Henry James and the American Paintings He Loved (and Hated)

Marc Simpson

Henry James used his familiarity with American art and artists to enrich his life and inform his writings. He wrote insightful—and often amusing—comments about paintings by Copley and Church, Homer and Sargent, among many others. Join independent art historian Marc Simpson as he samples from this rich trove of responses both wry and enthusiastic to reveal James’s pictorial aesthetics.


The exhibition Henry James and American Painting will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Monday, June 12, 6:30 pm
$15; $10 for members; free for students with valid ID.

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Venetian Women in the Palazzo Rezzonico. Private collection, courtesy of David Nisinson.

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