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Having begun as an academic painter in France and worked as an illustrator in England, Frederick Waugh found his work undergoing a major change as he settled along the northeastern American coast and focused on marine painting. Biographer George R. Havens suggests, "Whether it was a belated influence of impressionism, coming to surface suddenly after lying dormant through all these years, or only an instinctive mood of experimentation . . . he now began to work with a thick impasto and a full use of undiluted color which reflected the vivid impact of these new scenes." The impact of this...
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After living in the Channel Islands and the art colony at St. Ives on the Cornish coast, Frederick Waugh began to make a name for himself with his English seascapes. But after two of them were rejected by the Royal Academy of Art in 1907, he returned to America where the same works met with acclaim. A later sojourn with his half-sister on the New England coast led to scenes like this one. Though countless artist have depicted the crashing waves of the North Atlantic coast, no one has been more responsible for popularizing American marine painting than Waugh, whose...
Created by: Waugh, Frederick Judd
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Frederick Waughs father, Samuel B. Waugh, was a portrait painter and his mother, Mary Eliza Young, a miniaturist. He and his half-sister became artists as well. After training with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Waugh studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, but it was a trip to the Channel Islands that imbued him with his love of seascapes. Eventually settling in Provincetown, Massachusetts, he became the most popular marine painter of his time. At the height of his popularity, he was painting 10 canvases a month to met demand, yet also found time to write children's books, design silver and copper objects d'art,...
Created by: Waugh, Frederick Judd
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