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Art of the White Mountains

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Art of the White Mountains

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
July 14th, 2012 - July 7th, 2013

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Beginning in the first decades of the nineteenth century, artists and writers were drawn to the pristine beauty of north New Hampshire's natural wonders: majestic peaks in the Franconia and Presidential ranges crowned by Mount Washington, the highest summit in the northeast; Crawford, Pinkham, and Franconia “Notches”—dramatic, narrow passages between the mountain walls; and spectacular waterfalls such as the Flume Gorge. Early landscapists including Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, and Benjamin Champney, later masters Winslow Homer and George Inness, and twentieth-century modernists such as William Zorach, were all inspired by the singular topography of the White Mountains. Indeed, the list of painters who went there reads like a “who's who” of American art.