Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 27, 2009
The collection of J D Smith Fine Art has recently been expanded to include original prints by several masters of French Impressionism. This is a significant development for the gallery as it persistently strives to make high quality works of fine art available to collectors.
French Impressionism has captivated people since it emerged in the mid 1800's. The continuing interest this movement in art is evidenced by the Impressionist exhibit that opened in October of 2009 at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington. That show will be followed by another major Impressionist exhibit to open in May of 2010 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California. The exhibit at the de Young will include some of the most important Impressionist works in the world, on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.
While they are most well known for their colorful paintings, the Impressionists also produced graphic works, including etchings, lithographs, and wood engravings. (The Tacoma Art Museum's exhibit includes both oil paintings and graphic works of Impressionists.) J D Smith Fine Art's recent acquisitions include an etching by Pierre Auguste Renoir and wood engravings by Edouard Manet and Camille Pissarro. In contrast to their oil paintings, which can sell for millions of dollars, Impressionist works on paper are so reasonable they can be purchased by any serious collector. The new additions, now on view at J D Smith Fine Art, complement the gallery's existing Impressionist-era prints by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
J D Smith Fine Art is an Internet-based art gallery specializing in original works and fine art prints by well-known artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. J D Smith Fine Art is located just outside Portland, Oregon, in the community of Happy Valley.