Robert N. Blair (1912-2002), Bethlehem Steel, Open Hearth, Lackawanna, undated; watercolor with graphite on paper, Overall: 22 1/4 x 29 7/8 in. (56.5 x 75.9 cm) Frame: 31 1/4 x 44 1/4 in. (79.4 x 112.4 cm); Gift of the Artist, 1985
Watercolors from the Collection
On View Saturday, April 20–Sunday, July 7, 2002
To enhance the exhibition of American twentieth-century watercolors in adjacent galleries, works by 13 artists compared parallel achievements with examples of historic and contemporary uses of transparent and opaque watercolor, sometimes mixed with other media, in both representational and non-objective styles. The collection artists either were Western New York residents or knew and worked with Charles E. Burchfield. The artists chosen were Gloria Banning, Robert N. Blair, John Copoulos, Reginald Marsh, Joseph Orffeo, Catherine Parker, David Pratt, Martha Richter, Thor Eric Paulson, Arthur E. Smith, Louis Vastola, William E. West, Sr., and Frank N. Wilcox.