march, 2020

sun22mar2:00 pm4:00 pmCancelledGallery Walk-Through and Talk with Curator Dr. Bruce WeberFor public health and safety. Please check back for re-scheduled date.2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

Sunday, March 22, 2 PM
Dr. Bruce Weber will give a gallery walk-through and talk for the exhibition Otto Bierhals: A German-American Artist in Woodstock (February 1 – May 10, 2020) in the Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing. 

Otto Bierhals (1879-1944) spent over twenty summers in Woodstock, where he became one of the historic art colony’s leading landscapists. Active as a painter, watercolorist, printmaker, and illustrator, Bierhals devoted himself to depicting the picturesque mountains, forests, fields, farmlands, houses, and waterways of the area, and in the process developing great technical mastery of the palette knife. In 1929, he bought a tract on Mill Hill Road on which he built a combined house, gallery, and school, successfully marketing his work and offering lessons in landscape painting. This is the first solo display of Bierhals’ work since his 1938 exhibition at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Otto Bierhals: A German-American Artist in Woodstock features forty works highlighting Bierhals’ accomplishments as a landscape painter of the Catskills, a delineator of scenes of the local village, New York City and his native Germany, and as a painter of still lifes. Among the treasures on view is Henry Peper at the Forge, which pictures the local blacksmith engaged in work at his shop. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay on Bierhals’ life and career by art historian Bruce Weber, who has served as the guest curator.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum

28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498



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