RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54500279 LA English T1 Childe Hassam, American impressionist A1 Weinberg, H. Barbara, Barker, Elizabeth E., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press PP New York; New Haven YR 2004 SN 1588391191 9781588391193 1588391205 9781588391209 0300102933 9780300102932 AB ""I believe the man who will go down to posterity is the man who paints his own time and the scenes of every-day life around him," declared Childe Hassam in 1892. It was as a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most prolific and successful practitioner that Hassam (1859-1935) realized this credo. In so doing, he provided an account of our national life during a dynamic period. At the same time he helped to create a wave of enthusiasm for American Impressionism that he rode to fame and fortune." "Today he is best known for his portrayals of Celia Thaxter's old-fashioned garden on Appledore Island, Maine, and his depictions of the flags, banners, and bunting displayed on New York's tall buildings in patriotic response to World War I." "This illustrated publication accompanies a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, the first retrospective presentation of Hassam's work in a museum since 1972. Unique to this volume are an account of Hassam's lifelong campaign to market his art, a study of the frames he selected and designed for his paintings, and an unprecedented lifetime exhibition record. Included in addition are a checklist of works in the exhibition and a chronology of Hassam's life. All works in the exhibition as well as comparative materials are reproduced."--BOOK JACKET.