For over forty years, the Washburn Gallery has organized carefully selected exhibitions of works by major American artists. The gallery opened on Madison Avenue in 1971 and immediately was recognized by museums and collectors for the quality of its shows. During the inaugural season, the gallery presented the first New York exhibition of paintings by Joshua Johnson (active c. 1797 - c. 1820), one of the earliest known African American artist, major paintings by Martin Johnson Heade; and in contrast, 1930s and 1940s abstract paintings by Jean Xceron. The Washburn Gallery has continued an active, innovative schedule of exhibitions including...

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Claude Carone: Recent Paintings 
Born in New York City in 1952, Claude Carone is the twin son of Nicolas Carone. Claude studied at the New York Studio School, continued his education at the Maryland Institute of Art, then from 1973 to 1974 lived and studied independently in Rome, Italy. This is Claude’s first exhibition at the Washburn Gallery. He lives and works in Claverack, New York.
"The paintings in this exhibition are the result of long study. They are modest in size, but not in scale or aspiration. They demonstrate an uncommon mastery. Everything counts, every quarter inch, every calibration of color, contributes to the expression. The paintings are concentrations of experience. De Kooning said “there are three toads at the bottom of my garden, Line, Color and Form.”* Claude Carone was raised in this garden and he continues in a tradition of painters who understand that it is in the essential equivocations of painting that its meanings are found. In the creation of space on the flat surface, that paint can make bodies and disembody, that stillness can evoke time and be timeless. These paradoxes raise the deep questions that painting can ask – what is the nature of the universe, what are its materials, and spirit, and what is our place in this grand scheme. "
- Kim Sloane, Feb. 2020, Copake, New York.  Click here to read more.


The Washburn Gallery is now open where you may view "Claude Carone: Recent Paintings" in person, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

In accordance with New York state's reopening guidelines, all visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing in the space. A maximum of five visitors will be allowed at a time. We look forward to welcoming you.