Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA



William Trost Richards: Rediscovered

On the Cornish Coast, Oil, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. H. Curtis Wright,

Woodmere Art Museum Collection

William Trost Richards: Rediscovered opens at Woodmere Art Museum Oct. 11, 1998 and runs through Jan. 31, 1999.

This monographic exhibition assembled by Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York, in association with Jill Newhouse, brings together nearly 50 superb works by Richards (1833-1905).

William Trost Richards is one of America's leading 19th century watercolorists, draughtsmen, and marine painters. Many of the works on display will depict scenes from the Wissahickon Valley and other Pennsylvania locations.

Linda Ferber, the nation's leading scholar on Richards and author of the exhibition catalogue, will present an in-depth slide lecture on Thurs., Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ferber is Chief Curator and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.

Public tours will be given on Wed., Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 7/23/10

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