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Artist Birthdays, August 4: JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN

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JOHN H. TWACHTMAN (August 4, 1853 – August 8, 1902)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, etching
  • Art Movement: Impressionism, Tonalism
  • ARTiFact: Nicknamed “the Winter Impressionist” for his delighting in the challenge of painting white on white.
  • Artist Quote: “A landscape hardly exists at all as a landscape because its appearance is constantly changing; it lives by virtue of its surroundings — the air and light — which vary continually.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Arques-la-Bataille, 1885.

John Henry Twachtman. Arques-la-Bataille. 1885.


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