Skip to main content

Artists at Work: The Practice of Painting

Oct
08
Sun

Artists at Work: The Practice of Painting

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Add to MyWilmington
This is a past event, which occurred on October 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Set a Reminder Add to Calendar
This is a past event, which occurred on October 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
This is a past event, which occurred on October 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Presented by:
Pricing:
Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how

much do we know of their challenges in establishing themselves as recognized artists of their times?

This exhibit features material from American artists working from colonial days through the early

1900s, and traces the evolving occupation of the professional painter. Early self-instruction led to the

organization of schools and associations for better training and guidance, swelling the ranks. As

competition grew, artists needed to promote themselves, seek and retain patrons, and stay afloat.

This exhibit, on view in the case at the library entrance, was curated by Jeanne Solensky.

(Image:  Thomas Nast’s self-portrait, ca. 1879.) 

5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
800.448.3883

Other Events You Might Like

Special Exhibit: Here Be Dragons

Delaware Museum of Natural History

October 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 80 more times through Jan 7

The Fabric of Life: Works in Fiber by the Harmony Weavers Guild

Delaware Art Museum

October 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 63 more times through Jan 14

Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver

Delaware Art Museum

October 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 58 more times through Jan 7

Glory of Stories

Delaware Art Museum

October 20, 2017 10:30 AM
Occurs 63 more times through Dec 28

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

Delaware Art Museum

October 21, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 72 more times through Jan 28

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

October 21, 2017 11:30 AM
Occurs 24 more times through Jan 7

Hayrides at Hagley

Hagley Museum and Library

October 21, 2017 11:30 AM
Occurs 4 more times through Oct 29