AWASH IN COLOR: HOMER, SARGENT AND THE GREAT AMERICAN WATERCOLOR. Sue Welsh Reed and Carol Troyen. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1993. Published in association with Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, Boston. 346 pp. with 258 ills. (151 col.). 29 x 29 cm. LC 92-63335 ISBN 0821220209 In English.
Highlights a notable selection of 127 sheets from the Museum's outstanding collection of American watercolors, presenting excellent reproductions of landscapes, portraits, nature studies, still lifes and other diverse works produced from the late 18th century through the 1940s by some 55 major and lesser-known artists, among them West, Cropsey, Inness, La Farge, Homer, Whistler, Hassam, Sargent, Prendergast, Marin, Demuth, Burchfield, Hopper and Dove. Detailed commentaries on the exhibited works, biographical profiles of the featured artists and a brief discussion of watercolor materials and techniques supplement two substantial essays examining the significant role of the medium in the development of American modernism and describing the enthusiastic patronage of watercolor painters by Boston collectors since the late 19th century.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor
Worldwide Number: 024036
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