Discover America’s Roots In First-Ever Charles Deas Retrospective

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DENVER, CO.- The Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents Charles Deas and 1840s America, the first retrospective of the decade-long career of Western American painter Charles Deas. Organized by the DAM and guest curator Carol Clark, Professor of Art History and American Studies at Amherst College, this landmark exhibition and accompanying catalogue reconstructs the artist’s life and career, and reflect years of original scholarship. Bringing together for the first time twelve of his most important pieces and featuring 30 paintings and nine works on paper, Charles Deas and 1840s America includes many works that have not been publicly displayed for 150 years. On view through November 28, 2010, Denver is the only venue for the exhibition. “Deas’s work helped shape Americans’ perception