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Artist
Edward W. Redfield
Title
Center Bridge in Winter
Date
c. 1920
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 33 3/4 × 50 inches (85.7 × 127 cm)Framed: 49 3/4 × 63 15/16 × 3 3/8 inches (126.4 × 162.4 × 8.6 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1920.1
Born in Delaware, Redfield studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before traveling to Paris in 1887. After a summer of painting in southern France with Robert Henri, Redfield's main interest began to shift from portraiture to landscape. This emphasis developed and culminated in Redfield's mature style shortly after he moved to Center Bridge, Pennsylvania, in 1900. There he worked out his personal approach to impressionism, which was to make him one of the most successful painters in America. By shaping blobs of paint into tactile masses which form the dried grasses, haystack, slushy snow, trees, buildings, and sky, Redfield recorded his vision of Center Bridge in winter.