Edward W. Redfield

Edward W. Redfield (1869-1965) was a leading member of the Pennsylvania Impressionist school. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1885-1889, and went on to study in Paris at the Académie Julian and École des Beaux-Arts with a classmate from PAFA. Specializing in landscape painting, his works include views of France and night views of New York, as well as his best known series, scenes of rural Bucks County in New Hope, Pennsylvania. He painted outdoors in all seasons and all weather, and was particularly adept at capturing the subtleties of winter light. After resettling in New Hope, Redfield helped found the Pennsylvania School of landscape Painters, where most of his notable works were completed. Throughout his career, he was credited with individualizing American Impressionism from its French beginnings, as well as, being a pioneer for American art and 20th century landscapes.

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