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The Nude in Print

The Nude in Print

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The Nude in Print

July 6 – August 20, 2017

BOSTON, MA – From the delicate curves of Anders Zorn’s nudes to the hard-edged angles of Milton Avery’s modernist figures, The Nude in Print, on view July 6 through August 20, 2017, is an exhibition focused on printmaking of the 20th and early 21st century featuring the nude. Both American and European artists are represented, working in a variety of techniques, including etching, mezzotint, wood engraving, and lithography.

The nude has been a significant subject in art from Antiquity through present day. Depictions range from classical ideal to modernist abstraction, from chaste academic study to more provocative portrayals. The 20th century saw the nude’s gradual liberation from classical and academic constraints as artists began to challenge idealized representations. Modern approaches to the nude encompass an exciting range of styles, techniques, and applications.

On display in Childs Gallery’s recently re-opened Print Room, The Nude in Print presents a broad range of interpretations of the nude in a variety of print media. Artists represented include Milton Avery, Arthur B. Davies, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Paul Landacre, Boris Lovet-Lorski, Man Ray, John Sloan, Jacques Villon, and Anders Zorn, among many others.

About Childs Gallery: Established in 1937 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, Childs Gallery holds one of the largest inventories of oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and sculpture in the United States. We actively service collectors, artists, estates and corporate clients throughout the country in the buying and selling of fine art, and have placed exceptional works in major museums nationwide. Our extensive holdings – including prints and drawings that range from Old Masters to 20th century notables to 21st century contemporaries, along with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years – are particularly appealing to the eclectic tastes of today’s art lovers, as it’s the collector’s eye, not the historic period or medium, that makes for a cohesive and personally satisfying collection.

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169 Newbury Street

On exhibit until August 20th, 2017