American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
'The exhibition and its sumptuous companion book fully explore the reasons for this bracing aesthetic change and the resulting legacy of the American watercolor movement' - The Wall Street Journal
This beautiful exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art tells the fascinating story of the transformation of American watercolour practice between 1866 and 1925.
The formation of the American Watercolour Society in 1866 by a small, dedicated group of painters transformed the perception of what had long been considered a marginal medium. Artists of all ages, styles, and backgrounds took up watercolour in the 1870s, inspiring younger generations of impressionists and modernists. By the 1920s many would claim it as 'the American medium'.
The major artists of the movement - Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and many others - are represented with lavish colour illustrations. The result is a fresh and beautiful look at watercolour's central place in American art and culture.
- Author: Kathleen A Foster
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Date published: April 2017
- Language: English
- Delivery: Shipped from US
- ISBN: 978-0300225891
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 26.6 cm