This is a monumental, meticulous, and insightful account of Palmer’s life and work. It merits a wide readership.
He is often claimed to be the greatest of the American Impressionists, and with several thousand paintings to his name he was certainly among the most prolific.
He became an unabashed Impressionist during his long training in Europe, and was a great painter by any standards.
He never aspired to be an impressionist, but painted many works plein air, with loose brushwork, and conveying impressions.
Whistler developed a unique style which had much in common with the Impressionists, anticipating several of the key features of Impressionism.
Today, many consider him to be the father of American landscape painting.
Seurat was interested in much more than the perception of colour, and in his reading of contemporary science (particularly that of von Helmholtz) and in his paintings, explored much of visual experience.
Compared with most other European countries, Impressionism largely passed British painters by.
I parked myself right in front of Appuldurcombe House, and looked in the opposite direction, where St Martin’s Down rises above our village.
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