April 30 – October 29, 2017
The 2017 exhibition presented in Thomas Cole’s New Studio gallery explores the work of the Hudson River School artist, Sanford R. Gifford. Curated by Kevin J. Avery, Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills explores the artist’s creative process and for the first time brings the original paintings to a venue just a few miles from the sites that inspired them. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Barrie and Deedee Wigmore Foundation, Michael Altman Fine Art, Bank of Greene County, Greene County Legislature and GCCA.
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Study for the View from South Mountain, in the Catskills, 1873. Oil on canvas, 8 1/8 x 15 ½ in. Signed, lower left: S R Gifford; inscribed, on the verso: South Mountain, Catskills, 1873. Portland Museum of Art