Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trost Richards Exhibition in PA

William Trost Richards was a 19th Century American realist landscape painter that we've looked at in various previous posts (Called Away, Trost Richards Watercolor,

The Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania will be featuring a new exhibition called "William Trost Richards: Land and Sea," from January 9 to February 15, 2009.

The artist was a native of Philadelphia who continued his studies in Florence, Rome and Paris. In the 1850s, he befriended Frederic Church and Thomas Cole and became a member of the Hudson River School. By the 1870s, the artist became interested in the American landscape movement known as luminism, which explored, among other concerns, the immensity of the sea and the untapped frontiers of America. The show, titled William Trost Richards: Land and Sea, will feature oil paintings, small studies in watercolor, and pencil on loan from private collections, New York City galleries and several regional institutions.

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is open at no charge on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment for tour groups. For more information, please call 717-867-6445.

Arnold Art Gallery Website, link. (Note: I don't know what images are in the show; the picture on this post is just a representative example of his work.)
Metropolitan Museum collection of Trost Richards, link.
Large Trost Richards image database, link.


Nick said...

Congratulations on the award James, thoroughly deserved. Glad to be the first to wish you a happy New Year.

Julia Lundman said...

I hadn't heard of Trost Richards until this blog. Thank you for posting more information about him. A wonderful painter!

Anonymous said...

Everything I have seen by this guy impresses me: does anyone have information regarding a catalogue for the exhibition?

Howard Lyon said...

Wow!... that is a wonderful, beautiful landscape. I continue to find new gems through your blog. Love it.


Unknown said...

I can scarcely believe that the image is a painting!