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Highlight: American Impressionism
Highlight: American Impressionism

Highlight: American Impressionism
John H. Twachtman (1853-1902), The Little Bridge, 1896. Oil on canvas, 24-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (sight). Eva Underhill Holbrook Memorial Collection of American Art, gift of Alfred H. Holbrook (GMOA 45.90).

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Through spring 2007
For more information call 706.542.4662
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American impressionism emerged during the late nineteenth century in response to the many challenges to traditional ways of life -- automobiles, telephones, electric light bulbs, and Kodak cameras were all being encountered for the first time. While many American painters embraced the new technologies to create new forms of art, others chose to produce Monet-style art that expressed an ideal vision. Showcasing thirty oil paintings, including several being shown for the first time at the museum such as William Louis Sonntag's The Blue Ridge Mountains, and works by William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, and Childe Hassam, this exhibition reveals that the Georgia Museum is home to a stellar collection of works by some of the most important American impressionists.

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