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From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland

From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland

Mint Museum UPTOWN May 7 2011-Aug 7 2011   /  This is the first exhibition to examine the important American artist Robert Henri’s engagement with Irish subjects. The approximately 45 pieces in the exhibit offer a fascinating view of the genre about which Henri felt most strongly: portraiture.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM: 23 September 2011 – 15 January 2012
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY: 5 February – 1 May 2012

From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland is the first exhibition to examine the important American artist Robert Henri’s engagement with Irish subjects. It will bring together approximately 45 of Henri’s masterful paintings of the Irish landscape and people, particularly children, created between the time of his first trip to Ireland in 1913 and his last trip there in 1928. These engaging paintings offer a fascinating window onto the genre about which Henri felt most strongly—portraiture—and also serve as a way to chart his experiments with paint handling and color theories. In fact, the rich colors featured in many these paintings will be one of the great revelations of this exhibition. The time that Henri spent Ireland was extremely valuable to him (it was the only other place besides New York where he purchased a residence), for only there was he able to focus on his painting without the distractions of life in New York. It is not surprising, then, that the periods Henri spent in Ireland were among his most prolific, and the paintings that he produced during his Irish sojourns among his most accomplished.