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In a New Light: America’s Brush with Impressionism

Mar 4, 2005 - May 28, 2005

The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia and the Mr. and Mrs. Welborn E. Alexander Collection come together to present an exhibition exploring the impact made by the Impressionist movement on American Art created in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Artists from the United States, who often studied in France, blended the techniques of French Impressionism with their concepts, ideals and goals to create a new American Art for the 20th century. These artists often found themselves in revolt against what they viewed as an overly structured and stale art scene. In addition to works by well-known artists from across the United States, this exhibition features a collection of works by important Southern Impressionist artists. Impressionism, in various forms, held sway over the work of many Southern artists until the approach of mid the 20th century.

Featured artists

  • John W. Bentley
  • John Sylvan Brown
  • Elisabeth Augusta Chant
  • William Merritt Chase
  • Eliot Candee Clark
  • Charles Courtney Curran
  • Arthur Bowen Davies
  • John Fulton Folinsbee
  • William Gilbert Gaul
  • William James Glackens
  • Aaron Harry Gorson
  • Ellen Day Hale
  • Charles Webster Hawthorne
  • Colette Pope Heldner
  • Robert Henri
  • Hattie Hutchcraft Hill
  • William Samuel Horton
  • Alfred Heber Hutty
  • Louis E. Jone
  • Walter Koeniger
  • Ernst Lawson
  • Clarence Millet
  • Charles Frederick Naegele
  • Jane Peterson
  • Walter Elmer Schofield
  • William Posey Silva
  • Helen Maria Turner
  • Guy Carleton Wiggins
  • Ellsworth Woodward
  • William Woodward

More information

Peace Celebration, Paris 1918 by William Samuel Horton (1918), oil on canvas. From the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Welborn E. Alexander.


Mar 4, 2005
May 28, 2005
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