Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement

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In the 1870s and 1880s, artists' societies promoted watercolors as attractive, decorative, inexpensive alternatives to oils, successfully elevating them to the mainstream of American art. Based in New York City, this American watercolor movement paved the way for larger, more seriously received exhibition watercolors, and for a broad turn-of-the-century effort by public institutions - among them the Brooklyn Museum of Art - to acquire American works in the medium. Highlighting 150 paintings that span nearly two centuries, ...

Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement 1998, Smithsonian Books (DC), Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781560985723

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