a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
painted overall in the impasto technique using heavy brushstrokes to reflect the light of the wide sandy beach with brightly colored umbrellas at the water's edge below a blue sky; excellent condition with new blue-gray wooden frame with orange slip and linen matte; a Chinese contemporary, Clifton is an impressionist plein-air artist whose work translates the ambience of light and atmosphere. He finds most of his scenes traveling throughout the United States and has been inspired by the masterworks of great artists such as Camille Pissaro and Alfred Sisley.
each depicting a tranquil meandering stream in wooded setting with large oaks in the foreground all set against rolling hills; signed lower right "J. T. Winslow"; excellent condition; professionally cleaned; new giltwood frames and fillets with linen mattes; possibly northern california scenes as J. T. Winslow spent time there during the 1960's