Brooklyn Museum of Art
Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and
the American Watercolor Movement
March 20 through July 5, 1998
Masters of Color and Light is organized as a chronological thematic survey from 1777 to 1980. Among the early watercolors to be shown are examples by topographical artists such as George Beck, William Guy Wall, George Harvey, and Fanny Palmer, who recorded American landscape and city views often intended for publication as prints. Works after 1870 will feature such prominent artists as William T. Richards, Homer, Thomas Eakins, Thomas Moran, Edwin Austin Abbey, and Sargent who used watercolor for highly finished and often large exhibition pieces. In the twentieth century, artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Stuart Davis, Mark Rothko, and Sam Francis have interpreted the medium as a brilliant vehicle for modernist and avant-garde interests.
Whistling for Plover, 1874
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