John Twachtman Authors and Advisors
Dr. Lisa N. Peters
Dr. Lisa N. Peters is director of research at Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, and author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of John Henry Twachtman (with Ira Spanierman). She received her B.A. from Colorado College and her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her recent publications include an essay in John Twachtman: Connecticut Landscapes (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1989), American Impressionist Masterpieces (Macmillan, 1991), James McNeill Whistler (Smithmark, 1996), A Personal Gathering: Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of William I. Koch (Wichita Art Museum, 1996), Visions of Home: American Impressionist Images of Suburban Leisure and Country Comfort (Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1997), and John Twachtman: An American Impressionist (High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999). Dr. Peters organized and wrote essays for Twachtman in Gloucester: His Last Years, 1900-1902 (Spanierman Gallery, 1987) and In the Sunlight: The Floral and Figurative Art of J. H. Twachtman (Spanierman Gallery, 1989).
Ira Spanierman is the director of Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, which for over fifty years has been dedicated to dealing the finest American paintings, drawings, and sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some important exhibitions held recently at the gallery include Twachtman in Gloucester: His Last Years, 1900-1902 (1987); Frank W. Benson: The Impressionist Years (1988); In the Sunlight: The Floral and Figurative Art of J. H. Twachtman (1989); Ten American Painters (1990); American Painters in Giverny, 1885-1920 (1993); William Merritt Chase: Master of American Impressionism (1994-95); Willard Leroy Metcalf: An American Impressionist (1995-96); Painters of Cape Ann, 1840-1940: One Hundred Years in Gloucester and Rockport (1996); Wilfrid-Gabriel de Glehn: John Singer Sargent’s Painting Companion (1997); Theodore Wores: Paintings from California to Japan (1998); and Arthur Wesley Dow: His Art and His Influence (1999).
Richard J. Boyle
Richard J. Boyle was Curator at the Cincinnati Art Museum from 1965 until 1973. During his tenure there, he organized the major retrospective of John Twachtman's work held in 1966. He served as Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1973 until 1983.
He is the author of American Impressionism (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1974) and John Twachtman (New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1979), an important monograph on the artist. Mr. Boyle is a co-author of the exhibition catalogue, Twachtman in Gloucester: His Last Years, 1900-1902 (New York: Universe Books/Ira Spanierman Gallery, 1987) and serves on the advisory committee for the forthcoming John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné. He has recently published, along with Elizabeth de Veer, Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf (New York: Abbeville Press, 1987).
Dr. William H. Gerdts
Dr. William H. Gerdts is professor emeritus of art history at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he taught for twenty-eight years. He has held many previous museum and teaching posts; he has taught at the University of Maryland and was curator of painting and sculpture at the Newark Museum, New Jersey, for twelve years. His extensive writings in the field of American art encompass numerous articles and books, including American Neo-Classic Sculpture: The Marble Resurrection (1973), Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still-Life, 1801-1939 (1981), American Impressionism (1984); Grand Illusions: History Painting in America (with Mark Thistlewaite, 1988), Art Across America (1990); Monet's Giverny: An Impressionist Colony (1993); William Glackens (1996), Impressionist New York (1994), and California Impressionism (with Will South 1998). Gerdts received his B.A. from Amherst College, Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.