Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found
A Catalogue Raisonne´ Series

brooklyn museum, brooklyn ny
june 5, 2009 - january 24, 2010

Medusa, WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 15 X 12 INCHES, 2006 / 2007

While contemplating my own death when working on Memorial To A Marriage, I discovered someone else’s life – American sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908).

This series combines hand painted images with art historical research to create a document that reveals the complexities of Hosmer’s career, reputation, and legacy. Hosmer moved to Rome in 1852 and lived among a lively community of British and American artists and writers and a circle of learned and well-to-do “independent women.” She had an important career, was praised by critics, won competitive commissions, and earned enormous sums for her Neo-classical marble sculptures. In this unique volume, I’ve pieced together a conceptual framework to examine the histories of art and women at the intersection of the ivory tower and the marketplace in the form of the catalogue raisonne´.

Selected Works


Book Cover, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2006

Title Page, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2006

Frontispiece, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2006

Puck, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2007

Dr. MacDowell, watercolor on paper, 12 x 15 inches, 2007

Beatrice Cenci, watercolor on paper, 12 x 15 inches, 2007

Queen of Naples , watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2007

Sleeping Faun, watercolor on paper, 12 x 17 inches, 2006

Ghost #16, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2007

Zenobia, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2007

Ghost #19, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2007

Back Cover, watercolor on paper, 15 x 12 inches, 2006

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Press



"Art In Review : Harriet Hosmer Lost and Found"
The New York Times | June 18 2009

"Neoclassic Revival"
ARTnews | Summer 2009

"The Lady Hosmer"
artnet.com | May 29 2009

"Desperately Seeking Harriet"
Deutsche Bank | August 2007

"Patricia Cronin : Harriet Hosmer Lost and Found"
Time Out New York | August 27 2009

"The Second Life of Harriet Hosmer"
The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review | January 2010

 

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