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Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival

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Karshan Center of Graphic Art
Open September 1, 2018 through November 25, 2018

Expatriate American artist, James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) played an essential role in the etching revival of the 19th and early 20th centuries and is featured among some of his contemporary printmakers in Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival. The exhibition includes nearly a dozen works by Whistler, whose gritty images of the River Thames, views of Venice, and Parisian scenes revived, at least in part, the art of etching in the 19th century. Other artists who participated in the etching revival include Francis Seymour Haden, James McBey, Edwin Edwards, David Young Cameron, Muirhead Bone, Mortimer Menpes, Charles Meryon, Maxime Lalanne, Joseph Pennell, and Frank Duveneck, among others. 

Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania. 

Image Credit: James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American [worked in England], 1834-1903), Billingsgate, 1859, etching, Museum Purchase. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.