American Impressionism and American Impressionist Artists

Online information from sources other than Resource Library



American Impressionism, by H. Barbara Weinberg from the Timeline of Art History section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art website. Accessed August, 2015.

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists' Colony is a 2015 exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute which says: "Arranged according to the artists' colonies that played a critical role in the development of American Impressionism around the turn of the century, this exhibition examines artistic communities at Cos Cob and Old Lyme in Connecticut; Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Rockport, in Massachusetts; New Hope and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; Taos, New Mexico; and throughout California." Also see Reading Public Museum video.  Accessed 9/17

American Impressionist Society website. Accessed August, 2015.

Anna Richards Brewster, American Impressionist from Fresno Metropolitan Museum. Accessed February, 2015.

California Impressionism from Wikipedia is a multi-part posting. The introduction says "The terms California Impressionism and California Plein-Air Painting describe the large movement of 20th century California artists who worked out of doors (en plein air), directly from nature in California, United States. Their work became popular in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California in the first three decades after the turn of the 20th century. Considered to be a regional variation on American Impressionism, the painters of the California Plein-Air School are also described as California Impressionists; the terms are used interchangeably." Contents include 1 History, 1.1 Artists, 2 Northern California Tonalism and Impressionism, 3 Southern California Impressionism, 4 Decline of California Impressionism, 5 Revival of interest in early California Impressionism, 6 California en plein air revival, 6.1 Original California Plein-Air School, 6.2 Rehabilitation of the early California Impressionists, 6.3 Teachers form a bridge between the Plein-Air School and the Plein-Air Revival, 6..4 Origins of the California Plein-Air Revival, 6.5 Re-organization of the California Art Club, 6.6 Plein-Air shows. Accessed August, 2016.

California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum, an exhibit held September 28, 2013-January 9, 2014 at The Irvine Museum. Accessed February, 2015.

Charles Harold Davis (1856-1933): Mystic Impressionist is a 2015-16 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: "The Bruce Museum returns to its roots in September, with a retrospective of the work of Charles Harold Davis, a talented American landscapist who was the leader of Mystic, Connecticut artists' colony and who worked in Barbizon, Impressionist, and Tonalist manners." Also see image sheet. Accessed 2/17

The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art is a 2016-7 exhibit at the Michener (James A.) Art Museum which says: "The Death of Impressionism? Disruption & Innovation in Art explores the significance of Impressionism in the Delaware Valley Region through juxtapositions of Impressionist paintings with more modernist works, or through examinations of transitional moments in specific artists' careers -- moments that transformed their practice as well as that of others around them." Accessed 1/17

Divided Light and Color: American Impressionist Landscapes, an exhibit held October 29, 2011 - January 29, 2012 at the Bruce Museum. From the Bruce Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Emil Carlsen's Quiet Harmonies is a 2018 exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum which says: "As French Impressionism became more influential, Carlsen adopted some of its tenets, painting landscapes and seascapes with a light, dappled palette."  Accessed 12/18

Emil Carlsen's Quiet Harmonies is a 2018 exhibit at the Yellowstone Art Museum which says: "Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) is counted among the diverse group of American Post-Impressionist and realist painters who flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Carlsen's lush, painterly, and deeply satisfying paintings took French Impressionism and later Tonalists' work a step further in the direction of serenity and quiet sensory beauty.  His work reflects the American tendency to appreciate concrete form and clear meaning in subject matter." Also see Emil Carlsen Archives and Wikipedia biography. Accessed 5/18

George Wharton Edwards (1859 - 1950): Illustrator, Painter, Writer is a 2017 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: " The painter, illustrator, and author George Wharton Edwards was celebrated in his day as a talented artist for his depictions of picturesque American and European scenes. The works assembled in this exhibition, which all come from the Bruce Museum's extensive collection, show that Edwards preferred an underlying technical draftsmanship in his works on paper and a more fluid treatment, in the manner of American Impressionism, in his oils on canvas."  Accessed 9/17

Giverny: The Artists' Colony from Accessed August, 2015.

Howard Gardiner Cushing: The Beautiful Things of Life is a 2019 exhibit at the Newport Art Museum which says: "The Newport Art Museum is proudly the home of the largest collection of works of art by American Impressionist Howard Gardiner Cushing (1869-1916)."  Accessed 11/19

Impressionism-American from AskArt. Accessed August, 2015.

Impressionism Pre1940 by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier, from AskArt.

Impressionism and the South is a 2017 exhibit at the Greenville County Museum of Art which says: "Sun-drenched and spontaneous, the 15 American Impressionist paintings from the GCMA collection found in the exhibition Impressionism and the South invite viewers to consider the ideas and techniques that opened the door to modern visual expression. The exhibition includes works by Frank Duveneck, Helen Maria Turner, Gari Melchers, Alfred Hutty, Catherine Wiley, and a number of other noted American Impressionist painters." Accessed 12/17

In a New Light - American Impressionism 1870-1940 is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Baker Museum which says: "While the nation at large celebrated its centennial and reflected upon its past, American artists looked to Europe as a model for the future, reinterpreting and reevaluating the American tradition. Indeed, American artists of this period often sought training abroad, particularly in France, where they were exposed to plein air painting, or painting in the open air, and Impressionism. These artists would later translate the French genre into a uniquely American expression." Accessed 1/17

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad  is a 2018 exhibit at the Columbia Museum of Art which says: "Jane Peterson is the quintessential American impressionist - well-schooled in her craft and well-traveled, open to the possibilities of a changing world. Her work reveals the vibrancy of the early 20th century and mirrors the concerns of a rapidly changing art world." Also see press release and biography in Wikipedia  Accessed 6/18

Lucien Abrams: An Impressionist From Texas, an exhibit held June 1st - September 1st, 2013 at the Old Jail Art Center. Includes online 44-page exhibit catalog, with essay by guest curator Michael R. Grauer. Accessed April, 2015.

Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetPublications, an online resource that offers in-depth access to the Museum's print and online publications, covering art, art history, archaeology, conservation, and collecting.includes the following titles available for.pdf download:American Impressionist and Realist Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz; Howat, John K., and Dianne H. Pilgrim (1973); American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915; Weinberg, H. Barbara, Doreen Bolger, and David Park Curry (1994). Accessed August, 2015.

Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism, an exhibit held March 22 - June 22, 2014 at the Bruce Museum. Includes video and .pdf of driving tour. From the Bruce Museum. Accessed February, 2016.

Refining & Defining a Nation: From Impressionism to Regionalism is a 2017 exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art which says: "This exhibition features artists within the Impressionist, Ashcan, and Regionalist styles, borrowed from a number of museums throughout the south."  Accessed 11/17

Schofield: International Impressionist, an exhibit held September 18, 2014 - January 25, 2015 at the Woodmere Art Museum. includes micro-site for exhibit. Accessed May, 2015

Thomas Buford Meteyard (1865-1928): Travels through Impressionism is a 2017 exhibit at the Boston Athenæum which says: "Meteyard flourished in Europe's bohemian milieu and was one of the first Americans to have his work included in the early Post-Impressionist exhibitions." Also see checklist  Accessed 12/17

Two Lives, One Passion: American Impressionist Paintings and Sketches by William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula is a 2018 exhibit at the Springfield Museums (MA) which says: "Although the artists did not achieve a dominant place in the historiography of Boston's art and culture, they demonstrate through their remarkable art and their story the enduring quality of an undaunted spirit, the pursuit of excellence, and the sustaining value of love." Also see press release.  Accessed 6/18

Earthflix is an online network based on the Monterey Peninsula in California. Small standard definition movies -- such as those below -- are from Endorphin Productions. Endorphin Productions merged with Earth Flix Inc. and now represents all the media from both sites.

Curator Deborah Epstein Solon narrates a video on the exhibition "In and Out of California, Travels of American Impressionists" held at the Monterey Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum. [4 minutes, 41 seconds] Accessed May, 2015.

The Phillips Collection exhibited American Impressionism: Paintings from the Phillips Collection in 2007. Four YouTube clips feature exhibition curator Susan Behrends Frank giving a brief overview of the exhibit in the exhibition galleries. Clip 1 - Washington Arch Spring by painter Childe Hassam. Clip 2 - Bathers at Bellport by William Glackens. Clip 3 - Under The Trees by Maurice Prendergast. Clip 4 - The High Pasture by painter J. Alden Weir. Accessed May, 2015.


Return to online topical information about Impressionism

Return to Topics in American Representational Art

Links to sources of information outside of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration. Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General Resources section in Online Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History. Individual pages in this catalogue will be amended as TFAO adds content, corrects errors and reorganizes sections for improved readability. Refreshing or reloading pages enables readers to view the latest updates.

Search Resource Library for everything about American art.

Copyright 2019 Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc., an Arizona nonprofit corporation. All rights reserved.