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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1869, in Hartford (Connecticut); died 1953, in Byfield (Massachusetts).

Painter. Landscapes.

Henry Hammond Ahl, like many American Impressionist painters, studied in Europe, at the Royal Bavarian Academy in Munich. On his return to the USA he adopted the Impressionist style completely and exhibited in the Boston galleries....

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Isabel L. Taube

Term applied variously to describe a specific style, movement, and artistic affiliation embraced by American artists from about 1885 to 1920. Impressionism began in France in the early 1870s and later spread throughout Europe and the USA. While artists continue to paint in an Impressionist style today, art historians generally use the term American Impressionism to refer to an historical tendency that gained prominence and flourished during the last decades of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th. Impressionism began as a radical reaction to more conservative approaches to painting, and only in the early 20th century did it become a mainstream style in comparison with other developments in modern art. American Impressionism included a diversity of approaches, usually attributed to geographic and regional differences....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1923, in New York.

Painter.

Rosemarie Beck's pictures, which are painted in oil and wax, have a tendency towards abstraction, but are also reminiscent of Impressionism. From 1949, she exhibited at Wellesley College, and also featured at the Whitney Annuals from ...

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Bailey Van Hook

American painter, etcher and teacher. Benson attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1880 to 1883 as a student of Otto Grundmann (1844–90) and Frederick Crowninshield (1845–1918). In 1883 he travelled with his fellow student and lifelong friend ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1886; died 1968.

Painter. Landscapes.

Walter Biggs studied under Lucius Hitchcock, Edward Penfield and Robert Henri. He is noted for his Impressionistic technique and lush colour, and did colour illustrations for journals such as Redbook, Harper's, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, McCall's...

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Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick

American painter and muralist. At the age of 12, she spent a year visiting the important galleries of Europe, which instilled in her aspirations of becoming an artist. Later, in San Francisco, she attended the California School of Design (c. 1888) under Emil Carlsen and the San Francisco Art Students League (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1901; died 1966.

Painter. Landscapes, still-lifes, flowers.

Dines Carlsen's landscapes show the same meticulous attention to changes in time, season and weather as was demonstrated by the Impressionists.

New York, 25 Oct 1979: Still-life (1929, oil on canvas, 24 × 25 ins/61 × 63.5 cm) ...

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Nancy Mowll Mathews

American painter and printmaker, active in France. One of the great American expatriates of the later 19th century (along with Sargent and Whistler), Cassatt was an active member of the Impressionist group in Paris and carved out a lasting international reputation for her famous ‘modern’ representations of the mother and child (see fig.). Because of her success, her life and art have been closely examined to gain a better understanding of how gender affects artists during their lifetimes and afterwards in historical perspective....

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Carolyn Kinder Carr

American painter and printmaker. Chase received his early training in Indianapolis from the portrait painter Barton S. Hays (1826–75). In 1869 he went to New York to study at the National Academy of Design where he exhibited in 1871. That year he joined his family in St Louis, where John Mulvaney (...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1856, in Philadelphia; died 1937.

Painter. Landscapes, urban landscapes, figures.

Colin Campbell Cooper studied in Philadelphia and then in Paris, where he appears to have discovered Impressionist painting. His work suggests that he visited England, the shores of the Mediterranean and Venice....