Georgia Museum of Art

University of Georgia

Athens, GA



Before 1948: American Paintings from Georgia Collections



January 15 through March 14, 1999


To celebrate the Georgia Museum of Art's 50th anniversary, the exhbition Before 1948: American Paintings from Georgia Collections will feature some of the finest examples of American art from collections throughout Georgia. Before 1948 commemorates the year that the Georgia Museum of Art first opened its doors to the public with the collection of American paintings that the museum's founder Alfred Holbrook assembled.

The curators of the exhibition have compiled a selection of over 50 works by noted masters including George Cooke, James Peale, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Moran, Sanford R. Gifford, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, John Sloan, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, Lee Krasner and John Marin.

Works by lesser known artists will also be featured, including Colin Campbell Cooper, Joseph DeCamp, Hamilton Hamilton, Nell Choate Jones and many others.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by the Georgia Museum of Art with an essay by Terry Kay, one of Georgia's award-winning writers, and history of the museum by Mary Levin Koch, with an afterword by guest curator Heidi Domescik. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Belk and by Director's Circle members Edith V. Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Roush Jr.

From top to bottom (click on thumbnails to view larger images): Hamilton Hamilton, Woman with Fan, 1900, oil on masonite, Robert Henri, Teawa, 1916, oil on canvas; Worthington Wittredge, Flood on the Delaware, 1880, oil on canvas; John Sloan, Tittering Girls, 1914, oil on canvas; William Paxton, The Album, 1920, oil on canvas; Lucy May Stanton, Bermuda, 1925, oil on canvas.

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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