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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The Mall  Central Park Aka Steps  Central Park Or The... - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Mall Central Park Aka Steps Central Park Or The...
Revere Beach4 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Revere Beach4
Boston Harbor - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Boston Harbor
Promenade Salem - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Promenade Salem
Bed of Flowers (also known as Cannas or The Garden) - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Bed of Flowers (also known as Cannas or The Garden)
Ladies In The Rain - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Ladies In The Rain
The Cove3 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Cove3
Beach Scene With Boats - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Beach Scene With Boats
Beach  St  Malo2 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Beach St Malo2
Central Park  New York City  July 4th - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Central Park New York City July 4th
Fantasy - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Fantasy
The Cove2 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Cove2

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