Academy Art Museum opens From Bierstadt to Wyeth: American Landscapes from a Private Collection

. May 10, 2014

The Academy Art Museum presents From Bierstadt to Wyeth: American Landscapes from a Private Collection an exhibition on view May 10 – July 13, 2014.

Fitz Henry (Hugh) Lane (1804 – 1865)  Thatcher's Light from Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, c.1852  Oil on canvas  Private Collection

Fitz Henry (Hugh) Lane (1804 – 1865) Thatcher’s Light from Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, c.1852 Oil on canvas Private Collection

The Museum is in the fortunate position to receive on loan landscapes by American masters of the 19th and 20th centuries from a private collection. The collectors – who prefer to remain anonymous – have gathered very fine works of art over a period of some 25 years. The exhibition of mostly oil paintings offers a selection from the much larger collection, carefully chosen for their artistic as well as educational value. The works of art display a wide range in the development in American landscape painting over a period of approximately a century-and-a-half. The show includes several well known artists’ impressions of landscape in all seasons, including the sunny Nassau by Albert Bierstadt (1830 – 1902) and the snowy Homestead by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971).

Some artists painterly expressed their impressions while traveling in Europe, for example George Inness (1825 – 1894), with his Italian vista, outside Rome and later Leon Kroll (1884 – 1974), Fontainebleau Forest, which he painted in France. Many stayed closer to home and explored the coasts from Maine, like Jesse Leach France (1862 – 1926), to the west coast, for instance Childe Hassam (1859 – 1935) with his Alkali, Rabbitbrush, and Greasewood, Squaw Butte, Oregon Trail. Some of the highlights in expression, as well as impressionistic rendering, are the Cranberry Pickers by Eastman Johnson (1824 – 1906), as well as N.C. Wyeth’s (1882 – 1945), Summer Chadds Ford, of 1945.

Academy Art Museum
106 South Street
Easton MD, 21601

Category: Fine Art

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