Haws Gallery
July 15 – October 15, 2023

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935), Le Soir, Jetee de Flessingue, 1898, color lithograph, 8 x 10.25 in. Huntsville Museum of Art, Leonard Walker Peeler Bequest.

After the invention of photography, printmaking as a medium was no longer utilitarian–required as a tool of preproduction–it could now be an artistic means for creativity, expression, and experimentation.

The Rise of Modernism highlights a selection of prints from the Museum’s permanent collection of European art and includes over 35 woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and aquatints dating between 1891 and 1977. Complementing the concurrent exhibition, A Graphic Journey of prints by Pablo Picasso, this exhibition presents the artworks of modern European painters Francisco Goya, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, and other noteworthy contemporaries to Picasso who also experimented with printmaking. The Rise of Modernism explores the significant contributions these noteworthy European painters made towards modern art and the medium of printmaking.

This exhibition is organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art.