More than 80 paintings and sculpture by artists such as early 20th-century icons Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Gerald Murphy, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Also included are artists from the 1930s, such as Romare Bearden, Paul Cadmus, Philip Evergood, Philip Guston, Reginald Marsh, and Ben Shahn, and the 1940s, such as John Curry, Grant Wood, George Ault, Charles Sheeler, and Niles Spencer.
In addition to offering a chronological overview of American modern Art, "Villa America" includes a selection of major figurative works by such American masters as Milton Avery, Robert Henri, Walt Kuhn, and Andrew Wyeth. Equally noteworthy will be a gallery devoted to artists' portraits and self-portraits, featuring outstanding works by Arthur Carles, Theodore Roszak, Morgan Russell, Joseph Stella, George Tooker, and Pavel Tschelitchew. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Villa America: American Moderns 1900-1950 is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, from the collection of Curtis Galleries, Inc., founder Myron Kunin.
Villa America is made possible by Victoria and Gilbert E. LeVasseur, Jr., Twyla R. and Charles D. Martin and Jean and Tim Weiss.
Major support provided by Ross and Phyllis Escalette, The Escalette Family Fund, Barbara and Victor Klein, Jim and Pam Muzzy, and Christie's.
Additional contributions provided by Bank of America, The Citigroup Private Bank, Gail and Roger Kirwan, Valaree Wahler, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Nancy and Donald Wynne.
The Villa America exhibition catalogue is underwritten by Curtis Galleries, Inc., founder Myron Kunin.
Villa America is a trademark of Curtis Galleries, Inc.