Monday, July 4, 2016

The Fourth of July by Childe Hassam

The Fourth of July by Childe Hassam, 1916, oil on canvas, 36 x 26 inches

This patriotic flag painting was painted by the American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935).
I believe it to be a street in NY city, one of several pieces he produced in this genre. These are some of the most distinctive and famous works by the artist. There were around thirty painting in his "Flag series". (Notice the flag in the foreground and how it has only 48 stars as Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states in 1916.)  Always an inspiration and one of my favorite artists.

Happy 4th of July!

To learn more about Childe Hassam click this link.

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