Willard Leroy Metcalf

Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925), Young Girl, 1884, Oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 10 inches
Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925), Young Girl, 1884, Oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 10 inches

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About

Born in Massachusetts, Metcalf lived in France from 1883 – 1889. He traveled through Brittany and Normandy, painting near the villages of Pont-Aven and Grez-su-Loing. Despite his use of the divided brushstrokes and bright palette of the Impressionists, his images emphasized three-dimensional form, and fidelity to the natural subject. He was influenced by the light-filled, loosely-brushed work of Hassam, Twachtman, and Julian Alden Weir. These artists, along with six others, formed the Ten American Painters, a group that withdrew from the Society of American Artists to exhibit their work together.

2022        American Masters: Art of the 19th – 21st Centuries