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Harwood Facade, photo by John Rudiak, 1998
A Selection of American Prints from the C. William and Eleanor Reiquam Collection
The Harwood Museum announces the opening of A Selection of American Prints from the C. William and Eleanor Reiquam Collection on Sunday, January 23 and continuing through March 26th, 2000 in the George E. Foster, Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. (left: Eva Watson, Gulls and Spray, 1943, woodcut, 1999.0033)
A Selection of American Prints from the C. William and Eleanor Reiquam Collection showcases twenty-three prints, part of a larger gift to the Harwood Museum by C. William and Eleanor Reiquam in 1999. This exhibition is a credit to the eye of the collectors. The Reiquam collection was formed over a twenty year period. Featured in the exhibition are a number of important prints by John Sloan and Howard Cook, as well as individual works by Frederico Castellon, Gifford Beal, Eve Watson and other artists involved in the American Print Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s. (right: Adolf Dehn, Jazz Baby, 1928, lithograph, 1999.0036)
The Reiquam Collection of American Prints consists of mint condition examples of works which not only illustrate the finest in print-making techniques, from etching, drypoint and wood engravings to lithographs and woodcuts, but also range stylistically from realism to abstraction. The fifteen artists in this exhibition represent a cross section of mid-Twentieth century American print makers which includes several known "Regionalists" as well as nationally recognized artists. (left: Asa Cheffetz, Country Scene, 1946, wood engraving, 1999.0022)
In conjunction with A Selection of American Prints from the C. William and Eleanor Reiquam Collection, the Harwood Museum is planning two lectures on the subject of printmaking and print collecting in late February and early March. These lectures will be included as part of the Winter Lecture Series which will kick off Tuesday, February 22nd with a talk and book signing by Flora Biddle featuring her recent book, The Whitney Women and The Museum They Built. (left: Howard Cook, New England Valley, 1928, etching, 1999.0010)
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