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Exhibition Catalog

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Art & Art History




Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, January 25 - April 12, 2008.

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Elizabeth Lee, Dickinson College.

The early literature on American impressionism often traces the ways in which artists such as Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, J. Alden Weir, and Edmund Tarbell modified French impressionist techniques in the process of developing their own individual styles. Indeed, point-by-point comparisons between artists from both countries reveal the ways in which American artists adapted French impressionist approaches to brushwork, color, composition, and subject matter. In studying the little-known work of Henry Ryan MacGinnis, the authors of the essays which follow have taken advantage of this comparative approach by analyzing his paintings in relationship to better-known American artists, whose styles developed in similar ways and in response to similar sources. [taken from introduction by Elizabeth Lee]

Table of Contents:

Introduction / by Elizabeth Lee

Henry Ryan MacGinnis, Man of Many Places / by Selwyn E. L. Ramp

Henry Ryan MacGinnis’ Stylistic Development and Technique / by Martine D. Romano

A Love of the Land: Henry Ryan MacGinnis, Impressionism, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania / by Abigail E. Bruckart

‘Puritans, Painters, and the Portuguese’: Henry Ryan MacGinnis in Provincetown / by Kara E. Carmack

Winter Scenes by Henry Ryan MacGinnis / by Rachel R. Fitzsimmons

Henry Ryan MacGinnis in New England / by Anna E. Metzger

A Landscape Painter’s Images of Women / by Sonia P. Evers

Henry Ryan MacGinnis and His Critics / by Diana B. Jonas

Henry Ryan MacGinnis in the Context of American Art / by Rebecca R. Mendelsohn