Theresa Bernstein: An Early Modernist (Paintings from the Martin and Edith Stein Collections)

Jan. 1, 2013-Dec. 2, 2015
Boca Raton Museum of Art

This small focus exhibition presents 12 paintings, dated between 1912 and 1930, by the long-neglected modernist New York artist Theresa Bernstein (1885-2002).

Born in Philadelphia, Bernstein was at the heart of the avant-garde from the moment she arrived in New York in 1912. A friend of artists Zorach, O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and Demuth, Bernstein’s technical ability, command of color, and commitment to populist subjects aligned her with the radical Ashcan school early in the 20th century.

The exhibition reveals the modernist development of a woman artist who captured the temperment of her times: New York public places, Coney Island, Carnegie Hall, and scenes of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she and her artist husband William Meyerowitz, had a summer home.

Organized from the collection of Martin and Edith Stein.

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Theresa Bernstein: An Early Modernist (Paintings from the Martin and Edith Stein Collections)
Theresa Bernstein, Polish Church: Easter Morning, 1916. 40 x 50 inches. Martin and Edith Stein Collection.