Ashcan School - Maurice Prendergast part 3

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858 – 1924) was an American Post-Impressionist artist who worked in oil, watercolour, and monotype. He exhibited as a member of The Eight associated with the Ashcan School, though the delicacy of his compositions and mosaic-like beauty of his style differed from the philosophy of the group.

Prendergast's work was strongly associated from the beginning with leisurely scenes set on beaches and in parks. His early work was mostly in watercolour or monotype, and he produced over two hundred monotypes between 1895 and 1902. He also experimented with oil painting in the 1890s, but did not focus on that medium until the early 1900s.

He developed and continued to elaborate a highly personal style, with boldly contrasting, jewel-like colours, and flattened, patternlike forms rhythmically arranged on a canvas. Forms were radically simplified and presented in flat areas of bright, unmodulated colour. His paintings have been aptly described as tapestry-like or resembling mosaics.

This is part 3 of a 7-part post on the works of Maurice Prendergast. For biographical notes on Prendergast see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 -2 also.


1899 Venetian Palaces on The Grand Canal watercolour 36.2 x 53.3 cm

c1899 Bed of Flowers pencil & watercolour 33 x 48.9 cm

1899 Splash of Sunshine and Rain pencil & watercolour 49.2 x 36.2 cm

c1899 Festa del Redentore pencil & watercolour 27.9 x 43.2 cm


1900 Central Park pencil, charcoal, pastel & watercolour 36.5 x 49.5 cm


c1900-01 In Central Park, New York pencil & watercolour 31.1 x 50.8 cm


1900-01 West Church, Boston watercolour 27.6 x 39 cm

c1900-01 Merry-Go-Round, Nahant pencil & watercolour 34.9 x 48.3 cm

c1900-01 The Flying Horses pencil & watercolour 33.7 x 53.3 cm

c1900-01 The West Church pencil & watercolour 53.3 x 37.5 cm

1900-02 Lady with Red Cape and Muff monotype on paper 25.2 x 9.8 cm


1900-02 May Day, Central Park pencil & watercolour 36.8 x 54.9 cm

1900-02 Lighthouse monotype & pencil on Paper 24.8 x 38.1 cm

1900-02 Shadow monotype on paper 24.1  x 19.7 cm

1900-02 Summer Day oil on canvas

c1900-02 Beach Scene with Lighthouse 24 x 35.2 cm

c1900-02 Seated Woman in Blue monotype & pencil on paper 24.3 x 17.9 cm

c1900-02 Shipyard, Children Playing monotype on paper 20 x 25.4 cm

1900-03 May Day, Cenral Park pencil & watercolour 33 x 55.2 cm


c1900-03 Columbus Circle (New York) 35.6 x 58.4 cm

1900-03 Central Park pencil & watercolour on paper 24.1 x 34.3 cm

c1900-03 Ring around the Rosy pencil & watercolour 35.6 x 53.3 cm

c1900-03 In the Park pencil & watercolour on paper 29.8 x 29.2 cm

c1900-03 May Party pencil & watercolour 29.2 x 49.5 cm

1900-4 Docks, East Boston pencil & watercolour 38.1 x 55.9 cm


1900-05 Figures under the Flag pencil & watercolour 52.1 x 26 cm


1900-05 A Dock Scene watercolour 38 x 55.9 cm

1900-05 Beechmont pencil & watercolour 48.3 x 33 cm

1900-05 Promenade at Nantasket pencil & watercolour 31.4 x 49 cm

c1900-05 Boston Harbor pencil & watercolour 28.3 x 39.7 cm

c1900-05 Holiday, Nahant pencil & watercolour 31.7 x 39.4 cm

c1900-05 Nantasket pencil & watercolour 40.6 x 33.7 cm

c1900-05 Holiday, Headlands watercolour 38.7 x 27.3 cm

c1900-05 Surf, Cohasset pencil & watercolour 27 x 38.1 cm

c1900-05 Surf, Nantasket pencil & watercolour 39.7 x 28.3 cm

1901 East River Park pencil & watercolour 34.6 x 50.5 cm


1901 The Mall, Central Park pencil & watercolour 38.7 x 57.1 cm

c1901 The Balloon watercolour 51.7 x 38.2 cm

1901 The East River pencil & watercolour 35.2 x 50.8 cm

1902 The Bridle Path, Central Park pencil, charcoal & watercolour 36.5 x 55.2 cm


c1902-04 Rainbow oil on panel 27.3 x 38.1 cm


c1902-06 After the Storm oil on panel 27 x 34.6 cm



c1903-06 Beach Scene No. 4 oil on panel 26.3 x 34.6 cm


c1903-06 Harbor, Afternoon oil on panel 40 x 53.3 cm

1904 Salem Windows oil on canvas 66 x 86.4 cm


1904 The Paris Omnibus charcoal & watercolour 30.5 x 45.7 cm

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