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  • INTIMATE RHYTHMS – an inaugural exhibition by the celebrated Realist Artist  ANGEL GONZALEZ DE LA TIJERA

Friday, June 6, 2014, Houston, Texas  – An Opening Reception begins at 5:30pm – 8:30pm with the Artist in Person. Please note that this reception is not on our usual opening night.

For more information please contact the Gallery at 713.528.0664 or visit

Nolan-Rankin Galleries

 3737 W Alabama Suite 140, Houston, Texas 77027



  • Opening:  November 18, 2010 at Nolan-Rankin Galleries 6 Chelsea Blvd A, Houston, Texas – “Opus Blue” – new works by PIERRE NEVEU. A reception begins at 6pm featuring the new paintings from award winning artist Pierre Neveu. For more information please or phone the gallery at 713.528.0664. You may reach the gallery by email at

[/special_tab][special_tab title=”OF INTEREST” icon=”icon12″ icon_url=”” endoftab]Most of these sites originate in France, you may find the use of an on-line translator, such as Google Translate (if you use Google Toolbar, you can translate any webpage directly from your browser), of great use as you look at the histories of French art.

Viewers of this virtual exhibition will have the opportunity to learn about the history of l’Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and follow the steps that generations of talented young artists took to compete for the prestigious Premier Grand Prix de Rome in Painting.

  • l‘ Académie de France à Rome

    The Academy of France in Rome, founded in 1666 to the joint initiative of Lebrun and Colbert has received since that date the winners painters, sculptors, engravers, architects and composers.

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Q: I have found paintings that I am really interested in purchasing but there are no prices listed for the paintings.  How do I go about making a purchase from Nolan-Rankin Galleries? A: We believe that there is a special bond between Art Dealer and the Art Parton and it is our policy not to post prices on our website.  If you are interested in buying from Nolan-Rankin Galleries, please call us at 713.528.0664 or email your inquiry (note the pertinent information about a particular painting in your email or simply inquire about a particular artist by including their name in the subject of your email).  You may send your request to:  INQUIRY at Nolan-Rankin Galleries. com.  If you are in or plan to visit the Houston area, please feel free to make an appointment or come by the gallery and visit.


Q: What is “plein air”? A: En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Nolan-Rankin Galleries represents two painters en plein air: Jose Salvaggio and Daniel Pignot. Paul-Jean Anderbouhr (1909 -2006) was also a painter en plein air (and mentor to Jose Salvaggio). Artists have long painted outdoors, but in the mid-19th century working in natural light became particularly important to the Barbizon school and Impressionism. The popularity of painting en plein air increased in the 1870s with the introduction of paints in tubes (resembling modern toothpaste tubes). Previously, each painter made their own paints by grinding and mixing dry pigment powders with linseed oil. The Newlyn School in England is considered another major proponent of the technique in the latter 19th century. It was during this period that the “Box Easel”, typically known as the French Box Easel, was invented. It is uncertain who developed it first, but these highly portable easels, with telescopic legs and built-in paint box and palette, made treks into the forest and up the hillsides less onerous. Still made today, they remain a popular choice even for home use since they fold up to the size of a brief case and thus are easy to store. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir advocated en plein air painting, and much of their work was done outdoors, in the diffuse light provided by a large white umbrella. American Impressionists, too, such as those of the Old Lyme school, were avid painters en plein air. The popularity of outdoor painting has endured throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century.  [/special_tab][special_tab title=”WEBMASTER” icon=”icon13″ icon_url=”” endoftab] Site maintained and hosted by:


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