New York Street

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1902

Artist:

Childe Hassam
American, 1859–1935

About this artwork

After studying painting in Paris, Childe Hassam applied the techniques of French Impressionism to his views of American cities and landscapes. While he also painted coastal and pastoral scenes, Hassam often focused on urban areas such as his hometown of Boston, and New York City, where he lived after returning from Paris. Here the artist rendered New York with short brushstrokes that emphasize the movement and activity of everyday life on Fifth Avenue along Central Park. He incorporated vivid colors, such as the red and yellow of the woman's hat and skirt, into what would otherwise be a predominantly gray and white winter cityscape and captured the light in a natural manner, presenting a picturesque view of a modern metropolis.

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American Art

Artist

Childe Hassam

Title

New York Street

Origin

United States

Date

1902

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed l.l.: Childe Hassam 1902

Dimensions

59.7 × 49.5 cm (23 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edna H. Loewenstein

Reference Number

1980.289

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