Impressionism in the Northwest
On view through February 9, 2020
Boise Art Museum
Boise, Idaho

In the early twentieth century, American Impressionism became a movement in its own right, breaking away from the European tradition in a number of ways. Building upon earlier experiments with light and color, artists in the United States utilized broken brushstrokes in novel ways to depict the wide-ranging landscapes of North America. Only recently has Impressionism in the Northwest garnered increased academic and public interest.

This exhibition presents Impressionist paintings by artists who lived and traveled in the Northwest and features rugged coasts, high deserts, dense evergreen forests, and soaring peaks depicted by some of the early twentieth century’s foremost American artists.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum.
Sponsored by Patty and Alan Head
as well as Individual Artwork Sponsors.

Image credit:
Edward Espey, Shoshone Falls, c. 1885, oil on canvas, 18” x 38”, Collection of Mark Humpal and Diane Zuhl.