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John Henry Twachtman American  1853 - 1902
Waterfall , circa 1898
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 inches
Signed lower right: JH Twachtman
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 19th Century
Subject: Oil on Board
Style: Impressionism
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John Henry Twachtman (1853–1902)
Waterfall, ca. 1898
Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 inches
Signed lower right: JH Twachtman

Inspired by the French Impressionist images he saw in New York and the American Impressionist works of his friends, including Theodore Robinson, who had a close rapport with Claude Monet, Twachtman arrived at a personal Impressionist style. Unlike other American landscape painters of this period who gravitated to especially picturesque or panoramic subject matter, Twachtman favored views that were less obviously grand. At home in Connecticut, he often painted close-ups of flowers and bits of landscapes, providing quiet, intimate views intended to reflect the spirituality of the scenes. Such choices reflected Twachtman’s belief that ordinary sites best represent “nature’s mystery” and sheltered landscapes capture its contemplative quality.

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