Dawson Dawson Watson 1864-1939
About Dawson Dawson Watson 1864-1939
Listed Texas artist. Well travelled, including Giverny, France. The impressionists left a life time influence on the artist. Claude Monet was a close neighbor in Giverny.
This landscape is well composed and very stylized in the foot steps of the great impressionists.
22x30 Oil on canvas ; signed and dated 1937 lower right.
Wrapped in a gild carved frame, 30 x 38 inches. 'APRIL IN TEXAS'
The artist lived in Giverny, France near the home of Impressionist Claude Monet for five years, 1884 to 1890, and in 1888 married an American women, Mary Hoyt Sellar, who was traveling in Europe. They came to the United States in 1893 at the encouragement of artist James Carroll Beckwith, and Dawson painted in New England until 1897. He was hired as director of the Hartford Art Society in Hartford, Connecticut.
He taught from 1903 to 1904 at Byrdcliffe Colony, a center for the Artist and Crafts Movement in Woodstock, New York. This period was followed by teaching for eleven years at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, serving as art director of a pageant in Brandesville, Missouri, and in 1918, serving a year as director of the San Antonio Art Guild. Ref. AskArt