Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Museum’s world-renowned collection of American art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 08 March 2013 to Sunday 26 May 2013

Portrait of Minnie Clark, circa 1890s image Back of a Nude Woman  image Bound Angel  image Composition with Four Figures  image Dancing Figures, circa 1935 image Flower Study, July 9-14  image Improvisations of New York  image Male Nude, circa 1903–4 image Nude Study, circa 1848 image Page from Sketchbook, 1852 image Peasant with Water Jug: Study for Shipboard  image Sketch for Abstract Composition  image Studies for “Saul Reproved by Samuel in Not Obeying the Commandments of the Lord,” 1797–98 image The Three Sisters, 1918 image The Unruly Calf, circa 1875–76 image Two Girls in a Field, 1879 image Wall Street, March 18, 1931 image Woman in Profile, undated image

Published by Brooklyn Museum on Saturday 02 February 2013.
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Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley.

The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections, examining portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments. It is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue including interpretive essays, illustrated catalogue entries, and a selected bibliography.

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum is organized by Karen Sherry, former Associate Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Generous support for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue was provided by Leonard and Ellen Milberg. Additional funding for the exhibition was provided by the Robert E. Blum Fund. The catalogue was also supported by Linda E. Scher, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and a Brooklyn Museum publications endowment established by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.