South Ledges, Appledore
Prevailing color of this fine art print is blue and its shape is square. Original size is . This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
was an American Impressionist
painter, for whom characteristic scenes are urban - Rainy Day in Boston,
and coastal - South Ladges
scenery. He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His father was an average merchant but an above-average art collector. It is no wonder, then, that Hassam soon showed a love for art. However, he was also an excellent athlete. He excelled in boxing and swimming. He did not finish his studies at the university due to a devastating fire in Boston, which destroyed his father’s business. He found a job with the publisher Little, Brown & Company, where he created designs for letterheads and newspapers. In 1883, he travelled with his friend Edmund H. Garrett to Europe, where he studied the Old Masters of Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Italy etc. The works of William Turner
especially fascinated him. On this journey, he created 67 watercolours, which became the basis of his second exhibition in 1884. He lived alternately in Europe and America, where he taught at art schools and painted. He was a member of the Impressionist
group The Ten. In the last years of his life, he travelled around the United States. He died in East Hampton in 1935, aged 75, and his works are recognizable by the crescent brand, which he added to his signature.