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
Gerrit Sinclair, Ball Game (Milwaukee), Oil on masonite, 1940. Collection of Ric Hartman.
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.
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.