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Exhibition June 14 − September 29, 2019

In a new light: Alice Shill and the American watercolor movement

Alice Schill is one of America’s foremost watercolorists and the leading artist of the first half of the twentieth century. During her career, Schill gained national fame, gaining recognition from other artists and the international press.

Why is her history not part of the canon of art history? When abstract expressionism became noticeable in the late 1940s, art historians pushed Schill and other artists who did not fit into the movement, to the background. In the end, many of these artists were almost forgotten. The gender of the artist and the choice of watercolors were another obstacle to her admission to the canon of art history.

«In a new light»Re-opens Shill's technical prowess, smooth technique and keen sensitivity to color, light, rhythm and compositional structure.