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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587.


Eakins, Sargent, and Chase: Fortuny’s Divergent American Admirers

During his short life and the decade following his death, Mariano Fortuny attracted the admiration of American artists who seemed to have little in common with him or with each other. This talk examines the Spanish master’s appeal to a range of young American painters working in differing styles: from Thomas Eakin’s realism, to John Singer Sargent’s painterly naturalism, to William Merritt Chase’s adaptation of brushwork akin to Impressionism. Fortuny’s popularity among American artists and connoisseurs was a precursor to the wave of Hispanophilia that struck some sectors of the country’s cultural elite starting in the 1890s. For more information contact meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.


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