Booth, Lucy Hariot
Oil on Canvas 14" x 17"
American Impressionist Lucy Hariot Booth studied at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as at the Art Students League in New York. It was there that she began her connection with some of the leading figures in American Impressionism. Initially she studied under Carroll Beckwith and Willard Metcalf. By January 1893, Booth worked under J. Alden Weir at the Art Students League, where she developed a friendship with Weir and his wife Ella, which lasted many years. Booth often visited the Weirs in Branchville, Connecticut, and through this relationship she befriended the other members of the Cos Cob Art colony, including John Henry Twachtman and Theodore Robinson. In 1895, Booth and a select group of artists studied under Robinson in Townshend, Vermont. It was in this summer of 1895 that Booth painted some of her finest landscapes, capturing the Vermont hills in vibrant colors of blues, greens, tans and pinks.