The best of Metzler in Hagerstown

December 03, 1998|By John Dorsey

Karl Metzler (1909-1995) was a German-born artist who immigrated to the United States with his mother in 1916 and lived the rest of his life in Baltimore. He attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art in the 1930s, a decade when he also worked as an artist for the Works Progress Administration.

He was a representational artist whose work has been called realist, surrealist and expressionist. The 1930s and 1940s are considered his best decades, and an exhibit of more than 20 paintings and one drawing from that period is on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown.

The show is at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park in Hagerstown, through Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free; donations appreciated. For information, call 301-739-5727.

Pub Date: 12/03/98

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