Exhibition: Bringing to Light: Theodore Wendel

Exhibition Information

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Featured painting: Blossoming Trees, Giverny by Theodore Wendel (1857-1932)

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On exhibition October 19, 2019 - January 25, 2020

In the sphere of American Impressionism there is perhaps no artist more overdue for attention than Theodore Wendel (1857-1932).

As part of the first wave of Americans to visit Giverny in the summer of 1887, joining John Leslie Breck, Willard Metcalf and Theodore Robinson, Wendel became one of the earliest painters to apply impressionist principles to his plein air interpretations of the French countryside. Today, Wendel’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. We are excited by the opportunity to bolster Wendel’s renown with the first exhibition in decades in which the merit, quality, and value of Wendel’s work can be appreciated. The exhibition includes nearly thirty paintings, the majority of which have never been offered for sale before, and is viewable online and in the gallery October 19 – December 7, 2019.

Bringing to Light: Theodore Wendel is accompanied by a full-color print and digital catalog, viewable here.