“Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA – Anders Zorn was a Scandinavian artist whose talent rocketed him to celebrity status during the Belle Epoque in Europe, his impressionistic perfection earning him scores of influential patrons across the cultural world. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s newest exhibition proves Zorn’s contribution to the modern art world, while also giving the viewer a behind-the-scenes look on Zorn’s personal life, focusing in on his relationship with his major patron in Boston, Ms. Isabella Stewart Gardner.
Unfortunately Zorn was forgotten soon after his death, and his exceptional body of work still remains one of the most overlooked and understudied of his time. The exhibit was organized and curated by Oliver Tostmann, the Gardner’s William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection, who remarked that Zorn’s career was “like a comet” because of its bright, fleeting nature.
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