Elliott Daingerfield; The Lone Cypress (detail); circa 1914; oil on canvas; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of the Robert Powell Coggins Art Trust.

Elliott Daingerfield; The Lone Cypress (detail); circa 1914; oil on canvas; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of the Robert Powell Coggins Art Trust.

Influenced by the French Barbizon School, Tonalists, and Symbolists, the work of Elliott Daingerfield seeks to evoke the divine manifest in nature. Daingerfield’s work stands out among his National Academy of Design colleagues for its often distinctly southern mood. Everlasting Calm includes Daingerfield’s oil paintings of Southern scenes and monumental Western landscapes as well as studies for these works.

Born in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859, Daingerfield moved to New York to formally train in 1880. From 1886 to 1932, he maintained a studio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and in New York, where he shared space with fellow Academy member George Inness. From his studios in New York and North Carolina, Daingerfield contributed to the growing internationalism of American Art as an artist, teacher, and writer.

This retrospective exhibition is organized by the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. The exhibition will include over fifty works by Elliott Daingerfield as well as work by George Inness and Ralph Blakelock, contemporaries about whom Daingerfield published writings during the early 20th century. 

Everlasting Calm will be on view at the LSU Museum of Art through March 19, 2017. 

View the exhibition's supplemental gallery guide below.


EXHIBITION SPONSORS

Generous support for this exhibition provided by the Imo Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown, Louisiana CAT, L. Cary Saurage II Foundation, Charles Schwing and Susanna McCarthy. Additional support provided by Taylor, Porter, Brooks, & Phillips, L.L.P.


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