Mr. Ronald J. Cavalier Accredited

Cavalier Galleries, Inc.

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American Art; Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art

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Appraiser's Statement

My passion for art began in the late 1970s when my father restored the sculptures at the Hirshhorn estate prior to the collection being delivered to the Smithsonian Institution's new art museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, on the mall in Washington, D.C. My numerous visits to the Hirshhorn home, and the subsequent study of this immense collection that includes important examples of virtually every major painter from 1870-1970 (including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, Pablo Picasso, William De Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Edward Hopper and Jasper Johns) that led to my diverse interest in art. I have been servicing the art world in many capacities since 1980 and began appraising artwork in the early 1990s, becoming a member of the Appraisers Association of America in 1999. I am an active dealer of art through my New York, NY, Greenwich, CT, Palm Beach, FL and Nantucket, MA galleries, where we exhibit and sell a wide range of artwork from late 19th and early 20th century works, to contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography.

Through Cavalier Galleries, I have organized a number of notable exhibitions, including:

The first U.S. exhibition of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Stamford, CT, 1987

The Borglums of Fairfield County, Stamford, CT, 1993

-A retrospective of the art of Gutzon and Solon Borglum

Important Sculptors of the Late Twentieth Century, Stamford, CT, 1999

-A public exhibition which included major works by artists such as Henry Moore, Fernando Botero, David Smith, Claes Oldenburg, George Segal, and Louise Nevelson

The Boston Expressionists, New York, NY, 2016

-An exhibition of paintings by the founders Jack Levine, Hyman Bloom, and Karl Zerbe and artists influenced by the movement.

150 Years of Great American Landscapes, Greenwich, CT, 2016

-An exhibition of works by masters such as John F. Kensett, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, and Andrew Wyeth alongside contemporary landscape painters.

Wolf Kahn: Oil on Canvas, Palm Beach, FL, 2018

-A solo show of works by the acclaimed color field painter

Hans Hofmann, Palm Beach, FL, 2019

-A solo show of works by the late Abstract Expressionist painter