From the beginning of his career in the 1860s, Claude Monet painted not only the untamed fields, roads, and rivers of his native France, but also the lawns, pathways, and ponds of its gardens, both public and private.
George Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, will discuss the artist’s fascination with gardens—particularly his own—from the 1860s to his death in 1926.
Doors open at 1:30 pm.
George Shackelford is Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining the Kimbell eight years ago, George was chair of the department of the Art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1996 to 2011, and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 1984 to 1995. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and received the Ph.D. from Yale University.
At the Kimbell he has organized Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, a pair of exhibitions, Monet: The Early Years and Monet: The Late Years, and the recently-opened Renoir: The Body, The Senses.
Image: Claude Monet, Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge, 1899. Oil on canvas; 35-5/8 x 35-5/16 in (90.5 x 89.7 cm). Princeton University Art Museum: From the Collection of William Church Osborn, Class of 1883, trustee of Princeton University (1914-1951), president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1941-1947); given by his family, y1972-15. Photo Credit: Princeton University Art Museum/Art Resource, NY.