Henry David Thoreau as a Source for Artistic Inspiration


Catalog of the June 6-September 9, 1984 exhibit at the DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA.

This exhibition is intended to honor and celebrate the ever vital sprit of the Concord-born poet-naturalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and those artists who have turned to him for inspiration. The DeCordova Museum, in the heart of Thoreau country , is located on Sandy Pond, one mile east of Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from 1845-1847 and wrote the first draft of his best-known book, Walden.

Included is work by John Cage, Edward Steichen, N. C. Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Charles Burchfield, Marden Hartley, Barnett Newman, Robert Goodnough, Andrew Wyeth, Neil Welliver, and Michael Mazur.

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