American Modernist Abroad
Cambridge University, Jesus College
West Court Gallery
18 January – 3 March 2019
The William Congdon Foundation and Galleria Rubin announce the upcoming inauguration of the exhibition of the great American artist in the West Court Gallery at Jesus College, University of Cambridge (UK).
At the invitation of Donal Cooper, professor of Art History and curator of the gallery at Jesus College, and with the curatorship of Prof. Paolo Biscottini, the exhibition focuses on the international experience of Congdon as a tireless traveler and as an artist.
A dozen works dedicated to the various stages of his pictorial itinerary will be on display, starting from one of his "Athens" of 1953, up to the fields of the Milanese lowlands, represented by "Neve" (snow) dated 1985.
The relationship between William Congdon and the University of Cambridge dates back to the beginning of his career and to his very close friendship with Jim Ede, formerly a curator of the Tate Gallery and friend of some of the most eminent artists of the twentieth century. The Kettle’s Yard art gallery was established by Ede when he gave his house and personal collection to the University.
The exhibition catalogue features an introduction by Prof. Donal Cooper and Alessandro Rubin, an essay by Prof. Paolo Biscottini, and a description of the relationship between William Congdon and Jim Ede prepared by Kyle Percy, a young researcher at Kettle's Yard.
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