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Maurice Prendergast
Summer, New England
1912
oil
19 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast



Maurice Prendergast's paintings, with their bright, mosaic-like colors and bold outlines, are the most abstract by America's impressionists. As a resident of Boston's fashionable Beacon Hill, Prendergast developed an abiding love of New England, which he conveyed in lighthearted images and lively surfaces.