Nature Through Their Eyes: American Moderns on Paper
March 23 – June 23, 2019
Artists such as Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe and Charles Demuth translated natural forms into poetic studies of shape, color, and texture. Infused with a distinct emotional quality, their modern views of nature breathed new life into otherwise traditional subjects.
Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by Newman’s Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.
Images: Georgia O’Keeffe, Slightly Open Clam Shell, 1926. Pastel on white ground on artist board. The Douglas Tracy Smith and Dorothy Potter Smith Fun, Purchased in honor of Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, in gratitude for her many years of extraordinary service to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (1983-2010), 2009.1.1. © 2019 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Charles Demuth, Still Life with Eggplant and Summer Squash, c. 1927. Watercolor and graphite on wove paper. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1928.40; Arthur Garfield Dove, Sunrise, 1937. Opaque and transparent watercolor and pen and ink on wove paper. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1955.265.