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December 29, 2017

Earnest Lawson, “Winter Landscape

Earnest Lawson (1873-1939), Winter Landscape, c.1925, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.

Lawson painted this winter landscape near his home in Washington Heights, then a rural neighborhood in upper Manhattan. After visiting the Armory Show in 1913, the first exhibition of European modern art in America, Lawson discarded his Impressionist style, so Winter Landscape exemplifies the influence of Post Impressionist Paul Cezanne, with his solid forms and structured compositions.