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Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920
Chrysler Museum of Art

Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920

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The art and culture of Spain significantly influenced many of America’s most renowned 19th- and 20th-century artists. Mary Cassatt visited the country early in her career and first garnered the attention of the French Impressionists with her paintings of Spanish themes. William Merritt Chase, fascinated with Spanish art, traveled to Madrid and its environs to paint landscapes and study at the Prado. And Robert Henri not only drew on the country’s culture and traditions as a personal muse but repeatedly brought his art students to Spain as part of their training. Featuring works by all of these artists, as well as others such as John Singer Sargent and Thomas Eakins, this handsome volume reveals the important and varied ways that Spain inspired a century of American artists.


Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
(February 12–May 16, 2021)

Milwaukee Art Museum
(June 11–October 3, 2021)

  • Publication date: January 26, 2021
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • 224 pages, with 200 color illustrations
  • By Brandon Ruud, the Abert Family Curator of American Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Corey Piper, the Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art
  • With contributions by Eugenia Afinoguenova, M. Elizabeth Boone, Valerie Ann Leeds, and Francesc Quilez Corella
  • 9½ × 11¼ in (24.1 × 29.2 cm)

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