About the Exhibition

June 13–September 6

Hyde Gallery

In 1943, when Alfred H. Barr, Jr. of The Museum of Modern Art surveyed the national art scene, he dubbed a particular group “magic realists.”

John Wilde was one of these artists. He enjoyed a very successful seven-decade career, from which he and his wife retained a signature collection of his works. For Wilde, art was a form of psychological self-analysis as well as a vehicle to explore universal issues, which he found in his imagination and in the fertile Wisconsin landscape.

Image: John Wilde, An American Interior, 1942 (detail)