Saturday, July 2, 2016


Frederick Childe Hassam aka Childe Hassam (1859 ~ 1935)

Born in family home in Dorchester, Boston, in 1859. Childe, pronounced Child, was named after an uncle.  His father claimed descent from a seventeenth-century English immigrant whose name, Horsham, had been corrupted over time to Hassam.  Died in East Hampton, New York 1935.


"The Fourth of July, 1916

July Night, 1898

The Sonata, 1911


The Room of Flowers, 1894

Bowl of Goldfish, 1912


Listening to the Orchard Oriole, 1902

Couch on the Porch, 1914

French Tea Garden, 1910

"Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain."   ~ Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam, a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, PROLIFIC, and successful practitioner...

~ Essay H. Barbara Weinberg, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art



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