Exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum Takes a Fresh Look at John Folinsbee’s Life and Work


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Woodmere Art Museum – Philadelphia’s premier institution for interpreting the art and culture of the Philadelphia region – presents a new exhibition exploring the work of landscape painter John Folinsbee (1892 – 1972), offering a fresh perspective on the revered New Hope painter’s life and career. John Folinsbee and American Modernism, on display from November 6 – March 6, 2011, moves past Folinsbee’s reputation as an impressionist painter, revealing the artist’s contributions to the development of modern art in America. Visitors to the exhibition will experience Folinsbee’s paintings depicting the Bucks County region’s iconic scenery as they have rarely been presented before. Looking beyond the traditional pastoral views of the Delaware River and its environs, Folinsbee chose instead to paint the mills, factories, and steel-truss bridges that lined