Louise Herreshoff Eaton: To See Color First

The paintings of Louise Herreshoff Eaton vibrate with color and brushwork emblematic of European Post-Impressionists and Fauves. Almost 200 of her portraits, landscapes and still life paintings are part of Washington and Lee University's permanent art collection, a surprise find in a significant donation of ceramics that she and her husband, alumnus Euchlin Reeves '27, gave to the institution in 1967. Organized by Clover Archer, director of the Staniar Gallery, and co-curated by Patricia Hobbs, senior curator of art for the Museums at Washington and Lee, and Tracy Bernabo, curator of Try-me Gallery (Richmond, VA), this exhibition highlights Herrehoff's bold and expressive watercolors in the first significant public display of her work outside of the University's Reeves Center since 1976.


Clover Archer, director of Staniar Gallery; Tracy Bernabo, curator, Try-me Gallery, Richmond, VA; and Patricia A. Hobbs, senior curator of art, Museums at W&L