Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan

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Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017

The artist F. Townsend Morgan wrote that he had pursued art as an avocation (or hobby) from 1915 to 1934, then turned professional. Morgan (1883–1965) was born in Brooklyn, into a family that fell on hard times during the Great Depression. He found employment with various New Deal art programs from 1934 to 1942. Morgan also traveled widely, making prints for his own enjoyment and for hire in places including Philadelphia, the Virgin Islands and Key West, Florida. 

This exhibition is the first to focus entirely on his work since his death and includes about 40 prints of sailboats (one of his favorite subjects), architecture and natural beauty.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • maritime
  • architecture
  • printmaking
  • F. Townsend Morgan

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