(1850 - 1913)
George Hitchcock was active/lived in Rhode Island / France, Holland. George Hitchcock is known for light-filled landscape, figure, floral and genre painting.
Biography George Hitchcock
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, George Hitchcock practiced law in the second half of the 1870s but meeting with little success as a lawyer, took up painting and at age 29, left America and became one of the more well-known expatriate painters at the turn of the century.
His specialty became images of the sea with depictions of fishing activity and peasants. His early work was quite muted, but he later became known as the "painter of sunlight" because of brightly colored florals and landscapes with abstract patterns of contrasting color. This transition was applauded by the public and exhibition judges in 1887 when he received a gold medal at the Paris Salon for his painting entry A Culture des T
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