Alexander Helwig Wyant
(1836 - 1892)
Alexander Helwig Wyant was active/lived in New York, Ohio. Alexander Wyant is known for tonalist landscape and genre painting.
Biography Alexander Helwig Wyant
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.
raised in a family of itinerant farmers and early apprenticed to a
harness maker and sign painter. His commitment to becoming an artist
resulted from his seeing landscapes by George Inness Sr. in an
exhibition in Cincinnati in 1857. He made a trip t
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