Henry Art Gallery

University of Washington


15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195


11-4: Wed
11-9: Thu, Fri
11-4: Sat, Sun
Closed: Mon, Tue



2012 Exhibitions:

En plein air

North Galleries

October 6, 2012February 3, 2013

En plein air. (installation view).

En plein air presents work culled from the Henry’s permanent collection along with the work of the young French Algerian contemporary artist Neïl Beloufa. The exhibition broadly addresses how the practice of en plein air painting richly influenced the early years of photography and the subsequent practice of the arts. The role of the artist as flâneur is crucial to the thesis of this focused exhibition which includes paintings by Boudin and Corot, and photographs from the Henry’s important holdings of French photography, including the work of Eugene Atget, Henri Lartigue, Charles Marville, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others.

En plein air is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education with assistance from Merith Bennett, Senior Curatorial Associate, and with support from Judy Sourakli, Curator of Collections. The exhibition is made possible with generous support from ArtsFund, the French American Cultural Society (FACS), and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Featured artists: Neïl Beloufa; Jean-Eugène-Auguste Atget; Eugene Louis Boudin; Etienne Carjat; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Jean Baptiste Camille Corot; Paul Burty Haviland; Jacques Henri Lartigue; Gustave Le Gray; Charles Marville; Achille Quinet
En plein air. (installation view). 2012 - 2013. Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: R.J. Sanchez