Published: September 17, 2002
DOYLESTOWN, PENN. – The James A. Michener Art Museum has announced the publication of Pennsylvania Impressionism, edited and principally authored by Senior Curator Brian H. Peterson, with contributions by Sylvia Yount and William H. Gerdts. Co-published by the Michener Art Museum and the University of Pennsylvania Press.
The long-awaited volume represents the first major scholarly publication on one of the most significant schools of landscape painting in American art history.
Centered in the picturesque village of New Hope, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Impressionists played an important role in the American art world of the early Twentieth Century. Their work was celebrated for its freedom from European influence and was praised by the noted painter and critic Guy Pene du Bois as “our first truly national expression.”
The book features more than 350 color reproductions of classic Pennsylvania Impressionist works by artists such as Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, Fern I. Coppedge, John Folinsbee, Robert Spencer and William Lathrop.
The 368-page hardcover volume includes biographies of 84 artists, a lively history of the New Hope Art Colony, and a feature on the renowned Bucks County frame makers.
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