Sailboat off the Coast, Isle of Shoals by Childe Hassam, 1894
Sailboat off the Coast, Isle of Shoals by Childe Hassam, 1894, watercolor on cream wove paper, 507 x 356 mm; 20 x 14 inches
Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was an American Impressionist painter known for his urban and coastal scenes. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, he showed an early talent for art. Hassam studied at the Boston Art Club and later travelled to Paris, where he was exposed to the Impressionist movement. Upon his return to the United States, Hassam became a leading figure in American Impressionism. He was known for his use of light and colour to capture the essence of modern life, often painting street scenes, landscapes and coastal views. Some of his most famous works include "Flags on 57th Street, Winter 1918" and "The Avenue in the Rain".