November 30, 2019 - March 8, 2020 Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries
At the end of the 19th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) was one of the most well-known portraitists in France, England, and the United States. His talent, and knack for meeting the right people, led him to paint portraits of international celebrities including three U.S. Presidents, Swedish royalty, American railroad tycoons, and renowned artists. Born in Sweden, Zorn traveled extensively to places such as Paris, America, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, and the North Pole.
The Springfield Art Museum received an incredible gift of 93 of the artist’s etchings in 1970, donated by the late Arthur E. Andersen of Barrington, Illinois. From this gift the Museum created a successful traveling exhibition that toured across the United States in 1970 and 1971. An additional three etchings were acquired in subsequent years. This exhibition will present all 96 etchings from the Museum’s permanent collection, showcasing the full collection for the first time in many years.
*This exhibition opens November 30, 2019 at 10 AM; however, due to the proximity of the opening to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will celebrate the Opening Day activities on December 7, 2019.
Opening Day: Saturday, December 7, 10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 6 PM: Demonstration Station & Pop-Up Merchandise Sales 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM: Family Printmaking Activity
Anders Zorn: Etchings is generously underwritten by Howard & Nadia Cavner.
Anders Zorn, Zorn and His Wife, 1890, etching on paper. Gift of Mr. Arthur Andersen, Jr. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum.