The Library of Congress, The Phillips Collection, and the Embassy of Switzerland collaborate for a conversation and display on American artist Louis Eilshemius and how his work inspired Swiss-born artist Ugo Rondinone.
Join us at the Library of Congress for a one-day-only viewing of Louis Eilshemius’s books dating back to 1895 from the LOC’s archives. This special field trip to the LOC presents the rare opportunity to view Eilshemius’s books in person and hear from Klaus Ottmann, Chief Curator Emeritus of The Phillips Collection and guest curator of One-on-One: Ugo Rondinone / Louis Eilshemius. American poet and painter Louis Eilshemius is known for his expressive and lyrical depictions of landscapes, nature, and nudes. His paintings are currently presented at the Phillips alongside works by contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone, who has long collected Eilshemius’s art.
This event takes place at the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540
IMAGE: Louis Michel Eilshemius, Balcony, Delaware Water Gap, 1900, Oil on hardboard, 18 3/4 x 13 3/4 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1937