The Eight, a group of artists in their prime, caught the attention of the American art world with one astoundingly successful exhibition in 1908. Today, this must-see exhibition of eighty-five works reveals the overlooked stylistic complexities of these artists, who are now emerging as the first generation of early American modernists. (more)
William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938). Julia’s Sister, c. 1915. Oil on canvas. 32 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection 1999.58. Photo courtesy Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago.
At the time of Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau, Charles Rohlfs created furniture with dramatic silhouettes and elaborate carving in a style all his own. Premiering at the Milwaukee Art Museum, this first major study of Rohlfs’ career presents over forty of his finest works. (more)
Charles Rohlfs (American, 1853–1936), Lamp, ca. 1904. From the Rohlfs home. Copper, brass, and kappa shell, with replaced glass; 23 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches. Private Collection. Photo by Gavin Ashworth © American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation.