Maurice De Vlaminck - Bougival, 1906

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) Part II

In 1911, Vlaminck traveled to London and painted by the Thames. In 1913, he painted again with Derain in Marseille and Martigues. In World War I he was stationed in Paris, and began writing poetry. Eventually he settled in Rueil-la-Gadelière, a small village south-west of Paris. He married his second wife, Berthe Combes, with whom he had two ... More

William Merritt Chase - A Friendly Visit, 1895

William Merritt Chase (1849-1946) Part II

Chase cultivated multiple personnae: sophisticated cosmopolitan, devoted family man, and esteemed teacher. Chase married Alice Gerson in 1886 and together they raised eight children during Chase's most energetic artistic period. His eldest daughters, Alice Dieudonnee Chase and Dorothy Bremond Chase, often modeled for their father. In New ... More

Henri Martin - The Port Of Marseilles

Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943) Part II

Although Martin's work as a neo-impressionist is not considered groundbreaking, his work was rather well-received, and has been associated with world-class symbolist painter, Puvis de Chavannes. Due to his introverted temperament, Martin decided to move away from Paris. After a decade of searching for an ideal home, Martin bought Marquayrol, ... More

Claude Monet - Bordighera, 1884

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Part IV

In 1893 Monet had bought a strip of marshland across the road from his house and flower garden, through which flowed a tributary of the Epte. By diverting this stream, he began to construct a water-lily garden. Soon weeping willows, iris, and bamboo grew around a free-form pool, clusters of lily pads and blossoms floated on the quiet water, ... More

Claude Monet - Sandviken, Norway, 1895

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Part III

By 1881 the original Impressionist group had begun to disintegrate, although it was still to hold two more exhibitions—the eighth and last (in which Monet did not show) in 1886, after the advent of Neo-Impressionism. Only Monet continued with the same fervour to carry on the scrutiny of nature. Among the sites he chose during the 1880s were ... More

Claude Monet - The Promenade Near Limetz, 1887

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Part II

Impressionism, broadly viewed, was a celebration of the pleasures of middle-class life; indeed, Monet's subject matter from this period often involved domestic scenes featuring his wife, son, and garden. Yet, painting la vie moderne (“modern life”) was not to be the primary aim of Monet's art. Of more significance in his case was his ... More

Childe Hassam - Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1892

Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Part III

In 1913, Hassam was honored with a separate gallery showing at the Panama-Pacific Exhibition featuring thirty-eight pictures. Around 1915, he renewed his interest in etching and lithography, producing more than 400 of these works during his later career; but while artistically satisfying, they achieved only so-so public acceptance, as he ... More

Childe Hassam - The Mirror, Cos Cob, Connecticut

Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Part II

Starting in the mid-1890's, Hassam also made summer painting excursions to Gloucester, Massachusetts; Cos Cob, Connecticut; and Old Lyme, Connecticut; all of them by the sea but each presenting unique aspects for painting. Even though his sales were good, Hassam continued to take on commercial work, including for the World's Columbian ... More

Camille Pissarro - Unloading Wood At Rouen, 1896

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Part III

Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between 1885 and 1890. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism," he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}... More

Camille Pissarro - The Pont Neuf, 1902

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) Part II

In 1890 Pissarro returned to England and painted some ten scenes of central London. He came back again in 1892, painting in Kew Gardens and Kew Green, and also in 1897, when he produced several oils of Bedford Park, Chiswick. For more details of his British visits, see Nicholas Reed, "Camille Pissarro at Crystal Palace" and "Pissarro in West ... More