When Lincoln Glenn founders Eli Sterngass and Douglas Gold saw the storefront at 126 Larchmont Ave, they knew that they had found the spot for Lincoln Glenn, a new exhibition space dedicated to reviving the legacies of lesser-known and under-appreciated American artists of the last century.
Lincoln Glenn’s collection features a bevy of both post-war and traditional painters, and the gallery hopes particularly to explore the careers of mid-20th century artists with important artistic legacies who have been yet overlooked by the contemporary art world.
Among the artists represented by the gallery are Sherron Francis and the estate of Sal Sirugo, who was considered to be the last direct link to the Abstract Expressionist movement.
In regard to the style, Abstract Expressionism was an artistic movement that came to the forefront of the art world in the 1940s. It focuses primarily on color and shape and feel, rather than recognizable icons or figures. Artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock came to carry the movement’s flag, and today they rank as some of the most recognized and celebrated painters of all time.
New York City was the epicenter of expressionism, which from there rippled out a whole generation of artists who built on the layers of art history already present, like the mid-19th-century Hudson Valley School, to create unique art that catches the eyes of galleries and collectors to this day.
“Doug and I joined forces to bring a gallery exhibiting internationally recognized 19th- and 20th-century American artists to Westchester County,” says Sterngass, who before Lincoln Glenn worked as a fine art appraiser. “We buy and exhibit art that we love and hope to share it with as many people as possible.”
Lincoln Glenn opened in May 2022, showing a sampling of artists in its inventory, and has plans to give solo exhibitions and thematic selections beginning in the fall season.
On the location in downtown Larchmont, Sterngass notes, “We were attracted due to the walkability. When we first visited on a Saturday, we noticed right away that the many cafes and bakeries were full, and that the sidewalks were busy. Culturally, it has the feel of a European town. Small businesses line the streets, and everyone is so welcoming.”