Glens Falls, NY
American artists have eagerly traveled to Europe since Colonial times. This exhibition illustrates the lure and influence of European travel on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists in The Hyde's permanent collection. Featured artists include Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Elihu Vedder, James McNeill Whistler, and more.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Childe Hassam: Impressionist offers insight into Childe Hassam's impressive career as one of America's foremost Impressionists, celebrated and illuminated in this dazzlingly beautiful volume.
No other American Impressionist ever surpassed the quality and variety of Hassam's output as a painter and draftsman. Equally talented in oils, watercolors, and prints, he explored rain-swept city scenes, glorious gardens, exquisite women, and stirring flag-lined streets. Many of these irresistible pictures are hidden in private collections and are rarely, if ever, accessible to the public; others are on view at major museums across the country.
By approaching Childe Hassam (1859-1935) from different angles, the three authors reveal this multitalented artist's many facets and uncover previously unknown aspects of his life and work. The authoritative essays are illustrated with a brilliant array of color illustrations that represent all of Hassam's styles, from Barbizon-inspired Tonalism to Impressionism to Post-Impressionism. The book concludes with an invaluable illustrated chronology and an annotated bibliography.