Artist Trivia: Childe Hassam

QUESTION: Considered the pioneer of American Impressionism, this artist painted works of New York City street scenes that earned him the reputation as “our street painter par excellence” around the turn of the 19th century. Considered the pioneer of American Impressionism, he was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and after studying in France from 1886 to […]

Artist Trivia: Will Barnet

Question: This artist’s professional career spanned nearly nine decades, beginning in the 1930s at the Art Students League in New York, where he taught from 1936 through 1980. He is best known for his distinctively flat, stylized aesthetic, and his paintings often feature solitary figures in meditative or enigmatic settings. In 1971, the artist fell […]

Artist Trivia: Lois Dodd

QUESTION: For over 50 years, this artist has painted her immediate, everyday surroundings. Her subjects include rambling New England out buildings, lush summer gardens, nocturnal moonlight skies, and views through interior windows. Windows are among this artist’s most often recurring subjects. She began painting them in the late 1960s when she moved her summer home […]
The Painted Room, 1982, oil on linen Andy Warhol, Portrait of James Wyeth

Three Fascinating July Lectures

The Farnsworth Art Museum is presenting three fascinating lectures in July. All three programs are taking place online via Zoom and are presented in conjunction with our ongoing exhibition programming. Wyeth Day 2020—View from Brandywine: The Wyeths of Pennsylvania Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Join us for the twelfth annual Wyeth Day, celebrating Andrew Wyeth’s […]

Artist Trivia: Stephen Pace

QUESTION: This artist’s first fame as a painter came from his abstract paintings of the 1950s. Caught up in the vibrant New York City art scene, he became a major figure of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists, with Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock among his circle of colleagues. Milton Avery became a lifelong […]