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    WILLIAM LAMB PICKNELL (American, 1854-1897)
    Spring in Pont-Aven, circa 1879
    Oil on canvas
    22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed lower left: W.L. Picknell

    Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York;
    The University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, 1978.

    Landscape painter, William Picknell, is known for the quality of light in his plein-air paintings, which is often intense, clear, and crisp. Picknell's love of nature was nourished by two American painters associated with the Hudson River School, George Inness (1825-1894) and Robert Wylie (1839-1897)--although both of them actually spent large parts of their careers abroad. An active member of the expatriate community of American landscapists in Europe, Picknell studied with Inness in Rome and Wylie in Pont-Aven, Brittany.

    Pont-Aven, a small tidal river port in France's westernmost region, was ripe with beautiful scenery and hospitable people. A recent invention of the paint tube enabled artists such as Wylie and Picknell to work outdoors. Pont-Aven attracted numerous influential artists in the late nineteenth century including Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Emile Bernard (1868-1941), and Paul Serusier (1864-1927).

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    10th-11th Wednesday-Thursday
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