Originally from Boise, Idaho, Robert Addison launched his artistic career during a tour with the army in World War II when the Red Cross exhibited a group of his watercolors. After the war, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and later supported himself as an industrial illustrator. As an artist, his chief concern was the disappearance of "Americana," buildings like main street shopfronts and 19th and early 20th century residences, and these became the subject of his paintings. These works were particularly noteworthy for his handling of the "fall of light and shadow," as is evident in this particular...
Created by: Addison, Robert William
While serving as an apprentice to an architect, the young Jasper Cropsey (1823-1900) discovered engravings of the landscapes of the French painter Claude Lorrain which he began to imitate. When he launched his own career as a painter, he fell under the influence of Thomas Cole and transcendentalist philosophy, becoming one of the artists of the Hudson River School. He was particularly famous for his fall scenes and known as Americas painter of autumn in both the United States and England. Though Niagara Falls is not specifically one of his autumnal painting, it shares their vivid palette and sense of...
Created by: Cropsey, Jasper Francis
After the smoothly blended non-painterly strokes of the Academic artists, one of the primary tools in the kit of the Modernists was texture. Nowhere is that more evident than in the highly expressionistic works of Jaap Weijand. Influenced by the Fauves in the supremacy of color over line, Weijand uses heavy impasto and deeply saturated color to suggest the mood evoked by Notre Dame de Paris in the afternoon light. Born in Amsterdam, Jaap Weijand trained in prominent Dutch art schools, and then in 1908, spent a brief period in Paris, where he discovered the ideas behind the latest modernist...
Created by: Weijand, Jaap