Richards's career spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and the first five years of the twentieth. During these turbulent yet productive years, he created some of the most important and beautiful paintings in the history of American art. From 1854 through the 1860s, Richards concentrated upon landscapes of Pennsylvania and New York, earning his early reputation as a painter equally adept in the styles of the mainstream Hudson River School and the reformist American Pre-Raphaelites. By 1870, he would emerge as a rising interpreter of coastal and marine subjects. He would continue to explore both land and sea for another three and a half decades. The 1870s also saw Richards recognized as one of the finest American painters in the watercolor medium. Dr. Ferber's lecture will offer an overview of the highlights of his remarkable career. In connection with William Trost Richards: Visions of Land and Sea. Location:
Assembly Hall, National Academy Museum & School. 1083 Fifth Avenue.
Admission is $15 ($10 for students and seniors). For tickets or more information, click here.