The Winter Sun

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1909

Artist:

George Gardner Symons
American, 1861–1930

About this artwork

George Gardner Symons was born in Chicago and likely began his artistic education at the School of the Art institute of Chicago. He went on to work at the St. Ives artists’ colony in Cornwall, England, where he adopted the Impressionist technique of painting en plein air. Symons traveled extensively in pursuit of artistic subjects, maintaining studios in a number of locations, including Colrain, Massachusetts, where he likely created The Winter Sun. He especially enjoyed the challenges of depicting wintry landscapes, which he largely completed outside in the elements. Symons’s approach in such mature works had a forceful breadth that critics saw as particularly American in character. Paintings like The Winter Sun thus found great favor among American audiences and museums, which acquired many of his works.

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American Art

Artist

George Gardner Symons

Title

The Winter Sun

Origin

United States

Date

1909

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: Gardner Symons

Dimensions

120 × 181.6 cm (47 1/4 × 71 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1910.313

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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