Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam

One of the most striking aspects that you will notice in any painting by Childe Hassam is his amazing genius in being able to paint almost every shade of colour that his eye could see. Well, with the many nuances of colour that you see in all of his paintings, it seems that way at least.

While his paintings seem like they must have been created effortlessly, the truth is that they are a result of years spent studying and practicing the technique.

Another noticeable trait in all of Hassam’s painting is that they all feature figures somewhere in the landscape. However these figures were never subjects for their own sake. In fact they took on a different significance as shapes and colours seen in a changing or flickering light. Take a look at his paintings and you will know what I mean. You can see some by following the Wikipedia link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childe_Hassam