El Paso Museum of Art Presents From Paris to North America American Impressionism Masterworks

The El Paso Museum of Art is celebrating its outstanding American Impressionist paintings with the exhibition From Paris to North America: American Impressionism Masterworks.

On display in an adjoining gallery to the French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens will be over thirty paintings by artists such as Theodore Earl Butler, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Childe-Hassam, Henry Ossawa-Tanner and John Twachtman who were influenced by and adopted the style of French Impressionism in the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century. Centered primarily on the East coast, the American Impressionist movement grew as young American artists returned from study in Europe where they learned to focus on the transitory effects of light and contemporary subject matter. The demand in the United States for Impressionist paintings also increased as more and more exhibitions brought the French avant-garde to the American public.

Image: Butler, Theodore Earl (1876-1937) Fireworks, Vernon Bridge/ Fuegos artificiales, Puente de Vernon, (1908) o/c, 23 ½ x 2 Gift of EPAMA Members’ Guild 1974.53.1

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