Music Notes by Honore Daumier from the Collection of Ray and Valerie Bryant

Starts Friday, April 20 2018 at (All day) to Sunday, April 29 2018 at (All day)

Honoré Daumier (1808 – 1879) was an artist who brought both profound emotion and humor to his craft. The same might be said for Egon Gartenberg (1911-1982) who enjoyed an eventful life of great passion and merriment. The story of Professor Gartenberg’s life – featuring an escape from Europe during World War II and culminating in a second career as a music historian and impresario in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania – is filled with adventure and consistently punctuated by his two great loves: art and music.  Belle Gartenberg, also a musician, embraced her husband’s love of art almost from the moment they met in 1944. Together they frequented galleries and bookshops in search of Daumier lithographs and woodcuts, especially those dealing with the subject of music. There are over twenty five original works in this exhibition.  We are extremely indebted to Ray and Valerie Bryant, the family of Egon and Belle Gartenberg, for their generosity and desire to share the “musical notes” from their collection with a wider audience. Adapted from the Forward of “Musical Notes by Honoré Daumier- Prints from the Collection of Egon and Belle Gartenberg,” by Jan Keene Muhlert, 1993, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania University, University Park, PA. Venue: Rehoboth Art League.



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