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A Century of Watercolor - Perspectives No. 418

A Century of Watercolor

Perspectives No. 418

Watchdog, Watercolor, 22 x 30", © John Hulsey
Watchdog                    22 x 30"                    Watercolor

   A fascinating new exhibition has opened (virtually) and will be available to view online through February 20th, 2021, curated by the National Watercolor Society in conjunction with the Hilbert Museum in Orange, California. From the NWS website:  “The First 100 Years Exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime culmination of a century of National Watercolor Society’s mission, artists and artwork. Beginning in 1920 the pioneering California Watercolor Society artists expressed themselves artistically in exciting and innovative ways that have influenced us for a century. Though the name has changed to National Watercolor Society, the same innovative spirit remains constant.”

   “This exhibition is exceptional with its combination of unique juried National Watercolor Society members' paintings, alongside curated works by early California Watercolor Society painters from the Hilbert Museum which both exude timeless, artistic invention.”

   The paintings chosen for the exhibition are all representational work and, as such, chronicle intimate glimpses into the artists’ lives from the 1920s forward. In addition to the changing subjects, we also see the stylistic changes that have evolved throughout the last 100 years in watercolor.

   One of John's watercolors, Watchdog, shown here, was selected for inclusion in the show.

   View the exhibition online at the museum's website.




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