Morven Museum & Garden

Coastal Impressions: Painters of the Jersey Shore (1880-1940)

Image Credit:  On the Manasquan , c. 1910. Edward Boulton (1866 - 1927). Private Collection. Photo credit: Lynnette Mager Wynn.

Image Credit: On the Manasquan, c. 1910. Edward Boulton (1866 - 1927). Private Collection. Photo credit: Lynnette Mager Wynn.


Coastal Impressions: Painters of the Jersey Shore (1880-1940)

April 26 – October 27, 2013


Sponsors: Saul Ewing LLP, Rago Arts and Auction Center, Pleasant Hill Foundation, New Jersey Historical Commission, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, PC Wealth Management, and Jack Morton Exhibits 

Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea 1880-1940   by Roy Pedersen, Forward by Richard Boyle  The book, by Lambertville art dealer and historian Roy Pedersen, breaks new ground in the history of American art by recognizing the distinct influence of New Jersey and its beloved Shore on impressionist era American painters . This book establishes – for the first time – a category of impressionist American painters who focused on, or were profoundly influenced by, the landscapes and seascapes of this Shore.

Jersey Shore Impressionists: The Fascination of Sun and Sea 1880-1940

by Roy Pedersen, Forward by Richard Boyle

The book, by Lambertville art dealer and historian Roy Pedersen, breaks new ground in the history of American art by recognizing the distinct influence of New Jersey and its beloved Shore on impressionist era American painters . This book establishes – for the first time – a category of impressionist American painters who focused on, or were profoundly influenced by, the landscapes and seascapes of this Shore.

 

Through the works of Edward Boulton, Wyatt Eaton, Albert Reinhart, Alice Doughton, Julius Golz, Charles Freeman, Ida and Clara Stroud, John F. Peto, Mildred Miller, Thomas Anshutz, Hugh Campbell, and Carrie Sanborn (to name a few), this exhibition illustrates the history of artists who lived, worked and drew inspiration from New Jersey’s famous shores. The show also examines the prolific artist colonies that flourished here, producing an output that rivaled better-known artist enclaves up and down the east coast.