American Impressionism: A New Vision

March 28 - June 29, 2014

With more than 80 paintings produced in Europe and the United States between 1880 and 1900, this exhibition highlighted the unique vision of American impressionism.

Expatriates like Cassatt, Sargent and Whistler played a role in the creation of the impressionist aesthetic and worked alongside French artists. Others, in the succeeding years, adapted the “New Painting” to their native land, offering a renewed presentation of the American landscape with bright, sun-filled canvases. Artists like Chase, Hassam and Tarbell appropriated the new French techniques to American sites and subjects, thus emphasizing a growing national identity.

Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)

We are grateful to the Conseil départemental de l'Eure for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.

Katherine Bourguignon, Ph.D., Associate Curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe.

This exhibition was organized by the musée des impressionnismes Giverny and the Terra Foundation for American Art in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
With the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.


In France, the exhibition has received the patronage of Madame Aurélie Filippetti, Ministry of Culture and Communication

and of the Embassy of the United States of America in France.




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