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 Alexander Helwig Wyant  (1836 - 1892)

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Lived/Active: New York/Ohio      Known for: tonalist landscape and genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Alexander Wyant
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Birth
1836 (Evans Creek, Ohio)
 
Death
1892 (Arkville, New York)

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New York/Ohio




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tonalist landscape and genre painting

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Hudson River School Painters
Tonalism
Born in Evans Creek, Ohio, Alexander Wyant was a tonalist landscape and genre painter who was part of the Hudson River School painters but who is credited with making the transition within that School from a tight, restrictive style to the freer methods of Impressionism.  He was much influenced by the French Barbizon impressionists, and his signature grandiose eastern mountain landscapes with dramatic cloud formations were much sought after during his lifetime.

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