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In 1897, in New York City, a group of artists decided to break away from the increasingly conservative Society of American Artists to form The Ten American Painters. Today, the artists of the Ten, are regarded by many art historians as American Impressionists, since the elements of their style often resemble their French counterparts Monet, Renoir, and Degas.
However, William Merritt Chase wasn’t one of the original members; he did not join the Ten until 1902, replacing his friend John H. Twachtman who had recently died.
Let’s enjoy a mini-exhibit of the works of art of these other American Impressionists, such as the ethereal Sailing in the Mist by the short lived Twachtman (1853-1902),
or the elegant Victorian Chair done by Childe Hassam (1859-1935).
Next Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) was considered “the poet laureate” of New England landscapes by his contemporaries. Is it evident in his Indian Summer, Vermont?
While Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) captures the tranquility of an evening at home in Fireside Dreams.
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