Maurice Brazil Prendergast, ‘On the Beach, St. Malo’, ca. 1907, Surovek Gallery

Signature: Signed Prendergast (l.r.)

The Eight. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 24 November 1943 - 16 January 1944, circulating. (#50, only at Brooklyn).
Maurice Prendergast: Paintings and Watercolors of Chartres, Dieppe, Dinard, Treport, Paris, St. Malo. New York: Kraushaar Galleries, 13 November - 9 December 1944 (#13).

Walter Pach. "The Eight Then and Now." Art News 42 (1 Jan. 1944), p.25; ill.
M. Riley. "Prendergast Paintings of France in the 1890's." Art Digest 19 (15 Nov. 1944), p. 11.
Hedley Howell Rhys. "Maurice Prendergast: The Sources and Development of His Style." Ph. D. diss., Harvard University, 1952, p. 154.

The artist; to Charles Prendergast, 1924; to Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1948; to (Kraushaar); to Mrs. R. S. Rothschild, 1951; to John H. Surovek Gallery; to Private Collection, Rockville, MD.

About Maurice Brazil Prendergast

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.

Canadian-American, 1858-1924, St. John's, Canada, based in New York, NY, United States