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Caton connection delivers at Walters
Caton connection delivers at Walters

A neglected 19th-century Baltimore artist gets some 21st-century recognition in an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville" includes all 16 of his surviving paintings, some of his drawings and watercolors, and enough artwork by contemporaries to illuminate the career of an artist who did not leave any diaries or letters behind. Woodville (1825-1855) came from a well-established Baltimore family. Indeed, one of his ancestors belonged to the Caton family that gave Catonsville its name; and early Baltimore collectors of the artist's work included Thomas Edmondson, whose name lives on in Edmondson Avenue and Edmondson...