American Impressionism -
Girl with a Book (1902). William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916). Oil on canvas. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Chase embraced a method of rapid working as a replacement for the more staid European approach to portraiture. He argued and presented this point through “painting demonstrations” of works such as “Girl with a Book”, which combined dark and luminous tonalities with the immediacy of vibrant brushwork.
Frank Weston Benson, frequently referred to as Frank W. Benson, (March 24, 1862 – November 15, 1951) was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his Realistic portraits, American Impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings. He began his career painting portraits of distinguished families and murals for the Library of Congress.
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Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Her paintings have sold for as much as 2.9 million.