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"John Twachtman: An American Impressionist"
2000-02-26 until 2000-05-21
High Museum of Art
USA United States of America
John Twachtman (1853-1902) is one of America's leading
Impressionists. This exhibition is the first retrospective of his
work in over 30 years, and features 52 oil paintings and six
pastels selected from the finest works of the artist's career. In the
1890s, Twachtman became fully identified with the
Impressionist movement, and American critics often compared
him to Monet. Twachtman's style, a poetic translation of French
Impressionism, developed while he lived with his family on a
farm near Greenwich, Connecticut. Twachtman's house and
garden and the distinctive features of his property-a brook, a
pool, a bridge and a cascade-provide the subject matter for many of his paintings. Prior to coming to Atlanta, the
exhibition was presented at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the summer of 1999 and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the
Fine Arts in Philadelphia in the fall of 1999. Accompany the exhibition is a 192-page, beautifully illustrated, hard
bound catalogue retailing for $50.
John Twachtman: An American Impressionist is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The exhibition was
selected by Judy L. Larson, now Executive Director of the Art Museum of Western Virginia. Linda Merrill, Margaret
and Terry Stent Curator of American Art at the High, organized the show in Atlanta.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by The Henry Luce Foundation. Generous support is also provided by
the National Endowment for the Arts. In Atlanta, this exhibition is sponsored by Raymond James. Additional support
provided by the Walter Clay Hill and Family Foundation and the Mary E. Haverty Foundation. Education programs are
made possible by the Glenn and Jean Verrill Foundation.