Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam

Impressionist in the West

Book - 2004
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title at the Portland Art Museum (Dec. 2004 - March 2005), this oversize (10.25x12.25") catalog displays over 50 color reproductions, many of which are of paintings that Hassam created during his two trips to the West (Oregon and the surrounding regions) in 1904 and 1908. Curator Bullock describes the highly prolific artist's life and work, discussing the Western paintings in the context of all Hassam's work, as well as Hassam's desire to create art that was entirely American. The volume concludes with a working list of the Western paintings, a checklist of works in the exhibition, and a list of plate illustrations. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
The renowned American impressionist Childe Hassam built his reputation on light-filled images depicting the streets of New York and New England's coastal resorts. During his sojourns in the West, he painted at least sixty images ranging from portraits and still lifes to landscapes and seascapes in oil, watercolor, and pastel.
Childe Hassam: Impressionist in the West explores this significant, but little known, body of work in the context of the artist's entire oeuvre and larger developments in modern art at the turn of the century. This richly illustrated catalogue investigates how Hassam's images of the West mirror a number of his personal and professional concerns; provides insights into technical aspects of his work, which he tended to adapt to the subject and circumstances at hand; and looks at how the West appealed to the artist's broader interests and concerns, such as his desire to create an art that was purely American in both content and style.

Publisher: [Portland] Or. : Portland Art Museum, 2004
ISBN: 9781883124199
Characteristics: 111 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm

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