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American Watercolors, 1880-1990: Into the Light

STAFF RECOMMENDS

“This overview of the Harvard Art Museum's extensive watercolor collection is impressive and inspiring. Winslow Homer, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler and Romare Bearden are just a few of the artists whose works are beautifully reproduced here. American Watercolors: 1880-1990is a great example of how this ephemeral and versatile medium is uniquely suited to telling the American story."

- Larry / Sales Associate

 
A celebration of the diverse world of American watercolors from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century, featuring works from the Harvard Art Museums’ collection.
 
Watercolor holds a special place in the history of American art. For generations of artists, the medium has provided a space for innovation and experimentation, allowing practitioners to let their imagination loose and to reflect on process and perception. Its rise to the status of fine art in the decades following the Civil War is well documented, yet its continued role as a testing ground and means of generating new ideas throughout the twentieth century has received comparatively less attention. Hardcover, 176 pages.

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