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Birge Harrison

Lowell Birge Harrison

Lowell Birge Harrison

Lowell Birge Harrison was an American landscape painter, active the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was associated with the Tonalist school and was noted for the play of light in his winter landscapes and atmospheric cityscapes.

He studied initially at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, while Thomas Eakins was teaching there, and later in Europe with Sargent’s teacher Carolus-Duran and at the École des Beaux-Arts.

He wrote and lectured on art, and a series of his lectures to the Art Students League were collected into a book titled simply Landscape Painting. There is an edition that combines this book with one from Hudson River School painter Asher Durand into a single volume, also titled Landscape Painting ( link)


2 responses to “Birge Harrison”

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    Tim Langenderfer

    What a delightful thing, to be introduced to an artist from the past that is so good, I have to ask; How many more are out there? Thanks for finding so many!

    1. Thanks, Tim. Sometimes, I’m surprised myself at what I find.