Arts Everyday Living: Through an American Impressionist’s Eyes: Summer Into Winter

John H. Twachtman, Woodland Stream, n.d., oil, private collection

John Twachtman, Winter Harmony, c. 1893-1900, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and it fills it with noblest inclinations.

Washington Irving, Sketch Book

American Impressionist John H. Twachtman (1853-1902) often recreated the beauty of his home and surrounding property, with a particular love for winter evident in Winter Harmony above. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was a ground-breaking American writer during the first decades of the country’s independence, penning such works as Rip Van Winkle and Legend of Sleepy Hollow set along New York’s Hudson River.

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