Art Collections at the Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts
“The Allure of Venice: Paintings by Walter Franklin Lansil”
April 21 through June 23, 2018
From the museum:
No other city inspires and moves an artist’s emotions and imagination like Venice. Along with artists such as James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent, Walter Franklin Lansil found some of his richest inspiration in this timeless city during the period they all spent there in the 1880s. A quintessential New Englander, Lansil discovered endless beauty and enduring subjects, which would continue to influence his painting for the rest of his life.
Art collector Stan Fry specializes in early twentieth-century American Impressionism. He began collecting more than two decades ago and has since held a number of exhibitions in public locations and in his private gallery. Fry has commissioned books about multiple facets of art history, including those focusing on artist William Jurian Kaula, and now, Walter Franklin Lansil. His collection features nearly 2,000 works.
“This much awaited third exhibition with Stan Fry, featuring an exquisite collection of works of Venice by Walter Lansil, is an exciting show that not only educates, but will inspire the senses and imagination of all ages.” says museum President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian.