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Picturing Poe: Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe's Stories and Poems

Brandywine River Museum of Art

1 Hoffman's Mill Road Chadds Ford PA 19317
  • Saturday September 8th 2012 at 12:00am to Thursday November 15th 2012 at 12:00am

Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories and poems of terror and mystery have long resonated with artists and he has come to be one of the most widely illustrated authors in the world. This exhibition will examine this phenomenon by looking at the work of over thirty artists, including Poe’s earliest illustrator, F. O. C. Darley, who was chosen for the task by the author himself. After Poe’s death in 1849, his stories and poems attracted an international cast of artists who will be well-represented in this exhibition. Important artist-interpreters to be featured include Édouard Manet, Gustave Doré, Paul Gauguin, James Ensor, Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Rackham, Harry Clarke, Barry Moser, and Robert Motherwell. The exhibition will consist of original paintings, drawings, prints, and first-edition books, and will be accompanied by an illustrated brochure.

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