ERNEST LAWSON

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ERNEST LAWSON

1873-1939

‘Frozen River’

One of the most important Canadian/US painters of the early 20th Century

A member of The Eight, Lawson painted in a more impressionistic style and in lighter tones than did his peers in the pioneering group. The Halifax-born artist spent much of his career in New York, and frequently painted the city’s rivers in winter, depicting the effects of sunlight on frozen water and snow. A landscape specialist, Lawson traveled extensively over the course of his lifetime and captured on canvas the many places he visited: France (exhibiting at the Paris Salon), Spain, New England, Missouri, Colorado and Florida among them. Whether snowscapes or tropical scenes, his works incorporate bold brushwork and thick impasto, providing them with distinctive textural effects.

Lawson studied at New York’s Art Students League and in Paris, as well as with John Twachtman, who became an important mentor to him. He exhibited all over the USA winning many prizes and gold medals. He is represented in over 50 museum/galleries in the USA and Canada.

A rare work in pastels, Signed

12 x 19in

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