Arts Everyday Living: Sun-Filled Room-Flowers, Paintings & Woman with Book

Childe Hassam, The Room of Flowers, 1894, oil on canvas, Private Collection

American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) often spent summers on the Isle of Shoals, visiting his friend Celia Thaxter.  How would you like to spend a hour or two in this colorful and yet rather confusing room? Look closely and you’ll see the woman concentrating on a favorite book.

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