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Joseph Crilley
Lambertville NJ (American Realist landscape)

ca. 1950

$4,500

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Joseph Crilley (1920-2008). Lambertiville, NJ, ca. 1950. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Framed measurement: 24 x 28 inches. signed lower right. Excellent condition with no damage or conservation. Joseph Crilley was a successful photographer, painter, illustrator, and writer. Known for his vibrant colors and realistic style, Crilley studied art in night classes until World War II interrupted his plans. He enlisted in the service and was assigned to Europe as a paratrooper. Crilley's later travels in Europe resulted in beautifully detailed pen and ink drawings of the great cathedrals. Best known for his realistic images of towns and street scenes, some of his earlier work employed the tromp l'oeil style, depicting objects in such lifelike detail so much so that someone once tried to pick up his painting of a one-dollar bill. Crilley moved to New Hope in 1948, where he began painting in earnest and taught art at the New Hope-Solebury High School. He left teaching to become a photographer, continuing to paint and exhibit while pursuing a very active photography career. In addition to his professional assignments, he produced a book of his photographs and wrote articles for local papers accompanied by his photos. An avid fisherman, Crilley wrote articles on the sport for the Lambertville Beacon and illustrated the subject for several magazines. Education and Training Philadelphia School of Industrial Arts (University of the Arts), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, night school, 1939-1941, 1957-1959 Fleisher Memorial, Graphic Sketch Club, 1939-1941 Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1948-1949 Apprentice toolmaker Teachers and Influences Influenced by the Great Dutch Masters, Vermeer and Rembrandt, as well as the Italian Renaissance and French and English painters Connection to Bucks County Joseph Crilley first came to Bucks County in 1935 as a boy scout from Philadelphia to go camping at Bowman's Hill near New Hope. At that time, he said that he would one day live in Bucks County. True to his word, he moved to New Hope in 1948 and remained a Bucks County resident until his death in 2008. Colleagues and Affiliations Ranulph Bye, Vincent Ceglia, James Wolfe, Jack Rosen, Harry Rosin, Harry Haenigsen, John Folinsbee, Harry Leith-Ross, and Walter Baum Crilley taught art at the New Hope-Solebury High School, where he developed the yearbook into a work of art and inspired his students to produce an anti-establishment satire People Please!. He was known locally for his realistic paintings of houses and yards in the New Hope-Lambertville area. An avid fisherman, he wrote articles about the sport for The Lambertville Beacon from the late 1960s to the early 1980s and has depicted the annual shad fishing in Lambertville in several of his paintings. He was a supporter of the Concordia Chamber Players of New Hope and painted the cover for their program. Major Solo Exhibitions Doylestown Education Building, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1960 Crest Gallery, Holicong, Pennsylvania, 1962 Charley's Barber Shop, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1966, 1967 Lambertville House, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1976-1980, 1982-1985 Kiski School, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 1985 Genest Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1986-1991 Artfull Eye Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Paul Gratz Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2000, 2001, 2002 One Man Photographic Exhibitions Mt. St. Mary's College, Hookset, New Hampshire Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia Lambertville House, Lambertville, New Jersey Chatwell Manor School, Mendham Rider College, Trenton, New Jersey Major Group Exhibitions Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Liscombe Lodge, Liscombe, Nova Scotia, Canada Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland National Arts Club, New York, New York Second Philadelphia Arts Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1959 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1981 Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1963-1994 Phillips Mill Annual Juried Exhibition, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990 Audubon Artists at The National Academy of Design, 1964, 1988-1997 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990 Christmas Show with Cortland Butterfield, Genest Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1991 Mystic International, Connecticut, 1991-1997 Silvermine, Connecticut, 1991 Audubon Artists, New York, New York, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993-1997 Doylestown Art League, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1995 Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985, 1990, 1995 Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994 Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, 1962, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Teaching and Professional Appointments Art Teacher, New Hope-Solebury High School, New Hope, 1955-1961 Major Awards New Jersey Grant for Photographic Essay, New Jersey Grant-in-Aid, New Jersey Historical Commision, 1975 Gold Medal, Da Vinci Art Alliance, 1980, 1991, 1995 Best in Show Award, Phillips' Mill Community Association, 1983 Theodore W. Sommer Award, Phillips' Mill Community Association, 1985 Winning Design, Borough Seal, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1989 Award of Excellence, Mystic International, Mystic, Connecticut, 1991 Anthony Cirino Award, Audubon Artist, New York, 1992 Grumbacher Gold Medal, Audubon Artists, New York, 1996 Alice B. Reynolds Award, Salmagundi Club Thumb Box Show, New York, 1995 Second Award, Philadelphia Sketch Club Small Oil Annual, 1995 Affiliations and Memberships Co-chair with John Foster, Phillips' Mill Community Association, 1975 Sole Juror, Mercer City Photo Exhibit, 1978 Juror, An Artistic Discovery, National High School Art Competition, 1982 Juror, Salmagundi Club, New York City, 1993 Juror, New Hope Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival, 1995 Member, Da Vinci Art Alliance Member, Philadelphia Sketch Club Samagundi Club, New York Audubon Artists, New York

Details

  • Creator
    Joseph Crilley (1920 - 2008, American)
  • Creation Year
    ca. 1950
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU24528662262

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