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    WALTER LAUNT PALMER (American 1854 - 1932)
    Berkshire Hills
    Gouache and watercolor on artist's board
    19-7/8 x 23-3/4 inches
    Signed lower left

    PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection

    Walter Launt Palmer began his artistic career as a student of Frederic Church. In Paris he studied with Caroulus Duran, a friend of John Singer Sargent and spent time with John Henry Twatchman, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck and Robert Blum. He thoroughly assimilated to the work of the French Impressionists, as well as the American expatriate artists in Europe.

    Palmer first received major accolades in 1887 when he received the Second Halgarten Prize of the National Academy for his painting "January." The artist's use of blue shadow in the snow is considered one of the first uses of this technique. He received the Gold Medal from the Philadelphia Art Club in 1894 and another Gold Medal from the Boston Art Club in 1895. Many more medals and awards followed, and by the turn of the century, Palmer was being favorably compared to Claude Monet and John Henry Twatchman.




    Condition Report*: excellent condition, period frame in excellent condition
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    November, 2006
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
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