Urban Views: Realist Prints and Drawings by Robert Henri and His Circle
January 9–May 16, 2006
Urban Views: Realist Prints and Drawings by Robert Henri and His Circle features twenty rarely seen pieces taken from the Brooklyn Museum’s large collection of works on paper. It is the latest presentation in a series of small exhibitions of rarely seen works on paper to be held in the Visible Storage ▪ Study Center of the Luce Center for American Art.
This selection highlights the work of Robert Henri and his followers, who emerged as leaders in a new movement in American art around 1905. These young artists—Henri, John Sloan, George Bellows, George Luks, Jerome Myers, William Glackens, and others—shared an intense interest in recording contemporary urban life.