This is a complete presentation showing the major artists who innovated and advanced the art of watercolor. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY.
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John Singer Sargent
John James Audubon
John La Farge
William Trost Richards
~ Modern watercolor paints now compare favorably with oil and acrylic as durable and colorful media.
~ This was not true in the past which led watercolor paintings to be valued far less than other media because of a limited life span.
~ Unfortunately, the use of petroleum-derived aniline dyes and pigments compounded from them led to durability problems in the past. ~ This caused a negative curatorial evaluation of watercolors.
~ Watercolors are no longer made with this material. Modern chemistry has made it possible to use archival materials in watercolor paintings.
~ Varnishing or using an archival fixative plus archival framing also counters a permanence problem.
*Major Painters Used Watercolors*
~ Watercolor painting became popular in the United States during the 19th century
~ Late-19th-century American exponents of the medium included Thomas Moran, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, and, above all, Winslow Homer.
~ The American Society of Painters in Watercolor (now the American Watercolor Society) was founded in 1866.
~ Watercolor was less popular in Continental Europe during the 19th century than it was in America.
~ Two major French artists who nevertheless forged ahead with it were Paul Signac and Paul Cézanne.
~ This presentation focuses on major artists who also painted in watercolor in America and continental Europe.
~ UK watercolour is a vast subject which needs its own presentation.
~ Part I focuses on major artists who were freely identified with watercolor and let their process with it be known.
~ Part II focuses on other major artists who also used watercolors.