Ashcan School - Maurice Prendergast part 5

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 5 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 - 4 also.
c1907 The Balloon pencil & watercolour 35.2 x 50.8 cm

c1907 The Louvre pencil & watercolour 35.6 x 50.8 cm


1908-12 Landscape near Hahant oil on canvas 51.4 x 70.8 cm


1910 The Pavilion pencil & watercolour 34.9 x 50.5 cm


1910-11 [title unknown] watercolour 30.8 x 56.2 cm


c1910-11 Spring Promenade pencil & watercolour 54.9 x 37.8 cm

1910-11 House with Flag in the Cove pencil, pastel & watercolour 34.9 x 51.4 cm

c1910-11 The Cove pencil, pastel & watercolour 37.5 x 53 cm

1910-13 Country Road, New Hampshire pencil & watercolour 25.4 x 35.6 cm


1910-13 Merry-Go-Round oil on canvas 38.1 x 50.8 cm

1910-13 Donkey Rider 47 x 61 cm

c1910-13 A Dark Day oil on canvas 54 x 69.5 cm

c1910-13 Floral Still Life oil on board 36.8 x 48.9 cm

c1910-13 Girls on the Riverbank pencil, pastel & watercolour 30.8 x 45.4 cm

c1910-13 Autumn in New England pencil & watercolour 27.9 x 39.4 cm

c1910-13 Hindu Dancer pencil, pastel & watercolour 45.7 x 27.3 cm

c1910-13 Hillside Village pencil, pastel & watercolour 25.4 x 35.2 cm

c1910-13 House by the Sea pencil & watercolour

c1910-13 Lake, New Hampshire pencil & watercolour 22.2 x 29.8 cm

c1910-13 Landscape with Figures oil on canvas 75.2 x 108.9 cm

c1910-13 Park Scene Near Bay oil on canvas 45.7 x 55.9 cm


c1910-13 Le Rouge - Portrait of Miss Edith King oil on canvas 72 x 80 cm

c1910-13 Maine Beach oil on panel 23.2 x 41.3 cm

c1910-13 Portrait of a Young Girl oil on canvas 36.8 x 27.9 cm

c1910-13 Seated Girl oil on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm

c1910-13 Still Life - Fruit and Flowers oil on canvas 47 x 54.6 cm

c1910-13 Seashore oil on panel 27.9 x 38.1 cm

c1910-13 Still Life oil on canvas

c1910-13 Still Life with Apples oil on canvas 36.8 x 45.7 cm

c1910-13 Still Life with Flowers oil on board 48.9 x 38 cm

c1910-13 Summer Outing pencil & watercolour 34.9 x 50.2 cm

c1910-13 The Inlet oil on panel 27.3 x 41 cm

c1910-13 The Inlet oil on canvas 45.7 x 55.9 cm

c1910-13 Village Against Purple Mountain pencil & watercolour 25.4 x 35.2 cm

c1910-13 Two Girls by a Waterfall pencil & watercolour 22.9 x 18.4 cm

c1910-13 The Park at Sunset oil on canvas  45.7 x 70.5 cm

c1910-13 Village Against Purple Mountain pencil & watercolour 25.4 x 35.2 cm

c1910-14 Blue Landscape watercolour 26.7 x 38.1 cm


c1911 Waterfall oil on canvas 61.6 x 51.4 cm


c1911-12 Little Bridge, Venice pencil & watercolour 38.7 x 48.9 cm


c1911-12 Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Venice pencil & watercolour 32.1 x 47 cm

1911-12 Canal pencil & watercolour 39 x 55.9 cm

c1911-12 Rialto Bridge watercolour 38.7 x 56.2 cm

c1911-12 Santa Maria Formosa, Venice watercolour 55.p x 38.7 cm

c1911-12 Scene of Venice pencil & watercolour 36.8 x 50.8 cm

c1911-12 Venice, The Little Bridge pencil & watercolour 38.7 x 56.2 cm

c1911-12 View of Venice pencil & watercolour 39.4 x 55.9 cm

c1912-13 The Promenade oil on canvas 71.1 x 102.2 cm


1912 Summer, New England oil on canvas 48.9 x 69.9 cm

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