Thursday, May 24, 2012

Max Weber on Long Island

White Beach (House on the Beach), 1942. (Estate of Max Weber, Courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery, New York))

The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Max Weber on Long Island which will be on view through August 5, 2012. Max Weber, who lived on Long Island from 1920 until his death, was among the most influential American artists of the 20th century.

Although celebrated today for introducing Cubism to America, Weber was better known during his lifetime (1881- 1961) for his Cézanne-inspired works of the 1920s and 1930s and his later lyrical expressionism. Max Weber on Long Island presents new scholarship on Weber through a selection of two dozen of the artist’s finest Long Island landscapes. Focusing on the land and its domestic and industrial structures at varying times of the year, these works reveal the range of modernist strategies for which Weber was so acclaimed.

Max Weber Long Island Sound

Max Weber on Long Island was organized by The Hecksher Museum Curator, Lisa Chalif, and guest curated by Weber scholar Percy North, PhD. Max Weber on Long Island is sponsored in part by Advantage Title. A catalogue, made possible through support from Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, accompanies the exhibition.
About The Heckscher Museum of Art:
The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by August Heckscher, is dedicated to furthering the appreciation and understanding of art by conserving, interpreting, refining and expanding its Permanent Collection, fostering scholarship, and presenting stimulating and inspiring exhibitions and educational programs for this and future generations. The Museum Permanent Collection contains more than 2,200 works from the early 16th century to present.