The Granite Rock, Appledore

Childe Hassam (1859–1935)


Oil on canvas

Sewell C. Biggs bequest; 2004.403

Childe Hassam was born in Massachusetts, where he began his artistic career as a printmaker and watercolorist. After several trips to study in Paris, the artist began to apply French Impressionism, and later Post-Impressionism, to his depictions of American cities. When he relocated to New York, Hassam spent summers in New England along the coastlines of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as in the renowned Impressionist artist colony of Old Lyme, Connecticut.