It’s been thirty-two years since my wife Anne and I opened the doors to Accent Picture Framing/Geary Gallery located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien. During that time, we have hosted over two hundred shows for local artists from New York to Maine and from each show we hosted we acquired at least one piece of work from the presenting artist. In addition, we have had the opportunity in our more than three decades in business to acquire pieces or collections from families, amassing an inventory of more than three hundred pieces.
Now Anne and I have decided to open up our vault to the public. We are setting up an area in the gallery called “The Owners’ Corner” where a revolving selection of our acquisitions will be on display and available for purchase. Among the pieces to be exhibited are: a drawing by John Stobart; a maritime painting by Antonio Jacobsen; an oil by Eric Sloane (first artist to coin the term skyscape); oils by A.D. Blake; and a watercolor by A. Bricher. Also included are oils by James Tyler, watercolors by Ray Ellis, and oils by C. Myron Clark. Of special interest are pieces by Roger Dennis. A member of the Old Lyme artist colony, Mr. Dennis was considered to be the last living bridge to the turn of the century Impressionists. Also presented are works by Richard Pionk, president of the Salmangundi Club, and many others.
The exhibit is ongoing Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prices range from $750 to $20,000 and works will be rotated as they are sold. For more information, please call (203) 655-6633.