New Monograph by Art Historian Avis Berman
New Monograph by art historian Avis Berman to accompany first major retrospective of William Glackens’ work in over fifty years.
Independent writer and art historian, Avis Berman spoke at WAAM in April 2013. Her lecture “We Were Only Waiting for This Moment to Arise: American Collectors and the Armory Show” was presented in conjunction with the exhibition Embracing the New: Modernism’s Impact on Woodstock Artists .
NEW YORK, NY.- William Glackens (1870-1938) was one of the liveliest and most influential American realist painters of the early twentieth century and was a founder of the Ashcan School, and member of the artists group “The Eight.” Glackens helped to introduce modern art to the United States through his collaboration with the collector Albert C. Barnes and had a key role in organizing such landmark exhibitions of American and European avantgarde art as the epochal Armory Show of 1913. Known for his expressive ability in a range of genres, brilliant use of color, and masterly craftsmanship, Glackens favored cheerful subjects of leisure activities over the social realism of others in that circle. A revelatory new monograph, William Glackens accompanies the first major retrospective of his work in almost fifty years.
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale – February 23, 2014 – June 1, 2014
The first survey of the influential American painter in 50 years, William Glackens features approximately 100 works from leading museums and private collections throughout the U.S. including the Museum of Art’s renowned Glackens holdings.
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