Edward Willis Redfield (American, 1869-1965) Overlook at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, circa 1930 oil on canvas signed lower left E.W. Redfield 26" x 32"
Catalog Note: This painting has been authenticated by art historian Dr. Thomas C. Folk. It will be included in his upcoming catalogue raisonné on Edward Redfield.
An important American landscape artist, Edward Redfield trained with Thomas Anschutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he met Robert Henri. They became lifelong friends and traveled to Paris to study at Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts. This lively scene of Boothbay Harbor on the coast of Maine in the fall engages the viewer with its active handling of the water, thick with spontaneous brushwork and intense color. By 1930, Boothbay Harbor had been Redfield's summer home for many years. One may see his fondness for the region in this refined and rustic painting, a striking example of American Impressionism.