This long overdue survey of William Glackens’s work includes some 75 works loaned by private collections and leading museums across the U.S. The exhibition traces the artist’s career from the mid-1890s to the 1930s, his achievements as a member of the radical American painters group known as The Eight, and his thorough embrace of Modernism, including his role as advisor to Dr. Albert Barnes in amassing his stellar art collection. Glackens’s paintings of Long Island’s Bellport Harbor are also featured. William Glackens is curated by writer and art historian Avis Berman. A fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue, edited by Ms. Berman and published by Skira Rizzoli, will provide additional context for this major exhibition.
Edited by Avis Berman, with contributions by Elizabeth Thompson Colleary, Heather Campbell Coyle, Judith F. Dolkart, and Alicia G. Longwell
2014, Skira Rizzoli
288 pages, $55.00
A monumental monograph accompanying the first major retrospective in fifty years of the work of William Glackens, an important American realist painter. This richly illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introduction to William Glackens (1870-1938), one of the liveliest and most influential American painters of the early twentieth century. The book features essays by important scholars examining the artist's relationship with French painting, his social observation and interest in costume, his depiction of women, and his role as a tastemaker. Available for purchase through the Museum Shop.