For far too many museums, watercolor paintings represent only a small fraction of their collections or seldom see the light of day. For the Canton Museum of Art, in Canton, Ohio, however, watercolors and other works on paper from the 19th century forward constitute the primary focus of the their collection.
Highlights of their permanent collection include masters, such as Thomas Hart Benton, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, and Winslow Homer; and noted contemporary artists, such as Janet Fish, Carolyn Brady, and Joseph Raffael.
The museum recently acquired Bleak House, Broadstairs, an 1890 impressionistic masterpiece by Childe Hassam.
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