Childe Hassam: Impressionist In The West
Margaret E. BullockISBN: 1883124190;
Book DescriptionThe renowned American Impressionist Childe Hassam built his reputation on light-filled images depicting the streets of New York and New England's coastal resorts. He was also known as a consummate traveler who delighted in discovering andpainting new scenes and unfamiliar landscapes. In 1904 and 1908, Hassam traveled west, visiting Oregon and the surrounding region. He was captivated by the beauty of the Northwest landscape: its rocky coast, lush valleys, forested mountains, and stark high deserts. During his sojourns in the West, he painted at least sixty images ranging from portraits and still lifes to landscapes and seascapes in oil, watercolor, and pastel. Childe Hassam: Impressionist in the West explores this significant, but little known, body of work in the context of the artist's entire oeuvre and larger developments in modern art at the turn of the century. This richly illustrated book investigates how Hassam's images of the West mirror a number of his...
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