Departures and Divisions: Variation in American Styles, 1900 – 1950
This exhibition, drawn almost entirely from TAM’s own collection, demonstrates how in America between 1900 and 1950 artists strove to define new, distinctly American styles. They rejected conservative European and American influences—notably the French Impressionists and New York’s National Academy of Design—in favor of work that spoke to their lives and times.
In order of appearance: Kamekichi Tokita. Street Corner (detail), circa 1935. Oil on canvas, 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Shokichi and Elsie Y. Tokita. Robert Henri. Jessica Penn in Brown (detail), 1907. Oil on canvas, 31 x 25 in. (78.7 x 63.5 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Corydon Wagner, Sr. Beulah Hyde. Old Mill (detail), 1955. Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (60 x 49.8 cm). Tacoma Art Museum. Gift of the Aloha Club.