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03.23.2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Art Affair
03.26.2017 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
#OnThisDay in 1873, Canadian-American painter Ernest Lawson was born. Lawson was primarily a landscape painter and member of "The Eight", a group of artists who protested the restrictive exhibition policies of the National Academy of Design. The Eight staged an exhibition in 1908 in protest, resulting in a 'success de scandal' with the painters becoming the center of media attention for some time, sparking a debate about diversity of style and subject matter in American art.
Though considered an American #Impressionist, Lawson falls stylistically between Impressionism and realism. Take a look at "Connecticut Landscape" below and let us know what you think in the comments - is it more Impressionist? Or is it realist?
To learn more about Lawson and this work, visit our collections website page at collection.mmfa.org/Obj3398
Ernest Lawson, "Connecticut Landscape", 1912–1913, oil on canvas, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 1960.30 ... Read MoreRead Less