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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

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Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection

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.

Tour Schedule with Dates

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

May 4–July 22, 2007

Brooklyn Museum, New York

September 14, 2007–January 17, 2008

Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati

February 22–May 11, 2008