Art's Eclectic Fusion: Gallery Artists Unite

Pictured Above: “Seas of Fire Sun and Sea no. 2, 2021.” 48 x 72 inches, Acrylic Ink, Acrylic Paint, Collage on Canvas in the studio. Janet Filomeno. Photo Credit: Contributed.

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New York, NY – The Walter Wickiser Gallery INC. is honored to present the next virtual exhibition, GALLERY ARTISTS PART XX, running now through September 21 st , 2023. Featured will be Bucks County Artist, Janet Filomeno in addition with fellow artists, Kiyomi Baird, Katherine Pappas-Parks, Kaethe Kauffman, Layla Fanucci, and Florence Putterman. Walter Wickiser states: It is my hope you enjoy this selection of my artists, showing Eastern, Western, and European influences.” 

The virtual exhibition of Gallery Artists Part XX is a guided tour and can be viewed at

Walter Wickiser continues to state: “Art has always been a part of my life. As the son of artist parents, I felt the aesthetics of music and painting were constants and always a source of beauty, solace, and inspiration.

Pictured Above: Janet Filomeno in her New Hope studio.  Photo credit: Ron Filomeno. 

My father was the American artist, Ralph Wickiser, whose contemporaries included Woodstock and Pratt Institute artists such as Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Franz Kline, Jacob Lawrence and Barnet Newman. With the artistic vision of my father and his associates, who were at the forefront of modern art, I developed a strong sense of painting, especially of abstraction. In the late 1980’s, this artistic constant became my vocational pursuit. I formally became an art dealer. The early days were illuminating in many ways. For one, I worked with Chinese dealers from mainland China for the first time, and I soon became fascinated with Asian art.

When I started my own gallery in 1992, I found my own direction. My own vision was now much influenced by Asian art and the western sensibilities of my father and his contemporaries. I wanted to intermingle American and Asian painters to create a dialectic of art between these cultures – an exploration to understand and appreciate the intersections and incredible dualities.

Pictured Above: Up close “Seas of Fire Sun and Sea no. 2, 2021.” 48 x 72 inches, Acrylic Ink, Acrylic Paint, Collage on Canvas. Janet Filomeno. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Since 2000 my focus has become more international because with the advent of the internet we have all truly become globalized. This year marks the thirty-first year since the gallery’s founding in 1992. I hope you will enjoy this selection of my artists showing Eastern, Western and European influences.”

The Walter Wickiser Gallery was established in 1992 in Soho, New York. As the son of American artist and art educator Ralph Wickiser – who was the former Chairman of the graduate Fine Art program at Pratt Institute from 1962-1978 – Walter Wickiser was born and raised in the American art world amongst internationally renowned modern artists including Barnett Newman, Phillip Guston, Jacob Lawrence, George McNeil, Stephen Pace and Phillip Pearlstein. Friendship, at a very early age, with the Milton Avery and Yasuo Kuniyoshi families provided a special mentoring and education which proved very beneficial to his career as an art dealer. More at:

Learn more about artist Janet Filomeno at

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