Published: December 24, 2002
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. – The Berkshire Art Gallery, located in a historic marketplace, Jenifer House Commons, Route 7, has brought together some special pieces as ” for 2003.”
Included are paintings by Charles Curtis Allen, Edgar Spier Cameron, Lauren Ford, L. Edmund Klotz, Carl R. Krafft, Clara E. Langenbach, Edgar Hewitt Nye, Robert Emmett Owen, Janet Scudder and Carl W. Rawson.
Charles Allen (1886-1950) was a National Academician from Massachusetts. “Lily Pond” is a jewel-like example of American Impressionism. Edgar Cameron (1862-1944) painted “On the Plain of Chailly Near Barbizon,” while visiting France in 1894. A farm in Litchfield County was home and inspiration to Lauren Ford (1891-1973) when she painted “Spring Madonna” with its abundance of flora and fauna.
Works by L. Edmund Klotz (1888-1947), a founding member of the North Shore Art Association, are rare and “Gloucester Fishing Boats” is a fine example. Carl Krafft (1884-1938) combines delicate nuances of color and permeating light with decorative brushwork in “River Landscape in Winter.” Clara Langenbach (1871-1959) exhibited at the North Shore Art Association and Boston Art Club; “Gathering Autumn Leaves” is charmingly impressionistic. Edgar Nye (1879-1943) exhibited landscapes such as “Farmstead in Summer” at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington.
Works by Robert Emmett Owen (1878-1957) are increasingly popular due to the elegant simplicity of paintings such as “Staples Mill.” Many institutions have works by Carl Rawson (1884-1970), such as “Autumn Hills,” because of their rich colors and extraordinary light. Janet Scudder (1869-1940) is best remembered today for sculpture, but her easel work, as “Sailing Ships in Rockport” shows, also was exemplary.
Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment or chance. For information, 413-528-2690.
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
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