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Monday, July 18, 2016

Childe Hassam

On Saturday I heard a segment on WBUR about research at the Isles of Shoals which involves studying the impressionist paintings of Childe Hassam (1859-1935).

Hassam was born in Boston and spent a significant amount of time in New Hampshire in the Portsmouth area. He was a frequent guest of poet Celia Thaxter on the Isles of Shoals and his paintings of her garden are gorgeous!

Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, "American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals," On view July 16, 2016 to November 6, 2016.

You can read of Celia's impressions of gardening on the Isle of Shoals in An Island Garden, which is illustrated by Childe Hassam. We also have a weighty volume of Hassam's works in Childe Hassam, American Impressionist by H. Barbara Weinberg [635.9 THA]. To view a collection of his work online, click here.

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