Monday, January 2, 2017

Arthur Parton

Arthur Parton, Hudson River School painter, landscape paintings
Arthur Parton was an American landscape painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a member of the Hudson River School, though there is less information available about him online than many of the other painters associated with that school.

He studied under William Trost Richards at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, initially adopting a detailed naturalistic style in keeping with Richards’, but eventually experimenting with styles from the European Barbizon School, American Tonalism and Luminisim and the styles of the American Impressionists.

Unfortunately, many of the images of his work available online are not as large or high quality as we might like, but there are enough to appreciate his confident rendering, textural experimentation and evolving styles.

For a high-resolution example see my previous post: Eye Candy for Today: Arthur Parton landscape

 
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