Hawthorne Fine Art announces a new exhibition of Bermudian landscapes by Clark Greenwood Voorhees, the originator of Old Lyme Impressionism. Running December 8, 2012 through January 18, 2013, Isles of Tranquility: Paintings of Bermuda by Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933) is only the second full-scale show of the artist's work in three decades.
Kept largely private by a sprawling family of artists and intellectuals, the paintings of Clark Voorhees have very rarely been exhibited in public. In this exclusive showing, on view for only 2 months, Hawthorne Fine Art will exhibit 20 + paintings of Bermuda landscapes by Voorhees, as well as drawings and watercolors on the same theme. All works in the exhibition will be offered for sale.
In 1919, Voorhees and a small group of fellow Old Lyme artists began to spend their winters in Bermuda. Drawn, no doubt, by the mild climate and gorgeous colors, the artist eventually purchased a house on the island that he named "Tranquility." These lush, nuanced studies reflect the artist's life-long interest in the natural sciences, as observed from the back of his beloved bicycle, as well as an enduring interest in and affection for the Bermuda landscape.
Gallery owner Jennifer Krieger considers the exhibition an extraordinary honor. "It is exceedingly rare to uncover a hidden trove of work by a first-rate American Impressionist, especially one that so beautifully explores the many facets of a particular region," she explains. "Voorhees was an artist who was keenly sensitive to the subtleties of climate and geography and this group reflects the brilliant light and jewel-like colors peculiar to Bermuda."
Other paintings by the artist are on display in the collections of the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT, and the Chicago Union League Club.
Hawthorne Fine Art is a gallery specializing in 19th and early 20th century American paintings. The exhibition will be held at Hawthorne's Manhattan showroom located at 74 East 79th Street between Park and Madison Avenues in New York. Viewing hours will be Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm while the exhibition is on view. For more information about Isles of Tranquility: Paintings of Bermuda by Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933) and Hawthorne Fine Art call (212) 731-0550 or visit www.hawthornefineart.com<http://www.hawthornefineart.com/>. A full color exhibition catalogue is available upon request.
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