Cagel

Charles Cagle: The Shock of the New

A retrospective exhibition of 33 paintings by Charles Cagle (1907–1968), an early modernist artist from Tennessee, is on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries. 

Cagle was born in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee in 1907. After the family moved to Nashville, he attended Hume-Fogg High School.

He studied at Watkins Institute of Art and Design and Peabody College in Nashville, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at the Barnes Foundation. 

In 1930 he won a Cresson Memorial Scholarship which allowed him to spend a year traveling in Europe. 

Upon his return to Nashville in 1931, he created some controversy with his progressive attitudes toward art and some of his artwork. 

In 1935 he left Nashville for Vermont, where he bought a farm and established the Charles Cagle Summer Painting Group, which continued for 27 years. Cagle had several shows in New York City and Nashville, the largest of which was at The Parthenon in 1966. 

Charles Cagle: The Shock of the New will be on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries through May 15, 2016. 

Pictured Above: Charles Cagle, Still Life with Squash, oil on canvas, undated

 

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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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