Collecting: Simple pleasures of still life

Collecting: Simple pleasures of still life

Peaches and Grapes, 1884  by E.C. Leavitt in the Cummer Museum Collection

Still life is one of the most overlooked genre of collectors of American painting yet where you can find some of the best works available on the market.

American still life was a dominant art form in the late 19th century when Rhode Island artists achieved national recognition for their craft among art collectors and critics.  E.C. Leavitt was one of the most successful local artists.  His works are in many museum collections such as the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida.

On view at Bert Gallery is a fine example of the artist

E.C. Leavitt (1842 – 1904)

Oil on Canvas 10″ x 8″

Peaches and Grapes