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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Boston Harbor - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Boston Harbor
Afternoon, Pincian Hill - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Afternoon, Pincian Hill
Promenade Salem - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Promenade Salem
Revere Beach4 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Revere Beach4
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)
Beach Scene With Boats - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Beach Scene With Boats
Central Park  New York City  July 4th - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Central Park New York City July 4th
The Cove3 - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
The Cove3
Fantasy - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Fantasy
Children At The Beach - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Children At The Beach
Small Fishing Boats  Treport  France - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Small Fishing Boats Treport France
Ladies In The Rain - Maurice Brazil Prendergast - www.mauricebrazilprendergast.org
Ladies In The Rain

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