Childe Hassam: American Impressionist Prints from the
1.16.10 – 3.17.10
Ford Graphics Gallery
Childe Hassam began to paint in the Impressionist style after he visited Paris between 1887 and 1889. In his paintings, he portrayed life in urban America, primarily New York City, and the country landscapes of New England. In 1915, at the age of 56, Hassam began making etchings of subjects similar to his paintings. Over the course of his career, Hassam produced 375 etchings. He also created a group of lithographs between 1916 and 1918, first creating the drawings on location and then transferring them to stones or metal plates. Overall, his graphic works share the same characteristics with his paintings, several of which are considered to be masterpieces of Impressionist printmaking.
The prints by Hassam included in this exhibition are from the Flint Institute of Arts' permanent collection, and were donated by Mrs. Hassam in 1940 when she divided most of the prints left in Childe Hassam's estate to select art museums in the United States.
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New England Barroom
Etching on paper, 1917
5 1/2 x 5 inches
Gift of Mrs. Childe Hassam, 1940.26