Blog Posts tagged with Childe Hassam

Late Afternoon Gloucester by Childe Hassam, circa 1896

Majesty, Captured: American Impressionism

Posted: June 24, 2015 13:53 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Sun-drenched landscapes. Intimate domestic scenes. Bustling cityscapes. Viewed through the canvasses of the American Impressionists, the American experience is undeniably as diverse and compelling as the American spirit itself. While the Impressionist movement began as a distinctly French style, French-trained American artists of the late nineteenth century thrived in the United States, translating the lightly brushed, dynamic canvasses of their French compatriots into a manifestly American idiom. Simultaneously nationalistic, optimistic and nostalgic, these remarkable artists captured a s...


Childe Hassam, Up the Avenue from Thirty-fourth Street

Brooke Astor's Favorite Painting at Heart of Trial

Posted: July 06, 2009 00:51 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

UPDATE (Oct. 8, 2009) - Jurors convicted Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's son, of 14 criminal counts, including fraud and grand larceny. He was found not guilty on charges of larceny, relating to the sale of his mother's Childe Hassam painting, and falsifying business records. The 85-year-old Marshall faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing is set for Dec. 8.  Read more on ABC News. **** A quintessential American painting, a coastal Maine summer house, one $920,000 yacht, and $60 million earmarked for charity: all enviable assets. And the source of controversy in the much...


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