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This 82+ year old Item is rated Near Mint +. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please Note: the word "Repro" appears in the bottom left margin of the print.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of beautiful 1929 tipped-in aquatones of original etchings by Childe Hassam, N.D. Produced with the aquatone process, which employs a photosensitized gelatin and fine halftone screen, each piece deftly and delicately captures the nuanced line and tone of the original etchings and are exceptionally printed on a cream, medium-weight woven stock that is tipped-in on lightweight, off-white stock.
This piece was illustrated by Hassam, F. Childe. Artist mark in print - bottom right of image.
Hassam, Frederick Childe
Frederick Childe Hassam (17 October, 1859 Ð 27 August 1935), universally known as ÒChilde Hassam,Ó was an American Impressionist painter and printmaker working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1859, Hassam showed an interest in art from an early age, receiving his first lesson in drawing and watercolor while attending the Mather public school.
Following the disastrous 1872 fire that destroyed his fatherÕs business (and most of BostonÕs commercial district), Hassam dropped-out of high school and took an accounting job at the publisher Little, Brown & Company. HassamÕs lack of mathematical skill, however, convinced HassamÕs father to allow him to pursue a career in art. Hassam soon found employment with the American wood engraver George Johnson, quickly becoming an astute draftsman producing designs for commercial engravings. Beginning around 1879, Hassam began painting in oil and watercolor, completing numerous paintings en plein air. By 1882, Hassam had become a free-lance illustrator and had started exhibiting publicly, having his first solo exhibition at the Williams and Everett Gallery in Boston.
In 1883, upon the encouragement of his friends and fellow artists, the largely formally untrained Hassam made a trip to Europe, traveling throughout the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, studying Old Masters and painting watercolors, which would form the basis of his second solo exhibition in 1884.
Upon his return to the United States, Hassam continued to paint. Around 1887, Hassam made a sudden break with his previous palette, beginning to favor the softer, more delicate and diffuse color of the French Impressionists. Throughout the 1890s, his technique became increasingly Impressionistic in style, focusing primarily on landscapes, horses and street scenes. Around this time, Hassam became a founding member of ÒThe Ten,Ó a group of American Impressionists who diverged from the Society of American Artists to exhibit their works outside the rigid standards and exclusive environment of the prevailing Academy. Along with other influential American artists, including Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was influential in disseminating and promoting Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, museums and the public.
Though critics often claim his late work was tired and repetitive in nature, Hassam remained a popular American artist whoÕs work demanded escalating prices in the booming 1920s art market. Hassam received the Gold Medal of Honor for lifetime achievement form the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and various other awards during the decade. Hassam died at the age of seventy-five in East Hampton, New York, having produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings and lithographs over the course of his long career.
Keywords specific to this image: Art, Woman, Figure, Female