John Henry Twachtman: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Springtime (Circa 1884) by John Henry Twachtman (American, b.1853, d.1902)Cincinnati Art Museum

'Among the American Impressionists, John H. Twachtman expressed a distinctive vision and an experimental nature. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Twachtman took advantage of the city's art opportunities, including evening classes taught by Frank Duveneck.'

The Coast Scene (c. 1879) by John Henry TwachtmanReading Public Museum

'Twachtman studied in Munich at the Royal Academy in 1877 and in Venice the following year with Frank Duveneck and William Merritt Chase. After returning to America, Twachtman moved to New York and occupied a studio on Washington Square and painted a series of harbor scenes including this painting.'

Horseneck Brook in Winter (ca. 1892 - 1894) by John Henry TwachtmanHuntington Museum of Art

'The brook itself with its "bending, curving, and deepening into pools" was a particularly attractive feature for Twachtman. Horseneck Brook provided Twachtman with subject matter for a number of paintings.'

Boat at Anchor (n.d.) by John Henry TwachtmanHuntington Museum of Art

'Boat at Anchor was most likely painted in the mid-1890s, for it displays the limited tonal range that characterized Twachtman's landscapes of the period.'

My Summer Studio (circa 1900) by John Henry TwachtmanThe Phillips Collection

'In My Summer Studio, Twachtman achieved a striking synthesis of old and new, bringing together the bravura manner of his early Munich training, impressionist optical effects, vivid color, and an innovative composition.'

The White Bridge (c. 1895) by John Henry TwachtmanMinneapolis Institute of Art

'During the 1890s, John Henry Twachtman purchased a seventeen-acre farm near Greenwich, Connecticut, and drew heavily upon its surroundings for his subject matter.'

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