Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery: Pioneer, Advocate, Artist & Curator

“Through art we can have a better understanding of each other.”   Evangeline J. Montgomery. Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery was born in New York in 1933.  She has had a life-long career in art, arts advocacy and curation.   Following a move to California in 1954, she began studying art at Los Angeles City College and received a […]

January 15, 2019

Paul Sormani La Belle Epoque

Paul Sormani, born in Venice in 1817, was trained as a cabinetmaker and moved to Paris opening his first shop in 1847. Under the patronage of Empress Eugenie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Sormani created superior works in the Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI styles, copying the originals and surpassing their quality. Known […]

January 11, 2019

The 2018 Gift Guide: For The Art Enthusiast

Lux or practical, classic or unique, these art pieces from the upcoming December 15th auction will sparkle, surprise, & definitely delight! We have the perfect present for everyone on your list, here are a few standout pieces that will definitely score you extra points this holiday season. For the ice fisherman…         […]

December 12, 2018

A Piece Of Maryland History

Alex Cooper is honored to be featuring the Estate of United States Senator, Joseph D. Tydings, an important figure in Maryland and United States history.  The collection includes a breathtaking assortment of fine art, silver, porcelain and furniture.  Many of the pieces were acquired by Joseph Tydings’ grandfather, United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union, […]

December 5, 2018

I Voted! (For My Favorite Pieces in the November Auction)

I am often asked what my favorite piece is in any given auction which is a very hard question to answer. Harder still, is to answer the question as to who my favorite artist is.  In honor of the elections, the following pieces (and artists) are getting my vote. A New York artist by way […]

November 6, 2018

A Classic 18th Century Silver Dollar

The first official US coins were made in 1792-1793. By the end of the 18th century, those coins were still very new to the country and someone was just as apt to see and spend Spanish, English or French coins as American coins. Spanish Silver was accepted as coinage as late as 1856 and words […]

October 24, 2018