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The Boston School (Hardcover)

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The Boston School tradition extends through an unbroken lineage from teacher to pupil directly to the masters of French neoclassical realism. The artists in this book integrate realist, nineteenth-century French Barbizon, and Impressionist aesthetics in what has been called ?a classical tradition in search of lost beauty.? Turn-of-the-century Boston was home not only to the nation's most avid collectors of modern French art, but also to a younger generation of influential American artists who eagerly embraced, adapted and popularized the art's stylistic innovations in the United States. Their sphere encompasses William McGregor Paxton, Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, R.H. Ives Gammell and, through them, eighteenth-century masters Jean-Leon Gerome, Paul Delaroche, and Jacques-Louis David. Through their own ateliers and private instruction, these artists passed on the torch of the classical tradition to a generation of painters who maintained it against the tide of fashion, and who in their turn bequeathed it to their own pupils, whose new work is appearing in galleries and museums today.


Publisher Commonwealth Editions
Mfg Part# 9780971132160
SKU 203960538
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 097113216X
Release Date 7/24/2009
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