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A Distant Shower

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials Oil on canvas
W. 24.5 in; H. 21.5 in;
W. 62.23 cm; H. 54.61 cm;
Condition Excellent. Beautifully framed!
Creation Date c. 1928-1933
Description Before the East End of Long Island was the home of the rich and famous, the sandy soil and flat land made the area perfect for potato farming. New Hope Impressionist School painter William Lathrop would sale his boat Widge up to Montauk in the summers to capture the beauty of this bucolic landscape. He died in a hurricane off Montauk in 1938.

Founder of the New Hope Pennsylvania Impressionist Colony, Lathrop (b. 1859) was known as one of America's premier landscape painters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1899 Lathrop and his family moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Other artists began to settle in the area, some drawn by Lathrop's recommendations, and the Lathrop home served as the social focus of the growing art colony. For more than thirty years Lathrop pursued landscape painting at New Hope, exhibiting his works in galleries across the nation. During this time Lathrop's painting style evolved from tonalist, characterized by darker colors and an emphasis on mood, to the brighter impressionist paintings for which he is best remembered today.
Styles / Movements Impressionism, New Hope School, Realism
Incollect Reference Number 249068
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