Gallery Lectures - The Art of Two Cincinnati Greats, Dixie Selden and John Henry Twachtman

The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art - 5729 Dragon Way - Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 - Friday May 6, 2011 6:30-8:30pm

The Art of Two Cincinnati Greats, Dixie Selden and John Henry Twachtman by Genetta McLean and Mary Welsh Baskett.


Genetta McLean - "Gloucester Docks and Guinea Boats: Dixie Selden Paints the American Coast"

During the war years, Dixie Selden was forced to suspend her annual European painting excursions and seek new vistas closer to home. In 1917 she chose to follow the crowd to Gloucester, Massachusetts, which hosted a very popular art colony frequented for many years by Cincinnati artists. Although Cincinnati newspapers light-heartedly described the Gloucester Art Colony as summer art camp, it was here that Selden's impressionist style achieved its full maturity. This lecture looks at some of Dixie Selden's finest impressionist works painted at Gloucester's picturesque fishing harbor.

Genetta McLean is an art historian and artist who lives and works in midcoast Maine. She is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art history and has also written extensively on American painting. Her writings include a monograph on the Cincinnati Impressionist painter Dixie Selden and a book on American coastal paintings which is currently in production. Her interest in art history has been a major influence on her work as an artist. She exhibits with the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio and Gleason Fine Art in Portland and Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

A special collection of Genetta's recent works will be available in the gallery during this event.

Mary Welsh Baskett - "John Henry Twachtman's Etchings as They Relate to His Paintings, Pastels and Watercolors"

Mary Welsh Baskett, former Curator of Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum, is a specialist in both Western and Japanese prints and has written and lectured extensively on the graphic arts and aspects of Japanese culture. Her publications include John Henry Twachtman, American Impressionist Painter as Printmaker, A Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints, The Art of June Wayne (1969),Hand-made Papers by Eishiro Abe, Living National Treasure of Japan 1976, and Footprints of the Buddha: Japanese Buddhist Prints from American and Japanese Collections (1980). She has been an Adjunct Professor of the University of Cincinnati since 1969 and has owned the Mary Baskett Gallery for more than three and decades.

A special collection of etchings by John H. Twachtman will be available in the gallery during this event.

Lecture Cost: $45 per person - Wine, hors d'oevres, coffee and desert will be served

Seating is limited to first 80 RSVP's. - Call today, as this lecture will sell out quickly...

Call (513) 791-7717 ext:109 to RSVP by 5/4/11 or SELECT RSVP BELOW

Those attending this lecture will also preview our Saturday May 7th Exhibition Opening and Sale of recently acquired works by Dixie Selden, John H. Twachtman, Edward H. Potthast and others.

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