Of late, certain American painters have made a deep impression on me

September 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm (Art)

Who are the American Impressionists? Depends on who you ask. Wikipedia has a rather exhaustive list; the Art Encyclopedia‘s is similarly comprehensive. The Metropolitan Museum has a more select list, possibly weighted toward those artists represented in its collection.

On a site called Emsworth: A Critical Eye for the Arts in Rochester, the blogger lists ten of his favorites, along with some captivating examples of their work, to wit:

Mother and child in a boat, by Edmund C Tarbell

Mother and child in a boat, by Edmund C Tarbell

Tohickon, by Daniel Garber. Of Garber, Emsworth says that "...his paintings tend to have a magical, mystical quality about them."

Tohickon, by Daniel Garber. Of Garber, Emsworth says that “…his paintings tend to have a magical, mystical quality about them.”

Philip Leslie Hale's unforgettable Crimson Rambler. "If this was the only painting he'd done, we'd still include Boston Impressionist Philip Leslie Hale on our list."

Philip Leslie Hale’s unforgettable Crimson Rambler. “If this was the only painting he’d done, we’d still include Boston Impressionist Philip Leslie Hale on our list.”

Bathing at Bellport, by William Glackens

Bathing at Bellport, by William Glackens

Main Street Bridge, Rocheter by Colin Campbell Cooper. My husband, a born and bred Rochesterian, really likes this one!

Main Street Bridge, Rochester by Colin Campbell Cooper. My husband, a born and bred Rochesterian, really likes this one!

The Brook at Carversville, by Edward C Redfield

The Brook at Carversville, by Edward C Redfield

There are several more, plus Emsworth appends some additional names at the end of the post. (These are beautiful; thank you, Emsworth!)

Informative essays on the American Impressionists can be found at the Met site, on the Art Encyclopedia site, and the Florence Griswold Museum site.

T.C. (Theodore Clement) Steele was a member of the Hoosier Group of Impressionist artists:

 A Corner in the Old Kitchen of the Mittenheim Cloister


A Corner in the Old Kitchen of the Mittenheim Cloister

pleasantrun1885

Pleasant Run

Village Scene

Village Scene

More of Steele’s art can be found at the Athenaeum.

Charles Ottis Adams was also a Hoosier artist:

Gleaners at Rest

Gleaners at Rest

Half Length Figure Study

Half Length Figure Study

The Prairie Farm, Dell

The Prairie Farm, Dell

I’ve just scratched the surface as far as these marvelous artists are concerned. More on this later.
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I would like to dedicate this post to Eve, my friend and former colleague at the library. She appreciated beautiful things, and we appreciated her. Hail and farewell, Eve; we will miss you.

 

 

 

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