May 17, 2023

Phillips’ Mill Showcases Impressionist Works

“ON THE DELAWARE RIVER”: This work by Daniel Garber is featured in a special “Highlights Exhibition” featuring impressionist paintings by Pennsylvania artists, on view May 22-24 at Phillips’ Mill in New Hope, Pa.

In celebration of its upcoming American art spring sales, which feature a number of Pennsylvania Impressionists gems, Freeman’s of Philadelphia “is pleased to present a special ‘Highlights Exhibition’ at the celebrated Phillips’ Mill, the birthplace of the New Hope School of the Pennsylvania impressionist movement, from May 22 to May 24,” said Raphaël Chatroux, fine art specialist at Freeman’s. The exhibition, which brings a selection of works by some of the Mill’s founding members back home, is a collaboration of Freeman’s, Phillips’ Mill Community Association, and the New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts.

The exhibition will offer collectors and art lovers an opportunity to view masterworks from the collection of Sydney F. Martin, which Freeman’s will offer in a dedicated single-owner sale on the morning of June 4. Among the works on view will be Edward Redfield’s Spring Veil, which depicts the artist’s beloved Delaware River Valley seen from Point Pleasant; A Glorious Day, a large canvas by Morgan Colt, who lived at Phillips’ Mill; and Daniel Garber’s newly discovered On the Delaware River from the 1930s.

Also on view will be selected highlights from the Papageorge family collection in Carversville, Pa., to be offered as part of a single-owner section in Freeman’s American Art sale on June 4, and which comprises a selection of fine oils by John Fulton Folinsbee. Other works by Fern Coppedge, Robert Spencer, George Sotter, and William Lathrop will complete the exhibition.

“We’re so happy to have our historic artists home at Phillips’ Mill where our community can enjoy these works that are not usually on public display,” said Laura Womack, board president of Phillips’ Mill Community Association.

The “Highlights Exhibition” is free and open to the public at Phillips’ Mill on May 22 from 12 to 5 p.m., May 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road in New Hope, Pa.

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