DOWLING HOME VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT




Young America:
Historical Portraits, Landscapes and Genre Scenes, 1620 - 1900

January 10 February 28, 2010

Reception: February 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Gallery talk by the Curator, Mary E. Abell, Ph.D. at 2:00 pm


The Anthony Giordano Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of prints from Dowling College's Robbins Print Collection, currently on permanent loan from the Robbins Library in Amherst, Massachusetts, curated by Art Historian and Chair of the Visual Arts department at Dowling College, Mary E. Abell, Ph.D. This exhibition features Americana portraits of famous historical figures, including several presidents and generals, which take us back to early periods in our history during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. There are also printed glimpses of bucolic scenes, Native American encampments, and romantic vistas juxtaposed with images of industrialization. These pictures reflect many subjects popular with the nascent American public. They are also important visual historical documents. Most of the portraits are large format engravings, in contrast to the smaller engravings of landscapes and genre scenes, which are former bookplates.


Archive of Past Exhibits

The Anthony Giordano Gallery
Abraham Lincoln, engraving by George E. Pirene, N.Y.