Embracing Elegance, 1885–1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection
September 25–November 27, 2011
Lilla Cabot Perry
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 27 inches
Framed/Mounted: 47 1/2 x 38 x 1 5/8 inches
Gift of Jack and Russell Huber
Over the past twenty-five years, Jack and Russell Huber of Atlanta have built a distinguished collection of American art from the turn of the twentieth century. The artists featured in this collection gravitated toward intimate, informal subjects, which they captured in an expressive manner influenced by the Aesthetic movement, Impressionism, urban realism, and Post-Impressionism. The exhibition features more than thirty pastels, drawings, watercolors, and paintings by such leading artists of the period as Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Joseph Rodefer DeCamp, Robert Henri, Lilla Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. This exhibition is co-organized by the High Museum of Art and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.