Arts Everyday Living: Splendor in the Northern Mountains—When Autumn Peaks

Maurice Prendergast, Autumn in New England, c. 1910, watercolor, Private Collection

……There comes a festival season,

When nature is all aglow—

Aglow with mystical splendor

That rivals the brightness of spring…..

Emeline P. Smith, Excerpt from Indian Summer*

The style of American artist Maurice Pendergast (1858-1924) is often marked by vibrant colors and impressionistic forms.  Information about Emeline P. Smith is not available.

*Journal of Education for Upper Canada, Volume 14

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