Tyler Museum of Art Announces Reflections on Water Painting. The Arthur J. Phelan Collection

The Tyler Museum of Art presents Reflections on Water on view December 9–March 4, 2012.

Edward Percy Moran (American, 1862-1935). Children Playing on the Beach, ca. 1890. Oil on canvas, 15 x 22 inches. The Arthur J. Phelan Collection

Reflections on Water in American Painting–The Arthur J. Phelan Collection combines 50 paintings that together tell a unique history of the country’s maritime growth from the grand sailing ships of the U.S. Navy and the river boats of Mark Twain’s Mississippi River to the more contemporary pleasure of leisure time spent by the sea.

Ranging in date from 1828 to 1945, the exhibition opens with the earliest form of American maritime painting with a selection of grand, academic-style portraits of graceful sailing ships. The exhibition progresses forward in time with waterscapes from the sea to the lakes and rivers of the American heartland, light-flooded impressionist visions of quaint New England seaside towns, and modernist renderings of industrial waterfronts and everyday life on the water. – www.tylermuseum.org

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