HAROLD WESTON: FREEDOM IN THE WILDS

Shelburne Museum, Vermont
March 23 to August 25, 2019

Early Adirondack paintings, selections from Weston's "Stone Stories," diaries, and related ephemera illuminate the connections between the human spirit and nature.

March 24, 2pm  Screening of A Bigger Belief in Beauty and discussion with the film's directors.

May 18, 2pm  A conversation with John Elder and gallery tour with Rebecca Foster.

August 2, 5pm  Readings from the love letters of Harold and Faith Weston by artist Frank Owen and Rebecca Foster.

Image:
Sweep of Time (Stone Series No. 26), 1968, gouache.
THE PAINTED ENVIRONMENT: LANDSCAPES AND STILL LIFES BY HAROLD WESTON

Gerald Peters Gallery, New York
April 1 to 27, 2019

Image:
Palette on Couch, 1931.
FREEDOM IN THE WILDS: AN ARTIST IN THE ADIRONDACKS (Third Edition)

Harold Weston
Syracuse University Press, 2008

"Rebecca Foster's new edition of Harold Weston's great autobiographical meditation on nature and art is much more than a new edition. It's the book Weston himself might have written, if he'd had time and the advantage of looking back on his life from the mountaintop. It's a unique addition to the literature of 20th century art... Foster has brought to Weston's book a context, artistic, philosophical, and biographical, that places it among the classics of American writing about the relationship between art, nature, and the deeply examined life." - Russell Banks

Adirondack Center for Writing, Best Nonfiction Award 2009.

Book can be purchased from Syracuse University Press.

MODERN TIMES: AMERICAN ART 1910-1950

Philadelphia Museum of Art
April 18 to September 3, 2018

Image:
The Elm Tree, 1922, oil on canvas.
WILD EXUBERANCE: HAROLD WESTON'S ADIRONDACK ART

Rebecca Foster and Caroline Welsh
Syracuse University Press and the Adirondack Museum, 2005

Full-color catalogue of the Adirondack Museum retrospective of Weston's art (shown in 2005 and 2006), including four scholarly essays.

RURAL MODERN: AMERICAN ART BEYOND THE CITY

Brandywine River Museum of Art
October 29, 2016 to January 22, 2017

This group exhibition traveled to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, February 12 to May 7, 2017, under the name Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950.

Image:
The New Stove, 1926, oil on canvas.
HAROLD WESTON: BEYOND THE KNOWN

Keene Arts
July 21 - August 21, 2016

A retrospective of over 60 paintings, drawings, etchings, and watercolors representing the artist's work, from expressionist landscapes in the 1920s, to intimate observations of nature in the 1940s, and organic abstractions in the 1960s.

Image:
Birch Tree, 1921, oil on canvas.

MADE IN THE USA: AMERICAN MASTERS FROM THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, 1850-1970

The Phillips Collection, 2014

"Kent's The Road Roller, Hartley's almost fauvist Mountain Lake - Autumn, Weston's Winds, Upper Ausable Lake are all thrilling masterpieces, deeply connected to the natural world, not through ordinary means of representation but a more powerful process of intimation and suggestion." Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post, March 6, 2014.

Image:
Winds, Upper Ausable Lake, 1922, oil on canvas.
The Phillips Collection

AMERICAN LANDSCAPE: FROM NIAGRA TO YOSEMITE

Nagoya Museum, Japan, 2012-2013

Image:
Wilderness-Marcy, Dvorak New World Symphony, Largo, 1922, oil on canvas.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A CENTURY OF SUBLIME LANDSCAPES: CERET, 1909-2009

Museum of Modern Art of Ceret, France, 2009

Harold Weston joined artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Braque, Soutine, and Manolo, who created work in the Catalan village of Ceret. Weston was represented by several watercolors and an oil that he painted while living in the French Pyrenees from 1926 to 1929.

Image:
Ceret - The Bridge, 1927, watercolor.
Museum of Modern Art of Ceret
HAROLD WESTON: A BIGGER BELIEF IN BEAUTY

A documentary video by Wide Iris Productions (wideiris.net) with archival materials, art work from all periods of the artist's life, and interviews with artists, historians, and friends. 65 min.

Aired on WETA-TV (Washington, DC) and Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh, NY). Selected for the BAC 40th International Film and Video Festival held at the Brooklyn Museum and screened at the National Arts Club in New York City.

For more information, contact the Harold Weston Foundation at info(at)haroldweston.org.

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