Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Laurel, MS



American Landscapes from the Paine Art Center & Arboretum

August 20 - October 8, 2000


The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is pleased to announce a major exhibition of American oil paintings, watercolors, etchings and lithographs from the Paine Art Center & Arboretum in Oskosh, Wisconsin. The exhibit features highlights of a collection formed in the mid-1920s by Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine, founders of the Paine Art Center & Arboretum. This exciting collection exhibits a wide-ranging perspective on mid-19th to early 20th century American interpretations of the landscape, and it also offers insight into an American couple's passion for collecting works of art. (left: Louis William Otte, Purple Sage, 1926, oil on canvas)

This stylistically eclectic exhibition of forty-seven works celebrates nature in its varying moods and presents over a century of Realist, Tonalist and Impressionist paintings and works on paper. Included are examples from the Hudson River School of landscape painting influenced by the works of James McDougal Hart, the misty landscapes of George Inness, the sunlit scenes of Maurice Braun, the visionary canvases of Ralph Albert Blakelock, the impasto pigments of John Edward Costigan; the Manifest Destiny representations of Thomas Moran the Tonalism of J. Francis Murphy, the Realism of Winslow Homer, and the Midwestern images of Grant Wood. (left: George Inness: A Spring Meadow Near Montclair, 1892, oil on canvas)

Although the Paine Art Center's collection and this exhibition of American landscapes represents an entire century and several historical eras, one current flows through all the works -- the ongoing relationship between nature and the individual artist.

The exhibition is sponsored by AmSouth Bank, J. C. Bradford & Co. Foundation, Sanderson Farms, Mr. & Mrs. Greg Rustin.


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For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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