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Om Theodore Robinson: 112 Masterpieces
Theodore Robinson was an American artist famous for his Impressionist landscapes. He was one of the first American painters to take up Impressionism in the late 1880s, visiting Giverny and developing a close friendship with Claude Monet. Some of his works are considered masterpieces of American Impressionism.Robinson's art shifted to impressionistic manner due to Monet's influence. At Giverny, Robinson painted what art historians regard as some of his finest works. These depicted the surrounding countryside in different weather, in the plein air tradition, sometimes with women shown in leisurely poses. Back in America, Robinson moved among a growing number of American artists pursuing Impressionism. He was particularly close to John Henry Twachtman and Julian Alden Weir. Robinson painted a series of boat scenes at the Riverside Yacht Club which have come to be regarded as among his finest works.