American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (Hardback)Kathleen Burnside (author of contributions), Austen Barron Bailly (author of contributions,editor), Hal Weeks (author of contributions), John W. Coffey (author of contributions,editor), Alexandra De Steiguer (author of contributions)
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was the foremost American impressionist of his generation. Prolific in oil paintings and watercolors, he found his native New England to be a touchstone for his art. Hassam had a fascination with Appledore, the largest island of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, and he traveled there almost every summer for thirty years.
This fascinating book traces Hassam's artistic exploration of Appledore and reveals a complex portrait of the island created over time. John W. Coffey, working with the marine biologist Hal Weeks, revisits Hassam's painting sites, identifying where, what, and how the artist painted on the island. Kathleen M. Burnside considers the range of the artist's stylistic responses to the island's nature. A photo essay by Alexandra de Steiguer reveals Appledore's enduring beauty.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 124
Weight: 1179 g
Dimensions: 292 x 254 x 18 mm
"Fascinating . . . captivating . . . gorgeous . . . [with] numerous in-depth essays, beautiful plates of all the works, a helpful selection of further readings and an index . . . a book that is useful as well as a delight to the eye."-Anne Kugielsky, Antiques and the Arts Weekly -- Anne Kugielsky * Antiques and the Arts Weekly *