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Dwight Tryon

 (1849 - 1925)
Dwight William Tryon was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut.  Dwight Tryon is known for tonalist landscape, marine, nocturne, educator.

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One of America's first Tonalist painters and much influenced by the Barbizon School of painting in France, Dwight Tryon was also a long-time art professor at Smith College in Northhampton, Massachusetts, 1885 to 1924.

His characteristic canvases were muted, serene landscapes and seascapes that were popular during his lifetime but faded in public appreciation after he died.  He applied his own techniques of infused light and atmospheric effects.  His work has been described as relaxing to the eye and lacking the urgent vigor of many of his Impressionist contemporaries.

Tryon was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in East Hartford.  He showed early art talent but remained initially a self-taught   ...  Displaying 750 of 4778 characters.

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