Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st Floor; Suite 113, South Wall

Ocean View

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.35
Artist:
Childe Hassam
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
A field of wildflowers opening up to reveal a view of the ocean.
Historical Context:
Hassam started his career in Boston as a successful book illustrator and watercolorist. Like Mary Cassatt, William Merrit Chase, and other aspiring American artists of his time, Hassam traveled to Paris, where he began lessons in drawing and painting at the Académie Julian in 1886 and immersed himself in the museums and galleries of the French capital. During his three-year stay, he absorbed certain lessons of Impressionism — broken brushstrokes and a penchant for painting outdoors — and transformed them into his own personal style. Hassam was an influential painter among the American Impressionists.