August 10, 2023, through September 8, 2024

Payne Hurd Gallery

John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), Lambertville Bridge, 1930, oil on board. Collection of Karin and Peter Leidel

In the early twentieth century, New Hope, Pennsylvania, was home to a thriving artist community. Drawing on the French Impressionists’ practice of working outdoors, using vivid colors, and focusing on everyday subject matter, these artists specialized in landscapes and often depicted their eastern Pennsylvania surroundings. Their fresh interpretations of familiar scenery were praised as the first “truly American” art movement and exhibited across the nation.

Pennsylvania Impressionism features paintings by Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, and notable figures in their circle, offering insight into the various styles that coexisted at this influential artist colony. From snow studies to sun-drenched rural vistas, this exhibition celebrates the unique perspectives these artists brought to American landscape painting.

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Pennsylvania Impressionism: Paintings from the Leidel Collection is supported through the generosity of the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation and the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment.