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Creator Name: Lawson, Ernest
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1873 - 1939
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Canada
Creator Name-CRT: Ernest Lawson
Title: Early Spring
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1918
Creation End Date: 1918
Creation Date: 1918
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 52cm x 60.5cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: E. LAWSON
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1938.48
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Henry A. Everett for the Dorothy Burnham Everett Memorial Collection
Provenance: Mrs. Henry A. Everett.
Context: Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ernest Lawson applied the techniques of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to his rural and urban landscapes. After early studies at the Art Student's League in New York City, Lawson went to Paris in 1893 and became friendly with the French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-99). Lawson returned to the United States in 1886 and within a few years began blending Impressionist color with Post-Impressionist concern for firmly structured compositions. This painting belongs to a series of river scenes Lawson painted between 1898 and 1916, in which the same motif was frequently repeated with slight variations in color.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1938.48
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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