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Early Autumn, Montclair

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1888
Inness, George
Niagara

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca.1885
Inness, George
In the Gloaming (The Old Veteran)

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca. 1881
Inness, George
Winter Morning, Montclair

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1882
Inness, George
Albano, Italy

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1872
Inness, George
Old Aqueduct, Campagna, Rome, Italy

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca. 1871
Inness, George
Delaware Water Gap

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

100 Works for 100 Years

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of American and Native American art from the collection, throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works in a variety of mediums, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present, have been installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view as of January 15, 2014, the Museum's official birthday. Works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Lorna Simpson, Will Barnet, and many others are featured. For more information about the museum’s history and events during its centennial year, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1857
Inness, George
Landscape with Cattle and Herdsman

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1868
Inness, George
Sundown in the Lane

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1892
Inness, George
Gathering Clouds, Spring, Montclair, NJ

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
ca.1890-94
Inness, George
Niagara Falls

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1885
Inness, George
Winter Moonlight

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George Inness Collection

On view in the George Inness Gallery, a gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, are selected works from the Montclair Art Museum's renowned collection of 18 paintings, 2 watercolors, and 1 etching by the artist George Inness. These are occasionally complemented by selected loans. Every important period of Inness's career is represented, from his earliest work of the 1840s to his profoundly original late work, which expresses the artist's belief in the total unity of material and spiritual existence with broadly brushed, indivisible natural elements. His Life and Career: George Inness (1825-1894) is universally acclaimed as a grand master of late nineteenth-century painting, regarded by his contemporaries as America's foremost landscape artist. During his last years, Inness was inspired by the natural beauty of Montclair, where he resided from 1885 to 1894. "As we link Millet with Barbizon, Whistler with Chelsea, so will the name of George Inness indelibly be associated with Montclair. It is here that he painted many of his most highly valued landscapes."—Montclair Times, March 4, 1922

100 Works for 100 Years

To celebrate its centennial, the Montclair Art Museum is featuring 100 works of American and Native American art from the collection, throughout its galleries and grounds. Identified with special labels, these works in a variety of mediums, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present, have been installed in phases throughout Fall 2013, with all on view as of January 15, 2014, the Museum's official birthday. Works by Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Lorna Simpson, Will Barnet, and many others are featured. For more information about the museum’s history and events during its centennial year, please visit www.montclairartmuseum.org.

18th- and 19th-Century American

The Montclair Art Museum’s distinguished collection of historical 18th- and 19th-century American art originated in the generous gift from co-founder William T. Evans of 54 paintings and two sculptures before his death in 1918. Among the major turn-of-the century artists represented were Daniel Chester French, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Alden Weir, as well as local artists Charles Warren Eaton and Frederick Ballard Williams. The Museum also has particularly fine examples of 18th-century portraiture by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Blackburn, and Benjamin West. This tradition is continued in 19th-century examples by Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Sully, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, Lily Martin Spencer, and others. Landscape painting is an especially strong feature of the collection, including superb works by Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran, John Frederick Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, and Ralph Albert Blakelock. American Impressionism is well represented with works by John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Frederick C. Frieseke, Theodore Robinson, and others. Furthermore, the Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collection of works by the great 19th-century landscape painter and Montclair resident George Inness.
1866
Inness, George
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