Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection
August 5 – October 21, 2018
In the early part of the twentieth century, art gave American women opportunities they hadn’t known before. As the daughters of a flourishing middle class took up brushes, they forged a path toward careers, choices, and independence.
Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection looks at the works of more than twenty American female Impressionist painters. Focusing on landscapes, the exhibition includes works from artists trained in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Europe. Many studied under the likes of William Merritt Chase, Henry Twachtman, and Frank Duveneck.
“The majority of the works in this exhibition are by seldom-mentioned artist whose names were lost in the obscurity of male-dominated art history,” said Jonathan Canning, director of curatorial affairs and programming at The Hyde. “The era limited what they could paint and where they could travel, but these talented women studied among the best and deserve to be recognized.”
The exhibition is drawn from the Collection of Thomas Clark, who has one of the finest private collections of American Impressionist art in upstate New York. The collection includes stunning examples from artists who emerged during and after the American Impressionist movement at the turn of the twentieth century.