Late Summer
oil on canvas, 17" x 21", signed and dated lower right
Rhode Island artist George Whitaker was one of the original founders of the Providence Art Club, along with Edward Bannister, Sydney Burleigh, and Charles Walter Stetson. Born in Fall River, he was active in the Providence and New Bedford art scenes during the late 19th century. He exhibited at the National Academy, the Brooklyn Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, the Boston Art Club, and at the Rhode Island School of Design where he was an instructor. Whitaker is best known for his tonalist landscapes, reflecting his years in Barbizon and Fontainebleau.
George William Whitaker (1841 - 1916)
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