Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July by Childe Hassam

One of my favorite painters is American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), and I think it is this beautiful painting that first captured my heart:

Fourth of July, Childe Hassam, 1916

This painting is in a private collection, but was on tour a few years ago.

I purchased this book on the art of Childe Hassam, and often take it out to enjoy his beautiful paintings, in particular his flag series.  Click here to purchase on Amazon
The painting on the cover is  Allies Day, May 1917 (1917).

Happy 4th of July!

- Holly

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  1. Nothing I say can do this painting justice. It is not only beautiful, it is so moving.
    Thank you for sharing, Holly.
    Happy 4th!

  2. Amazing! I have not seen this painting, but it fills my heart with patriotism for our wonderful country. Happy 4th of July to all!

  3. Absolute perfection, it stirs in me, both awe at the beauty and a big wave of patriotism when I see it....fabulous!

  4. Happy 4th Holly! There was a large exhibit of Hassam's art at the Nelson Atkins here a few years back, so inspiring!

    Art by Karena

  5. Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! I really enjoy your site and am glad you have some traffic from mine, and yes, I did do my banner myself. Happy 4th to you and your family!
    Leigh Anne

  6. Gorgeous!
    Captures the essence of the day.
    Reminds me to be so very thankful and grateful for those who have served and sacrificed do much.

    Have a relaxing day!


  7. Oh Holly...these are divine! Have a very Happy Day!

  8. Thank you so much for introducing this artist. I have to say that I absolutely love these and wouldn't mind having a print of one.

  9. Happy 4th July... I love this painting and how beautifully patriotic... xv

  10. The flag series is really wonderful. During a White House West Wing tour early in Obama's tenure, I was so pleased to see he chose one of the paintings to hang in the Oval Office. Just perfect!

  11. I am SUCH a "flag person"...you either are or not. Thanks! franki

  12. Wow…I love his work! These paintings are incredible! Hope you've enjoyed a great 4th of July

  13. I was not familiar with his work so thank you for sharing. His work is lovely. I hope you had a lovely 4th July.

  14. I adore his work, and purchased a smaller book of his work many years ago right after college. This looks wonderful. I had my book out (opened) on the living room coffee table yesterday! His images stir the soul.
    Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

  15. Love his work - perfect images for the 4th - hope yours was wonderful!!

  16. Awesome. I really like the paintings. Happy 4th of july.

  17. Discovered his work in the book, An Island Garden. Hope you already know of it.

    XO T

  18. Hi Holly, I love Childe Hassam's work! And this painting is beautiful. I don't have this book, thanks for the recommendation. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

  19. Hi Holly -
    Hope your 4th was fun and festive! When I worked at the Smithsonian, I loved visiting the American Art museum. Among my favorite artists there: Childe Hassam, Abbott Thayer, and John Singer Sargent. I almost accepted a position with that museum....back then you could pick a painting to hang, on rotation, above your desk (due to limited storage prior to renovation).

  20. Thank you for sharing this painter and book with us. Love the paintings!


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