Broad Strokes: American Painting from the Late 19th and 20th Centuries from the FAM Collection

William B.P. Closson (1848–1926), Preparing for the Pageant, 1915, oil on board, Made possible by the Carl Pickhardt Estate, 2016.77

Broad Strokes: American Painting from the Late 19th and 20th Centuries from the FAM Collection
February 9, 2019–September 1, 2019
Broad Strokes explores a dynamic period in American painting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The exhibition reveals significant stylistic shifts and artistic developments that were catalyzed by the drastic social changes of post-Civil War America, including major historic events like World War I and the Great Depression. The variety of approaches American artists engaged during this time is evident in works by renowned artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and lesser-known artists like local Fitchburg painter Constance Bigelow.

Edwin Ambrose Webster (1869–1935), Cactus, St. Paul, France, 1925, oil on canvas, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Sleeper, 1997.3

Joseph Foxcroft Cole (1837–1892), Canal Katwijk, 1890, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Smolin in honor of his parents, Ada and Jacob Smolin, 2001.45


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