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Art Exhibit Will Feature Newly Acquired Works of Local Artist
For release: Feb. 21, 2001
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis will host a new look at the career of Memphis artist Samuel Hester Crone during an exhibit, "Samuel H. Crone: The Working Process of a 19th Century Artist," which will be on display March 3 through April 14.

Selected by Dr. Henry Adams, curator of American art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibit consists of paintings accompanied by sketches, photographs and notes that explain Crone's methods.

The son of German immigrants, Crone (1858-1913) left his family in 1877 to study paining in Munich. Until recently his work was known in Memphis only to a few family members and through a collection of letters and photographs and a handful of paintings.

In the early 1980s, more than 200 Crone drawings, paintings and oil sketches became the property of Pittsburgh architect William S. Huff, the artist's great-nephew. Huff will donate Crone's works to The U of M, along with an endowment to support the collection.

The show will open with a reception Friday, March 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Art Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 678-2224.

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