Sanford Robinson Gifford
(1823 - 1880)
Sanford Robinson Gifford was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York. Sanford Gifford is known for landscape, marine, and portrait painting-luminism.
Known for realistic, refined depictions of 19th-century American
landscapes, Sanford Gifford used light as a technique to convey
emotions in a way that made him one of the country's leading
luminists. His mature style was a balancing of exacting detail of
forms with a sense of atmosphere that often sacrificed topographic
details. He finished his canvases by using multiple layers of
Early in his career, he was a portraitist,
but in the summer of 1846, a trip to the Berkshire Hills and Catskill
Mountains combined with his admiration for the painting of Hudson River
School painter Thomas Cole inspired him to return to the freedom of
landscape work. Gifford, like many of his peers, understood th ... Displaying 750 of 23003 characters.