Arts Everyday Living: Forgotten Impressionists—Robert Reid, In the Eye of Beauty

 

 

 

FORGOTTEN IMPRESSIONISTS

IN THE EYE OF BEAUTY

 

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes…..

Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty Like the Night

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Robert Reid, The Mirror, c. 1910, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Robert Reid (1862-1929) was a member of the Ten American Painters. a group that included William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and other Impressionists based in the United States. He was especially admired for his lyrical portraits of women, costumed in elegant gowns often set against a decorative background.

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) enthralled the public with his poetry that epitomized the passionate spirit of the Romantic era.  Bryon’s life style matched his writing, often marked by scandalous love affairs and high risk adventures. His last days were spent fighting for the cause of Greek liberation from the Ottoman Empire.

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