" - Part 2 of our Summer Impressionism series. on Friday, July 1 from 5 - 9 pm.
In addition to these newly displayed works, a small selection of J. Vance Miller and Phillip Lekki pieces are still on exhibit.
In 1906, Carlson was instrumental in relocating the League's summer school from Connecticut to Woodstock, New York, where he imaged the still beauty of the surrounding countryside in fine Tonalist landscapes. Director of this summer school in 1911, Carlson established the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting in 1922.
Carlson's paintings are in numerous museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Virginia.
William Henry Chandler
(1854 - February 26, 1928) was a prolific American pastel artist. His works include landscapes, winter landscapes, marine and seascapes, still life fruit and fowl.
Chandler's first job was in Chicago as a carver of cameos
. While in Chicago, he married and he and his wife had three daughters. His wife and youngest daughter died early in his marriage. Upon their deaths, Chandler moved to New Jersey, so that his sister could help care for his two surviving daughters. After moving to New Jersey in 1887, Chandler and his brother started the William Henry Chandler Company in New York City. It was at this company that Chandler would produce his artworks that he is known for today. His brother was put in charge of the framing, packing and selling of the works.
His art was sold through stores nationwide, including Marshall Fields and The May Company. He worked in pastels, that he imported from France. At his company, he employed 20 other artists, who also worked on pastel paintings. His work was exhibited at the International Exposition in Paris in 1900–1901
. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School of Art
. In turn, it is said that his work influenced other artists, such as Maxfield Parrish
. Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm. There is plenty of parking at the church across Olive Street.