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Twachtman, Bark

Bark and Schooner (Italian Salt Bark)1900Oil on canvas25 1/8 × 25 1/4H-88.1931University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable TrustBark and Schooner (Italian Salt Bark) by John Henry Twachtman John Henry TwachtmanBy the 1890s, Gloucester, Massachusetts, was firmly established as an artist’s colony. John Henry Twachtman spent the first of three summers there in 1900. During that experimental and productive stay, he abandoned the painstaking process of applying multiple layers of paint and glazes; instead, he layered wet paint onto the canvas without further retouching. The artist also embraced dramatic tonal contrasts, dynamic brushwork, and darker colors, all of which appear in this work. American 18531902Gloucester, MACincinnati, OH