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Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed
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Add to Calendar 24-01-2013 26-05-2013 15 Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=127083 American Folk Art Museum true DD/MM/YYYY

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Date: 01/24/13 through 05/26/13
Ages: All Ages
Address: 2 Lincoln Square - 212-595-9533
folkartmuseum.org

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group.

A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Venue Description: Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 11:30am-7pm; Fri., noon-7:30pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Closed Mon. Free admission.

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