Cornish Village

by Walter Elmer Schofield (1867–1944)
Oil on canvas
23⅜ x 32¼ inches
Signed lower left: W.E. Schofield

Artist Biography

A major influence on American Impressionism, Walter Elmer Schofield was an important member of the New Hope School in Pennsylvania. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, likely under Thomas Anchutz (1851–1912), where he befriended contemporary talents like William Glackens (1870–1938), John Sloan (1871–1951), Robert Henri (1865–1929), and Edward Willis Redfield (1869–1965). In the early 1890s, Schofield attended the Académie Julian in Paris and traveled in Europe, during which time he became enamored with French Impressionism. After his return to Philadelphia in 1895, he attended weekly meetings at Henri’s studio with his peers before continuing his travels

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