The French Connection: Midwestern Modernist Women The Schumacher Gallery 10/27/2014 1:00:00 AM
the early 20th century, Paris had become a magnet for artists everywhere. This
exhibition, organized with Keny Galleries, focuses on female artists from the
Midwest who left wartime France in 1914 to unite in the old seaport art
colonies of Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. There, impassioned by their
European experience and their interest in French Modernism, they formed a
remarkably creative circle. Artists such
as Edna Hopkins, Ethel Mars, Maud Squire and Blanche Lazzell experimented with
innovations in printmaking. Others, including Jane Peterson, Alice Schille and
Marguerite Zorach, explored watercolors. The aesthetic fermentation that
developed within this group of artists led to a new freedom of expression and a
unique outpouring of creative energy.
Reception: Friday, November 14, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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