A prolific painter and a foremost American Impressionist, Childe Hassam may be most important in his role as a bridge between American art and the Impressionist art of Europe. He was a leader in introducing Impressionism to America and remained committed to it. He had great difficulty accepting later avant garde art movements and was quite outspoken against them. He remained true to American Impressionism and by the time he passed away in 1935 most Americans had come to love it too.
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts show with artist Victoria Chick, who discusses the life and work of American impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935). Read her article on him on BlendRadioandTV.com.
Based in Silver City, New Mexico, Victoria is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th & 20th century print collector.
Music on this episode is ‘Clouds in Advance’ from the ‘Parting Is’ album by guitarist Jon Durant.