John Henry Twachtman American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

In 1889 Twachtman discovered the ideal location in which to work and raise his children: Greenwich, Connecticut. He purchased several acres of land and a small farmhouse, which served as his residence and studio. Although he commuted to New York City to teach, he relished his days at home and often painted the surrounding landscape, especially the brook and waterfall in his backyard. Twachtman’s close vantage point in this scene suggests his love of and absorption in nature, while the palette and lively brushwork signal his affiliation with the Impressionists.

Waterfall, John Henry Twachtman (American, Cincinnati, Ohio 1853–1902 Gloucester, Massachusetts), Oil on canvas, American

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