Childe F. Hassam was an American Impressionist, known for creating thousands of artworks. In addition to his masterful oil and watercolor paintings, Hassam created a number of etchings and lithographs.
The White Kimono. 1915. Etching
Fifth Avenue, Noon. 1916. Etching
Hassam started his career as an illustrator in Boston. In the 1880s Hassam started exhibiting his watercolors at local establishments. Hassam was prompted to travel to Europe, where he could further his artistic career. Hassam was particularly inspired by the French Barbizon School of landscape painting. In the 1890s Hassam moved to New York City where he helped to develop American Impressionism.
The Lion Gardiner House East Hampton. 1920 Etching
Hassam’s etchings are as skillful and detailed as his paintings. His prints often illustrate scenes from New York City or East Hampton, where Hassam lived in his later life. Hassam used intricate line-work to create shade his urban and rural landscapes.
Hay Barn. 1920. Etching
Hassam’s prints helped shape American Impressionist printmaking, hailing a new era in the graphic arts.
The Old Dominy House, East Hampton. 1928. Etching