"Childe Hassam had the marvelous facility of painting almost every nuance of color his eye could see. Or so it seems. This he appeared to do effortlessly, though it was hardly the case. His technique was formed through the discipline of long years of study, travel, and practice. He was a landscapist in a realist manner who demonstrated a poetic eye for color and pattern. He used many figures in his renderings of the outdoors, but the people he painted, as well as the landscape itself, often became more important as shapes and colors seen in changing or shimmering light than as subjects for their own sakes. Whatever he did reflected a joy and contentment with the life around him."
excerpt from Kennedy Galleries bio
Watercolor Masters: Childe Hassam © 2010 Greg Conley