“American 20th C. Impressionist”
Morris Hall Pancoast
Curator: Sara Lynn Henry
Exhibition: September 4, September 26, 2009
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The Korn Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of paintings by Morris Hall Pancoast, which will be on view from September 4 through September 26, 2009 at the Korn Gallery, located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:30-4:00 PM, selected weekends, and by appointment.
Morris Pancoast was a notable artist of the second generation of American Impressionists. Following after the first American artists, who transformed their work with light, brush, and color of French influence (e.g. Weir, Sargent, Chase, Lawson, and Twachtman in the 1880s and 1890s), there emerged a legion of American painters who applied Impressionism to the American landscape (1900s to 1940s). Pancoast, as many of the other early 20th century American Impressionists, trained in an academic realist mode, brought the firm rendering of objects alive with the living brush and colored light of late Impressionism. After studying in Philadelphia and in Paris, Pancoast returned to the United States to paint primarily New England Harbors, villages, and landscapes, especially in the Cape Anne and Rockport, Massachusetts area from the 1910s through 1930s.
The paintings were donated to Drew University by Nathaniel and Henny Schneider, Drew C’49.