|Yellowstone Park, 1895, John Henry Twachtman
|Back during the years when I was
handing out free career advice.
|Dredging in the East River, 1880, John Henry Twachtman
|John Henry Twachtman
|View of Venice, 1877, John Henry Twachtman
|Twachtman's garden scene (above-left) suggests he may have communed
with Monet at Giverny during his time in Paris.
As his palette brightened during the 1890s, Twachtman often depicted close-up views of flowers, and various favorite spots on his farm, as in The White Bridge paintings (above, left) and a whole series of waterfall paintings ranging from small brooks to Niagara Falls (above). If Twachtman seemed addicted to waterfalls, during the long winter months with their exceedingly short daylight hours, he displayed a similar affinity for snow...lots and lots of snow...the more snow the better. His winter scenes are sometimes so overwhelmed with such deep drifts it's difficult to discern the details.
|Twachtman's Winter Harmony (lower-left) from the 1890s is one of
his best such works and undoubtedly my own favorite
|Barnyard, 1890d. John Henry Twachtman
|Gloucester, Fishermen's Houses, 1901, John Henry Twachtman
|Woodland Stream, John Henry Twachtman
|Enchanted Pool, Edward Henry Potthast. Apparently
this painting is often misattributed to John Henry
Twachtman, which I had also done until an alert
reader brought it to my attention (see comments, below).