Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Calling religious art collectors into spotlight

By Ernest O. & Gregory A. Disney-Britton

British collector Brian Sewell spent decades assembling an impressive collection of religious art by old masters that included "Saint Jerome" by Matthias Stomer. We've been collecting for only nine-years, and our focus is definitely more about "new American masters." This year, we ran a periodic feature in the Alpha Omega Arts weekly e-newsletter, Collector Spotlight, about our collecting habits. In 2017, we're opening it up to all AOA readers collecting work from any religious tradition. Whether you collect old masters, contemporary abstracts, or flea-market prints and statues, please share your art of the religious imagination! (Begin here)
Brian Sewell with Andrea Sacchi's, The Madonna and Child with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Cosmas and Damian – a bozzetto in 1966