Maurice Brazil Prendergast
(1858 - 1924)
Maurice Brazil Prendergast was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York / France. Maurice Prendergast is known for modernist genre-crowds, landscape and still life painting.
Biography Maurice Brazil Prendergast
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Much influenced by the Post-Impressionists* and Fauves* in Paris, Maurice Prendergast became a leading name in modernist American art and is known for his depictions of urban leisure-class people enjoying themselves in idyll landscapes and beach scenes.
His style was based on a carefully adjusted combination of colors, which were applied to the canvas in dots, patches, and layers. His compositions were typically laid out in horizontal zones that flattened forms and emphasized the richness of the surface texture. He stylized his figures, which were mostly female, into monumental goddesses, sometimes nude and sometimes clothed, who assume the stately poses of the antique but keep their humanity by playing with a dog or sporting a fash
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