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Whistler and Pennell: Etching the City

Friday 04 May 2018Sunday 07 October 2018

Exhibition of 38 prints from two influential and innovative etchers James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), capturing the changing landscape of New York and London in the final years of the industrial revolution. The exhibition highlights an important period in the history of etching known as the 'Etching Revival' and explores how both artists championed a declining art medium, and their motivation to create a definitive technique and style. Both artists shared an interest in the role of architecture, engineering, industry and production, but differed in their approach. Whistler's imagery captured the individual characteristics of the city and its workers, while Pennell's provides an impersonal and more distant perspective. The exhibition also explores the lives of both American artists and their motivations for immigrating to Britain in the second half of the 19th century.

find out more visit Lady Lever Art Gallery website

Keyword tags

19thC | city | etching | industrial revolution | Joseph Pennell | London | New York | Whistler

venue

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight Village, Lower Road
Bebington Wirral CH62 5EQ

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