"I may say to you in confidence," wrote Howard Pyle in 1912, "that even to this very day I still like the pictures you can find in books better than wall pictures." The statement can be understood as Pyle's way of endorsing strong narrative content in a work of art, but it also helps to explain w
Landscape painter who lived in Pennsylvania. Redfield was the leader of a group of artists that included Daniel Garber, Walter Schofield and Robert Spencer. Winter scenes were his forte.
Like American painters who were converts to Impressionism, Pictorialist photographers such as John Bullock were open to using their medium in a new way. Bullock's work, usually printed in the delicate tones of platinum, represents the refined expression of the American naturalistic aesthetic.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, 1944. Currently lives in New York City. Mortenson's work was included in "The New Pastoral," International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York (1990).