The works of realist painter Eric Forstmann have been described as “unfussy performances that focus the viewer on the sheer pleasure of seeing.”
Eric Forstmann, b. 1962, American
Six Shirts at 10:37 a.m., Cloudy Day, 2009
Oil on Board
44 X 66 inches
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ABOUT JANE ECKERT
Jane Eckert’s roots are in 19th and early 20th century American art. For 15 years she lectured and published books on artists from that era including The Hoosier Group, 5 American Painters by Judith Newton and Dr. William H. Gerdts. Early in her career, she curated shows on Don Gummer and T. C. Steele for The Evansville Museum of Art. In 1996-97, Jane curated “Winterworks” by the artists Robert Rauschenberg & Darryl Pottorf at The Naples Philharmonic Museum of Art, Naples, Florida. She curated another Rauschenberg/Pottorf Show in 1999 at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
In 1996, Jane Eckert opened a gallery in Naples, Florida featuring the finest of Modern and Contemporary art. Important shows were mounted on Robert Rauschenberg including “L.A. Uncovered, A Night in Morocco, “Beamer Paintings and the BMW Art Car”, a joint show with Rauschenberg & Roy Lichtenstein “Chinese Landscapes + Seven Chinese Characters” and Rauschenberg with James Rosenquist “Ruminations + New Series”.
Eckert Fine Art is now located in an historic building in downtown Millerton, New York, exhibiting the paintings of Eric Forstmann, the sculpture of Boaz Vaadia and Michael Kalish along with 19th through 21st century “American Masters” in the art world, such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol and Andrew Wyeth.
Jane has served as Secretary of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and is currently Chair of the Director’s Advisory Council at Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art). In addition to the gallery, Jane is a Founder and Board Member of Energy Pioneer Solutions based in Hastings, Nebraska and is a partner in Coats Wright Art and Design in Carmel, Indiana.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
"...what facinates us most about the works of Eric Forstmann is that they offer us a look at a level of skill in the handling of paint that for the most part has been missing from representational American painting for a very long time."--excerpt from the essay "Trompe L'oeil and Beyond" by Louis A. Zona, Director of the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
"I am neither quite able nor willing to leave behind the experience of these important and confident paintings that bring American traditions squarely into the 21st century, that offer a sort of solace in the midst of our cultural ambiguities and uncertainties."--excerpt from an essay by Barbara O'Brien, Chief Curator of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art