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Exhibitions
Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924, South Boston Pier, 1896, watercolor and graphite. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, Purchased with the Charles B. Hoyt Fund.
Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea
June 29, 2013 - October 13, 2013
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Focus Gallery
Halford Gallery
Center Gallery

This is the first exhibition to present the seaside work of the Post-Impressionist painter Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924), whose sophisticated and sensitive renderings of beaches, coves, and bathers were often inspired by his visits to Maine. The exhibition brings together works with identifiable locations in Maine and elsewhere, with paintings whose "place" is not defined by geography but by their context in the grand traditions of western art.

Without our generous donors, this exhibition would not be possible.  We are deeply appreciative to major sponsors, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Eric ’85 and Svetlana Silverman, and the Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund at Bowdoin College.   Generous additional support has been provided by The Robert Lehman Foundation, the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and Thomas A. McKinley ’06.
 

Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924. Along the Shore, ca. 1914-1915. oil on canvas. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald.
Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924. South Boston Pier, 1896. watercolor and graphite. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, Purchased with the Charles B. Hoyt Fund

Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924, St. Malo, No. 2, ca. 1907, watercolor and graphite on paper. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald
Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924, The Balloon, ca., 1901, watercolor on paper, Private Collection