John Twachtman: Connecticut Shore Winter, Oyster Boats, Mouth of the Seine, Mother and Child

Connecticut Shore Winter by John Henry Twachtman (August 4, 1853 – August 8, 1902). Twachtman was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Frequently called an impressionist, his style was actually a little more personalized.

Oyster Boats North River circa 1879. A friend and fellow painter Thomas Wilmer Dewing (May 4, 1851 – November 5, 1938) once said of Twachtman’s work,”most modern spirit, too modern, probably, to be fully recognized or appreciated at present; but his place will be recognized in the future.”

Mouth of the Seine ca. 1882. Like many American artists of his generation Twachtman studied and traveled in Europe.

Mother and Child ca. 1893. Reminiscent of American impressionist painter Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926).

South-East Autumn wallpaper.