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American Impressionists discover the garden

— September 2015

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Childe Hassam (1859–1935), Parc Monceau, c. 1888–89, Oil on canvas, 15x21½ in. Courtesy of Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services

In the late 19th century, America dealt with a crisis in its national identity by embracing the garden in all its forms

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement edited by Anna O. Marley

Gardens offer a rich source of information about the culture that created them.  Paintings of gardens add yet another layer; as well as revealing much about the politics and aesthetics of the time, they also  suggest how the gardens were viewed and how they were used.  This book, the catalogue for an exhibition held last year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,...

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