Prendergast
Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Category: People

Biographical information about Charles and Maurice Brazil Prendergast and related people including friends, family, and contemporaries.

Thirty Years Ago at WCMA

Friends of Eugénie Prendergast at WCMA in front of "Promenade"

Friends of Eugénie Prendergast at WCMA in front of "Promenade"

1984 was a pivotal year for both the development of the Prendergast fine art collection and the construction of the Prendergast wing of the museum. Prior to 1984, Williams College Museum of Art had only seven works by the Prendergast brothers in its collection, but in 1984 alone, Eugénie Prendergast (Charles’s widow) donated thirty works of fine art to the museum.

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Final Photo Shoot

Charels Prendergast Name Plate

Charels Prendergast Name Plate

Pivot Media has completed its final in-house photo shoot for the Institute of Museum and Library Services Prendergast digitization project grant. This photo shoot session signifies the culmination of year two of the Prendergast digitization project, meaning that we are right on track as we begin the third and final year.

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Charles Prendergast: Behind the Scenes

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We are now in the midst of digitizing Charles Prendergast’s tools. Take a look, then check back in the future as we digitize more objects connected to the behind-the-scenes artistic processes of the Prendergasts!

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A Benefactor for Maurice Brazil Prendergast

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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.

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Prendergast & Assyrian Reliefs

Envelope for Letter from Maurice Prendergast to Charles Prendergast, Venice November 1911

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.

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