May 1-October 31, 2017
Following the First World War, a “Lost Generation” of American artists came of age as expatriates in Europe. Prompted by favorable currency exchange rates and a growing disbelief in the American dream, the “Americans in Paris” moment had arrived and a rising Modernist movement influenced generations of artists and writers. Amid the historical milieu that included James Joyce, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso among others, Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater’s artistic collaboration revolved around a fervor for beauty, bold sport, and social activism. This exhibition captures their tumultuous relationship in a series of paintings, photographs, illustrated books and archival materials, and charts the possibilities and limits of art and humanity in our time. The exhibition is organized by Ruth Greene-McNally, Collections Manager at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater is supported in part by Crandall K. Toothaker