Robert Goldstrom, ‘10:50 AM’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Robert Goldstrom, ‘10:50 AM’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Robert Goldstrom, ‘10:50 AM’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery
Robert Goldstrom, ‘10:50 AM’, 2016, Carrie Haddad Gallery

Oil on canvas board
10 x 8 inches unframed, 12.5 x 10.5 inches framed
This painting is being offered by Carrie Haddad Gallery, located in Hudson, NY

This small, vertical cityscape oil painting on canvas board in a black frame was painted by Robert Goldstrom in 2016. It was made as a study for a larger painting where the artist plays with slight transitions in subject and composition. The scene predominately displays the Williamsburg Saving Bank Tower, an architectural icon which can be seen throughout the entire borough of Brooklyn and is a primary landmark within the artist's work. The late morning light the artist observed at 10:50 AM (hence the painting's title) is expressed with cool, vivid hues of the blueish gray and red brick buildings that contrast against a pale blue and cloudy gray morning sky. The brushwork is somewhat pointillist as the artist uses small and noticeable strokes to complete his forms such as the clock tower, brick building, and street light. The painting is elegantly complimented with a modern and simple black frame.

About the artist:
Robert Goldstrom lives and paints Upstate New York by way of Brooklyn, NY. After years of making a living as an illustrator, winning both Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators, Robert turned more and more to creating personal work. Now a full-time artist, he usually works in series – The Anatomy Lesson, Aquarium Paintings, Bank Paintings – following an idea from image to image until it plays itself out. Robert has shown his work at MDH Fine Arts and Underbridge Pictures in New York City, the A Gallery in Provincetown , MA, Weiler House Fine Arts in Fort Worth, TX, and now Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. His work is in the collection of The Smithsonian Institution, The Cooper Hewitt, and many private collections, and has been featured on television in CSI on CBS, the Fox series, The Following, and the forthcoming NBC series, Allegiance.

Celebrating 25 years representing artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond, Carrie Haddad Gallery hosts 7 exhibits a year featuring painting, photography, mixed media and large and small sculpture.

Series: Robert Goldstrom fascinate us with small views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The artist's studies of city skylines are painted at various times of day, offering slight shifts in perspective while chasing sunlight. His panoramic portals mimic the horizontal view of where skyscrapers and bridges meet cloud and sky as seen from the street or a top story window. The Williamsburg Bank Building - an iconic beacon for many Brooklynites and the artist’s own “Mt. Fuji”- can be spotted in many of his paintings. For many years Goldstrom worked as an illustrator, a skill which can be found in his graphic approach to painting. Goldstrom received both the Gold and Silver Metal from the Society of Illustrators.

Signature: Signed on reverse.

Image rights: Carrie Haddad Gallery

About Robert Goldstrom