(1860 - 1899)
John Leslie Breck was active/lived in Massachusetts. John Breck is known for landscape, interiors, floral outdoor.
Biography John Breck
John Leslie Breck was an early exponent of the "new painting", avant-garde style, of Impressionism. Born at sea on a clipper ship in the South Pacific, he had a father who was a captain in the U.S. Navy.
Breck grew up in the Boston area. He obtained his art training at the Munich Royal Academy, learning rapid brushstroke and dark Tonalism. Beginning in 1886, he studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and soon became one of the original settlers of the important Impressionist art colony in Giverny, France.
John's brother, Edward Breck, wrote of John's experience in Giverny, in an article of March 8, 1895 in the "Boston Evening Transcript". He describes the summer of 1887, when John, Edward, their mother, as well as Theodore R
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