Cover for Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea
This selection of works in a variety of media focuses on Maurice Prendergast’s creative process as he imaginatively and innovatively captured the look and feel of coastlines from New England to France and Italy.
By Joachim Homann, with contributions by Trevor J. Fairbrother, Joachim Homann, Nancy Mowll Mathews, and Joseph Rishel
Designed by Laura Lindgren
Published 2013 | ISBN: 9783791352909

The seaside watercolors, paintings, monotypes, and sketches of Maurice Prendergast invite viewers into a world of sunlight and sailboats, leisure and amusement. Accompanying the first retrospective of Prendergast’s work in more than two decades, this book traces the artist’s experiments with different media and highlights innovative techniques that established his reputation as early modernist. Filled with exquisite reproductions of Prendergast’s luminous work—well-known masterpieces and rarely seen, equally compelling examples—this volume also features contributions by an impressive roster of distinguished scholars whose essays provide fresh ways of thinking about a quintessentially American artist. Sumptuously illustrated, this appealing volume celebrates one of the nation’s most popular and canonical painters.