WILLARD LEROY METCALF 1858-1925
Size: 16x14 w/frame.
Signed: lower left.
Scene: landscape w/bridge
William Leroy Metcalf was born in Lowell, Mass. in 1858. He was called the “poet laureate of the New England hills.” He studied landscape painting with George Loring Brown. He attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He financed himself by selling his paintings, in order to study in France at the Julian Academy and eventually went to Giverny and stayed at the home of Claude Monet.
When he returned to Maine from France, he started painting more vibrant and atmospheric painting showing his more impressionist style of painting. He was one of the founders TEN a group of Boston and New York painters. He was also one of the leading members of the Old Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut.