Impressionist River Scene, Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton

Oil on canvas (unlined) measures 13″ x 17″ unframed

Signed lower right-faintly dated 1908

Custom frame (label WF Scott) measures 19″ x 23″

Edward Wilbur Dean Hamilton (1864-1943) was born in Pennsylvania and he studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. In 1883 he moved to Providence, Rhode Island where he studied with Tomasso Juglaris at the Rhode Island School of Design.  EWD Hamilton also studied in Paris at the Academie Julian and the Ecole de Beaux Arts.  Hamilton was a teacher at the Massachusetts Normal Art School from 1892 to 1942 and ran a summer school in Kingston, Massachusetts. He was an impressionist landscape, genre, and portrait painter and was especially noted for garden landscapes. In 1892, he returned to Boston, setting up a studio on Boylston Street and exhibiting at the Boston Art Club and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He died in Kingston, Massachusetts in 1943.  His paintings have sold at auction for up to $100,000.