Robert Lewis Reid was an American painter active in the late 19thand early 20th centuries. He was a member of the Ten American Painters, a group that broke away from the established and tradition-bound Society of American Artists to pursue the new styles of painting being explored in Europe by the Impressionists and others.
Like his compatriots in in the Ten, who included Edmund Tarbell, Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Henry Twachtman, Willard Metcalf and Frank W. Benson, Reid took what he liked from the European painters, and merged it with his own unique and quite American sensibilities.
Reid was known in particular for his depictions of young women, often in gardens or otherwise surrounded by flowers, though he also painted landscapes and other subjects.
Like Hassam, Frederick Carl Frieseke and some of the other American Impressionists, Reid experimented with high-key palettes and reduced value contrast to capture the effects of daylight.
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