Masterful Plein Air Paintings

Fifer was most recently featured in a duo solo exhibit for the 15th Annual The Luminous Landscape (see the Exhibition & Events page). An acknowledged plein air master, Gary Fifer traces his artistic roots to the American Impressionists who painted in New York and Connecticut during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a long-time protege of Arthur Maynard who, in turn, studied under Frank V. Dumond and was, himself, taught by Willard Metcalf. Dumond was an instructor at the Art Students League of New York (ASLNY) and the Ridgewood Art Institute, in New Jersey. Fifer also studied with Frank Mason at the ASLNY and, later, at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York.

Gary has been home-based in the Manchester, VT, area for the last six years, quite a change from his Hudson Valley beginnings. The gallery has had a 20+ year relationship with Gary and we continue to be his primary gallery in the United States. Prices for paintings on hand range from $1,800 to $5,000.

Please click on an image below to display a larger version above. New work of Gary's is shown in the Exhibitions & Events page under the CURRENT EXHIBITION section.

Gary has taken Best of Show awards from the Rye Arts Center, the Kent Art Association, Kent, Connecticut, and the Ridgewood Art Institute. He has taught studio and en plein air workshops at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, New York and the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. He has lectured and demonstrated on location at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Gary now resides in central Vermont where he paints and gives private lessons. Albert Shahinian Fine Art is Fifer's sole agent at this time. All inquiries about his work and person should be made through the gallery, (845) 876-7578.