13 June - 26 July 1998
This was the first exhibition of Myron Stout's work to be shown outside America. The impetus to introduce Myron Stout's work to a British audience was the exhibition of ‘Unfinished Paintings' held at Washburn, New York City, in October/November 1997. In this exhibition, many of the ‘Black and White' paintings shown there, with the addition of landscape drawings and abstract graphite drawings on paper were acquired. In recent years. Myron Stout has become increasingly recognised by the relatively small group of people who have come to know his work, as one of the greatest American artists of his time.
The exhibition was presented in collaboration with Joan T.Washburn and Richard Bellamy, who have done much to make Stout's work better known by the public at large. There is a publication, which includes reproductions of the works in the exhibition, previously published but out-of-print material, and a commissioned essay by the English writer and critic Mel Gooding.
Myron Stout's work was shown in three ground floor rooms concurrently with an exhibition of botanical drawings and nature prints by Indian artists on another floor. Created between the late Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries for Scottish botanists working in India, these exhibited a use of line and colour which equals the best of Western botanical art produced during the ‘Golden Age' of botanical illustration.