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As the weather has been so lovely I thought that we could have a generic title for our next project ‘ Spring.’ I’ve included a wonderful painting ‘The Small Meadows in Spring’ by Alfred Sisley for inspiration.

This week is our final week for our ‘Spring’ project, and the paintings that I have seen to date have been wonderful. I include a painting by the American artist Daniel Garber that I’ve just discovered - it was painted in 1917 and its titled ‘American Springtime in the Village.’

‘Daniel Garber (April 11, 1880 – July 5, 1958) was an American Impressionist landscape painter and member of the art colony at New Hope, Pennsylvania. He is best known today for his large impressionist scenes of the New Hope area, in which he often depicted the Delaware River. He also painted figurative interior works and excelled at etching. In addition to his painting career, Garber taught art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for over forty years.’

The painting feels very modern - though it owes a great deal to Impressionism - however, it seems a very fresh and lively depiction of springtime.

Here is a review of an exhibition by Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan that might be of interest to you.


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