Maurice Brazil Prendergast, ‘Docks, East Boston’, 1900/1904, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Docks, East Boston, 1900/1904

Watercolor and graphite on wove paper
14 1/2 × 21 1/4 in
36.8 × 54 cm
Permanent collection
About the work
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
overall: 36.8 x 54 cm (14 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)
Medium
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Canadian-American, 1858–1924
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Maurice Prendergast's distinctive Post-Impressionist paintings are instantly recognizable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative, almost jewel-like quality. Prendergast primarily painted landscapes, occasionally collaborating with his brother Charles, a painter and frame maker. Although he exhibited with members of the Ashcan School, whose style tended toward the gritty and urban, Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he would render his best known works.

Maurice Brazil Prendergast, ‘Docks, East Boston’, 1900/1904, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
overall: 36.8 x 54 cm (14 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)
Medium
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Canadian-American, 1858–1924
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Maurice Prendergast's distinctive Post-Impressionist paintings are instantly recognizable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative, almost jewel-like quality. Prendergast primarily painted landscapes, occasionally collaborating with his brother Charles, a painter and frame maker. Although he exhibited with members of the Ashcan School, whose style tended toward the gritty and urban, Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he would render his best known works.

Docks, East Boston, 1900/1904

Watercolor and graphite on wove paper
14 1/2 × 21 1/4 in
36.8 × 54 cm
Permanent collection
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