W. Ferdinand Macy (1852-1901): Painter of New England Landscapes: A Chronicle of His Life, His Family, and His Artistic Legacy Donald E. Hattin

ISBN: 9781418436124

Published:

Paperback

272 pages


Description

W. Ferdinand Macy (1852-1901): Painter of New England Landscapes: A Chronicle of His Life, His Family, and His Artistic Legacy  by  Donald E. Hattin

W. Ferdinand Macy (1852-1901): Painter of New England Landscapes: A Chronicle of His Life, His Family, and His Artistic Legacy by Donald E. Hattin
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781418436124 | 8.19 Mb

W. Ferdinand Macy devoted his professional career mainly to capturing on canvas the large number of strikingly realistic maritime portrayals that have accorded him lasting recognition in the annals of New England art. Evincing youthful artisticMoreW. Ferdinand Macy devoted his professional career mainly to capturing on canvas the large number of strikingly realistic maritime portrayals that have accorded him lasting recognition in the annals of New England art.

Evincing youthful artistic talent, he was painting by the age of 16, and at the age 18, undertook three years of study with R. Swain Gifford in New York City. Under Giffords tutelage, Ferdinand developed expertise in the genre which was to become his lifelong passion. With marked concentration on coastal areas- Ferdinands oils depict a broad range of shoreline, dune, marsh, and lighthouse scenes which brought contemporary acclaim- but embrace also a wide range of nonmarine subjects such as woodlands, bridges, buildings, interiors, flowers, pastures, and atmospheric effects.

Art critics of the day heaped praise on his works, often describing them in superlatives and mentioning frequently his excellence as a colorist. Ferdinand led a peripatetic lifestyle, relocating according to season or personal necessity. He worked mostly in and around New Bedford, Nantucket, Wellfleet, Boston and Pembroke, MA- with short periods of residence also in Foxboro, Westborough, and Revere, MA- Hartford, CT- North Conway, NH- and coastal areas of Maine. His recorded legacy comprises no less than 212 paintings, of which 117 are marines or marshscapes.

A preponderance of his surviving works are in private hands.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "W. Ferdinand Macy (1852-1901): Painter of New England Landscapes: A Chronicle of His Life, His Family, and His Artistic Legacy":


obatkelenjartiroidalami.com

©2009-2015 | DMCA | Contact us