The Theater, 1909. John Sloan (American, 1871–1951). Monotype; 27.3 x 27 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Wilson in memory of Anna Elizabeth Wilson 1961.162.
Seascape, about 1920. Paul Dougherty (American, 1877–1947). Monotype with watercolor; 25.9 x 40 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Meals 1981.215.
Shipyard: Children Playing, 1900–1902. Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858–1924). Monotype; 20 x 25.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1982.166.
Monotypes: Painterly Prints
Sun, 05/31/2015 to Sun, 10/11/2015
Prints and Drawings Gallery
Monotypes were first made in the 17th century and later revived in the 1870s by Edgar Degas, a master of the technique. Introduced to America in 1880, the monotype was taken up by John Sloan and Maurice Prendergast. Works by these artists, as well as a 17th-century monotype by Anthonis Sallaert, will serve as highlights in this exhibition of the finest monotypes from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bastille Day, 1892. Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858–1924). Monotype; 30.5 x 24.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland 1954.337.