Twin Mountains, New Hampshire
16 x 20
Oil on Canvas
Robert Emmett Owen was a successful artist best known for his Impressionist views of rural landscapes. His color-filled paintings capture the moods and seasonal splendor of the New England countryside.
From the beginning of his career, Owen demonstrated a capacity for tight and precise draftsmanship, which enabled him to find success as an illustrator. Later, when he became influenced by Impressionism, he adopted a vivid palette and painted with loose, vigorous strokes, while continuing to portray forms with a firm sense of reality. His images capture the varying moods of the New England countryside and portray architectural and landscape forms with truthfulness that has been likened to the poetry of Robert Frost.
In addition to the National Academy of Design, the Greenwich Society of Artists, and the Connecticut Academy of the Fine Arts, Owen showed his work at the Anderson Galleries, New York; the Ainslee Gallery, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Art Institute of Chicago; Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts; the Williston Academy, Massachusetts; the Albany Institute of History and Art, New York; the Orlando Public Library, Florida; and the Allied Artists of America, New York. His work may be found in the collections of the Frick Art Museum, New York; the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut; and the Greenwich Public Library.
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