Dubuque Museum of Art
Artists Influenced by Grant Wood
March 3 to May 12, 2000
Twelve working artists from Iowa and across the country are highlighted in this exhibition. Each artist's work is influenced either conceptually or technically by the work of Iowa's most well known artist Grant Wood. This exhibition continues the mission of the museum to foster and showcase living, working, local and regional artists. Additionally, exhibiting these artists in conjunction with the museum's collection of Grant Wood art provides an exceptional educational opportunity. People will be able to see how the interaction of artists fosters intellectual and technical development.
Also on exhibit through May 11 is "The Gist of Drawing: Works on Paper by John Sloan," an exhibition organized by the University of Delaware and the Delaware Art Museum. The role of drawing in the career of the American artist John Sloan (1871-1951) is represented in this exhibition of 116 works on paper from the collection of the Delaware Art Museum. The exhibition is arranged thematically in the following categories: illustration, figure studies, landscapes and cityscapes, preparatory drawings and the artist at work and play. Viewing these works reveals the duality of Sloan's life both in the city, Greenwich Village, and the country, Gloucester and Santa Fe. (left: John Sloan, House in Gloucsster,1915-16, charcoal on paper, 8 3/16 x 6 1/2" Accession No.: 80-214.161; right: John Sloan, The Net Result, 1913, crayon and ink on paper, 17 x 9 1/2" Accession N.: 87-11)
Sloan's works on paper presents the challenge that artists across the country encountered in developing an art which reflected the American experience at the turn of the century, both nationally and regionally. (left: John Sloan, Self-portrait, 1946, crayon and gouache on board, 20 x 16" Accession No.: 85-90)
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