19th and early 20th Century American Impressionist Works of Art.
Dwight William Blaney (American 1865-1944) - Winter, Eastham, Massachusetts, 1907. Oil on canvas, 22 x 26 inches. Signed lower right: Dwight Blaney, 07. Excellent condition, framed. Painted for Dr. Fordyce Coburn of Lowell, Mass. who Blaney and Frank Weston Benson hunted with in Eastham, where Coburn had property. Titled "Eastham, Winter" on the stretcher and inscribed: For Dr. Fordyce Coburn, Lowell, Mass., in Blaney's hand, in pencil.
CHARLES EDWIN LEWIS GREEN (1844-1915) Boston Common, Looking Toward Beacon Street, n.d. Oil on canvas 14 x 18 inches Signed at lower right: C. E. L. Green Titled on the stretcher bar verso: Boston Common looking toward Beacon Street A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, Charles (C.E.L.) Green became an artist committed to painting American subject matter, especially the marine and landscape scenes of his native area. He often signed his paintings C.E.L. and was part of the seven “Lynn Beach Painters” that included his close friend, Charles Woodbury. He began working in the local shoe and leather industry and used the money to take art classes. He and several others had adjoining studios in Lee Hall in the City Square of Lynn. From the 1880s through 1910, he was a regular exhibitor at the Boston Art Club and also took lessons there. He was a plein-air painter, he completing his landscape and marine scenes outdoors with minimal over painting of colors. In 1885, he moved to Boston where he and Charles Woodbury had adjoining studios on Green Street and committed themselves to making their living exclusively with their painting. They succeeded, and for several years, they were linked together as being non-European trained, stay-at-home artists with very similar impressionist styles and American subject matter. They prided themselves on avoiding European influence, but in the 1890s, their styles became increasingly impressionist from seeing European works in Boston exhibitions. Green had his first one-man show in 1886 at the J Eastman Chase Gallery, one of Boston’s most prestigious exhibition venues at that time. In 1906, Green moved from Boston to his hometown of Lynn where in 1909, he became one of the founders of the Lynn Art Club. He died on January 18, 1915, having been a major influence on succeeding generations of painters inspired to paint local marine scenes of the Boston area.
Alicia Mulliken Keyes (American 1855-1924) - View from Park Street, across the Common and public Garden, Boston, probably painting 1890’s-1910. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 10.50 x 9 inches. Unsigned. Inscription verso reads: Given by Mrs. Emerson, sister of (Miss) Alycia Puket(?) (Keyes) who painted this picture from Park St. across the Common and Public Garden./ I love it. E. G. N./For Frances. Alicia M. Keyes was an artist, teacher and lecturer born in Concord, Mass. on June 13, 1855. Her sister Annie was married to Edward Waldo Emerson, son of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The family lived at Bullet Hole House on Monument Street in Concord shortly after the Civil War. Alicia studied art in Concord with Mary Wheeler and later, with Mary Alcott. Among her many notable friends were John Singer Sargent and Isabella Stewart Gardner. In 1884, the artist travelled to Europe where the influence of French Impressionism can clearly be seen in the work above. Her work is particularly rare.
Frederick Hatfield Clark (American 1861-1945) - Winter Dawn at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Looking towards Lagoon Heights from South Williams Street, 1918. Oil on canvas, unlined. 6 x 12 inches. Signed lower right. Signed, dated and titled in the artist's hand in pencil on the stretcher. Original condition, framed.