Sunday, March 8, 2009

John LaFarge

Wild Roses and Irises, 1887. Gouache and watercolor on white wove paper, 14.5 x 10". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
Seascape, 1883. Watercolor on paper, 6 x 4".
Mountain Gorge Near Dambulla, Ceylon. Watercolor on paper, 16 x 13". Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Wild Roses in an Antique Chinese Bowl, 1880. Watercolor on paper 10 x 9" Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
John La Farge (1835-1910). US painter and ecclesiastical designer. He is credited with the revival of stained glass in America and also created woodcuts, watercolors, and murals. Lafarge visited Europe 1856 and Far East in 1886. In the 1870s he turned from landscape painting (inspired by the French painters, Corot) to religious and still-life painting. Decorating the newly built Trinity church in Boston, MA, he worked alongside the sculptor Saint-Gaudens. (Brockhampton).


Patrice said...

LaFarge is one of my very favorite artists. Not only are his florals phenomenal, but he did the most beautiful stained glass this side of Tiffany. I think I even prefer his work to Tiffany's.

artslice said...

Oh, I'm so excited you know his work... he's very new to me. I'll have to research some of his stained glass work!