Get acquainted with landscape paintings from the museum’s permanent collection in these 30-minute discussions. You are invited to bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. Susan Baley, FJJMA Director of Education, will present the talks.
January 21 – Maurice Prendergast (1859-1924) South Side Hills, c. 1912-13
Prendergast’s personal approach to pointillism creates an abstract yet recognizable image of St. John’s, the artist’s birthplace.
February 18 – Oscar B. Jacobson (1882-1966) Winter Forest in Sweden, c. 1912-20
This painting of Jacobson’s native Sweden was done from preliminary sketches made during a 1914 European trip.
March 25 – Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, 1905
Although Moran became best known for his landscapes of the American West, his paintings of Venice were among the artist’s most popular works.
April 15 – Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Suburb under Snow (Wintery Day), 1886
When Gauguin began painting in the early 1870s, he adopted an Impressionist style. The Impressionists often painted winter landscapes or, as they called them, effets de neige (“effects of snow).
May 20 – Ernest L. Blumenschein (1874-1960), Rio Grande Gorge Near Taos (Strength of the Earth), 1944-1949
Blumenschein first visited Taos in 1898 and immediately fell in love with the New Mexican landscape, calling it “the first great unforgettable experience of my life…”
June 17 – Irving K. Manoir (1891-1982), Aspen and Snow, 1923
Manoir visited Taos in 1923 on commission from Chicago mayor, Carter Harrison, Jr. This painting of a sacred grove near Gloriettta, New Mexico, was one of the artist’s personal favorites.