Masters of Color and Light: Home, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement

Masters of Color and Light: Home, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement

by Linda S. Ferber, B. Gallali
     
 

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Library Journal
This catalog for a show of 150 American watercolors from the Brooklyn Museum of Art's collection of nearly 800 works is more than an exhibition monograph. It is a celebration of the museum's active participation in collecting watercolors and a reminder of its role in recognizing and establishing them as a prime American medium. In seven well-documented essays, Ferber and Gallati trace Brooklyn's role in the early purchase of works by such artists as Sargent, Homer, and major figures of the 20th century. A chronology distills events and provides a framework from which Brooklyn's contributions to art in America can be told. Some 46 black-and-white illustrations augment the 150 color plates; works range from landscapes and seascapes to figurative portraits and abstractions. Recommended for American art collections in academic and large public libraries as well as collections on New York and Brooklyn.--Ellen Bates, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560985723
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.96(d)

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