Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Twachtman, John Henry

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TWACHTMAN, JOHN HENRY, an American landscape painter, born in Cincinnati in 1853. He studied art at the Cincinnati School of Design under Duveneck and at Munich and at Paris, becoming one of the leading exponents in the United States of the impressionistic school of painting. His landscapes were distinguished for their color and for their harmony of form and masses. As subjects for his paintings he chose chiefly the neighborhood of Greenwich, Conn., where he lived, although he painted one series each of Niagara Falls and Yellowstone subjects. Samples of his work were acquired by most of the important public collections in this country. He died in 1902. In 1913 a lone exhibition of his paintings was held in New York, and an entire room was devoted to his work at the Panama Pacific Exposition, San Francisco.