august, 2022

19augAll Day08janGothic Soul: Charles Meryon

Event Details

‘Gothic Soul’ will focus on the tumultuous life and work of Charles Meryon (1821-1868), a French artist who devoted himself to etching after discovering he was color blind. The illegitimate son of a dancer in the Paris Opéra and an English physician, Meryon pursued a career in the French Navy, where he learned to draw. This exhibition will present a sweeping view of his oeuvre, from etchings of the South Pacific, inspired by his travels as a naval officer, to now-iconic depictions of Paris during the Gothic Revival. Over 30 works will be on view, the majority on loan from a private collector, and a small catalog will accompany the exhibition. Telfair’s permanent collection works will also be displayed, including a selection of reproductions of Meryon’s etchings of Paris, gifted to the United States by the French nation after World War II.


August 19 (Friday) - January 8 (Sunday)


Jepson Center

207 W York St., Savannah, GA 31401