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Adam Van Doren, “Hyannisport from Lawn (John F. Kennedy),” 2015, watercolor and gouache, 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.

Childs Gallery is pleased to announce “Adam Van Doren: Homes of the American Presidents,” an exhibition of watercolors by the artist and author. Featuring vibrant artwork from Van Doren’s book, The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents, the show explores the famous lodgings both of living presidents and of those from the past. Van Doren, a trained architect, visited each house and even corresponded with former presidents to ensure the details of every home were faithfully recorded in his watercolors.

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Adam Van Doren, “Mount Vernon with Tree (George Washington),” 2015, watercolor, 21 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.

The homes of George Washington, FDR, and Teddy Roosevelt are included in the exhibition, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s famed Monticello, among others. Van Doren’s watercolors represent the artist’s personal journey across the country to view these homes and understand not just the structures, but their owners as well. By opening the doors of presidential homes, Van Doren encourages an intimate dialogue between his audience and the past. Through colorful images, he captures the spirit of these grand houses and those who resided within them.

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Adam Van Doren, “Hyde Park Carriage House (Franklin D. Roosevelt),” 2015, watercolor, 15 x 22 in.
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Adam Van Doren, “Woodrow Wilson’s Library,” 2015, watercolor and graphite, 20 x 25 3/4 in.
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Adam Van Doren, “Woodrow Wilson House from Garden,” 2015, watercolor and gouache, 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.

“Adam Van Doren: Homes of the American Presidents” is on view at Childs Gallery (Boston, MA) through December 30, 2018.


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