Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

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Jun 3 2017 - Oct 29 2017

Cape Ann Museum

Gloucester, MA

Rock Bound will explore the ways in which an array of artists of the early 20th century sought to capture the natural beauty of the area, the power of the ocean and the hardscrabble way of life that was quickly disappearing in other areas. The exhibit will also consider how artists placed local populations and traditions in their context, whether it was carpenters working in the shipyards of Essex, women and children relaxing on wide sandy beaches, or fishermen and quarrymen pursuing their timeless and dangerous ways of life. Artists featured in Rock Bound will include Jane Peterson, Martha Walter, Gifford Beal, Leon Kroll, Marsden Hartley and Stuart Davis.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Painting
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Landscape
  • Jane Peterson
  • Martha Walter
  • Gifford Beal
  • Leon Kroll
  • Marsden Hartley
  • Stuart Davis
  • and others

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