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The American Impressionists continue to get their due in this compelling retrospective that highlights the work of Childe Hassam, a painter who lived from 1859 to 1935. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this website complements an exhibition that is going on through September 2004, and is the first major exhibit of Hassam's work since 1972. Sponsored by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and The Bank of New York, the exhibit features over 120 oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels, along with some 20 prints. Some of the works featured here include Hassam's interpretations of Boston, Paris, and New York, along with his nostalgia-infused renditions of sites across America and Europe. Visitors can browse through the virtual gallery and make detailed close-up examinations of each work. The site also includes a detailed chronology of Hassam's life, and an interactive feature designed especially for families. The site is rounded out by a nice excerpt from a 1932 silent film on Hassam, which was originally produced by the Met.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-07-09
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