Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Sunset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1924

Oil on panel
7 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
19.1 × 24.1 cm
About the work
PCN
Private Collection, NY
Medium
Painting
William Anderson Coffin
American, 1855–1925
Follow

William Anderson Coffin managed the transition from a figurative academic artist trained under Leon Bonnat to one of America’s leading Tonalist landscape painters. When he returned from Paris in 1882, he found that the American art market had developed a taste for poetic landscapes, and so turned his technical skills to crafting scenes of great mystery and charm. Coffin exhibited meticulous brushwork and a feeling for sumptuous tonal variations across the expansive foregrounds and skies in his paintings. Closer inspection of his surfaces reveals deft, lustrous passages of paint marks, and an architectonic sensibility that lifts his landscapes, many set in Western Pennsylvania and the artist’s farm in the Jenner Valley, above the ordinary.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
PCN
Private Collection, NY
Medium
Painting
William Anderson Coffin
American, 1855–1925
Follow

William Anderson Coffin managed the transition from a figurative academic artist trained under Leon Bonnat to one of America’s leading Tonalist landscape painters. When he returned from Paris in 1882, he found that the American art market had developed a taste for poetic landscapes, and so turned his technical skills to crafting scenes of great mystery and charm. Coffin exhibited meticulous brushwork and a feeling for sumptuous tonal variations across the expansive foregrounds and skies in his paintings. Closer inspection of his surfaces reveals deft, lustrous passages of paint marks, and an architectonic sensibility that lifts his landscapes, many set in Western Pennsylvania and the artist’s farm in the Jenner Valley, above the ordinary.

Sunset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1924

Oil on panel
7 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
19.1 × 24.1 cm
Other works by William Anderson Coffin
Related works
Most Similar