February 19 - April 17, 2000
|About the Stoddards|
|The Stolen Pissarro|
Camille Pissarro's Bassins Duquesne et Berrigny à Dieppe, Temps Gris (1902) joins one of his earlier paintings, L'Ille Lacroix à Rouen (1873), in this impressive exhibition of important works the Worcester Art Museum acquired through the generosity of the late Robert and Helen Stoddard, one of Worcester's great families known for their philanthropy, community leadership, and love of art.
Pissarro and Other Masters: The Stoddard Legacy features more than 80 works, some of which that once hung in the Stoddard home, including exquisite French Impressionist paintings, as well as other distinguished pieces the Museum acquired over the past 20 years through the Stoddard Acquisition Fund. These works range from a 17th-century portrait by Dutch master Frans Hals to a 19th-century oil sketch by French master Eugene Delacroix. The works also represent a wide range of media, from a red sandstone, 6th-century sculpture of a North Indian goddess of the Gupta period to a 1957 watercolor by American artist Andrew Wyeth.
European masters in the show include Jean-Antoine Houdon, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and René Magritte. The show also features works by American masters such as Stuart Davis, Arthur G. Dove, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Sheller, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Andy Warhol.
This exhibition is sponsored by Wyman-Gordon Foundation.
The media sponsor is Telegram and Gazette.