Thomas Wilmer Dewing
(1851 - 1938)
Thomas Wilmer Dewing was active/lived in New York, New Hampshire. Thomas Dewing is known for Tonalist female figure, idealized portrait.
Biography Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas Dewing became a noted figure
painter of idealized women, rendered simply with limited palette in a
style primarily associated with Tonalism* in an era when Impressionism*
was gaining dominance. Unlike most tonalists who painted
landscapes, he adopted that style to figure work in which one color was
dominant and reflective and infused the atmosphere as a whole.
Many of his figure works were placed in lush green landscapes, but they
are mostly decorative with little identification of specific
locale. Dewing was also an accomplished painter of multipaneled
screens, many of them decorated with Oriental motif influence
Thomas Dewing was also a muralist, whose major piece in
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