Woodman Museum Extends Exhibition Charles Henry Sawyer: Vintage Hand-Painted Photography

Dover, NH – The Woodman Museum has announced that due to large audience attendance, it will extend the viewing of the exhibition Charles Henry Sawyer: Vintage Hand-Painted Photography through Sunday, June 12, 2016 in the Keefe House Gallery at the Woodman. The exhibition is on view to the public free of charge.

“The Hand-Painted Photographs of Charles Henry Sawyer is the first exhibition presented in conjunction with the Museum’s Centennial Celebration year. According to Wes LaFountain, executive director, Woodman Museum, “This amazing exhibition has drawn so much attention from our community of photographers, donors, members, and educators, that we chose to extend its viewing until mid-June. The overwhelming response by our audience to view the work (and purchase the catalog) led us to make this decision easily. Sawyer’s work offers a remarkable view into the beauty of our New England region, and we are proud to be able to share it.”

Charles Sawyer (1868-1954) began his career as a newspaper artist for the New York Tribune but ultimately became known for his colorfully hand-painted photographs of New England landscapes. Sawyer worked as a photographer and photographic painter during the Golden Age of Hand-Painted Photography (1900-1940) using large wooden cameras and glass plate negatives to capture his images. Fifty Maine & New Hampshire images on loan from private collections are on display, and the exhibition is curated by John Peters, Carol Gray and Thom Hindle.

The Woodman Museum presents several changing exhibitions within its historic houses which are available for viewing as part of the regular Museum admission fee. Works presented as part of changing exhibitions at the Keefe House Gallery at the Woodman are available for viewing free of charge. These works are available for purchase with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the Woodman Museum.

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