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Gardner Hale

 (1894 - 1931)
Gardner Hale was active/lived in New York, California, Illinois / Italy, France.  Gardner Hale is known for frescoes, sketches-landscape and figure painting.

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Credited as the artist who revived fresco* painting in the modern era in the true and earliest meaning of the term, Gardner Hale, living in Paris and Italy for many years, was described in a New York Times review, July 8, 1917, as having "discovered the mechanics of pure fresco, which has been a forgotten art since the fourteenth century.  . . .The artist is an idealist: one of his chief reasons for loving fresco as he does is the purity and simplicity of the means employed---the earth colors mixed with water and applied to the lime or cement. Also it is the ideal combination of physical and brain work.  Fresco demands an artisan quite as much as an artist, and Mr. Hale, to succeed with it, practically as he says, learned t   ...  Displaying 750 of 8265 characters.

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