The Canton Museum of Art collection focuses on American works on paper, with a concentration in watercolors from the 19th century forward, and contemporary ceramics from the 1950s forward.
This focus has led to exemplary holdings in the medium, including watercolors by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, John Marin, Maurice Prendergast, Thomas Hart Benton, George Luks, and Jan Matulka.
Ohio artists include Oscar Bluemner; Emerson Burkhart, a regionalist whose work documented life in the African-American neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio; Claude (Claudine) Raguet Hirst, a Cincinnati artist known for her trompe l'oeil watercolors of bachelor still-lifes; August Biehle, a member of the Cleveland School; and Alice Schille, a leading American modernist from Columbus, Ohio.
Aspiring artists have their work exhibited in a prestigious museum setting
Works by watercolor artists and ceramists since the 1920's
Works reminiscent of webbing are constructed of flame-worked borosilicate rods
Grids of different sizes, angles, and colors
Ceramic works go beyond functionality to inspire, tell a story, and bring beauty
Many different techniques and formats, bound together by fiber
A complete picture of each artist and their studio practice
Enter a world where reality meets its darker, surreal self