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“Poetry in Paint: The Artists of Old Tampa Bay” Exhibition Opens to the Public

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Collector Dr. Alfred Frankel has studied and collected the paintings of early Florida artists for the past 40 years. After meeting Michael Turbeville in the 1980s, an antiques dealer based in Tampa, he started to collect relatively unknown artists capturing Florida’s untamed landscape. To date, Dr. Frankel as acquired nearly 500 works of art. His holdings not only depict Florida’s raw beauty but the collection reveals how local artists from Miami to Tampa, and Orlando and Gainesville, were influential in developing art communities across the state in the early 20th century. Poetry in Paint: The Artists of Old Tampa Bay explores artists essential to the founding of the Tampa Bay area’s creative circles and features painters such as Harry Bierce, Theodore Coe, and Belle Weeden McNeer. Dr. Frankel has extensively researched the artists in his vast collection, which has resulted in the self-publication of the books Artists of Old Florida, 1840-1960 and The Dictionary of Florida Artists.

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Date:
August 18
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Phone:
8134218130
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