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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Breaker Line, The
The Breaker Line
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 change in his approach can be seen in works like "The Breaker Line."