By Kathleen A. Foster
The formation of the yankee Watercolor Society in 1866 by way of a small, devoted team of painters remodeled the conception of what had lengthy been thought of a marginal medium. Artists of every age, types, and backgrounds took up watercolor within the 1870s, inspiring more youthful generations of impressionists and modernists. by means of the Twenties many might declare it as “the American medium.”
This attractive and finished booklet tells the definitive tale of the metamorphosis of yankee watercolor perform among 1866 and 1925, selecting the artist constituencies and social forces that drove the hot approval for the medium. the foremost artists of the circulation – Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, Charles Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, and so on – are represented with lavish colour illustrations. the result's a clean and gorgeous examine watercolor’s principal position in American paintings and culture.
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