The Old Elm

Frederick Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam (10/17/1859-08/27/1935) was born in Boston. He was one of the most prominent American Impressionists, and has been called one of the great American painters. Hassam was a painter, an engraver and a lithographer. His work was represented in the 1913 New York City Armory Show. Hassam was a member of several art organizations, including Ten American Painters, the Munich Secession, Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the National Academy of Design.  Upon his death in 1935, all of his paintings were left to the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters.  His work can be seen in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris among many others.

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