Image: Bedford Hills
(Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1859 - 1935, Easthampton, New York)

Bedford Hills , 1908

Oil on canvas
21 7/8 in. x 25 7/8 in. (55.56 cm x 65.72 cm)
Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw
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.
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