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American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the most comprehensive loan exhibition in over forty years devoted to the most important chapter in the history of watercolor painting in America. This exhibition will bring together more than 170 works, drawn from public and private collections throughout the country. Tracing the development of the watercolor movement from its passionate embrace by a small, but dedicated group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of Modernism, this sweeping survey will examine the remarkable transformation of the medium that occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Find out more about the ‘American Watercolor’ exhibition from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website.

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Spanish Fountain (1912), John Singer Sargent. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spanish Fountain (1912), John Singer Sargent. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Boulevard at Night, Paris (1889), Childe Hassam. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Boulevard at Night, Paris (1889), Childe Hassam. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Diamond Shoal (1905), Winslow Homer. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Diamond Shoal (1905), Winslow Homer. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A Garden in Nassau (1885), Winslow Homer. Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art

A Garden in Nassau (1885), Winslow Homer. Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Big Springs in Yellowstone Park (1872), Thomas Moran. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Big Springs in Yellowstone Park (1872), Thomas Moran. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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