Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA



Bermuda: Two Centuries of Inspiration


A rare collection of more than 50 works in diverse styles and media, all depicting the captivating landscape and wondrous palette of Bermuda by such renowned artists as Winslow Homer,Gifford Beal, and Georgia O'Keeffe, is on exhibit at Woodmere Art Museum February 20 through April 2, 2000. (left: Georgia O'Keeffe, Banyan Tree Trunk, pencil on paper)

Organized by the Masterworks Foundation of Bermuda, this traveling exhibition documents the little known art history of Bermuda, an island paradise that has, in fact, been an unrivaled artists' colony inspiring many noted artists over the past 200 years.

Woodmere is one of only two east coast venues for the exhibit. "'We are delighted to have been selected as the first overseas stop for this unique exhibit," says Michael W. Schantz, The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director, "especially since numerous Philadelphia area artists are represented in the show including Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Charles Demuth, James Toogood, Prosper Senat, and Andrew Wyeth."

Left to right: Thomas Anschutz (1851-1912), View of Bermuda, South Shore, 1910, oil on board, 7.5 x 9.5 inches; Edmund W. Greacen (1876-1949), Bermuda Dock, c. 1911, oil on canvas board, 8.25 x 10 inches; Frank Small (1860-1915), The Welcoming Smile, c. 1906, oil on canvas, 22 x 16 inches, Anonymous gift; E. Ambrose Webster, Blue Aloe, 1916, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Tom Butterfield, executive director of the Masterworks Foundation, will present "History of the Masterworks Bermudiana Collection," on Sunday, February 20, 2000, 2 p.m. followed by a tour of the exhibition.

Ed.: Also see Famous artists who came to paint the Bermuda Islands from Bermuda Online

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