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