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Sunset

A1956.21.2

A moody, misty landscape painting done in the Hudson River School style.  It focuses on the soft blue, red, and yellow colored hues of sky.

Wyant was born in Evans Creek, Ohio, and decided to become an artist when he saw some paintings by George Inness in 1857. With assistance from Nicholas Longworth and others, he studied in New York and Europe, where he became a pupil of Hans Gude at Karlsruhe in 1865. He first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1864 and was elected to membership in 1869. While he maintained a studio in New York, he spent his summers in the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, and he is best known as a painter of poetic scenes of woods and valleys. Wyant is considered a Hudson River School artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum and the Worcester Art Museum among others. He died in New York City.

Artist: Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836 - 1892)

Title: Sunset

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Dates: 1870

Dimensions: 8 in. x 11 in.

Signature/Inscription: A.H. Wyant; Front - Lower left

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1956.21.2

Credit: Gift of Mr. Lee Anderson

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