Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dutch Women by American George Hitchcock 1850-1913


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Easter Sunday

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, George Hitchcock (1850-1913) became an American painter active in the Netherlands.  A descendant of Roger Williams (the founder of Rhode Island), he practiced law for several years in New York City, before deciding in 1879, to sail for Europe to become an artist. He studied in Paris with Gustave Boulanger & Jules Lefebvre, and in Dusseldorf & the Hague with H W Mesdag. In 1890, set up his own Art Summer School in the Dutch village of Egmond-Binnen.  He wintered in Paris, and spent the summers in Egmond. He continued doing this until 1905, when he married the English painter Cecil Jay & settled in Paris year round. He returned to the United States only occassionally in later years. He died in a houseboat in the harbor of Marken in the Netherlands in 1913.


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) The Annunciation 1887


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Dutch Girl Before a Daffodil Field


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Dutch Finery, A Marken Girl


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Flowergirl


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Calypso 1906


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Looking Out to Sea


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) Sunday Zeeland


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) The Milkmaid


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) The Christening


George Hitchcock (American painter, 1850-1913) A Dream of Christmas


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