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Childe Hassam

Bedford Hills

(Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1859 - 1935)

1908

Oil canvas

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.30

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This image of the landscape around the town of Bedford in Westchester County, New York, reveals Hassam’s exceptional ability to capture the play of sun and wind over grasses, trees and water. His diagonal brushstrokes and interlacing of brilliant colors (he often applied paint directly from the tube) give his works an intensity that is rare in American impressionist painting.

Marks

Signed LL "Childe Hassam 1908"

Keywords
Hills
American
American
Trees
Impressionism
Clouds
River
Painting
Sky
Rural