Dwight William Tryon
(1849 - 1925)
Dwight William Tryon was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut. Dwight Tryon is known for tonalist landscape, marine, nocturne, educator.
Biography Dwight William Tryon
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
Tryon was born in Hartford, Connecticut and
raised in East Hartford. He showed early art talent but remained initially a self-taught artist. H
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