U.S.A. - Montclair-New Jersy - The Wyeths: Three Generations

N.C. Wyeth

For three generations, the Wyeths have created art that captures the imagination and admiration of a wide audience. This exhibition presents more than sixty paintings, drawings, and illustrations by N. C. (Newell Converse) Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The works— from the early 1900s to the present—reveal the breadth of the Wyeth family’s creative output and illuminate both common themes within the works and the artists’ individual styles.
N. C. Wyeth (1882–1945) has long been considered one of the nation’s leading illustrators. In the early 1900s, he studied with illustrator Howard Pyle in Delaware. In 1911, he built a house and studio in nearby Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Later, he bought a sea captain’s house in Maine and in 1931 built a small studio, which he shared with his son Andrew and his daughters. The exhibition includes illustrations for books by Robert Louis Stevenson and Washington Irving as well as historical scenes, seascapes, and landscapes.
Andrew Wyeth (b. 1917) is one of the United States’ most popular artists, and his paintings follow the American Realist tradition, which includes Winslow Homer. He has been influenced by the works of Homer, whose watercolor technique he admires, as well as by the art of Howard Pyle and his father, N. C. While Andrew paints recognizable images, his use of line and space often imbue his works with an underlying abstractquality. The exhibition includes important works from the 1970s and 1980s as well as recent paintings.
Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), like his father and grandfather, has painted subjects of everyday life, in particular the landscape, animals, and people of Pennsylvania and Maine. In contrast to his father—who paints with watercolor, drybrush, and tempera—Jamie works in oil and mixed media, creating lush painterly surfaces. Eighteen paintings represent all periods of his career.

Montclair Art Museum 08.03.2009-19.07.2009

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U.S.A. - West Palm Beach-Florida - Off the Wall : The Human Form in Sculpture

Chaim Gross - Head to Toe - 1941

Sculpture is the art of carving, modeling, welding or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions. Off the Wall: The Human Form in Sculpture features American and European sculpture based on the theme of the figure and dating from the 1800s to the present. Over 20 figures will be on parade for viewing and judging on the specific qualities of sculpture which set it apart from other visual arts such as painting, drawing and printmaking.

Norton Museum of Art 23.05.2009 - 06.09.2009


U.S.A. - Tulsa-Oklahoma - Everyday People, Everday Places

Everyday People, Everyday Places - Prints From the Age of Impressionism.
The prints in this exhibition focus on scenes of everyday life in France from around 1850 to around 1900. Responding to Charles Baudelaire’s (1821-1867) call to be of one’s own time, these artists were not bound to the past and as such, helped pave the way for Modern art.

Philbrook Museum of Art - 22.03.2009-14.06.2009


U.S.A. - Washington D.C. - Jaromir Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde

Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) was one of the foremost photographers of the 1920s and 1930s in Czechoslovakia, a country that stood at the forefront of creative photography during these two decades. In the first extensive presentation of Funke's work outside Europe, some 70 works by the artist and leading contemporaries—including Josef Sudek (1896–1976) and Eugen Wiškovský (1888–1964)—will position his career at the center of an important, if often overlooked, history of modernist photography. Funke defined his personal artistic vision in dialogue with the mainstream amateur movement, as well as national and international avant-garde art—Devĕtsil in Prague, and cubism, surrealism, and the Bauhaus abroad.

National Gallery of Art - 03.05.2009-09.08.2009