E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit « Monterey Museum of Art

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E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit

Drying-Sails-St-Tropez-HR-Fortune-PMCACalifornia artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885–1969) came of age during a time when women began to challenge the status quo and redefine their expected roles in society. E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit, will be on view at the Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) May 24, 2018–August 27, 2018, and showcases the work of this trailblazing female and one of California’s most significant artists. Fortune had a thriving career as a painter until the age of forty-three when she began a pioneering new vocation as a liturgical artist and as the leader of the Monterey Guild. The exhibition pairs the artist’s impressionist and modernist landscapes with her ecclesiastical paintings, furnishings, and other work produced for the Catholic Church.

Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and curated by Scott A. Shields, PhD, California art scholar and Crocker Art Museum’s Associate Director and Chief Curator.

Image credit: E. Charlton Fortune, Drying Sails, St. Tropez, 1926. Oil on canvas on Masonite, 38 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches. Monterey Museum of Art. Robert J. Dwyer Trust, 2010.017