"This exhibition is Edinburgh's summer crowd-pleaser"
This exhibition traced the discovery of Impressionism by American artists in the late 19th-century. Divided into four groups, these included major figures such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler who lived in Paris and were close personal friends of the French Impressionists, especially Degas and Monet.
It also featured the group of American artists who trained in Paris and/or settled near Monet at Giverny in 1887. American Impressionists working in the USA, including William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Theodore Robinson were also covered as well as the period of Later Impressionism, and the American group known as 'The Ten'.
This exhibition was organised by the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and the Terra Foundation for American Art, in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
During the summer of 2014 we asked visitors to the galleries to share their thoughts about one of our most popular paintings, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent. Comedian and broadcaster, Phill Jupitus, is perhaps her most ardent admirer, and spoke openly to us about his personal connection with this celebrated picture.
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