The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement (1887 …

By Anna O. Marley, Ph.D., Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887 – 1920, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) from February 13 – May 24, 2015, will tell the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit at the turn-of-the-20th-century, bringing together paintings, sculpture, books, and gardening ephemera. This talk focuses on PAFA’s exhibition, discussing the representations of gardens across the United States, Europe, and especially the Philadelphia area. Exploring the exhibition themes of American Artists in European Gardens, the Lady in the Garden, Leisure and Labor in the American Garden, the Urban Garden, the Artist’s Garden, and the Garden in Winter, this lavishly illustrated talk will present a preview of the exhibition and the artists that led the American

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