Name: ARTFUL LIAISONS: CONNECTING PAINTERS GRACE CARPENTER, EDWARD ESPEY, AND GRAFTON TYLER BROWN
Date: October 20, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Organized by the Grace Hudson Museum, this show explores the art and friendships linking three artists over 35 years. Grace Carpenter and Edward Espey, were students together at art school in San Francisco and close friends, if not romantically intertwined. Later, Espey moved to Portland, Oregon, and established himself as a landscape painter. In Portland, he developed a friendship with Grafton Taylor Brown, another landscape painter and the first significant African American artist on the West Coast. Brown had also spent time in San Francisco, as an artist and as a successful lithographer..