Happy Birthday to Childe Hassam! Born in 1859, Hassam was a noted American Impressionist and a member of The Ten, a group of leading painters who exhibited together at the turn of the 20th century. This is a detail from Hassam’s Harvest Time, Brittany (Pont-Aven), made during the artist’s 1896 trip to Europe. Pont-Aven was the noted base of Paul Gauguin and his followers and known for its unique Breton culture, which Hassam highlights in the distinct bonnets worn by Breton women.
Shared by colbymuseum (Colby College Museum of Art) and selected for Art.