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Reginald Marsh Prints: Whitney Museum of American Art Portfolio, Part Two

January 8 to June 29, 2002

Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center


It is only fitting that this two-part, yearlong inaugural exhibition for the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center feature one of America's most important artists whose talents were honed during the 1920s and 1930s, a period when American printmaking experienced a surge in popularity. Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) created images that revealed the society and tempo of his environment and his time, and he was considered a Social Realist along with such artists as Isabel Bishop and Raphael Soyer.

This exhibition, like the Print Study Center itself, would not be possible without the generous and continued support of Joel and Lila Harnett. The portfolio, on loan from the collection of the Harnetts, was published in 1969 by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. It contains thirty prints by Reginald Marsh from 1930 to 1943, the second fifteen of which are included in this exhibition. The first half were featured in the Harnett Print Study Center from September 23 to December 16, 2001.

The Harnett Print Study Center extends the University of Richmond Museums' mission to provide a forum for the study and appreciation of the visual arts. The Center serves the University's students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater Richmond area and national and international audiences. The 1,200-square-foot facility houses works on paper in the collection of the University Museums and allows students and visitors the opportunity to study these objects more closely.

Richard Waller

Executive Director

University of Richmond Museums

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Reginald Marsh Prints: Whitney Museum of American Art Portfolio, Part Two