HOME VIEW BY SUBJECT VIEW BY ARTIST ITEMS OF INTEREST CURRENT EXHIBITION CONTACT
HISTORY CATALOGUES
 
George Elmer Browne : In Finistère
George Elmer Browne (In Finistère)

[larger image

Artist: George Elmer Browne
Title: In Finistère
Year: 1907
Media: Oil on canvas, 32 × 39 1/2 inches
Description: Signed at lower left: “Geo Elmer Browne.”
Inscribed on canvas reverse: “Geo Elmer Browne/1907/‘In Finistere.’”

Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, George Elmer Browne studied at Cowles Art School and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and later at the Académie Julian in Paris. He exhibited widely, and his work is held in major museums in the United States and France. Although a resident of Paris, he was well known for his summer classes in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Browne’s most typical subjects are European and American townscapes, coastal views, and scenes of the everyday life of fishermen and peasants.

This painting represents the countryside in Finistère, a department in Brittany, northwestern France. The area, which takes its name from the Latin finis terrae (“land’s end”), was frequented by many famous European and American artists during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


copyright © 2017 Schwarz Gallery
Price: Price upon request
Inventory: RS 6489
  
Category: •Brittany•building•France•landscape•twentieth century•a:American•
The Schwarz gallery is not responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this web site.