Tuesday, August 5, 2008
14 x 18” oil “Bermuda Sun" W. Chadwick
My ACEO is a small study of Chadwicks beautiful painting:
2.5 x 3.5" "Sunny Day in Bermuda"
Impressionist William Chadwick was born in Dewsbury, England, and emigrated to Holyoke, Massachusetts. Influenced by Joseph DeCamp and John Twatchman at The Art Students League in New York, Chadwick quickly adopted the energetic brushstrokes and intimate scenes associated with American Impressionism. Following his studies at various institutions including the Boston Museum School of Art, Chadwick spent a number of years traveling to different locations within New England and Europe, including a three year sojourn to Italy from 1912-1915.
When he returned friends from the Art Students League in NYC encouraged him, to paint at Old Lyme, Connecticut. This experience redirected him from portrait and figure subjects to landscapes.
Chadwick spent the rest of his life in Old Lyme, devoting himself to the creation of Impressionists works that studied the en plein air effects of light and color.“Hamburg Cove” and “On the Porch” are two of his more famous paintings.