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1859-1935 Childe Hassam Locations Frederick Childe Hassam (b. October 17, 1859, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts ?C d. August 27, 1935, East Hampton, New York) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and the museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs in his career, and was a founding member of The Ten, an influential group of American artists of the early 20th century. His most famous works are the ??Flag?? paintings, completed during World War I. Hassam (pronounced HASS'm;) (known to all as Childe, pronounced like child) was born in his family home in a suburb of Boston in 1859. His father Frederick was a cutlery merchant and descended from a long line of New Englanders, while his mother Rosa was a native of Maine. He demonstrated an interest in art early in his life. He had his first lessons in drawing and watercolor while attending the Mather public school, but his parents took little notice of his nascent talent. A disastrous fire in November 1872 wiped out much of Boston??s commercial district including his father??s business. To help out the family, Hassam dropped out of high school and his father lined up a job for him in the accounting department of publisher Little Brown & Company. His poor aptitude for figures, however, convinced his father to allow him to pursue an art career, and Hassam found employment with George Johnson, a wood engraver. He quickly proved an adept draftsman (??draughtsman?? in the Boston directory) and he produced designs for commercial engravings, such as images for letterheads and newspapers. Around 1879, Hassam began creating his earliest oil paintings but his preferred medium was watercolors, mostly outdoor studies.

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Childe Hassam News Depot at Cos Cob oil painting artist


Childe Hassam News Depot at Cos Cob oil painting artist

News Depot at Cos Cob
Painting ID::  4103
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Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co

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Childe Hassam Late Afternoon oil painting artist


Childe Hassam Late Afternoon oil painting artist

Late Afternoon
Painting ID::  4104
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1902 Bush-Holley Historic Site, Cos Cob, CT

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Childe Hassam The Mill Pond at Cos Cob oil painting artist


Childe Hassam The Mill Pond at Cos Cob oil painting artist

The Mill Pond at Cos Cob
Painting ID::  4105
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1902 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

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Childe Hassam Summer Evening oil painting artist


Childe Hassam Summer Evening oil painting artist

Summer Evening
Painting ID::  4106
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1886 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co

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Childe Hassam The Garden Door oil painting artist


Childe Hassam The Garden Door oil painting artist

The Garden Door
Painting ID::  4107
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