Docent Memorial Lecture | Watercolor: The American Medium

April 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

5pm reception
6pm lecture

Kathleen A. Foster discusses the transformation of the watercolor medium in the United States. The “American Watercolor Movement” began in the 1860s and developed through the generation of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. By the early twentieth century a distinctly national preference propelled the success of Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, John Marin, and modernist painters, leading to claims that watercolor was the “American medium.” The exhibition Nature Through Their Eyes: American Moderns on Paper will be open for viewing during the reception.

Enter at 29 Atheneum Square North. Free. Sponsored by the Docent Council of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Kathleen A. Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.