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Fairfield Porter

 (1907 - 1975)
Fairfield Porter was active/lived in New York, Illinois.  Fairfield Porter is known for landscape, coastal, figure, genre.

Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter was born in Winnetka, Illinois. A realistic artist, he is best known for his landscapes and sunlit views of interiors, although he also did portraits and still lifes. His work is often described as modernized American impressionist.

In addition to receiving a degree from Harvard University, he took formal art
training from 1928 to 1930, and studied with Boardman Robinson and Thomas
Hart Benton at the Art Students League in New York City. Later, in 1949, he moved to Southampton, Long Island, where he painted images that reflected his comfortable life as a country dweller, and his appreciation of the effects of nature.

Porter combined a soft, pastel palette with a broad brushstroke. Subjects were suburb  ...  Displaying 750 of 13134 characters.

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About  Fairfield Porter

Born:  1907 - Winnetka, Illinois
Died:   1975 - Southampton, New York
Known for:  landscape, coastal, figure, genre