Saturday, April 12, 1 pm
Panel Talk on Eugene Speicher, American Realist
with Valerie Ann Leeds, Tom Wolf, and Daniel Belasco
in collaboration with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher
Curated by Valerie Leeds
February 5, 2014 — July 13, 2014
Morgan Anderson Gallery, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery, and Corridor at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 5–7 pm
For information, visit www.newpaltz.edu/museum
The April 12 panel talk at WAAM will include presentations and discussion by exhibition curator Valerie Ann Leeds and catalogue esssayists Tom Wolf and Daniel Belasco.
New York painter Eugene Speicher (1883-1962) was one of the foremost American realists of his generation, closely associated with George Bellows, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, and Rockwell Kent. Born in Buffalo, NY, Speicher first garnered national recognition in the 1910s for his incisive portraits of actors, artists, and friends, which were collected by many prominent American museums. Splitting his professional time between New York City and Woodstock, NY, Speicher expanded his repertoire to include still life, nudes, and landscape. The Dorsky exhibition Along His Own Lines will be the first Speicher museum survey since 1963. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will explore Speicher’s role in the Woodstock art colony and the New York art world and reevaluate his place in the canon of early twentieth-century American art.