Misty May Morn

  • John Henry Twachtman, Misty May Morn, 1899, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.141

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John Henry Twachtman exhibited Morning, now called Misty May Morn, to considerable praise at an exhibition of the Ten in 1899. The Ten was a group of American artists, including Twachtman, who left the conservative Society of American Artists to pursue the loose brushstrokes and bright palette of impressionism, which was considered ultramodern at the time. This influence can be seen in Misty May Morn. Twachtman used delicate color effects to capture the spring countryside in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he purchased a farm and settled with his family in 1889. The farm became the subject of many of his best-known landscapes, particularly his winter scenes. Misty May Morn remains the only painting from his Connecticut years that Twachtman specifically dated.
Title
Misty May Morn
Artist
Date
1899
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
25 1/8 x 30 in. (63.8 x 76.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river
  • Landscape – time – morning
  • Landscape – weather – fog
  • Landscape – tree
  • Landscape – season – spring
Object Number
1929.6.141
Palette
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