National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Frederic Remington, April 13 - July 13, 2003

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

Image: Frederic Remington, The Scout: Friends or Foes? 1902-1905 From 1901 until his death in 1909, Frederic Remington produced a series of approximately 70 paintings that took as their subject the color of night. These paintings, in which the artist explored the technical and aesthetic difficulties of painting darkness, drew immediate approval from critics and were the paintings that allowed him to break decisively from his career as an illustrator. This exhibition is the first devoted entirely to Remington's nocturnes and includes 29 paintings filled, surprisingly, with color and light--moonlight, firelight, and candlelight. The works reveal the spare modernism of Remington's color, composition, and tone. Several works have not been seen publicly in nearly 100 years.