Robert Swain Gifford
American, 1840-1905
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Robert Swain Gifford
American, 1840-1905
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Largely self-taught, Robert Swain Gifford was inspired by places close to the sea, especially his …

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Largely self-taught, Robert Swain Gifford was inspired by places close to the sea, especially his home of Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. The artist’s expressive and moody landscapes were haunted by nostalgia and memories of the defunct whaling and salt-gathering industries. By the 1880s, …

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