The American Scene through the Eyes of Gerrit V. Sinclair

September 15, 2022 to January 8, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:30 to 7 PM
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Gerrit Sinclair, Ball Game (Milwaukee), Oil on masonite, 1940. Collection of Ric Hartman. 

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Gerrit Van Sinclair (1890-1955) was one of Wisconsin’s best-known artists of American Scene painting, also known as American Regionalism. Featured in this exhibition from private collections are sentimental scenes of Milwaukee, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties including an all-American little league game captured in soft, hazy afternoon lighting; the everyday American family enjoying a lazy day in a clean, manicured park; and the quaint and quiet downtown streets of rural towns. Sinclair’s charming paintings combine the American Scene’s mission with distinct warm tones and atmospheric qualities reminiscent of Impressionism.

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Gerritt Sinclair, Transport Joe Green Going Over, Oil on masonite, n.d. 

Gerritt Sinclair, Rural Free Delivery- Preliminary Mural Study for Wausau Post Office, 1940. Collection of Ric Hartman.