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Maurice Prendergast
Prendergast
Maurice Prendergast was never a true Impressionist, but he had distant affinities with the movement - he was considerably influenced by Whistler, and by a lesser known figure named Charles Conder, who when very young was one of the "Heidelberg School" painters of tonal impressionist landscape in Australia, but by the early 1890s was painting decorative pictures in Paris.

Prendergast was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, but grew up in Boston. He first visited Paris in 1886, and returned there in the winter of 1890-91, staying three years and studying at the Colarossi Academy and the Academie Julien.

By then, of course, Impressionism was a completely established and accepted style in Paris, and the new tendencies with which alert art students had to contend were Symbolism, Neo-Impressionism - Seurat, Signac, and their followers - and the work of Gauguin, Bonnard, Vuillard, and the circle of the Nabis or "Prophets," such as Serusier and Maurice Denis. Prendergast enthusiastically absorbed their basic doctrine that a painting, before representing anything, should be perceived as a flat surface covered with ordered patches of color. He wasn't much interested in Impressionist "atmosphere"; he evolved a brilliant, sparkling watercolor technique in which the surface became a mosaic of rotund, swirling forms, laid close side by side, with deep perspectives that nevertheless had an air of frontality.
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Crepuscule Aka Sunset - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Crepuscule Aka Sunset
Excursionists  Nahant - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Excursionists Nahant
The Bathing Cove - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Bathing Cove
Summer  New England - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Summer New England
Assisi - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Assisi
Salem  Massachusetts - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Salem Massachusetts
Village By The Sea - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Village By The Sea
The Ocean Palace - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Ocean Palace
Promenade - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Promenade
Canal - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Canal
Summer Visitors - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Summer Visitors
The East River - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The East River
Along the Seine - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Along the Seine
Santa Maria Formosa  Venice - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Santa Maria Formosa Venice
Band Concert - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Band Concert
Park Scene Near Bay - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Park Scene Near Bay
View Of Venice Aka Giudecca From The Zattere - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
View Of Venice Aka Giudecca From The Zattere
Woman With A Parasol - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Woman With A Parasol
Low Tide2 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Low Tide2
Still Life - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Still Life
Low Tide3 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Low Tide3
St  Malo No  2 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
St Malo No 2
The Promenade2 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Promenade2
Summer Day - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Summer Day
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