Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Bewick in Tennessee

Wood engravings by Thomas Bewick have been on show at the Todd Art Gallery of the Middle Tennessee State University.

You can read an interview with the curator Christie Nuell here.
The article "
Not just for the faint of ‘art’ Warhol and others leave impression in Todd Art Gallery" by Quinton Parker highlights Bewick's work.

"The only collector Nuell contacted outside of the Middle Tennessee region was Bill Hesterberg, who lives in Chicago. Hesterberg provided several original wood engravings by famed wood engraver and ornithologist Thomas Bewick.
“Bill owns a small press in his basement,” Nuell says. “He’s an avid Thomas Bewick collector, and it was incredibly gracious of him to send us these engravings.”
In addition to the Bewick engravings and the Rembrandt and Warhol prints, gallery-goers can also view remarkable works by famed artists such as Manet and Renoir. "
The exhibition ended March 4th.
Opening times and directions to the gallery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee can be found on its website, click here.

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