The exhibition is comprised of thirty-five American paintings from the Wesleyan College Helena Ogden Eastman Campbell Collection of American Art. Ogden Campbell, who was an alumna of the college, and her circle of associates in New York and Europe donated the collection between 1930 and 1960. The works exemplify the academic styles taught at such art schools as the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the Chase School and the Art Students League in New York, and the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ogden Campbell chose traditional subjects—still life, portraiture and genre—painted in a classically-trained manner.
The exhibition includes works by William Stanley Haseltine, Robert Vonnoh, Jane Peterson, Chauncey Ryder, Francis Coates Jones, and others.
Above: Photograph of the 2015 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Support for this exhibition was provided by Laura and Barrie Harmon, River Bank, Adam and Dawn Schloss, and William G. Thames, Sr.