The American Landscapes of Asher B. Durand at the Fundación Juan March


MADRID.- This exhibition of 140 works—including oil paintings, drawings and prints—is the first monographic exhibition devoted to Durand outside the United States, where he is recognized as a leading landscape painter and pioneer engraver. Through an important selection of works, the exhibition will reveal Durand’s unique genius as a landscape painter and portraitist. During his long artistic career Durand depicted the bucolic beauty of the American landscape. As many other nineteenth-century American artists and writers, Asher B Durand (1796-1886) embarked on a European tour in June 1840. In the company and friends and fellow painters, Durand left the port of New York for London with the intention of travelling to several European cities—a common interest at the time—and the sole purpose of “instruction alone.” After 170 years, almost two centuries later, Durand’s artwork returns to Europe. This time he travels alone (with the exception o