Most leading nineteenth-century American painters sought instruction and inspiration in Europe. This series focuses on their studies in England (Whistler, Sargent, and others), Germany (Leutze, Chase, and others), and France (Eakins, Cassatt, and others); their pursuit of the picturesque in Italy, Spain, and elsewhere; and the effect of these experiences on their art, whether they remained abroad or returned home.
H. Barbara Weinberg, Curator Emerita, The American Wing, MMA
Recorded April 8, 2014
These lectures are made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.