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 Ernest Lawson  (1873 - 1939)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut/Florida/Nova Scotia / Canada/France      Known for: landscape, floral, genre, nocturne

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BIOGRAPHY for Ernest Lawson
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Birth
1873 (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
 
Death
1939 (Miami Beach, Florida)

Lived/Active
New York/Connecticut/Florida/Nova Scotia / Canada/France


1935


Often Known For
landscape, floral, genre, nocturne

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Cornish Colony
Impressionists Pre 1940
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
Part of a group of New York painters called "The Eight*," Ernest Lawson was fascinated by the urban environment of early 20th-century New York and also the bucolic landscape of the Hudson River.  His style was close to pure Impressionism*, and many of his works focus on the influence of human beings on the landscapes, quite often with the suggestion that someone has just been a part of the scene.  He also completed numerous snow scenes as well as depictions of the less-than-beau (showing 500 of 18883 characters).



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