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Maine as Muse
July 16, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Focus Gallery
Neil Welliver, American, 1929-2005, Deer in Bottom, 1980, oil on canvas, Gift of halley k harrisburg, Class of 1990, and Michael Rosenfeld © Neil Welliver, Courtesy Alexandre Gallery, New York

A selection of works by some of the many artists for whom the state of Maine has been a wellspring of inspiration. Among those individuals featured are Alex Katz, who has summered in Maine each year for over half a century, Marsden Hartley, who was born in Lewiston and returned to the state later in life, and, of course, Winslow Homer. Also on display is an array of personal items from the Winslow Homer archive, including the artist's family photographs and painting equipment.

Alex Katz, American, b. 1927, Untitled (Skowhegan, Maine Landscape) , 1960, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, Hamlin Fund, 1983.19
Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943, After the Storm, Vinalhaven, 1938-1939, oil on Academy board, Gift of Mrs. Charles Phillip Kuntz, 1950.8

George Hawley Hallowell, American, 1873-1926, The Log Drivers, n.d., oil on canvas, Gift of the Family of Myron H. Avery, Class of 1920, 2009.27
Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910, The End of the Hunt, 1892, Gift of Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker, 1894.11