GREENWICH, Conn. – The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will launch an exhibit celebrating the life and work of Mystic-based artist Charles Harold Davis on Sept. 26, running until Jan. 3.
The museum will also hold special events tying into the “Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933): Mystic Impressionist” exhibit, including an evening lecture with the exhibit curator, Valerie Ann Leeds, on Sept. 29 and a handful of Monday morning lectures on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19 and 26.
“In his day, Davis was regarded as a towering figure, likened to the giants of 19th-century art as well as literature,” says Peter C. Sutton, executive director of the Bruce Museum. “But today he is largely forgotten. We hope the present monographic show will redress his neglect.”
Davis' work was part of the first-ever exhibit at the Bruce Museum in 1912, and this is the first exhibit to focus solely on his work.
“A reappraisal of the art and legacy of Charles H. Davis is long overdue,” adds Leeds. “His art, rarely dramatic or theatrical, conveys tranquility, stillness, beauty and lyricism. The full spectrum of his work is exceptional for its mastery and poetic and expressive interpretations of nature.”
Davis was celebrated for his Impressionistic style, and loved the Connecticut landscape, what his wife called 'the land of his heart.'
The Bruce Museum is located on One Museum Drive in Greenwich. For more information, visit the musuem's website here .
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