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His good friend the renowned preacher Henry Ward Beecher once called George Inness (1825-1894) both the best and the worst of American painters. He was certainly one of the most versatile. Though he later became an exponent of first the Hudson River School and then the American Barbizon style, Inness began his career with paintings like "Medfield, Massachusetts" which were strongly influenced by English pastoral paintings. Yet even in this early work, his use of atmospheric perspective and the nostalgic ambiance he insinuates into the painting foreshadow the painterly quality and emotional resonance of his more mature work.
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