Wainscott Links painting by Childe Hassam
Childe Hassam (1859–1935), "Wainscott Links," 1907, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 29 in., Norton Museum of Art, gift of Doris and Shouky Shaheen

From Hassam to Wyeth: Gifts from Doris and Shouky Shaheen
West Palm Beach
through May 1, 2022

The Norton Museum of Art is exhibiting a dozen works donated in 2020 by a seasonal resident of Palm Beach, Shouky Shaheen, and his late wife, Doris. Mostly landscapes, these oils and watercolors have enhanced the museum’s already deep holdings of American impressionism from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The artists represented are William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Jane Peterson, Edward Henry Potthast, John Henry Twachtman, Guy Wiggins, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth.

This show is hanging alongside another fascinating exhibition “Jane Peterson: Impressions of Light and Water” (on view through June 12). It celebrates the Norton’s eight oils and watercolors by this leading figure in Palm Beach’s art community, who worked there on and off from the 1910s through the 1950s.

Peterson’s masterful rendering of South Florida sunshine contrasts with her evocation of Europe, especially the silvery atmosphere of her favorite place, Venice.

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