William Partridge Burpee & Thomas McNickle: Two American Impressionists

  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
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  • February 02, 2012

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Burpee, Sunset Harbor

This exhibition features small scale works, pastels by William Partridge Burpee and watercolors by Thomas McNickle.

The power and individuality of Pennsylvania native Thomas McNickle’s brushstrokes transforms archetypal motifs of land and sky into unique and personal images.

Although McNickle utilizes photography and makes several small studies on site, he says he doesn't rely on just that visual record, but the experience of a place. The result is a work of art that pulls the viewer in visually while simultaneously reaching out to the other senses. One doesn’t just look at his landscapes, one walks through and gets a feel for the place.

McNickle, An Old View

Together with acclaimed New England masters Winslow Homer and Fitz Hugh Lane, William Partridge Burpee (1846-1940) is duly recognized for painting some of the most superb Impressionist seascapes and winter landscapes of his generation.

Having pursued art since his childhood in Rockland, Maine, Burpee’s long artistic career encompassed several styles, including the influences of Impressionism, Luminism and Tonalism. The effect of light within his work was of principal importance to him.

Jerald Melberg Gallery

625 South Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
United States

Phone: 704-365-3000

Jerald Melberg Gallery
625 S Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina

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