19 Works, July 1st. is Willard Metcalf’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #178

Willard Leroy Metcalf (American, 1858 – 1925)
Sunset at Grez

Oil on canvas
34 × 43 5/8 in. (86.2 × 110.6 cm)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Willard Leroy Metcalf (July 1, 1858 — March 9, 1925) was an American artist born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Metcalf’s parents, themselves artistically inclined, early recognized their son’s talents and encouraged his proper training. He served first as an apprentice to a wood engraver and later as a student of George Loring Brown (1814–1889), a portrait and landscape painter of considerable reputation at the time. Metcalf also took evening life drawing classes at the Lowell Institute and was the first student to receive a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts school, which he attended from 1877 to 1878…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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