Hassam, Childe (1859-1935) Born and trained in New England, Hassam was the
foremost American impressionist painter. He first worked as an illustrator and
watercolor artist. In Paris he adapted the impressionist principles of color
division, spontaneity of brushstroke and atmospheric effects that distinguished
his style. In New York he helped found the group called "The Ten" -- made up of
leading impressionist landscape painters such as Twachtman, Weir, and Metcalf.
He exhibited at the Armory Show and was a member of the American Academy of
Arts and Letters.
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