Exhibit Will Feature Newly Acquired Works of Local Artist
release: Feb. 21, 2001
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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
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.
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.
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
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
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 678-2224.
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