Musée No:379.033Regular price £25.00
The Island Garden
Artist: Childe Hassam
Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was an American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and museums. As with many American painters he spent time in Paris at the Academie Julian but quickly moved on to self-study because it was “the personification of routine... [academic training] crushes all originality out of growing men.” Hassam was later called an "extreme Impressionist". His closest contact with a French Impressionist artist occurred when he took over Renoir's former studio and found some of the painter's oil sketches left behind. "I did not know anything about Renoir or care anything about Renoir. I looked at these experiments in pure colour and saw it was what I was trying to do myself."