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Maurice Prendergast and His Associates: American Impressionist and Early Modernist Works on Paper from the WAM Collection

 

The Wichita Art Museum is pleased to present a focus exhibition of Maurice Prendergast and His Associates: American Impressionist and Early Modernist Works on Paper from the WAM Collection through January 2, 2000. This show encompasses two Murdock Collection watercolors by Prendergast and 14 additional watercolors and pastels by American artists of the period who were also experimenting with new ways of seeing and exploring themes from modern life. (left: John Marin (1870-1953),  SUNSET, CASCO BAY,  Watercolor on paper, 1919,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M147.57)

Prendergast knew and admired the work of the other artists featured in this exhibition and he counted a number of them as close friends. They were brought together by their personal associations but also by their mutual contribution to the opening of American art to a new era of experimentation. Artists represented in the exhibition are Robert F. Blum , Arthur Bowen Davies, Charles Demuth, Childe Hassam, John LaFarge,John Marin, Theodore Robinson, Everett Shinn, and Abraham Walkowitz. (right: Charles Demuth (1883-1935),  RISE OF THE PRISM,  Tempera on paper, 1919,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M63.46 )

Maurice Prendergast and His Associates was organized to complement the showing of the loaned exhibition Maurice Prendergast: The State of the Estate, which opens October 3 at the Wichita Art Museum. (See Maurice Prendergast: The State of the Estate at the Heckscher Museum of Art (5/29/99))

Checklist of the exhibition:

1.  Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903),  CELEBRATION, Watercolor on paper, ca.1890,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection, 1998.2

2 Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928),  FIGURE STUDY, BACK,  Charcoal, heightened with white, on paper, ca. 1911, Wichita Art Museum, gift of the S.O. and Marian L. Beren Foundation, 1962.145

3.  Charles Demuth (1883-1935),  AFRICAN DAISIES,  Watercolor on paper, 1925,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M92.51

4. Charles Demuth (1883-1935),  CIRCUS RIDER,  Watercolor on paper, 1916,  Wichita, Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M94.51

5.  Charles Demuth (1883-1935),  RISE OF THE PRISM,  Tempera on paper, 1919,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M63.46  

6.  Childe Hassam (1859-1935),  THE BIRCHES,  Pastel on board, 1891,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection,  1993.1

7.  Childe Hassam (1859-1935),  THE COVE,  Watercolor on paper, 1912,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection,  1998.15

8. John La Farge (1835-1910),  CHILDREN IN HUT, AT FALEU, MANONO,  Watercolor and gouache on paper, 1890,  Wichita Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Howard,  1983.56

9.  John Marin (1870-1953),  SUNSET, CASCO BAY,  Watercolor on paper, 1919,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M147.57

10.  Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925),  STONE BRIDGE,  Watercolor on paper, n.d.,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection,  1998.30

11.  Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924),  BOAT LANDING, DINARD,  Watercolor on paper, 1910,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M81.50

12.   Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924),  RAINY DAY, VENICE,  Watercolor on paper, 1899,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M36.42

13.  Theodore Robinson (1852-1896),  GIRL SEWING,  Watercolor on paper, ca. 1892,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection,  1998.35

14 Theodore Robinson (1852-1896),  GIRL AND DUCKS,  Watercolor on paper, 1887,  Wichita Art Museum, the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection,  1992.45

15.  Everett Shinn (1876-1953),  THE MONOLOGIST,  Pastel on paper, 1910,  Wichita Art Museum, the Roland P. Murdock Collection,  M22.41

16. Abraham Walkowitz (1880-1965),  NUDE FEMALE BATHERS,  Watercolor on paper, ca. 1917-1920,  Wichita Art Museum, gift of Virginia M. Zabriskie,  1997.9

 

Article revised 7/26/99

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rev. 10/26/10


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