“Into the lap of adamant, And spices, and the dew”*
American artist John Henry Twachtman died on this day in 1902. He was born on August 4, 1853 in Cincinnati, Ohio where he grew up. He studied painting in Europe before finally returning to America in 1886.
He settled in Connecticut where he was part of the Cos Cob art colony, a group of artists, many of them American Impressionists, who gathered during the summer months in and around Cos Cob, a section of Greenwich, Connecticut, from about 1890 to about 1920.
Today his works are in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery, Washington D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Do you have plans for the weekend? I plan to look at some art.
Have a great weekend!
*Emily Dickinson: XXVIII