Posts Tagged ‘russell chatham’

Artist of the moment………Charles Warren Eaton

 

Charles Warren Eaton was an American painter who worked in a tonalist style. Charles Warren Eaton was born in Albany, New York in the year 1857. Eaton was renown for his landscapes and for his depictions of eastern white pine trees.

His family was not well off financially and young Charles began working at the age of nine.

A friend took a painting class and this inspired Charles Warren Eaton to become a painter. He moved to New York City at the age of twenty two and would attend the Art Student’s League and also the National Academy of Design.

Eaton worked in oils and was also a master painter of watercolor and produced a small number of lithographs and pastel works. He was an original member of the American Watercolor Society.

The artist’s career ended quietly and with few sales due to the economic tough times in America which included the Great Depression.

Charles Warren Eaton passed away in 1937.

Below we view a painting by Eaton that get’s an appraisal on the Antique’s Roadshow:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A27.html

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

If you enjoy tonalist paintings check out my posts on artists Granville Redmond and Russell Chatham.

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Artist of the moment……Birge Harrison

Lovell Birge Harrison was an American painter born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1854. Harrison was renowned for his landscapes and paintings of the western genre. Harrison was a tonalist painter. If you enjoy tonalist works make sure and check out my entry on Montana painter Russell Chatham.

For his artistic education Birge Harrison attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1874. Here he was able to study from master figure painter Thomas Eakins.

Deciding he needed more schooling he took off for Paris and  with the help of John Singer Sargent decided to study under the famed Carolus-Duran at the famed Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Harrison met his future wife when he was doing some summer landscapes. She too was an artist named Eleanor Ritchie. His first wife would die whilst expecting the couples first baby. Harrison remarried and moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

By 1910 Birge Harrison had become famous for landscapes of the winter season.

Harrison was a member of the National Academy of Design.

Birge Harrison passed away in 1929.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In the next few posts I will cover his brother, T. Alexander  Harrison.

Birge Harrison also was great at design with clouds.