November 8, 2009 through January 17, 2010
Enchantment, the sixth Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition, featured the work of 18th and 19th century artists alongside that of contemporary artists demonstrating that the realistic, academic, allegorical style is still alive and well today. Enchantment featured work from the collections of The Dahesh Museum of Art, the Cartin Collection, the Kelly Collection of American Illustration, and more.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Philip Akkerman, Bo Bartlett, Robert Bauer, Antoine-Louis Barye, Adolphe-William Bouguereau, Gail Boyajian, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse, Sue Coe, Dean Cornwell, Benjamin Cottam, Kinuko Y. Craft, Gustave Doré, Walter Everett, Paul Fenniak, Walton Ford, Paul Césaire Gairot, Wilhelm Gause, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Sir John Gilbert, RA, Gregory Gillespie, James Gurney, Julie Heffernan, Tom Hunter, Jennifer Knaus, Alison Moritsugu, Odd Nerdrum, Graydon Parrish, Howard Pyle, Sabeen Raja, Briton Rivière, Jenny Scobel, Sandra Scolnik, Magnus von Plessen, Yuqi Wang, Patricia Watwood, N.C. Wyeth, and Kehinde Wiley.
Enchantment was curated by Zina Davis, with the collaboration of Peter Trippi and Dennis Nolan.
Photography courtesy of Roger Castonguay of The Defining Photo.