View from the Shade

by Luther E. Van Gorder (1857–1931)
Oil on canvas
9 x 12⅜ inches

Artist Biography

Using what Sarah Burn’s calls the nineteenth-century artist’s “transformative power of personal vision,” Luther Emerson Van Gorder created brilliant impressions of the French countryside, Parisian street scenes, and coasts along the Long Island Sound. During his lifetime, Van Gorder emerged as an important member of three major nineteenth-century art circles: William Merritt Chase’s New York School of Art; the American expatriate circuit in Paris, centered around the École des Beaux-Arts; and the Ohio School of Impressionism, all of which had a profound effect on his “personal vision.”

Born in Warren, Ohio, Van Gorder left for New York in 1885 to train

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