Tuesday, December 7, 6:00pm

Founded in 1871, Salmagundi is New York’s oldest artist’s club and a national center of the academic realism revival. In 1917 the Club purchased 47 Fifth Avenue, a landmarked brownstone that shows little change since it was built in 1854. This very special panel event will illuminate Salmagundi’s past, present, and future, and presents a rare opportunity for immersion in a jewel of 5th Avenue. 

Jacob Collins is the President of the Salmagundi Club. Mr. Collins is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting. He earned a BA in history from Columbia College, attended the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, and the Art Students League. His work has been widely exhibited in North America and Europe and is included in several American museums. Collins is the founder of the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art, and the Hudson River Fellowship. Collins has been the subject of more than 20 solo exhibitions, and his work is represented in numerous prestigious public and private collections.

Nicholas Dawes is an auctioneer, appraiser, author, lecturer, and antique dealer. Nick is a former department head and auctioneer at Phillips and at Sotheby’s in New York and has organized his own auctions at several prominent auction houses. Nick is the author of four standard works on decorative arts, together with scores of articles, and lectures widely internationally. He has been a faculty member of Parsons School of Design since 1984 and has taught Luxury Marketing at Columbia Business School and courses on English and French furniture at Bard Graduate Center. Nick is active within many charitable organizations and is the Chairman and CEO of the Salmagundi Club. He has been an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” for PBS since its beginning, discussing ceramics, glass, silver, and other arts.

William “Bill” Eric Indursky is the chair of Salmagundi’s curatorial committee (2021-2023) and director of the non-profit, Emil Carlsen Archives (ECA) since 2006.  As chair of the curatorial committee, Bill works with the committee to mount important shows of Salmagundi’s 1,900 piece art collection.  In 2017, Bill published a book on Danish / American artist Emil Carlsen covering the artist’s full range of work in English.

Alex Katlan is the Salmagundi Club’s librarian and founder of Alexander Katlan Conservator Inc., which provides in-depth museum-quality work, documentation of fine paintings, and research emphasizing preserving the historical context of paintings. Mr. Katlan is a Professional Associate at the American Institute of Conservation and has received fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, National Endowments of the Arts, and more. In 2008, Katlan was awarded the Medal of Honor and Merit from the Salmagundi Club. Mr. Katlan has published in many journals and has written four art reference books; two of the latest books are on the exhibition history of the Salmagundi Club. Mr. Katlan was an adjunct professor at New York University in the Appraisal Studies Program for twelve years and has lectured broadly. Learn more at www.alexanderkatlan.com/.  

Patricia Watwood s a leading figure in the contemporary figurative realist movement, known for her narrative paintings, drawings and portraiture.  Her subjects are primarily women with themes of allegory, myth and archetype.  Watwood has been exhibited at the Beijing World Art Museum, MEAM, The Butler Museum, and is in the collections of The St. Louis University Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, and The New Britain Museum of American Art. She is the current First Vice President and resident artist of the Salmagundi Club New York. Instagram @patriciawatwood, Facebook @patriciawatwoodstudio, and more info at patriciawatwood.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6:00 pm
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