Published: August 6, 2002
WISCASSET, MAINE – “: Nineteenth and Twentieth American and European Paintings” will run through September 27 at the Wiscasset Bay Gallery.
The exhibition showcases expressions of the rural scenery and idyllic ways of life that characterized the Nineteenth Century as well as the Impressionism and naturalism of the early Twentieth Century.
“Cottages, Norfolk,” by English artist Edward Brian Seago (1910-1974), highlights the collection with its depiction of sun-dappled country cottages amid painterly rural surroundings. The show features paintings of the European landscape, including a dramatically lit scene of a breezy day in the English countryside by British artist Robert Ladbrooke (1770-1842) and a serene coastal nocturne by French painter Pierre Jacques Pelletier (1867-1931).
The exhibition also encompasses American paintings of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. “Quiet Canal, Venice” by Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915) portrays the tranquil waters, lush foliage and lively inhabitants of the Venetian canals, while Waldo Peirce’s 1937 painting of his home in spring displays vibrant coloring and dynamic brushwork.
Other important American artists featured in the exhibition include Jane Peterson (1876-1965), Charles Frederick Kimball (1836-1907), Warren Davis (1865-1928), Abraham Bogdanove (1887-1946) and George Elmer Browne (1871-1946). European painters of note include Marcel Dyf (French, 1899-1985), Knud Larsen (Danish, 1865-1922), James Charles (British, 1851-1906) and Simon van den Berg (Dutch, 1812-1891).
The gallery is on Route 1 in Wiscasset Village. For information, 207-882-7682 or www.wiscassetbaygallery.com
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
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