The Brandywine River Museum of Art's newest exhibit From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art reflects the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950.
Opens February 25th and runs through mid-May

The exhibition, assembled by the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., features 54 superb paintings by Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others who revolutionized picture-making in the United States. 

Painting by Winslow Homer
The exhibition traces the course of modern art in the works of these artists—from the bold, investigative realism of Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins at the end of the nineteenth century, to the reductive views and psychological insights of Edward Hopper and Morris Graves at mid-twentieth century.
Museum's Exhibit Information Page

Painting by Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. 

Considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art he was largely self-taught, beginning his career as a commercial illustrator.

He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.
Painting by Edward Hopper

Also featured is Edward Hopper, who was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings,
he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.

The paintings featured in this article, by both Homer and Hopper, can be found in various museums and collections throughout the world.


LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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