of the historic New York Salmagundi Club. Throughout their existence, the Hartford Salmagundians’ shows were exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.

This publication includes a preface by Claudia Seymour, past president Salmagundi Club (2007-2013), a discussion of the Revival of the American Realist Tradition, and an introduction to the Hartford Salmagundians by the author, a brief discussion of the Salmagundi Club of Louisville, Ky., Salmagundi Club of Sacremento, Ca., Salmagundi Club of St. Louis, Mo. and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. The volume further contains a listing of exhibition catalogues and committee membership of the Hartford Salmagundians, a list of the artist members of the group, a selected list of N.Y.C. Salmagundi artists exhibiting in Connecticut, a directory of the Painting Exhibition Records of the Hartford Salmagundians, and a final comment by the author. This unknown painting exhibition history has been chronicled and indexed making available the artists, actual titles of the paintings, dates when these artworks were exhibited, and prices when available. A list of artists exhibiting in the Hartford Salmagundian exhibitions are: Edward N. Allen, Harry Russell Ballinger, George Elmer Browne, Winfield Scott Clime, Harry Farlow, William Bradford Green, Eugene Higgins, Henrik Hillbom, Albertus E. Jones, Walter O.R. Korder, Stanford Low, James Godwin Mcmanus, Carl Ringius, Paul Saling, Frederick Lester Sexton, H. Hilliard Smith and Guy Wiggins.

2 comments on “Nov 2: Alex Katlan’s Latest Endeavor Chronicles the Hartford Salmagundians

  1. Gary Knoble says:

    How do I get a copy of Alexs book. I have paintings by many of these artists.

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