A PREVIEW OF THE SUMMER
DOWN TO THE SEA
American Impressionist Childe Hassam painted The West Wind, Isle of Shoals, from the perspective of an island or a boat. Do you feel as if you are in the middle of the sea?
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Childe Hassam (1859-1935) spent several summers on the Isle of Shoals, just off the coast of New Hampshire, as a guest of his friend poet Celia Thaxter. Hassam is considered one of the leading figures of the American Impressionist movement; his primary home was New York City, although he traveled extensively on painting campaigns throughout the countryside.
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