This chronological survey of American watercolor landscapes began with precisely painted scenes from late 18th-century New England and concluded with urban images from the mid-20th century. The majority of the works, however, were created by many of America’s foremost artists of the late 19th century, including William Trost Richards, Thomas Moran, John LaFarge, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. Also included in the exhibition were early 20th-century paintings by John Marin, who is acknowledged as the bridge that connected the naturalist landscape visions of earlier artists with modernist trends in American art, represented in this exhibition by Marguerite Zorach, Milton Avery, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, and regionalist Thomas Hart Benton.

Brushed with Light: Masters of American Watercolor from the Brooklyn Museum was organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

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