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Maurice Prendergast: Theme and Variations

  • 10/10/2013 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Maurice Prendergast: Theme and Variationsby Richard Wattenmaker 


The lecture will characterize Prendergast's artistic process and analyze his unique position between European avant-gardes and the new generation of modern artists in America. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, "Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Richard Wattenmaker is a contributor to the exhibition catalogue "Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea" is the former director of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of a monograph on Prendergast and is the editor of the artist's letters.


illustration:  South Boston Pier, 1896, watercolor and graphite.
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton,
Massachusetts, Purchased with the Charles B. Hoyt
Fund.