Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Les Grands Boulevards, Paris
Les Grands Boulevards, Paris
Despite his exotic-seeming name, Childe Hassam was the most Anglo-Saxon of New Englanders, his English ancestors among the first in America. Beginning his career as an illustrator, a trip to France in 1886 familiarized him with the techniques of Impressionism, inspiring paintings like "Les Grands Boulevards, Paris." He became one of the founders of the American Impressionist group known as The Ten and easily its most popular member, especially famous for his paintings of Appledore Island, New England churches and, during World War I, the American flag