An American View Revisited: The Hosek Collection of American Art
Main Gallery & Rebecca Cole Gallery
November 17, 2018 - May 11, 2019
An American View Revisited: The Hosek Collection of American Art is the second opportunity the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has had to showcase the extensive artwork of Pearland collector Howard (Chip) Hosek, Jr. Originally exhibited at the Pearl during the fall of 2009, the Hosek Collection has continued to expand as Hosek has pursued his passion to collect works of art that hold a special interest to him and present the American story. The Hosek Collection, which initially concentrated on American Art from 1850-1950, has grown to include works from the late 20th century, as well as the 21st century.
Highlighted in the exhibition are works from four members of America’s important family of artists: The Wyeth Family, including N.C. Wyeth (grandfather), Andrew Wyeth (father), and Jamie Wyeth (son), as well as Andrew’s sister, Henriette Wyeth Hurd. This artistic family formed an unlikely legacy, painting the romance, desolation, and quiet beauty of America’s land and people. Norman Rockwell, most famous for the cover illustrations of American life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine, along with Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the Pop Art movement of the visual arts, and numerous other American artists are represented in the more than fifty outstanding works in this exhibition.
Stewardship, preserving art for future generations, has been Chip Hosek's goal as he continues to expand his collection. As the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts begins its second decade of showcasing fine art to Northwest Houston, Chip’s generosity in sharing his passion provides a rare opportunity to view these American masterpieces in our community.
Mary Bradish Titcomb, Two Girls, Old Lyme, CT, Oil on canvas, 1905, 16 x 12 in.
Courtesy of the Hosek Collection of American Art