Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas, Texas

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"That Earlier, Wilder Image":

Sketches by American Landscape Painters,1830-1900

June 14 to September 13, 1998


Between 1830 and 1880, the preparatory oil sketches painted by some of America's most prominent landscape painters moved from the private realm of the artist's studio into the public arena of the exhibition hall and marketplace. This exhibition examines how Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Sanford Gifford, all influential artists in their day, used their oil sketches to create easel paintings, to market themselves, and to promote their careers, while satisfying the growing public interest in acquiring works deemed more intimate and therefore more desirable than large-scale canvases. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, the exhibition is based on important new research by DMA Consulting Curator of American Art Eleanor Jones Harvey. In The J.E.R. Chilton Galleries.


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