(1854 - 1929)
Birge (Lovell Birge) Harrison was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts, California. Birge Harrison is known for tonalist landscape, snowscene and Indian pueblo painting.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Birge Harrison has been described
as one of America's leading tonalist painters. His specialties
moonlit landscapes, pueblos, and Indian genre, but unlike many of his
Impressionist contemporaries, who liked to paint "en plein air," he
painted from memory and preferred a muted palette. He was
the first generation of painters and teachers in the Woodstock, New
York art colony, which under his influence became a center of
Tonalist-style painting. He also became a part of the Byrdcliffe
affiliated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. In the 1880s, he
illustrations for Scribner's, magazine, which sent him on travels
around the world.
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