Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). Homosassa River, 1904. Watercolor with additions of gum over graphite on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription, 11.542

September 14, 2007–January 17, 2008

This exhibition features eighty important works from the Brooklyn Museum's world-renowned collection of American watercolors with a focus on landscape imagery. Ranging in date from 1777 to 1952, the selection represents major movements in American landscape painting: late eighteenth-century topographical and picturesque view painting; the Hudson River School and Pre-Raphaelitism; post-Civil War realism; American Impressionism; modernist abstraction; and American Scene painting. Among the featured artists are William Trost Richards, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, John Marin, and Edward Hopper. The subjects represented range from Coney Island to Yosemite. This selection constitutes a rich and informative survey of the development of landscape art and of watercolor practice in the United States over the course of two hundred years.

Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection
is curated by Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Brooklyn Museum American Art Council.

Exhibition Highlights

Oscar Bluemner: Loving Moon Frederick Childe Hassam: Sunday Morning, Appledore Arthur Parton: Niagara Falls Edward Hopper: House at Riverdale

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