Bastille Day. Monotype. 1892
Maurice Prendergast was an American Post-Impressionist who trained in Paris at the Académie Julian and the Académie Colarossi. Prendergast was born in New Foundland before moving to Boston as a child. After gaining exposure to leading Post-Impressionists in France, Prendergast returned to the United States, where he became part of a group called “The Eight” alongside Glackens, Sloan, Shinn, etc. With “The Eight” Prendergast frequently exhibited in New York, including the legendary Armory Show in 1913.
Three Little Girls in Red. Monotype. 1895
The Race. Monoprint. 1895-97
Horseback Riders. Monotype. 1895-1900
Pendergast preferred to work in watercolor and monotype, creating a mosaic-like effect through use of color and pattern. Prendergast enjoyed painting and drawing outdoor, leisure scenes such as parks and busy promenades. His monotypes are loose and painterly, while still demonstrating skill and thoughtfulness. While Prendergast did not explore a vast array of printmaking techniques, he certainly mastered the monotype. His monotypes are not in major art collections around the world.
School Day. Monotype. 1895-97