Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, Delaware



Winter Scenes


Snow and ice may be on the way, but you can enjoy their beauty in warmth at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. Winter Scenes, a special exhibition scheduled through January 28, 2001, explores the variety and challenges of winter landscape painting. Regional artists Walter Launt Palmer, Raphael Senseman, Frank E. Schoonover, Walter Elmer Schofield, Fred Wagner and Alfred Jacob Miller are all represented. (left: Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874), Days of Real Happiness, c. 1860, pen, ink wash, and pencil on paper, 96.92)

Memorable works include: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, painted by Guy Carlton Wiggins, is well-known for evoking the charm and nostalgia of early 20th-century life. Winter Landscape, painted in 1924 by Jonas Lie, elicited much positive comment from contemporary critics who attributed the appeal of winter subjects to him on his Norwegian heritage. On loan from the Historical Society of Delaware is Old Barley Mill on the Brandywine, painted by Henry Price, where skaters glide effortlessly on the frozen river near the mill. The Red Bridge by Fred Wagner captures the industrial spirit of Philadelphia blanketed in snow. (left: Fred Wagner, The Red Bridge)

About the Biggs Museum of American Art's Curator:

Roxanne Stanulis has been the curator and assistant director of the Biggs Museum of American Art for over two years. In addition to caring for the permanent collection, Ms. Stanulis also coordinates the Museum's temporary exhibitions. Another major project that she is overseeing is the publication of the Museum's catalogue of the permanent collection.

Previously Ms. Stanulis worked in the Department of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and coordinated a special exhibition at the University Gallery of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in art history from Michigan State University. She specialized in American art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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