Luminous works by Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, John Henry Twachtman, are among the 100 seminal works featured in this book showcasing 27 artists. As members of the first generation of American painters to absorb the technique, brighter palette, and subject matter of Impressionism from their French counterparts, these artists transformed the heroic American landscape into a mo...
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (May 22, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 1746241
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I discovered American Impressionism rather late in life, having believed previously that all the Impressionist painters were European. Then I encountered the work of such superb American painters as Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, and Frank We...
in atmospheric park and beach scenes, urban views, and charming interiors, with particular interest in optical effects, light, and the seasons. This book provides a vivid summary of the movement, starting with its roots in earlier American art and its relationship to French Impressionism. It charts the response of many of these American artists to one of the most beloved movements in 19th century painting. All of the masterworks are here, in full color, from Hassam's sun-drenced gardens to Twachtman's snowy landscapes. It is a celebration of the Impressionist style and it's fresh interpretatiuon of America's landscapes