A Century of Impressionism on Cape Cod
July 11 - September 19, 1999
Visiting curator Cindy Nickerson has assembled an array of over 60 gorgeous, light drenched paintings from museums, collectors and galleries from across the country. Represented are more than 40 artists associated with Cape Cod, including Edward Barnard, Dodge Macknight, Childe Hassam, Charles Webster Hawthorne, William McGregor Paxton, Reynolds Beal, Pauline Palmer, Marion Campbell Hawthorne, John Whorf, Frank W. Benson, Henry Hensche, Hilda Neily and Lois Griffel.
Hawthorne, who founded his Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown in 1899, is often considered an impressionist. Impressionism was very much the style when artist flocked to Provincetown in the early 1900's. A long line of strong teachers has kept this popular style alive on Cape Cod for over a century.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the Cape Museum of Fine Arts has published a fully illustrated and annotated exhibition catalog featuring a history of impressionism on the Cape with Cindy Nickerson, and an essay on Charles Hawthorne by John Driscoll, the director of the Babcock Galleries in New York. The exhibition is sponsored by BankBoston.
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