Anton Otto Fischer
American (1882–1962)
Summer Seas 
oil on canvas, 1945
26 x 32 inches

Reflections on Water in American Painting: The Phelan Collection

April 6, 2013 - June 16, 2013

Hodge Galleries

From the tiny caravels of Columbus to the giant cruise and container ships of today, America's history has been intimate with the oceans surrounding our continent and the waterways that weave through it. Reflections on Water documents evolving artistic trends through paintings of water: from sailboat portraiture to waterscapes to industrial waterfronts. This exhibition, drawn from the Arthur J. Phelan collection, ranges from romanticized impressionistic works to modernist interpretations, all while capturing the majestic beauty of water.

Presented by Exhibits Development Group, USA

This exhibition is sponsored by

firstmerit bank    

From the Exhibition

  • Richard Babcock, American, 1887–1954, Industrial Waterfront - Great Lakes, ca. 1930, oil on canvas, 33 x 25 7/8 inches. Arthur J. Phelan Collection

  • James Bard, American, 1815–1897, James A. Stevens, Hudson River Steamboat, 1873, watercolor and gouache on paper, 19 x 41 inches. Arthur J. Phelan Collection

  • John Blunt, American, 1798–1835, U.S.S. Constitution, 1828, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Arthur J. Phelan Collection

  • Charles McIlhenney, American, 1858–1904, Steamboat at Night, Mississippi River, ca. 1885, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Arthur J. Phelan Collection

  • William R. Wheeler, American (1832–1894), Great Lakes Marine Disaster, ca. 1860, oil on canvas, 27.5 x 47.5 inches.