Farnsworth Art Museum

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Watercolors from the Permanent Collection At the Farnsworth Art Museum


"Different Strokes," an exhibition of 25 watercolors from the Farnsworth Art Museum's permanent collection, will open on April 10, 1999 and remain on view until September 6, 1999 in the Craig Gallery. This exhibit features watercolors by renowned American artists such as Winslow Homer, George Luks, John LaFarge, John Marin and Maurice Prendergastamong others.

The earliest work, Captain Charles Randall's "View of Mt. Desert Island," dates from 1778, and the exhibit includes work through the 1980s. These watercolors have been selected to highlight a diversity of techniques and styles and to inspire a broader appreciation of the medium. Due to fragility and conservation concerns, watercolors are less frequently exhibited than oils. This exhibit provides a special opportunity to view the Farnsworth's outstanding watercolors, many considered gems of the collection.

Lynn Marsden-Atlass is guest curator of the exhibit.


From top to bottom: George Luks, "In the Park;" Edward Hopper, "Haunted House," 1926

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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