Shelburne Museum Features “the Thoreau of the Adirondacks”

Harold Weston, Landscape

From the Shelburne Museum:

(Shelburne, Vermont) Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds will be on view at Shelburne Museum through August 25, 2019. Dubbed “the Thoreau of the Adirondacks” by art historian and critic Helen Appleton Read (1887-1974), American modernist painter and social activist Harold Weston (1894-1972) was lauded during his lifetime by modernist artists, critics, and patrons. Drawing from extensive collections of the artist’s estate (the Harold Weston Foundation), as well as select public institutions and private lenders, this is the first museum exhibition to illuminate the links between the artist’s distinctive and lyrical written words with his prodigious body of work.

Taking inspiration from Weston’s art as well as his philosophical views on nature, Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds presents the artist’s early Adirondack views (1920-1923) and selections from the Stone Series (1968-1972) alongside sketchbooks, diaries, letters, and related ephemera that make a case for the connections between the human spirit, nature, and Weston’s art.

Harold Weston, Burnt Region

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