Americans Abroad, 1860–1915

August 17, 2018 to December 2, 2018
John Singer Sargent, (United States, born Italy, 1856 - 1925) The Deck, Venice, circa 1907, watercolor on paper, 19 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches. Private collection, 11.1995.3

Featuring magnificent works by artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more, Americans Abroad, 1860–1915 examines watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late 19th century. The focus installation in the William D. Hamill Gallery includes gems of the PMA collection as well as special loans that reveal travelling artists’ varied strategies for engaging cosmopolitan centers and rural enclaves across the Atlantic, as well as the importance of watercolors to their practices.

Top image: Maurice Brazil Prendergast (United States, born Canada, 1858–1924), Campo San Samuele, Venice, circa 1911-12, watercolor and graphite on laid paper, 11 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches. Gift of William D. Hamill, 1991.9.1

This exhibition is in loving memory of Peggy L. Osher, former PMA trustee and loyal friend to the museum.


Learn More