The Williams College Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest repository of the work of the artist brothers Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) and Charles Prendergast (1863–1948). Throughout these web pages, you can learn more about the collection itself and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the museum staff’s efforts to digitize the Prendergast collection for the purpose of increasing access to these resources. These collections, as well as their family archives, came to the museum during the years 1983 to 1995 for research and educational purposes.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Maurice Brazil Prendergast traveled to Italy and stayed for about 18 months in 1898 and 1899. The trip was financed by Sarah Choate Sears (1858-1935), American art collector, patron, artist, and photographer.
Monday, May 21, 2012
We have a new feature on the Prendergast section of our online collection database and that is the “Prendergast Subject Browser”. We hope that you enjoy exploring the museum’s Prendergast collection, and that it expands your understanding of the locations, themes, and landscape features that relate to the works.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Maurice Brazil Prendergast wrote in his letters to his brother Charles from 1911 about his interactions with Lady Layard in Venice, widow of Sir Austen Henry Layard, the donor of the Assyrian reliefs here at the museum.