A Virtual Evening Celebrating the Launch of the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné
The Greenwich Historical Society is pleased to mark the debut of the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné with an illustrated virtual talk by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D., tracing John Henry Twachtman’s road to Greenwich, where he lived with his family from 1890 to 1899 and created the Impressionist works for which he is best known. Dr. Peters will chart Twachtman’s artistic career through focus on a few key works, from his early days in Cincinnati, to European study and travel, to New York City, and finally to Greenwich.
Following the lecture Dr. Peters will be joined by Greenwich Historical Society Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Maggie Dimock for a discussion about Twachtman’s continued legacy and the rich information available to researchers and art lovers in the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné.
This virtual event is being held in celebration of the public launch of the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné, a collaboration between Dr. Peters and the Greenwich Historical Society. The John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné is a free digital resource offering detailed records of Twachtman’s oeuvre, life, exhibitions, and other material including correspondence and entries for every known artwork by the artist. It is accessible at www.jhtwachtman.org.
This event was recorded. The video can be viewed here.
Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D. is an independent art historian and curator, and the author of the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné. She is also the curator of the upcoming exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman, and the author of its accompanying catalogue. Her previous publications on Twachtman include John Henry Twachtman: An American Impressionist (High Museum of Art, Atlanta). She has published many other articles and exhibition catalogues on topics in American art.
Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman, originally scheduled to open at the Greenwich Historical Society in October 2021, has been postponed to 2022 while the Historical Society renovates its Museum & Library following water damage from Hurricane Ida. Future dates and details will be announced.
The John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné
In development for over three decades under the leadership of its author Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D., the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné is a digital publication providing a comprehensive scholarly record of the oeuvre of the American artist John Henry Twachtman, including approximately 760 artworks.
Free and accessible to all through the Greenwich Historical Society website and www.jhtwachtman.org, the John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné consists of searchable illustrated records, scholarly entries, and supplementary documentation, including exhibition catalogues, articles, collections, photographs, and the artist’s letters. Also featured is biographical information on Twachtman, a list of his students, and a glossary to names mentioned of noted individuals and organizations.
The John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné has been made possible by the generous support of the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and by the Lunder Foundation and the Cross Family Charitable Fund.
Image: John Henry Twachtman, My House, ca. 1896–99 Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Gift of the artist.