Historic Paintings: Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea at Twisted Fish Gallery

Most of us can’t afford to touch or own historic paintings. 

But we can see 30 prints of famous artwork, including one by the infamous Vincent van Gogh, at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids for free starting April 12 and ending May 4.

It’s a never-before seen exhibit called “Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea.”

Artist and historian Paul Welch says this is an opportunity unlike any other. And it’s right here in Northern Michigan.

“You have an opportunity here to see prints of paintings that you may never have a chance to see (in person),” Welch says. “Have you been to the louvre?”

The exhibit’s main theme revolves around seascapes, something Welch says is perfectly familiar to Northern Michigan.

And it has a special focus analyzing how a major artist like Dutch painter Hendrik William Mesdag influenced the work of other famous artists. Including van Gough.

“Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea” runs from April 12 to May 4 at Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids. And there are dates where Paul Welch gives walking tours of the whole exhibit.

Learn more by visiting twistedfishgallery.com here.

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