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4x20: Four works by Twenty Artists

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at Central Methodist University in Fayette is opening a new exhibition Aug. 24 that will feature a wide range of works by many artists dating from the late 19th century to the present.

4x20 posterTitled "4X20," the exhibition presents four works each by 20 artists -- 80 paintings from the gallery's permanent collection. Mediums being displayed include oil on board, oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolors, pastels, and lithography.

Also being shown and available for purchase are seven paintings from the estate of the late Missouri artist Robert MacDonald Graham.

Included in the exhibition are the works of prominent artists who were born in the latter 19th century and rose to prominence in the 20th century. These include Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), Monte Crews (1886-1946), Grant Wood (189-1942) and Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). Other well-known 20th century artists whose works are being shown include Aaron Bohrod, Monte Crews, Fred Irvin, Luigi Lucioni, Roger Medearis, William McKim, Jackson Lee Nesbitt and Frank Steinman. Contemporary artist being featured include Missourians Robert Byerley, Rita Orr, Frank Stack and photographer Chuck MacFall, and Charles Banks Wilson of Fayette, Ark.