Lockwood de Forest

Jan 23 - Feb 13, 2015

New York

For more Information:

Press Release

Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to present Lockwood De Forest (1850-1932), an exhibition of landscapes and seascapes that encompasses De Forest’s artistic production of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  

De Forest, born in 1850 in New York, was a prominent designer and interior decorator of the aesthetic movement.  Even while building his professional reputation as a decorator, De Forest painted constantly throughout his life, producing hundreds of oils and exhibiting almost annually at the National Academy of Design and at the Century Association. While he created a number of large-scale studio works, his preference was for the small, intimate oil sketches that he completed in one sitting, en plein air. Such sketches, which were personal in their character and in their connection to De Forest’s life and experiences, constitute a visual journal.  He states that “I feel that I can give a better idea of what I see with a few strokes of my brush than volumes of manuscript could do.” De Forest used his oil sketches as a way of documenting his impressions of the sights he encountered on his frequent travels and the mood that those sights evoked within him.

The present exhibition provides viewers a window into this visual journal of De Forest’s, extracted from his journeys to New York, Maine, Mexico, California, and Italy.  Lockwood De Forest (1850-1932) will be on view from January 23 through February 13, 2015, at Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, or Saturday noon to 5 pm. For further information, please contact Gavin Spanierman at or (212) 628-9760.