Ashcan School - Maurice Prendergast part 7

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 7 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 - 6 also.


1915-16 Summer Day pastel & watercolour 34.3 x 49.5 cm

c1915-16 Road to the Shore pencil & watercolour 27.9 x 36.8 cm

c1915-18 Holidays oil on canvas 76.2 x 109.9 cm

c1915-18 Outer Harbor oil on panel 47 x 81.9 cm

1916-18 The Bathing Cove oil on canvas 68.6 x 66 cm

c1915-18 Late Afternoon, New England oil on canvas 51.4 x 71.1 cm

c1915-18 Sunset oil on canvas 53.3 x 81.3 cm

c1916-18 On the Beach No. 3 oil on canvas 66 x 84.1 cm

c1916-18 Figures on the Beach pencil & watercolour

c1916-18 Landscape - Figures, Cottages and Boats oil on canvas 61.3 x 81.6 cm

c1916-19 Bathers, New England pencil, pastel & watercolour 39.7 x 57.1 cm

c1916-19 Bathers pencil, pastel, chalk & watercolour 13.9  x 19.9 cm cm

c1916-19 Landscape with Figures and Goat pastel & watercolour 30.5 x 45.7 cm

c1916-19 Beach Scene, New England pencil, charcoal & watercolour 34.3 x 49.5 cm

c1916-19 Picking Strawberries pastel & watercolour 27.9 x 33 cm

c1916-19 On the Rocks, North Shore pencil, pastel & watercolour 35.2 x 50.5 cm

c1916-19 New England Village watercolour 39.4 x 45.7 cm

c1917 Sunset oil on canvas 53.3 x 81.3 cm

1918 The Hay Cart pencil, pastel & watercolour 34.3 x 49.5 cm

1918 Landscape with Figures No. 2 oil on canvas

c1918-20 The Seashore oil on canvas 61 x 91.4 cm

c1918-20 The Idlers oil on canvas 53.3 x 81.6 cm

c1918-21 Beach at Gloucester oil on canvas 76.5 x 109.2 cm

c1918-23 Acadia oil on canvas 80.6 x 94 cm

c1918-23 Cove with Figures oil on canvas 68.6 x 83.8 cm

c1918-23 Bathers oil on canvas  44.4 x 61.3 cm

c1918-23 Gloucester Harbor oil on canvas 59.1 x 69.8 cm

c1918-23 Group of Figures oil on canvas 59 x 70.5 cm

c1918-23 Picnic by the Inlet oil on canvas 71.8 x 62.5 cm

c1918-23 Seashore oil on canvas 51.4 x 71.8 cm

c1918-23 Sunset and Sea Fog oil on canvas 45.7 x 73.7 cm

c1918-23 The Cove oil on canvas 71.1 x 101 cm

c1918-23 Twilight oil on canvas53.3 x 68.6 cm

c1919 Bathers and Strollers pencil, pastel, gouache & watercolour 40 x 56.5 cm

c1919-23 New England Harbor oil on canvas 61 x 71.2 cm

c1920 Promenade Salem pastel & watercolour 34.3 x 45.9 cm

c1920 Crepuscule oil on canvas 51.4 x 61.6 cm

c1920-23 Farmhouse in New England pencil, pastel & watercolour 50.5 x 35.2 cm

c1920-23 Park, Gloucester pencil & watercolour 34.9 x 50.5 cm

c1920-23 Gloucester Park pencil, charcoal & watercolour 28.3 x 57.1 cm

c1920-23 Landing Stage pencil & watercolour 34.9 x 49.5 cm

c1920-23 Long Beach pencil & watercolour 39.4 x 57.1 cm

c1920-23 Gloucester Park pencil, charcoal & watercolour 28.3 x 57.1 cm

c1920-23 Picnic pencil, pastel & watercolour 39.4 x 55.9 cm

c1920-23 Rockport pencil, pastel & watercolour 34.9 x 41.6 cm

c1920-23 Salem Harbor No. 1 watercolour 34.3 x 48.9 cm

c1920-23 Rockport, Mass. pencil & watercolour 35.6 x 50.8 cm

c1920-25 The Cove watercolour 35.6 x 50.8 cm

c1920-23 View Along New England Coast pencil, pastel & watercolour 39.4 x 57.1 cm

c1920-23 The Donkey Driver watercolour 34.9 x 50.49 cm

1921 Landscape with Figures oil on canvas 82.9 x 108.3 cm



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