Richard La Barre Goodwin, Still Life with Strawberries, c. 1885, oil on canvas. Gift of Alvin and Jean Snowiss, 2011.104.
Object Lessons: American Still-Life Painting in the Nineteenth Century
September 4–December 16, 2018
Still-life painting was a popular subject for many nineteenth-century American artists. The holdings of the Palmer will be complemented by rarely seen loans from private collectors to explore how flowers, fruit, and simple household objects have transfixed and beguiled viewers from the nineteenth century to the present day. The exhibition features masters of the genre, including William Michael Harnett, John Frederick Peto, and Severin Roesen.