Arts Everyday Living: Childe Hassam, America’s Monet–In a French Garden

CHILDE HASSAM, AMERICA’S MONET

IN A FRENCH GARDEN

 

Childe Hassam, Geraniums, 1888-1889, oil on canvas, The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impressions which nature makes upon the eye and brain.

Childe Hassam*

I’ve done several blogs on American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) over the years. Like many of his countrymen, Hassam lived in Paris for a period of time.  For example, Geraniums above was created when he was spending the summer with friends at Villiers-le-Bel, outside of Paris.  Almost obscured by the multiple pots is Hassam’s wife sewing.

*From blog of North Carolina Museum of Art and article America’s Monet.

Source is Americans in Paris (1860-1900) by Kathleen Adler, Erica E. Hirshler and E. Barbara Weinbeg, along with other authors,  National Gallery Company Limited, London, 2006.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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