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Edward Henry Potthast

Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) was a leading American Impressionist painter best known for his coastal scenes of women and children.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he enrolled at the McMicken School of Design at the age of 12.  By his twenties, he showed talent for lithography and painting. He departed in 1881 for study in Antwerp and Munich’s Royal Academy and later returned to Ohio briefly. In 1887, he traveled to Europe again, where he enrolled at Academié Julian in Paris, and exhibited in the Salons from 1889 to 1891.  While in Paris, he was exposed to and heavily influenced by French Impressionism. His work is characterized by cool-toned colors and focus on light and color.


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