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Americans in Spain
Brandon Ruud, Milwaukee Art Museum

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Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920 (Book)
Title: Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920
Author: Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum
Author: Corey Piper, Brock Curator of American Art, Chrysler Museum of Art
Editor: Melissa Duffes
Abstract: The art and culture of Spain significantly influenced many of America’s most renowned 19th- and 20th-century artists. Mary Cassatt visited the country early in her career and first garnered the attention of the French Impressionists with her paintings of Spanish themes. William Merritt Chase, fascinated with Spanish art, traveled to Madrid and its environs to paint landscapes and study at the Prado. And Robert Henri not only drew on the country’s culture and traditions as a personal muse but repeatedly brought his art students to Spain as part of their training. Featuring works by all of these artists, as well as others such as John Singer Sargent and Thomas Eakins, this handsome volume reveals the important and varied ways that Spain inspired a century of American artists.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/americans-in-spain-painting-and-travel-1820-1920/oclc/1228889355&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Worldcat website.
Access Model: Via purchase
Publisher: Published by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press.
Type: Other
ISBN: 9780300252965
Translator: Eriksen Translations Inc. (only for Francesc Quílez Corella's essay from Spanish to English).
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820–1920 (Exhibition)
Title: Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820–1920
Curator: Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum
Curator: Corey Piper, Brock Curator of American Art, Chrysler Museum of Art
Abstract: Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820–1920 is the first major exhibition to focus on the influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting. During the nineteenth century, artists increasingly added Spain to their European tours to study the masterworks in the Prado Museum and to capture the country’s scenic charms and customs. The exhibition features artists and movements that expand upon areas of particular strength in the Museum’s collection, including artists of the Ashcan Circle and the Eight, as well as major canvases by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and John Singer Sargent. Also among the highlights are Sargent’s famous Carmencita (1890) from the Musée d’Orsay; a newly discovered painting by Mary Cassatt from a Madrid private collection never before shown in the United States; and Spanish old masters on loan from the Prado Museum that American painters copied. The exhibition’s more than 100 paintings, photographs, and prints are presented chronologically and organized to emphasize migration, tourism, and travel in nineteenth-century Spain. Additional themes include the romance and the reality of old Spain; Spanish old masters and American copyists at the Prado Museum; Spanish architecture, gardens, and landscapes; Spain’s Islamic history; and the critical and popular responses to American artists’ work.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://mam.org/exhibitions/details/americans-in-spain.php
Primary URL Description: Milwaukee Art Museum website
Secondary URL: https://chrysler.org/exhibition/americans-in-spain/
Secondary URL Description: Chrysler Museum of Art website


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