Ashcan School - Maurice Prendergast part 6

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 6 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 - 5 also.


c1912 Bathers oil on canvas 55.9 x 86.4 cm

c1912 Cinerarias and Fruit oil on canvas 53.3 x 68.6 cm


c1912-15 Bathers pencil & watercolour 28.9 x 44.4 cm

c1912-15 Distant Hills, Maine pencil, pastel & watercolour 34.9 x 50.5 cm

c1912-15 Bathers watercolour 34.3 x 49.5 cm

c1912-15 Figures in a Landscape pencil, charcoal, pastel & watercolour 34.3 x 49.5 cm

c1912-15 The Rider pencil & watercolour 29.2 x 41.6 cm

c1913-15 Cherubs watercolour 39 x 47.6 cm


c1913-15 Beach Scene with Boats charcoal & watercolour 30.5 x 45.7 cm

c1913-15 Decorative Composition pencil & watercolour 34.3 x 50.8 cm

c1913-15 Figures and Donkeys pencil, crayon & watercolour 36.8 x 44.4 cm

c1913-15 Fantasy tempera on paper 36.8 x 47 cm

c1913-15 The Shore pencil, pastel & watercolour 44.4 x 55.9 cm

c1913-15 The Cove pencil & watercolour 26.3 x 35.6 cm

c1913-15 Landscape with Figures oil on canvas 75.6 x 109.2 cm

c1913 Beach No. 3 oil on canvas 47.9 x 75.9 cm

c1913 Portrait of a Girl with Flowers oil on canvas 53.3 x 45.7 cm

c1913-15 Under the Trees oil on canvas  60.6 x 80 cm

c1913 Seashore oil on canvas 61 x 81.3 cm

c1913 The Promenade oil on canvas 76.2 x 86.4 cm

1914 The End Men pencil & watercolour 31.4 x 41.6 cm


1914-15 Idyllic Landscape oil on canvas 39.4 x 31.7 cm


1914-15 Girls in the Park oil on canvas 72 x 101 cm

1914-15 Fantasy oil on canvas 56.2 x 80.3 cm

1914-15 Ladies in a Seaside Arbor oil on canvas 57.1 x 61.9 cm

1914-15 Marblehead pencil, charcoal, pastel & watercolour 29.2 x 45.7 cm

1914-15 Picnic oil on canvas 195.6 x 270.5 cm

1914-15 Women at Seashore oil on panel 43.2 x 81.3 cm

1914-15 Central Park oil on canvas 51.4 x 68.6 cm


c1914-15 Fantasy oil on panel 55.9 x 66 cm

c1914-15 Blue Mountains oil on canvas 41.3 x 65.1 cm

c1914-15 Along the Shore oil on canvas 50.1 x 86.4 cm

c1914-15 Marblehead oil on canvas 38.1 x 45.7 cm

c1914-15 Lady in Yellow Dress in the Park oil on panel 26.7 x 34.9 cm

c1914-15 Naples pastel & watercolour 31.1 x 48.3 cm

c1914-15 Park, Naples oil on canvas 48.9 x 61.6 cm

c1914-15 Rider against Blue Hills oil on canvas 50.8 x 76.8 cm

c1914-15 Promenade oil on canvas 212.7 x 340.4 cm

c1914-15 The Picnic 94 x 144.8 cm

c1914-15 The Swans oil on canvas 76.8 x 109.5 cm

c1914 Boat Landing, Dinnard charcoal, gouache & watercolour 38.7 x 56.5 cm


c1914 Quai, Dinard pastel & watercolour 38.7 x 55.9 cm

c1914 On the Shore oil on canvas 56.2 x 86.4 cm

c1914-16 Summer Afternoon pastel & watercolour 42.5 x 58.1 cm


c1914-16 In the Park oil on canvas 63.5 x 91.4 cm

1915 Picnic by the Sea oil on canvas 61.6 x 81.3 cm


1915 Salem pastel, gouache & watercolour 29.8 x 45.7 cm

1915 Gloucester, Fishermen's Houses pastel & watercolour 28.6 x 38.7 cm

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