Figureworks ®
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-486-7021

hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM
and by appointment

Figureworks

fine art of the human form


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warren davis
Warren B. Davis (1865-1928)
Nude in Landscape, oil on canvas, 16" x 12"

Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.

Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.

arlene morris

Arlene Morris
Untitled, oil on board, 16" x 16" x 2"


20th CENTURY
ARTWORK

Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.

20th CENTURY ARTIST LIST


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: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

PLEASE NOTE: FIGUREWORKS WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st AND 2nd FOR INSTALLATION

jane

November 14 – December 21, 2014
Reception: Friday, November 14th from 6-9PM
with Williamsburg Every 2nd Friday -  when all galleries stay open late

The Christmas Saga
One Christmas in the mid 1960's, my older sister, Jane, unwrapped a very special present. It was a large, beautiful doll in a special edition box – the perfect gift to steal the heart of a ten-year-old girl. A short while later, our less-privileged cousins came over, and my father, feeling charitable to the only girl in their family, made my sister give her new doll to her cousin.

My mother was furious and my sister was heartbroken. Christmas didn't end well that year.  I felt so badly for my sister that I went upstairs and made a doll from an old toilet paper roll to give her as a replacement. This began a yearly tradition in which Jane has received a unique doll from me on Christmas every year. This collection has become quite eclectic ranging from exquisite finds to those on par with that first creation!

In honor of nearly 50 years of this tradition, I enlisted 50 artists to create a doll for a special exhibition where Jane will be our "guest judge”. Her choice will take first prize in the show and become this year’s Christmas Doll.

When I asked my artists to participate, I had no idea how enthusiastically they would embrace this side-project or how cathartic it would be for so many. Most artists have made direct connections to a similar family event that seeded lasting fond or troubled memories.  As they were given no restrictions, the diversity in this work is inspired, ranging from intimate paintings to abstracted, life-size sculptures. One thing became consistent though – each doll evokes a powerful, emotional response far exceeding my initial request.

I trust this stimulating exhibition may now inspire fond memories for each of you too. Thank you all for ending this season on such a high note at Figureworks. Randall Harris, Director

Figureworks
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-486-7021


Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment


CONTEMPORARY
ARTWORK

Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIST


© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.