October 11, 1931
A Memorial Exhibition of the Wood Engravings of Timothy Cole will open at the Brooklyn Museum on October the 11th to continue on view in the print gallery of the Museum throughout November 10th. A selection of the most representative prints of the more than five hundred blocks made by this master will be shown. Two hundred examples of the finest of his work and chosen to present typical prints representative of the various periods of his career form the exhibition.
The prints will be arranged chronologically according to period and with the careful catalogue which is being prepared will present a splendid review of the work of one of the masters of modern wood engraving. Mr. Alphaeus A Cole has prepared from a manuscript left by his father a summary of the older Cole’s ideas on the art of wood engraving, and the catalogue will further contain a preface written by Milford S. Conrow. Mr. Alphaeus P. Cole’s well known water color portrait of his father at work at his engraving table will be hung in the gallery.
Timothy Cole died on May 18, 1931, after establishing himself as the ranking wood engraver of the world, both in the field of portraiture and interpretation of the old Masters, seeming to have caught in the limitations of his medium the effect and value of the color in the originals. This is the first memorial exhibition of his work.
The collection is made possible through the courtesy of Mrs. Timothy Cole, Miss Eveline Warner Brainerd, Mrs. Alphaeus P. Cole, Alford Conrow, Mr. Frederick J. H. Sutton and the Estate of Mr. George Howest Whittle, supplementing the Museum’s collection.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 07-12_1931, 123. View Original