Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Frosty Morn
Frosty Morn
Richard Earl Thompson inherited his Impressionist tendencies in a direct line from great American Impressionist William Merrit Chase. A child prodigy, Thompson was only 15 when he entered the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and became the protg of Frederic Grant who had studied under Chase. Thompson thought of himself as an extension to the American Impressionists, using their techniques to create landscapes based on the Wisconsin area in which he made his home. Like his predecessors, he is concerned with the depiction of nature in terms of color and light, capturing a beautiful moment in time.