Childe Hassam, Snowstorm, Madison Square

Though perhaps best known for his flag-draped depictions of Fifth Avenue during WWI, Childe Hassam was an industrious artist who produced numerous scenes of both city and countryside. His work Snowstorm, Madison Square is a masterpiece because it shows Hassam’s skillful incorporation of French Impressionist techniques into a fully American urban scene, while foreshadowing the social progress to come. Learn more about this work with Christopher Bedford, the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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