Gallery owner Ron Cavalier with featured artist Robert Zappalorti & wife Vida 

The first major gallery exhibition of the NYC fall art season opened at The Cavalier Gallery with a seminal show entitled American Realism: Past and Present. Over 100 guests including collectors, critics, and many of the featured artists attended the opening night wine reception at the Cavalier’s stunning and expansive fourth floor space at 3 West 57th Street.  

Gallery owner Ron Cavalier has anchored this extraordinary exhibition by commissioning new works by contemporary artists Edward Minoff, Paul Oxborough, Douglas Wiltraut, Joel Carson Jones, Sarah Lamb, Max Ginsburg, Jennes Cortez, Rose Freymuth Fraizer, Li Xiao, and Joseph McGurl inspired by New York City in homage to the genre of American Realism.


Edward Minoff Veiw of Brooklyn

A breathtaking and incredibly well crafted installation designed by Cavalier himself, the show also featured historic works by great masters such as George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Gustav Courbet, Honore Daumier, Thomas Eakins, Sanford Gifford, William Glackens, John Gutman, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, George Inness, Jean- Francois Millet, Maurice Prendergast, Norman Rockwell, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, J. Alden Weir and Grant Wood.

Cavalier Gallery Opening Atmosphere 1 


In presenting this extraordinary survey of American Realist works, the Cavalier Gallery has created a historic show that highlights the importance and diversity of the American Realism Movement. By juxtaposing historical pieces against contemporary realist works, this special collection of truly masterful paintings and renderings not only demonstrates the important influence Realism has had on American art, but shows how Realism continues to influence both celebrated established and emerging contemporary artists.

Michael Ahern, Lauren Wells, featured artist Robert Zappalorti & wife Vida

Among numerous notables in attendance at the opening night reception of American Realism: Past and Present were attorney Gary Fellner, ESQ, Dr. Matthew Kaufman,Fabrice Moussus, Rolf Heitmeyer,  Hilarie Viener, Nicole Noonan, Chris Norwood, Erik Kuzmuk, Carol & Leonard Schwartz,  Alex Shenberg, Demetria Daniels, andErrol Rappaport. Artists in attendance included James von Fahnestock, Douglas Wiltraut, Robert Zappalorti, Beverly Shipko, Joseph McGurl, Nick Berger, and Robert Farber.

James von Fahnestock, John Wegorzewski, Fabrice Moussus, Jeanette Haktoen

 American Realism: Past and Present
October 15th – November 30th, 2015

Cavalier Gallery
3 W. 57th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York 10019

About the Gallery

Cavalier Gallery on 3 West 57th Street in New York City, an interim exhibition space presented by Cavalier Gallery LLC, features distinctive presentations of paintings, sculpture, and photography.  Owner, Ron Cavalier, is also founder of the long standing Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA offering an unparalleled variety of contemporary fine art for over 27 years.  The Galleries’ focus is on painting, sculpture, and photography from local and international artists, including emerging young talents as well as those who have established their place in the art historical cannon.

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