DAYTONA BEACH – The most comprehensive and prestigious collection of Florida Watercolors will open this November at the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) as part of Reflections II – Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000, from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown.
Featured artists include John James Audubon, Winslow Homer, Doris Lee, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Jane Peterson, Ogden Minton Pleissner, Anthony Thieme, Laura Woodward, and Andrew Wyeth.
The exhibit opens to the public on November 13 and will run through March, 2012.
Reflections I, which debuted at MOAS in 2009, is part of the largest private collection of Florida Art and is currently travelling throughout Florida. “This second exhibition is a stunningly beautiful follow-up to the first. The works are very different in format and technique, but are as visually interesting and historically important as the oil paintings,” said David C. Swoyer, Curator of the Brown Collection and MOAS’ former Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art, in a press release.
The exhibition, as well as the accompanying definitive volume, Reflections II, Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000 from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown, presents a broad, full-color survey of watercolors of Florida in all styles, cataloging 168 years by the most significant artists working in Florida – and includes examples within Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Ashcan, Regionalism, Modernism and varieties of Abstraction.
The Reflections II volume, beginning with an essay by noted Harvard scholar and Chairman of its Department of American Art, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., PhD, represents the very first devoted exclusively to Florida watercolor and the artists who helped to memorialize the culture and art of Florida.