Vera Neumann

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet

June 26 – August 12, 2014

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet, installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2014

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet, installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2014

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet, installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2014

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet, installation view, Alexander Gray Associates, 2014

Autumn Garden, from the "Florals" series [025], c. 1983

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [018], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

17h x 11.80w in (43.18h x 29.97w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, c. 1977

Watercolor on paper

17h x 12w in (43.18h x 30.48w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [027], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Rhododendron, from the "Florals" series, c. 1984

Watercolor on paper

17.50h x 12w in (44.45h x 30.48w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [032], n.d.

Watercolor on paper

18h x 12w in (45.72h x 30.48w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Oriental Poppies, from the "Florals" series [029], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Iris and Poppies, from the "Florals" series, c. 1984

Watercolor on paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Ferns & Flowers, from the "Florals" series [036], c. 1966

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Tulips & Daisies, from the "Florals" series [039], c. 1971

Watercolor On Paper

26.50h x 27.50w in (67.31h x 69.85w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

30h x 30w in (76.20h x 76.20w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [043], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

28h x 28w in (71.12h x 71.12w cm)

Fern and Flowers, from the "Florals" series [044], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Countryside, from the "Florals" series [045], c. 1967

Watercolor On Paper

30h x 30w in (76.20h x 76.20w cm)

Morning Glories, from the "Florals" series [048], n.d.

Tissue paper collaged on paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

32h x 32w in (81.28h x 81.28w cm)

Trumpet Vine, from the "Florals" series [047], c. 1972

Watercolor On Paper

31.30h x 31.80w in (79.50h x 80.77w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [049], c. 1977

Watercolor On Paper

18.10h x 15w in (45.97h x 38.10w cm)

Meadow Flowers, from the "Florals" series [050], c. 1978

Watercolor On Paper

17h x 14w in
(43.18h x 35.56w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [051], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

23h x 23w in (58.42h x 58.42w cm)

Delphiniums, from the "Florals" series [052], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

24.30h x 24.30w in (61.72h x 61.72w cm)

Native Flowers, from the "Florals" series [053], c. 1972

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [054], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

25.30h x 25.30w in (64.26h x 64.26w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

16.90h x 14w in (42.93h x 35.56w cm)

Poppies, from the "Florals" series [057], c. 1983

Watercolor On Paper

19.30h x 16w in (49.02h x 40.64w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [058], c. 1978

Watercolor On Paper

21.30h x 16w in (54.10h x 40.64w cm)

Island Poppies, from the "Florals" series [001], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

20h x 20w in (50.80h x 50.80w cm)

Wild Lillies, from the "Florals" series [024], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

30h x 18.50w in (76.20h x 46.99w cm)

Thistle, from the "Florals" series [018], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

30h x 19.40w in (76.20h x 49.28w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [060], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

23.30h x 16w in (59.18h x 40.64w cm)

Mixed Bouquet, from the "Florals" series [002], c. 1978

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Riverbank, from the "Florals" series [003], c. 1971

Watercolor On Paper

23.90h x 24w in (60.71h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [005], c. 1977

Watercolor on paper

17h x 14w in (43.18h x 35.56w cm)

Tea Roses, from the "Florals" series [006], c. 1980

Watercolor On Paper

17h x 14w in (43.18h x 35.56w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [007], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

17h x 14w in (43.18h x 35.56w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, c. 1977

Watercolor on paper

17h x 14w in (43.18h x 35.56w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [009], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

14h x 17w in (35.56h x 43.18w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [015], c. 1975

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 16.30w in (60.96h x 41.40w cm)

Country Garden, from the "Florals" series [016], c. 1974

Watercolor On Paper

33h x 15w in (83.82h x 38.10w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series, 1980

Watercolor on paper

18h x 16w in (45.72h x 40.64w cm)

Flower Arrangement, from the "Florals" series [019], c. 1973

Watercolor On Paper

26h x 26w in (66.04h x 66.04w cm)

American Beauty, from the "Florals" series [021], c. 1972

Watercolor On Paper

24.90h x 24.90w in (63.25h x 63.25w cm)

Blossom, from the "Florals" series [022], c. 1972

Watercolor and ink on paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Untitled, from the "Florals" series [023], n.d.

Watercolor On Paper

24h x 24w in (60.96h x 60.96w cm)

Press Release

Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet

Alexander Gray Associates presented its inaugural exhibition of artworks by Vera Neumann (b. 1907, Stamford, CT – d. 1993, North Tarrytown, NY), Vera Paints a Summer Bouquet, a selection of iconic watercolors and drawings of Neumann’s primary muse: bountiful, abundant, and joyful flowers. These artworks, made between the 1950s and 1980s, will be exhibited for the first time, although many of the images will be familiar to collectors of Vera scarves, napkins, and apparel. Her original drawings were the basis for all her designs of scarves, apparel, table linens, and a wide variety of licensed household and fashion items. Arranged salon-style in the Gallery’s ground-floor space, the watercolors and drawings include images of flowers from Neumann’s Hudson Valley garden: daffodils, tulips, irises, bleeding hearts, roses, delphinium, daisies, sunflowers, and poppies; many featuring the Vera ladybug icon.

Susan Seid in conversation: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 pm. Seid is the author of Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon published by Abrams in 2010. A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology and an industry veteran, she is the former owner of The Vera Company.