“Robert Vonnoh, American Impressionist”

  • May 03, 2010 13:42

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Robert W. Vonnoh, "In Flanders Field— Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow,” Butler Institute of American Art collection.

A vibrant oil-on-canvas painted by Robert W. Vonnoh (1858-1933), widely considered one of the pioneers of American Impressionism, is the centerpiece of a traveling exhibition.

“In Flanders Field, Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow,” evokes innocence, with a young woman in the foreground plucking poppies. The sunlit scene was painted in 1890 and poignantly retitled following the World War I battles at the Belgian site so famously immortalized in the poem "In Flanders Field."

The show, which debuted at the Madron Gallery in Chicago, is on view through June 27 at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. A full color catalogue by Wendy Greenhouse, Ph.D., is available. Tel. 312-640-1302 to order.

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