Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Hagerstown, Maryland



Watercolors from the Permanent Collection

October 19 - December 28, 1997


A selection of watercolors from the holdings spanning from 1850 to the present, will be shown in the Bowman Concert Gallery. An exquisite landscape by John William Hill (1812-1879) is one of the earlier works, as is the work by Charles Lanman (1819-1895) of the Lower Potomac. An artist who often worked in the Western Maryland region, Lanman was born in Michigan and studied art with Asher B. Durand in New York City. He later held various governmental positions in Washington, D.C. and it was during this time that he painted in this area.

A southern watercolor by Henry Livingston Hillyer (1840-1886) shows a farm in Camden County, Georgia, where the artist lived for several years. The Southwest is represented by a watercolor by Herbert Meyer (1882-1960), and Stream with Fisherman by Edward Sitzman (1874-1949) depicts Indiana.

The still life is represented by the superb floral by John LaFarge (1835-1910) who was graduated from Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, as well as by Edward L. Bryant (1864-1945) who was a member of the Independent Society of Maryland Artists.

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