American Artist Paintings of Foreign Scenes

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Buena Vista - California Artists in Mexico 1928-1970 is a 2010 exhibit at the California Heritage Museum which says: "Among the artists affiliated with the California Style that traveled to Mexico were Millard Sheets, Phil Dike, Rex Brandt, Emil Kosa, Marion Wachtel, Barse Miller and Ken Potter, each of whom created watercolors inspired by what they saw and encountered that captured the picturesque landscapes and scenes of Mexican people in their everyday environment." Accessed 10/18 

Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage is a 2017 exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts which says: "Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage focuses on American artist Frederic Church's paintings done in the Middle East, Athens and Rome. Church was the most popular and financially successful painter in mid-19th-century America, best known for his large paintings of wild places in North and South America, the North Atlantic and the Caribbean. But from the late 1860s until the late 1870s, many of his most important paintings represented ancient cities or buildings that he had seen on his 1867 to 1869 trip to the Middle East and the Mediterranean." Accessed 12/17

Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England is a 2017 exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum which says: "Developed around two iconic Homer paintings -- the Worcester Art Museum's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882) -- the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England explores the artist's time in Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad." Also see press release  Accessed 12/17

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred is a 2018 exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art which says: "Recasting factual and fantastical narratives surrounding America's involvement in the founding of Liberia, Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred. explores a mythicized history of the West African nation." Also see press release and artist's website. Accessed 11/18

Oh Panama!: Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal, is a 2016 exhibit organized by the Hudson River Museum and the Michener Art Museum. MAM says: "The Norwegian-born painter Jonas Lie (1880-1940) was drawn early in his career to architectural subjects, and earned his reputation through his powerful renderings of New York and its icons of technological progress, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the new skyscrapers, and the urban canyons they created. Inspired by an early color film documenting the construction of the canal, Lie was enthralled by the feats of engineering and the sublime visual qualities of the massive trench being carved across the Isthmus of Panama. He visited the Canal Zone for three months in 1913. Oh Panama! presents his dramatic vision of the canal's construction in eleven paintings on loan from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as oil sketches, lithographs, and ephemera -- all will impress viewers as a sublime and beautiful documentation of man's relentless quest to conquer nature and harness its riches." Accessed 9/16.


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