Central Park

Maurice Brazil Prendergast American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 772

America’s most distinctive Post-Impressionist, the well-traveled Maurice Prendergast settled in New York with his artist-brother Charles in 1914, one year after participating in the transformative Armory Show. Deeply influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne and the Fauves, the French-trained Prendergast captured the energy of city life in this tapestry-like park scene of rich color and form.

Central Park, Maurice Brazil Prendergast  (American, St. John’s, Newfoundland 1858–1924 New York), Oil on canvas, American

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