Summer Foliage


George Inness ( American, 1825 - 1894 )

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A rich haze of light and deep, rich colors that seem to soak into the canvas mark this scene near George Inness's Montclair, New Jersey, home. During the last years of his career, Inness radically redefined his style, creating exquisitely atmospheric evocations of place such as this painting. Rather than defining an exact location, Inness evoked the mood of the place, giving his viewers the experience of nature through the ever-shifting effects of light, atmosphere, and season.

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Wiliam Keyse Rudolph, DMA Label text, 2006