Lawton Silas Parker
(1868 - 1954)
Lawton Silas Parker was active/lived in Illinois, California / France. Lawton Parker is known for figure-nude, portrait and landscape painting, teaching.
Biography Lawton Silas Parker
A part of the resident group of Impressionists called the Giverny Group in the early 20th century, Lawton Parker was among the better known Americans that lived at Giverny near the studio-home of Claude Monet.
Under this influence, he, with solid academic training, made the transition from a career primarily focused on portrait painting to figures in landscapes. Although he was labelled an Impressionist, he stayed much closer to nature in his coloration than many of his peers in this style.
He depicted his subjects in sunlight to get the effect of the light at various angles on the figures, often nude females. "His flesh tones, so conventional when seen in the subdued light of his studio, became refreshingly alive when seen i
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