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Durrie, George Henry
American (1820-1963)
Apples and Pears
Oil on Panel 8" x 10"
$3,600

Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1820, George Henry Durrie was an influential and important American painter.  After completing his studies in New Haven with noted portraitist and engraver Nathaniel Jocelyn, Durrie traveled the Connecticut and New Jersey countryside filling commissions and gaining a reputation for landscapes, especially rural, winter snow scenes made popular when reproduced as lithographic prints by Currier & Ives.  When he turned his eye to still lifes, the artist's keen observation of the natural world was able to portray the beauty and simplicity of the subject without romanticizing the setting to bring out a certain candor that reflects a uniquely American sensibility.

Durrie was a member of the Society of Illustrators and exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Society of Illustrators and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Shelburne Museum, Vermont and the White House in Washington, DC.


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Durrie, George Henry
American (1820-1963)
Apples and Pears
Oil on Panel 8" x 10"
$3,600
 
 
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