John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902): A Painters Painter

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John Henry Twachtman 
Branchville, ca. 1888-1889 
(Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches) 
Spanierman Gallery, NYC
John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902)
Branchville, ca. 1888-1889
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches

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Spanierman Gallery, LLC is pleased to announce the opening, on May 4, 2006, of John Twachtman (1853-1902): A “Painter’s Painter”, an exhibition of over eighty works spanning the career of an artist whose landscapes are esteemed as probably the most original, modern, and poetic among those of the American Impressionists. Incapable of following trends or painting to please the art buyers of his time, John Twachtman never created derivative or simply pretty images, and his devotion to a spirit of inquiry, experimentation, and to his personal vision brought him an unmatched admiration from his peers, who deemed him a “painter’s painter,” and an artist, ahead of his era, whose “time would come.”

Accompanying the show is a catalogue by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D. Building on her 1995 dissertation on John Twachtman and the catalogue she wrote for an exhibition of Twachtman’s art, organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999, Dr. Peters addresses Twachtman’s role in the context of his time in three essays and explores the uniqueness of his art in entries on the works in the show. The catalogue also includes contributions by John Nelson, on Twachtman’s former home in Greenwich, Connecticut, where Nelson has lived for thirty-five years, and by Simon Parkes, whose conservation of Twachtman’s paintings over the course of a few decades, has led him to a deep appreciation and understanding of the artist’s techniques. The catalogue is a prelude to the Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné, coauthored by Ira Spanierman and Dr. Peters, which is currently in progress. With over one hundred illustrations, the two-hundred page exhibition catalogue is available for $85 (ppd) from and through the gallery.

(A smaller version of this exhibition was on view at the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, July 13-October 29, 2006.)


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