Top Ten American Impressionist Painters

Top Ten American Impressionist Painters

In the late 1800’s, American artists studying at home and abroad began developing a style of Impressionism that was similar to their French predecessors. Painting mostly outdoors these artists sought to convey the fleeting effects of sunlight and atmosphere, creating a heightened sense of reality in their work. They often painted landscapes and scenes of leisure, but the real subject they were rendering was the overall sense of light.

  1. Maurice Prendergast (1861-1924)

            Maurice Brazil Prendergast was born on October 27, 1861-1924 in in St. John’s, Newfoundland (USA). When he was three years old, the family moved to Boston. Because they were not very rich, Maurice started working after his basic education at age 14, but he started sketching landscapes and cattle as well. In 1886 he and his brother went to Europe on a cattle boat. After their return to Boston, Maurice Prendergast realized that we wanted to go to Europe again and started saving some money for the trip. Finally in 1890 he managed to travel to Paris where he studied at the Colarossi Academy and the Academie Julien for a period of three years.
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  2. James Whistler (1834-1903)

    James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 14, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born British painter and etcher.
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  3. Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

           Frederick Childe Hassam was born in Dorchester (Boston),Massachusetts on October 17, 18591935. Hassam left high school without graduating and ended up working for a wood engraver. He attended drawing classes at the Lowell Institute, a division of MIT, and was a member of the Boston Art Club. He began his artistic career as an illustrator and watercolorist. By 1882 Hassam was exhibiting publicly and had his first solo exhibition, of watercolors, at the Williams and Everett Gallery in Boston. The following year he was convinced by his friend Celia Thaxter to drop his first name and thereafter was known as simply “Childe Hassam.”
    Links: Top Ten Paintings by Childe Hassam, http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Childe_Hassam/,
  4. Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927)

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  5. Ernest Lawson (1873-1939)

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  6. Willard Metcalf (1858-1925)

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  7. Mary Cassatt (1845-1926)

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  8. Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951)

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  9. John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902)

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