Childe Hassam

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Birthday
17, 1859
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 27, 1935 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1859
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 27, 1935 (75)

About

Impressionist artist who produced more than 3,000 paintings, etchings, and lithographs. Illustrated children's stories for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's Monthly, and The Century.

Before Fame

He attended art school and went on to become an apprentice to an engraver. Early in his career he also worked as a graphic artist for newspapers.

Trivia

He was best known for his coastal landscapes and urban scenes. His famous work "The Avenue in the Rain" from 1917 was mounted at The White House.

Family Life

He was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a successful businessman who collected antiques and art; his business was destroyed by the fire of November 1872.

Associated With

He and fellow American artist Mary Cassatt both painted in an Impressionistic style and helped popularize it among collectors.